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Monday, December 21, 2009

Blue Mugs and Cookies

Thank you Hostess Sally for hosting "Blue Monday" for some fabulous inspirational ideas and fun!...

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These are my favourite Cut/out Cookies sandwiched with raspberry jam. I got this recipe from a Canadian Living Magazine way, way back from the 80's. I cut it out and pasted it into my trusty 'keeper' recipe notebook.

..............also my two blue cobalt blue coffee mugs, I have a set of six.

All dressed up the cookies with a dusting of confectioner's sugar [icing sugar].

Here is the original recipe that I had pasted into my notebook.

Blue Dessert plate.......I have a set of six.

Naked cookies before the dusting of sugar.......they taste better with confectioner's sugar on them.

Tea Cresents
Source....... Cooking Light

My Blue and White figurines that I picked up at the Flea Market this summer.

6.75 ounces all-purpose flour (about 1 1/2 cups)
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups powdered sugar, divided
5 tablespoons butter, softened
2 tablespoons canola oil
2 tablespoons 2% reduced-fat milk
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon aniseed, crushed

1. Preheat oven to 350°.
2. Weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, cornstarch, and salt in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk.
3. Beat 3/4 cup sugar, butter, and oil with a mixer at medium speed until light and fluffy. Add milk and vanilla; beat until well blended. Add flour mixture and aniseed; beat at low speed until blended. Chill 30 minutes. Shape dough into 32 (2-inch) logs; bend logs to form crescent shape. Arrange 16 crescents 1 inch apart on a baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 14 minutes or until edges are golden. Remove from oven; cool on pan 3 minutes. Repeat procedure with remaining 16 crescents.
4. Sift remaining 1/2 cup sugar into a medium bowl; toss warm cookies in sugar to coat. Cool completely on a wire rack.

Rolling the cookies in powdered sugar while they're still warm results in a deliciously sweet, snowy coating.
Yield: 32 cookies
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Have a great "Blue Monday"!


  1. Oh, Erica, those are some of my very favorite cookies! I love your cobalt blue coffee mugs and blue and white plates. Happy Blue Monday and Merry Christmas!

  2. Love your blue mugs and your blue dishes -- so perfect for blue Monday!

    Have a great day!


  3. How pretty those coffee mugs are....the dishes too.

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    Wishing you and yours a Very Merry Christmas. Terry

  4. Pretty dishes and mugs. Merry Christmas! Cookies look scrumptious.

  5. Oh gush lovely dishes and delectable food. Merry Christmas!


  6. Very pretty cobalt blue mugs and blue china.
    The cookies look great. :)
    Have a very Merry Christmas!

  7. I love your blues & The cookies look delicious!
    Merry christmas !

  8. I just finished looking at all of your wonderful cookie posts! Delicious!

    Thanks for the visit :)


  9. Ooooh those look delish! Merry Christmas!