Monday, December 24, 2012

~And the Angel Said Unto Them....~

'And the angel said unto them, 'Fear not: 'Behold I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people, Unto you is born this day a Saviour which is Christ the Lord.' Luke 2:11

Christmas Blessings to all our dear family, friends and customers~

Thank you for your support and patronage...and for being such an integral part of our lives...both in and out of the studio~

Carol, Rosie and the Staff at RoseCreekCottage Studios~

Thursday, December 20, 2012

~Candy Cane Kisses and Christmas Dreams~

Orders are all out....Christmas shopping is done...on to finish the baking and the wrapping today. These cookies are the BEST new cookie recipe Rosie and I have found. The Hershey's candy cane kisses themselves are sinfully delicious. Try them! Have a beautiful Thursday-Before-Christmas~ Carol and Rosie

Cane Candy Kisses

1 bag Hershey;s Kisses brand Candy Cane Kisses
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 egg
2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
2 tablespoons milk
Red and Green colored sugar

Preheat over to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Remove wrappers from candies (approx. 35)

Beat butter, sugar, vanilla, and egg in large bowl until well blended. Stir together flour, baking soda and salt; add alternatively with milk to butter mixture, beating until well blended.

Shape dough into 1 inch balls. Roll in red and/or green colored sugar. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake 8 - 1o minutes or until edges are lightly browned and cookies is set. Remove from oven; cool 2 to 3 minutes. Press candy piece into center of each cookie. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. Yields approximately 35 cookies. 

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

~Can You Feel It?~

It's almost Christmas. We're finishing up the last of the orders....cookies are baked....trees are up...and today, finally: Christmas shopping! Can you feel it??

Friday, December 14, 2012

~Of Protein and Caffeine and Chocolate Oh My~

This is what keeps me going these days. Without what you see in the photo I wouldn't be able to keep up the pace of these 16 hr. days in the studio.  Katie and Fannie had frozen the last of their berries from the garden in our freezer, and I woke up to fresh berry shakes one morning.  Delicious!

What you don't see: lots of coffee, chocolate, Aleve...and the laughter of two little amish girls helping me make it through these very long days and nights!

We're wading through the last few hundred orders, intent on getting all of them shipped by Wednesday, Dec. 19th. I need to sleep at least 3 hours or the migraines hit with a vengeance. So good.

Two trees are finally up....some cookies shopping week......

So...Happy Friday wherever you are in the world~

Carol and Rosie

Sunday, December 2, 2012

~First Sunday In December~

~Coffee with Jim to plan our week

~Mass....Advent. Saying great prayers of thanksgiving for all the blessings that God bestowed on us in November
~A stop at the Antiques Shoppe in town to purchase a special surprise for 
our grandbabies
~Baking Christmas Cookies....filling the house with smells of home, my 
children, and long-ago childhood Christmases


~Christmas music all day

~Dancing with Rosie: her tongue comes out & you can just SEE her smile
~A fire and hot chocolate

~A day OUT of the studio....just for today: rest. Thank you, God~