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June 24, 2011

No eggs on Baking Day?! eek!

Welcome to my baking day!
Jessica @ Baking Up Crafts has gathered a group of us together for a fun Baking Blog Hop!  Pop over to her blog for all the fun details!   It's a short & 'sweet' hop, so I hope you'll play along!

Today I would like to share:

  1. a quickie cookie recipe
  2. a recipe pocket card
  3. no-egg tip!

Refreshing Lemon Cookies...

Lemon Cookies...you can make a fast batch of cookies (3+ dozen) from any boxed cake mix.  Just add 1/2 cup of oil, 2 eggs, 1 tablespoon water and 1 to 2 teaspoons of lemon extract to the dry mix.  Mix well with electric mixer, roll into 1 inch balls, flatten onto an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes @ 350 degrees F.   Dust with powdered sugar.  (The kids were dropping them into the sugar & fishing them out! lol too fun!)

Recipe pocket card...I saw this design over on Ashley Newell's blog, I just loved everything about it & thought it was perfect for today's hop.  Her card is so beautiful, elegant too, see it here!
Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps (recipe for love) fundraiser set
Papers: Echo Park dp
Others: vintage lace, Offray gingham ribbon, glassine bag,
pinking shears, button/baker's twine.

My glassine bag actually tucks down behind my ribbon & patterned paper, for a longer recipe card.

I've been wanting to share this recipe for some time.  So often we need a quick treat, either for guests, gifts or a fundraiser your beloved child forgot to tell you about that morning.  This easy recipe has come to my aid more than a few times.  Now, imagine feeling confident that you can provide this cookie treat in under an hour...only to find out you're short on eggs!!!  eek!   No problem!  Simply substitute 3 tablespoons of Mayonnaise for one egg!  Works perfectly, tastes delicious!    

If you're hopping with us, your next stop is Jen, wait to you see what she has "baked up" for you!

Blog Hop trail...

Thanks so much for stopping by!

I shared today's creations with -

*Aud Sentiments Challenge - Food or drink theme.
*Creative Belli - " G " embellishments....gingham ribbon!
*Inspire Me Fridays - Anything goes.
Rainbow Lady's -  Use a digi.
Scrapbook Sisters - anything goes
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge -Use Red Somewhere on your Project
Craft Your Passion - Paper Piecing

Tidy Mom


Jens Craft Corner said...

I love your recipe cards and your tips are great. I have never made cookies from a cake box. I will have to give that a try in the near future!

Connie Green said...

Hi! Following from the HFF Blog Hop. You can find me at http://greenfamily-life.blogspot.com/

BugBites said...

Wow- what a great recipe- I need to try this right away. I also love the recipe card pocket. I may have to scrap lift this for a group of ladies I exchange recipes with.

ScrapinShana said...

LOVE your card!! Omg, it is just so stinkin' cute! The recipe sounds fabulous, I will have to try it. Thanks for the tip on not having eggs, that has happened to me more than once!

Becky Dunham said...

Oh Maria - i think i love you! At least your lemon cookies :) i LOVE lemon cookies and I am thrilled to have this recipe! Mayo instead of eggs - what a thought. usually i don't have mayo either but right now I actually have both - lemon cookies here I come! Love that recipe pocket card - Ashley is fabulous is she not? Yes she is! Thanks so much for all of the lovely things you shared with us today! hugs!

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

joydee1963 said...

I love anything lemon,I going to try those!nice recipe card.joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

Patti J said...

This is so much fun! Great recipe and fabulous card!!!

Jessica said...

This is a wonderful project, I love the card and cookies, they look soo yummy! I love lemon cookies! Thanks so much for joining me on the blog hop, thanks for the ideas!

Crystal said...

YUMMMMOOOO those cookies look delish, LOVE lemon, your card is super darling Maria....That apron is fabulous!! Have a wonderful weekend!

Laurie said...

I LOVE anything lemon and this sounds like great recipe! And what a great tip for substituting eggs, will have to remember that one! Thanks!

Tiffany said...

Super cute project! I love your tip :) TFS


Charlotte said...

I will be making these cookies. They look so light and delicious I love your pocket card. It is so adorable.

Cathy said...

I copied your recipe, thanks for the tip:)

Your card is wonderful, pretty and country. I love it. TFS
mexicopetshop at hotmail dot com

Jenn said...

Wonderful recipe card! Those lemon cookies look so yummy. Thanks for the tip and TFS!
hugs, Jenn

Sherrie K. said...

Woww, cute card and those cookies look so yummy! I am a new follower of yours. I hope you stop by my blog and follow me too:) I look forward to your creations!
Thanks for sharing:)
Sherrie K

crazy about cards said...

Very cute card and I can't wait to try your recipe!
I'm a new follower
hugs, Lisa

BunnyFreak said...

Love how you tucked the recipe in the card.


Babe O'Mara said...

Your cookie recipe sounds like it would be perfect with a cup of tea. I'm going to try it out tomorrow. Thanks for sharing, and I love the pocket recipe card.

Riet said...

So gorgeous card Maria.

Liefs Riet.

Rainbow Lady said...

mmm yummy cookies and card too. Please send them over you are making me hungry... Thanks for playing
Love Cynthia x

maryr917 said...

love this recipe pocket card maria-the apron looks great with the paper piecing-thanks for playing along with craft your passion challenge

Donna said...

Mmm I love lemon, I'm sure these cookies taste as great as they look. Your little card is gorgeous hun, I love the colours red and lemon together and the gingham ribbon is perfect with it. Enjoy your weekend. hugs Donna x

Lillian Child said...

LOVE that sweet card and gingham bow. So delightful! And thanks for sharing that scrumptious looking (AND EASY) recipe! I'm all about quick and easy!

tandkparker said...

Lemon cookies are so refreshing and one of my favorites. Can't wait to try your recipe and great tip on egg substitute.

Thanks for sharing -
tandkparker at comcast dot net

Wendy (aka Roo) said...

Maria-you did a fabulous job with this hop!!! The cookies look fabulous, thanks for the recipe & I love the tip about the egg (never would have thought of that). The recipe pocket is soo pretty. A new neighor just mowed our back yard because our mower broked, was just trying to figure out what to bake & here you come along with these cookies that would be perfect!!! TFS

Puppy Hugs,

Ellie said...

Hi Maria,

your cookies look delicious, I am going to save that simple recipe, I love everything lemon! Who would have thought mayo would be a substitute for cookies! Won't be doing that one though, I am not even allowed too have mayo in the house because of hubby who cannot stand even the thought of mayo.

Your card is beautiful, love those colors that you used and the lace brings it all so beautifully together!

Donna said...

Yummy cookies Maria and such a sweet recipe card...the gingham ribbon is so lush :) Donna x

Pops x said...

This is simply stunning sweetie, hugs pops x

sweetlilscrapper said...


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DIANA L. said...

I love the recipe card and the recipe looks pretty good to.

ThePurplePlace said...

Hi Maria - Thanks for sharing the cookie recipe, they sound delicious and I LOVE anything with a lemon taste!!

I'm going to have to buy a cake mix and give them a try!!



Barb said...

Thanks for sharing your recipe. I actually gave it a try this afternoon. I wanted to ask you--do you usually use yellow cake mix or lemon? (I used yellow and think they turned out fine.) I plan on taking these to a coworker who lost her brother recently. Hopefully they will brighten her day.

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

What a darling idea....so ding dong cute! That's a keeper for the future for sure! Thanks for the inspiration.

Cre8tiveVet said...

Ooooo! I love lemon cookies. Thanks for the recipe and the card idea. I think I will scrap lift this for our cookie exchange this year. -Yvette
cre8tivegirls at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

Fabulous card.Love the papers and the gingham bow.Gives it a real country kitchen feel.Thanks also for the recipe idea and no eggs tip - that happens so often!Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion :D
Lisa x

rakiya32 said...

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Allison said...

Oh my! A terrific card and lemon cookies? Swoon!

pinky said...

Sweet or what Maria!! I love this and your yummy recipe:) Thanks for joining us at LCI this week.

Jenn said...

Wow!! Those look super yummy!!! I can't wait to try this recipe!


Linda said...

Wow love your recipe card!!!! And those cookies look so good!!!! Thank you for the wonderful comment on my card and yes I have it linked to your linky party!!!!
Your blog is awesome!!!! Thanks again!!!!

Tammy said...

This is such an adorable card! I love the idea :)

A Creative Journey said...

What an adorable card :) beautiful color palette! Thank you for sharing! I am a new follower :)


Pat (mspfd) said...

What a great pocket card! Love your image!

Christine Riley said...

SO cute and those cookies look yummy!

Barbara said...

Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe and the darling recipe card. I have made this recipe using chocolate cake and it is delicious too. I will keep your mayo tip in my recipe book, it will be so handy to have. Thanks for sharing. Hugs.

Marlene said...

You're spoiling us, Maria! A fabulous card AND recipe!

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

Great recipe and fabulous card.....


Anonymous said...

Holy moly Maria!!! What a yummy looking treat!! :) I adore your card and your fabulous details with it!! So inspirational hun!! :)