Thursday, February 14, 2013

Here We Go!

Oh goodness!  I hope the gratuitous picture of the baby helps make up for the poor picture quality!   Yes, it's true, this is my first blog post ever - and it's going to be a brief one - room for improvement, yes?

Just over two years ago my husband gave me Dorie Greenspan's, Around My French Table, for a birthday gift.  I found the group, Tuesdays with Dorie, almost immediately and joined...and began cooking with all of you.  Always resolving to start that blog...and then, having two babies, and moves on I guess.

But then Alice had this great idea for a cookie exchange - and I took it as a sign!

So, off my cookies went to Susan of Create Amazing Meals, and in came the beautiful package you see in the photo above.  Jessica of My Baking Heart really outdid herself with her Valentine Funfetti Cookies - these were really perfect for our family.  Under the cookies was another treat - two Chocolove bars!  The packaging was so beautiful I almost didn't want to open them...almost, I got over that and the cookies were gone in approximately 48 hours.  So, there you have it - and I present to you, Valentine Funfetti Cookies.

Valentine Funfetti Cookies
from Jessica of My Baking Heart

2 3/4 C all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 C unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 C granulated sugar
1 lg egg
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 C red & white sprinkles

Preheat oven to 375.  In a small bowl, whisk together flour, soda and baking powder; set aside.  In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth.  Beat in egg and vanilla.  Gradually blend in dry ingredients, then stir in sprinkles.  Roll rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into balls and place on parchent paper lined baking sheets.  Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown.  Move to wire rack to cool completely.

Yield: 4 dozen


  1. So glad you loved the cookies (and chocolate bars!)! Hope you & yours have a very Happy Valentine's Day! :)

  2. Welcome, Stacey. What a wonderful way to begin your blog - with Jessica's cookies. Glad you are joining us. I can see why Jessica's cookies didn't hang around your house very long - they look delicious.Happy Valentine's Day to your growing family.

  3. Welcome to French Fridays, Stacey!! A great day to start your blog! Jessica’s cookies look great…and sound delicious!! Happy Valentine’s Day!

  4. Welcome Stacey! Great to have you aboard. What a perfect event to join on. The funfetti cookies look wonderful. Hope you had a great Valentine's Day!

  5. Welcome to FFwD! You picked the perfect time to join:). Gratuitous baby pictures are always welcome. I've been know to sneak in a few of my grandson:).

  6. Yay, Stacey, you did it! We all have tips to share, so you're in good company!

    Thanks, again, for the wonderful Ginger Snaps!

    Wishing you love & happiness~! xoxo

  7. Hi Stacey,, welcome to FFwD and congrats on your first post. Funfetti cookies sound fantastic!

  8. You are all so wonderful! Thank you for the comments - clearly I have much to learn on the technical side of blogging. First off - the pictures! Second, I had two posts that I lost before I was able to post this one...this one did the least justice to Jessica's cookies, they really were perfect...I encourage you to file this recipe away and pull it out when you are ready for a treat!


  9. So nice to finally "meet" you :-)
    Welcome aboard and don't stress about the blogging piece. It will come soon enough!

  10. Welcome to our group!!! Your sweet baby is a DOLL!!! And it looks like you received some super yummy cookies :)