February 27, 2009

No Bake Cookies

Edit: Oops, I made an error on the Just Rite stamps. The recipe set DOES NOT come with the wooden stamper. The new 1-3/16" round wooden stamper is sold separately HERE. I made the corrections in my blog post too.

And, on my recipe card I listed butter and margarine both. It doesn't matter which you use, just throw a stick of something in there. :)

No Bake Cookies are by far the favorite and most prepared cookie at our house. Partly because we love them so much.....(what's not to love about peanut butter and chocolate?)......and partly because they're easy to make....no baking! I can remember in the old house we grew up in, that my mom would tape our favorite recipes to the inside of a cabinet door. That way, we wouldn't bug her all the time to get the recipe out and it was easy peasy to just swing open the door and look at the recipe. This recipe was one that got taped up because we made it so often. It's one of the first recipes I remember making all by myself. Mom had to help scrape the hot mixture into the pan but I did the rest by myself. Now my girls know how to make them too! And I think I'm going to tape the recipe to the inside of my cabinet too. Oh, and if you're like our family, half the recipe gets eaten while warm with a spoon. Everyone digs in and shares the same germs. That's when they're the best. Have milk handy. :) To start my recipe card (finished size 4" x 6"), I used a new stamp set that is coming out soon from Just Rite called Recipes Borders and Centers Set. You can preorder the set now, new 2009 products should begin shipping mid April. The set comes with the borders and centers sentiments, 1-3/16" wooden stamper is sold separately. It will be perfect for recipe cards.

I stamped my images onto white cardstock then cut them out with Spellbinders Circle and Scalloped Circle Die Templates. I love the tiny size of circles that you can get using the Spellbinders Dies, plus they match up perfectly with the Just Rite stamps. While my Circle Die was still in place, I used my Copic Airbrush System (available at Eclectic Paperie or Ellen Hutson's store) to spray ink over my circle, creating a crisp white edge when I removed the die.

Next is something NEW and FUN that I tried with my Copic Airbrush System. I wanted some lines on my recipe card that matched my Copic marker color I used on the circle accent. I didn't have stamp pads that matched, so I decided to experiment with making my own lines, using the exact color marker. Here's what I did:

I created a line template by simple cutting two scraps of cardstock. I spaced them apart equally on a grid background and taped the very outsides, leaving an open line between the two pieces of cardstock.

Next, I placed my highly technical template over my printed recipe card, still using my grid background to keep things straight.Then I airbrushed over the line. You can use a continuous sweeping motion or use quick bursts of air to cover the line with ink, it doesn't matter. Continue spraying ink until you get the desired shade of color. I did not tape my template down to my recipe card, so I ended up with a soft line. If you want a crisper line edge, you could certainly use a removable adhesive to tape the template down. Soft edges are fine with me, much less work.
Here's my finished recipe card below. As you can see if you zoom in, I airbrushed a line below each of the patterned paper strips (My Mind's Eye). I think when you airbrush on your projects, it increases the WOW factor immediately...making your projects look polished and professional.

I know I will definitely be using this airbrushing template idea a lot. In fact, if you'd like to purchase a template, please send $19.95 to me right now........aaaaaand if you order within the next thirty minutes, I'll include a BONUS template for FREE! Snort!! Just kidding.......don't send money......make your own, it's easy.

24 comments:

Dottie K. said...

Wow these sound yummy. Makes me think of the times my mom would bake something for us. Love the recipe card and great technique. Don't have the airbrush system but that would be great with just a wide line from a marker. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy! :)

Sarah said...

Thanks for the template idea (and more importantly... the recipe! :-))

I love sharing special memories w/my kiddos... this recipe sounds like a new fun way to do that!

and you crack me up by the way! lol...

mamichelle said...

LOL, that is hysterical! Love your recipe card!

Elizabeth V. said...

Does this offer include some of those "fabulous" Kinsu knives? Thanks for the giggle and I love your recipe card!

Sallie said...

Oh what memories!! My mother has been gone for over 20 years, but I can still picture the inside of her kitchen cabinet doors...filled with recipes! Your post brought me a pang of loss...but only briefly. My mom made me a book that had all our famiy's favorite recipes when I got married. I have passed them on to my daughter. I had forgotten all about the "recipe doors".

Cindy said...

These are my little guy's favorites. When he does well in school we make them. Easy and delicious. Love your recipe card. Looks like a fun stamp set.

leenda said...

Very handsome! These are my favorite cookies....my mouth is watering!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

I love no bake cookies! What a fun recipe card!

Controlling My Chaos said...

Wow, this brings back memories. When I was a kid we used to make these too. I even remember them being served at school for lunch treats.

Deanna said...

Haha that was funny! Gorgeous recipe card btw!

Busym1 said...

We love those cookies too! Sometimes we make them in bar form instead, they are just as good! Great template idea! $19.95 is a steal! LOL! Michelle

Cheryl (aka CherylQuilts) said...

It's a joy to read your blog each day...you inspire me AND make me laugh! You are so funny and so talented, and thanks for sharing it all with us! Ha-ha!

Jana said...

I love the airbrushing idea. Right after I learned to use Copics I bought an airbrush kit and used it... uh.... once! I need to get it out and play with it some more so it doesn't overwhelm me to think about using it. The effect is so awesome.

Kelly Lunceford said...

LOL! You are so funny! I seriously love *all* of your recipe cards you have made. I always think I should make some, but never do! That new stamp sure makes it nice! BTW, I made your Tropical Blondies on Sunday...Yummy! I have made them before, but they tasted extra good the other day! Also, thanks for the super sweet comment you left on my blog.

Karen said...

Isn't it fun when you have an idea and it works just like you envisioned it. Very cute recipe card. Can't wait to try the recipe.

By the grace of God ... said...

Thanks for the memories about the cabinet doors -- my mom has only been gone 4 years - it seems forever though. I hope my kids remember my cabinets doors the same way. If you come over now, you can see some recipes taped in there ... our favorite oatmeal cookies for one.... thanks ...

Vina said...

You're so funny! Thanks for sharing your cookie recipe & for your inspiration. You've inspired me to honor some of my beloved mom's recipes by embellishing them with my favorite papers & stamps too! Take care.

Cindy H. said...

Beautiful recipe card! I've just started buying Copics and the airbrush is on my list for the next time I visit my LSS. I'll be sure to try your *template*:) Thanks for the chuckle!

Chelle said...

yay! my grandmother used to make these...i know i have the recipe somewhere, but i forgot all about them...thank you for sharing, i must make some with my daughter this weekend!
chelle

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

This is lovely, Michelle!! And gee, I was JUST getting reading to send the $19.95 off to you!!! And THEN order my airbrush -- (which I really do wish for)!!! TFS!!!

What's next said...

those are so cute and really made me remember how much I love those cookies... remember the first time I had them we were making them in Bible school one summer when I was little... Just made my 12 yr old learn how to make them... about to blog about it... thanks

Anonymous said...

Ooooh Ooooh my money is in the mail - Am I in time for the free template?? You are hilarious! I have not tried this recipe but I will soon. Thanks, Tamara

CCustomCreations said...

I love the new feel to your blog. It is so warm and cozy.

Janelle said...

I haven't made these in years, but used to make them all the time as a kid at home. They were definitely a family favorite. I'm gonna have to re-introduce them to my family now. :)

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