Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Stir... Illustration Friday

It's hard work making food for all of the forest spirits.

Here's my submission for Illustration Friday for the week.  Since the topic is stir, I thought I'd include my favorite cookie recipe as well.  Here ya go: 

Butter Cookies


2 cups butter, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt


1.In large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Combine flour and salt, then mix into the creamed mixture. Shape dough into logs about 2 inches in diameter. Wrap in waxed paper and refrigerate until firm.

2.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Unwrap the rolls and roll them in sprinkles, decorating sugar, or nuts, whichever you like best. Try to slice them as uniformly as possible, so they cook evenly. Place slices 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.

3.Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Do not brown. Remove to a wire rack to cool completely.


  1. Very nice and a recipe as well. Great idea!

  2. Oh this is really cool. I am really loving your colors here. Nice job, Laura!!!!
    my grandmother used to make us butter cookies, and i never was able to get her recipe...i am definitely going to try yours...I love anything with butter! xo

  3. Thanks! Butter is delicious, I must agree. Butter cookies are great. Whenever I make them, they disappear in about a day.

  4. I love this image...and once I saw the cookie recipe, I knew it was a IF submission after my own heart!

  5. Fantastic characters! Wonderfully done :) Thanks for the recipe too. Nice touch.

  6. Your illustrations are adorable and so much fun!!! So glad I had the chance to drop by and visit. Thanks for you comments. I so appreciate you stopping you.
    I have to try to recipe!

  7. a super illustration! great characters.

  8. This is so cute! I want them all to come round my house and help me make your cookie recipe!

  9. This is simply fantastic! So love it very much!

  10. awwww so sorry i missed this!!!!
    very lovely, think it'll be great if i make some today.... hmmmm....

  11. oh thanks for sharing the recipe, btw!


  12. You're welcome! Thank you and enjoy.