Monthly Free Image for December

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This image of Christmas Kitten mixing up some goodies is Amy’s Free Pick for the month.  Be sure to click on the image first to see the full size image. Then right click (Mac: control+click) and “save to” your computer desktop or a folder of your choice.  This process will ensure you get the best quality of the image.

Don’t forget to post your favorite cookie recipe. I’d love to see all the new recipes I can try this holiday season.

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5 Responses to “Monthly Free Image for December”

  1. Meredith says:

    We love to make these Speculaas cookies for the feast of St. Nicholas on Dec 6th!! Enjoy and thanks for the adorable kitten/pudding freebie :) http://www.stnicholascenter.org/Brix?pageID=151

  2. Chris says:

    Thanks for the adorable kitten postcard freebie, too cute! Here’s my all time favorite cookie recipe……please do enjoy! Happy Holidays :)

    Frosted Date Creams

    Cookies
    1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
    3/4 cup packed brown sugar
    1/2 cup sour cream
    1/2 teaspoon vanilla
    1 egg
    1 1/4 cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
    1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    1/4 teaspoon baking powder
    1 package (8 ounces) chopped dates
    1/2 cup chopped nuts
    Vanilla Frosting
    1/2 cup butter or margarine
    3 cups powdered sugar
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    3 to 4 tablespoons hot water

    1. Heat oven to 400ºF. Lightly grease cookie sheet. In large bowl, beat 1/4 cup butter, the brown sugar, sour cream, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla and the egg with spoon. Stir in flour, baking soda and baking powder. Stir in dates and nuts.
    2. Drop dough by teaspoonfuls onto cookie sheet. Bake about 10 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
    3. Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan, melt 1/2 cup butter over low heat. Stir in powdered sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla until blended. Stir in water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until frosting is smooth and spreadable. Spread cooled cookies with frosting.

  3. Ann says:

    Pine Bark cookies are hit year around, but always included in the Christmas Baking.

    Pine Bark Recipe courtesy Paula Deen
    See this recipe on air Wednesday Feb. 14 at 4:00 PM ET/PT.

    35 saltine crackers
    1 cup butter
    1 cup packed light brown sugar
    1/2 teaspoon almond extract
    5 (4-ounce) milk chocolate bars, broken into pieces

    Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
    Line a 15 by 10 by 1-inch jelly roll pan with tin foil. Lightly spray foil with a non-stick cooking spray.

    Place saltine crackers, salty side up, in prepared pan. In a saucepan, boil butter and sugar for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in almond extract. Pour mixture over crackers and bake for 4 to 6 minutes. Remove from oven, top with candy bars, and spread evenly as chocolate begins to melt. Cool slightly and transfer onto waxed paper. Allow to cool completely.

    Recipe Summary
    Difficulty: Medium
    Prep Time: 15 minutes
    Cook Time: 10 minutes
    Yield: 35 squares
    User Rating:

    Episode#: PA1A13
    Copyright © 2006 Television Food Network, G.P., All Rights Reserved

  4. Nancy Ward says:

    Hi!

    Today I posted an entry on my blog with a link to this download.

    I’d appreciate your letting me know if that’s OK.

    Thanks,

    Naancy Ward
    http://paperfriendly.blogspot.com

  5. admin says:

    Hey Nancy,

    It’s perfectly fine to refer people to our blog to get the free monthly images. Look for a new one each month.

    Thanks,
    Cheryl

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