Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Amaretto Chunk Cookies

I found this recipe in a magazine a couple years ago. I really like them, I loved the coconut in them. Try them out

Amaretto Chunk Cookies

Prep 30 minutes plus cooling
Bake about 10 minutes per batch
Makes about 4 dozen cookies

2 1/2 cups - all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon - baking soda
1 teaspoon - baking powder
1/2 teaspoon - salt
1 cup - butter or margarine (2 sticks), softened
1 cup - packed brown sugar
1/2 cup - granulated sugar
2 - large eggs
1 tablespoon - Amaretto Lliqueur
2 teaspoons - almond extract
2 cups - semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup - sweetened flaked coconut
1 cup - sliced almonds

1. Preheat oven to 375°F. On waxed paper, combine flour, baking soda, baking
powder, and salt.
2. In large bowl, with mixer at medium speed, beat butter and sugars until creamy.
Beat in eggs, amaretto, and extract. Reduce speed to low; beat in flour mixture just
until blended. Stir in chocolate chips, coconut, and almonds.
3. Drop dough by heaping measuring table-spoons, 2 inches apart, on ungreased
large cookie sheet. Bake cookies 10 to 12 minutes or until golden around edges.
Transfer cookies to wire racks to cool.
4. Repeat with remaining dough. Store cookies in tightly covered container at room
temperature up to 1 week, or in freezer up to 3 months.
Note: each cookie contains about 145 calories, 2 g protein, 17 g carbohydrate, 8 g
total fat (4 g saturated), 1 g fiber, 20 mg cholesterol, and 105 rng sodium.

We are adding this to Kimba's DIY- check out all of the great stuff from your fellow bloggers.

The Junk Mammas

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Chalk board labels

I know you have probably seen these a million times, they are everywhere. I wanted some chalk board labels to put on my sugar and flour jars. I have checked everywhere, and even looked online and was unable to find what I was looking for. One day at the dollar store I found some green chalk board stickers. I really wanted black, but they were removable, Wallie things I wanted. I thought I could paint them with some chalkboard paint I had at home. They were only $1.00 and if it didn't work I wouldn't be out much.

So I took out my black chalk board paint and went to work. After 2 coats and a couple of hours they were ready to cut. I did let them dry overnight before writing on them.

The Junk Mammas

Thursday, January 7, 2010

W.S. Valentine wreath

I finally did it. I made a wreath I have been gushing over for the past year. The William Sonoma Valentine wreath.

First, I searched the Internet for some free valentine images. I then printed them on card stock and cut them out.

Next, I took a green foam wreath I purchased for a couple of dollars and covered it with some red ticking fabric strips.

Last, I placed my cards on the wreath, glued them on and added a polka dot ribbon for hanging. For a couple of dollars and an hour of my time, I added a new addition to my valentine decorations. We are also adding this to Show and tell Friday@ My Romantic Home, and Kimba's DIY. Stop over to both of these places and check out the great stuff.

The Junk Mammas