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I wish I was on the beach in Mexico.

Last set of #crochet #fingerlessgloves for now. Need to make #Duncan s sweater.

I think #Duncan is getting a coat of many colours. #crochet #creating

Finished the black one’s. #crochet #creating #fingerlessgloves

They are finished. I love the colours. #fingerlessgloves #crochet #creating

A late Christmas gift. #crochet hooks. Look at all the pretty colours.

I can see they are plotting against me. #snowpeople #cleanup

Starting something new. #embroiderypen #creating

Yup, I made cat butts. #catcoasters

Recipe – Dirty Snowballs

I needed to make some type of dessert for our Christmas family dinner. I won’t be eating these since I don’t eat wheat or sugar. But the family does.
These are easy to make. Its just a simple shortbread recipe with a little extra flavour.
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
  •  ½ cup confectioners’ sugar
  •  2 cup all-purpose flour
  •  ½ tsp salt
  • 2 bags of Vanilla Chai Tea, loose
Icing: Is optional. I just rolled them in powdered sugar.
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  1. Preheat oven to 350­°.
  2. Cream butter and confectioners sugar in a large bowl or stand mixer.
  3. Add in flour, salt, and loose tea leaves. Continue to mix until a soft dough forms. The mix will be dry and crumbly at first but will come together. (Sometimes it doesnt.)
  4.  For round flat cookies, Roll out dough between to pieces of parchment paper until it’s ¼ inch thick. (This keeps the dough from sticking to your rolling pin.)
  5. Cut out cookies using a 2 in round cookie cutter.
  6. Or you can skip rolling the dough and just make balls.
  7. Bake on a parchment lined baking sheet for 15 -20 minutes or until edges are a golden brown and transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.
  8. Once cooled, whisk together icing ingredients until smooth. Dip half of each cookie in the icing, let excess drip off.
  9. Or you can just roll them in powdered sugar and give them a snowy coating.