Friday, December 13, 2013

Sewing Classes At Chanhassen Vacuum Sales Center

Last night, we hosted a sewing class at our retail vacuum store.  We've recently added sewing machine repair to our business.  My dream is to also start holding fun creative workshops on site. 
It was so fun watching the young eight year old girls come into our store carrying their sewing machine's  What a great idea, starting them so young.
Look at their little hands, just precious. 
Here are some photos.
They finished some aprons and went home wearing mittens they made themselves. 

Wonder what they'll be making next week?

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Peanut Blossom - The Holiday Cookie Recipe

I hope that you all enjoyed a lovely Thanksgiving.  Mine was really nice.  My entire family gets together in a church basement, as our group has grown quite large.  It was really special when we all held hands and before the prayer each person said what they were most thankful for this past year.  Overall, we were most thankful for family and being together. 
Amen to that! 
My traditional holiday cookie is Peanut Blossoms.  I only make them twice a year, on Thanksgiving and Christmas. 
  Now some people will just make these cookies using a peanut butter cookie recipe.  It's not the same.
Here's my secret recipe and my tips for making them unforgettable!
1 3/4 cups Flour
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/2 cup Sugar
1/2 cup Brown Sugar
1/2 cup Shortening
1/2 cup Creamy Peanut Butter
1 Egg
2 tablespoons Milk
1 teaspoon Vanilla
48 Chocolate kisses
In large bowl mix flour, soda, salt. Add all remaining ingredients, mix at medium speed.  Chill 30 mins. then Roll into 1 inch balls and roll in white sugar.
Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes
My tips:  Don't roll the dough into sugar.
Use Chocolate Kisses with Almonds
Take out of oven before they look done.
Enjoy the compliments.