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Saturday, October 29, 2011

The Winner is.....

It's time to announce the winner of my 1st blog giveaway!!

Who will he pick?


 The winner is.... Becky Downing!!  Congratulations.  I have e-mailed you so that I can get your goodies in the post to you this coming week.


Thank you to all those who participated in the giveaway and keep checking back for upcoming recipes, ideas and other giveaways.

I am so blessed that you stop by and like my work and ideas. If you have any questions on cake making and cookie decorating please ask, I am certainly not a professional but I might be able to help through my own experience.

Have a sweet day today, especially Becky ;)

Sugar and Spice, Hannah ~

Friday, October 21, 2011

1st Blog Giveaway!

I am so excited to be doing my first blog giveaway, celebrating 450 "likes" on my Facebook page.  I can hardly believe 450 people enjoy my work.  I am blessed to have you encouraging me whenever I show my work and therefore in return I would like to share my gift in cookie making with you.

For one lucky person I will be giving a box of a dozen Fall/Autumn cookies and a very cute fall bowl of cookie supplies, so that you too can have fun making cookies!

Inside the bowl is:

~3 Cookie Cutters - Pumpkin, Maple leaf and Acorn 
~3 Americolor Food colouring - Red, Yellow and Chocolate Brown 
~5 Disposable icing bags (not shown in the picture)
~1 Recipe Card for Vanilla Sugar Cookies (not shown in the picture)
~step by step instructions on how I made my Fall leaf Cookies. (not shown in the picture) 

So here's how to enter:

Leave a comment on my blog that you would like to win these items along with your name and I'll enter you into the drawing.
For a second entry "like" my Facebook page and leave another comment saying that you did or already "like" it

For a third entry become a Follower of my blog and leave another comment saying that you did or do follow me.

I will announce the winner Saturday, 29th October 2011 after 3pm EST using one of my children to draw a name the old fashion way! :)

Have fun and may it be sweet!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Kids In The Kitchen

 It's so fun baking with children.  Mine especially love it and never miss an opportunity to dive right in with me. My favourite recipe to make with them is Chocolate Chip Cookies.  It's easy, requires no eggs and the kids can lick the spoons and bowls afterwards, (which is the best part of baking!)

I thought I would share my recipe with you.  It is the best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe in my opinion and actually it's not my recipe, I got it from the old faithful BeRo Book!  I first made this recipe when I was 19 years old and my work colleagues loved it, so now I make it with my kids and they love it too.  I am sure you will love it as well.

creaming together the sugar and butter
100g (4oz) (1 stick) Butter
75g (3oz)  (1/2 cup Packed) soft brown sugar
2 tbsp Golden Syrup/Agave Syrup/Dark Corn Syrup
175g (6oz) (1 1/2 cups) Flour
100g (4oz) (2/3 cup) Chocolate Chips
2 tbsp Milk

Note: When making this recipe in the US I use all-purpose flour, but in the UK, use BeRo self raising flour.  The self raising flour in America is too salty.  I never use it for my baking, but will always add baking powder or baking soda (depending on the recipe) to cake flour or all-purpose flour.  For this recipe all-purpose without baking powder is fine.

~ Heat oven to 180C, 350F, Gas Mark 4. Grease baking trays.
~ Beat the butter until soft, add the sugar and cream together until light and fluffy. It is easier to use an electric mixer.
~ Stir in the syrup, flour, chocolate chips and milk and mix well.
~ Place spoonfuls of the mixture on the prepared trays and bake for 10 minutes or until brown around the edges. Remove from the tray immediately and place on a wire rack to cool

Enjoy with a cold glass of milk or hot cup of tea!!

pouring chocolate chips (her favourite!)

onto the baking tray they go!
Golden Syrup can be found in the US, but may be hard to come by
Agave Syrup is found in health food stores or in some grocery stores 

 Hope your family enjoys this recipe!

Stay posted as I am doing my first blog giveaway in honour of over 400 fans on my Facebook page.  Very exciting!!