Thursday, October 22, 2009

Sugar Cookies w/o the hassle (and a Verve Release card)

I had a breakdown last year in an attempt to make some Sugar Cookies for Chelsey. I HATE CUT OUT COOKIES! Well, I mean, I like them...I just hate the work. Because my batch tasted like flour balls. Not so much balls, but floury santas & get the idea.

And then last week, I found THIS recipe. I love you, Pioneer Woman. Thank you for creating Tasty Kitchen. The Sugar Cookie Bar recipe allowed me all the tastiness of an iced sugar cookie - with almost none of the hassle. LOVE IT!

Mixed flour, baking soda & salt

Greased pans

Mixed dough

Baked "cookies"


All iced up & ready for Chelsey

And of course, a Verve Release Sketch (VSOCT09B) to go with the cookies!

Stamps: Verve Just For You
Paper: Parisian Breeze DSP, Kraft, Baja Breeze, White
Ink: Baja Breeze
Accessories: Ribbon, Dimensionals

The ribbon appears quite dark in the picture, but it matches the Kraft paper pretty well. Chelsey received yesterday and assures me that I'm correct - all the goodness of sugar cookies, only a portion of the work. Give 'em a try (and be sure to send them off with a sweet card!)

Don't forget to check out the new promotion going on at Digital-Ink Co starting in November....can you say "FREE STAMPS"?!? Wahoo! Thank goodness for Thursday!


  1. Genius idea for the sugar cookies. I own cookie cutters and have no idea WHY as I also hate to cut cookies. And your card layout is super cute!

  2. Yummy! i am so craving sugar cookies now! You are so bad for enabling!

  3. Sugar cookies cake? Or do you cut it and it's hard like a cookie? Oh, my, I may have to try this :) Beautiful card the dp. I finished the sketches last night and am onto other challenges for the weekend. Don't you leave soon? Have fun!!

  4. Sweet card today and the cookies look good too. I am with you on the sugar cookie too much work thing...I usually opt for Spritz ones because they can be festive and don't require the rolling and cutting. These I will try, seems like a super idea for no fuss iced sugar cookie yumminess!

  5. Love the cookie idea (just in time for Christmas) and the card is wonderful! I love you let the beautiful dp do all the talking! A great way to use up all that dp you have stored LOL ;-) Looks fantastic!

  6. You're too cute Tanis :D Glad you found a quick and easy way to enjoy sugar cookies!

    I love sugar cookies, but with young kids, your time saving option isn't an option LOL! It's a huge part of Christmas for us each year to cute them out and decorate them, eat our share of raw dough, and then share them with our neighbours and the fire department up the street.

    Lovely sketch card. Great DP. You going to be able to come to the release party?

  7. Those look yummy! What a great idea! Love the card too!

  8. I really like this card. I think the ribbon looks fine on camera even. Cards and pages and the such always look better in person. But I can tell this is a very pretty card!

  9. Sugar cookie cake oh my! Love the card and thanks for the Digital-Ink Co. info.

  10. Thanks so much Tanis for this wonderful idea! It is now on my "must try" list! Your card is just perfect! Great color! Blessings to you!

  11. I too love frosted sugar cookies but cannot stand to actually make them. Do you have to alter the recipe at all??
    BTW, the card is super cute


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