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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Wednesday's Workings

As promised a big batch of Peanut Butter Cookies with Snickers was my first task of the day - along with getting the boys out the door to school of course!

Mmmm Cookie dough - yum!

 Here is a tip that Miss Irene passed on to me - you will meet her later!  Use a small ice cream scoop to scoop your cookie dough.  Make lovely even sized cookies.

1 cup caster sugar
1 cup brown sugar
250g soft butter
1 cup (280g) smooth peanut butter
2 eggs beaten
2 teasp vanilla essence
3 cups plain flour
1 teasp bicarb soda
1 teasp baking powder
18 (approx) fun size snickers bars, cut in to 8 pieces

Preheat oven to 180°C.  Line baking trays with non-stick baking paper.  In a bowl combine sugars, butter, peanut butter, eggs and vanilla essence and mix til smooth.  Sift flour, bicarb soda and baking powder into peanut butter mixture and mix well.  Roll tablespoonfuls into ball, place a piece of Snickers on top flattening slightly at the same time.  Place on prepared tray, leaving space for spreading.  Bake for 10 minutes, until lightly browned.  Cool on tray. Serve.

It was time for a Sewing Bee today.  We needed to spend time progressing our quilt for the local bush fire brigade to raffle.   We started it last Wednesday and today we were able to get the quilt top together.   I wouldn't mind winning it!  It took quite a while to get it to come together but we were all really happy about it in the end.

I don't know why this photo is so blurry!  I must be doing something wrong with the camera!  Will have to get the manual out and see what I can work out!
Miss Irene was particularly happy but then she is that kind of girl!
Hi Irene! 
 We have even sorted out the fabrics for a pieced backing and made the binding
Gotta love candy stripes!

Tonight I went to my sewing class.  I should have done some more work on my Shattered Notes Quilt as you Go FMQ project but I was too tired and my hands were too sore so I sewed the latest blocks for the LGS BOM.

All in all a good day!  Till next time......happy stitching!


  1. Mmmm....more cookies!I always use a scoop just like yours. It certainly makes for more uniform cookies.
    Love the quilt! I also love the candy striped binding!!

  2. I'm a new follower from Blueberry Patch.

  3. There you go again with a block for me to try!
    The quilt top looks great ... and so do the cookies!

  4. You know Jan-Maree cookie dough does not have any calories. hehehe. Your quilt is beautiful. I hope you do win it. You deserve it.

  5. That is one amazing quilt...blurry picture or not. Love the blocks too!

  6. Your raffle quilt looks great - it would be wonderful for you to win after all the work you put into it. I really love the blocks!


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