Monday, October 29, 2012

October's Apron Give-Away & Treats for the Grands

First, I apologize for not planning this better.  I'm flying out tomorrow to be with my grandson and hindsight, I should have drawn the name a few days ago so I could have mailed it before I leave.  Anyway, without further ado...the winner of this month's apron is Knatolee!  Please email me an address where I can send your gift with love...hopefully before I leave, but if not, I'm only gone a week:-)

Today, I've been doing some last minute baking to send a box of goodies to Maddie (hoping they arrive without too much delay due to the hurricane.  Simple recipes; one from KAF for Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies and my favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies with Mini Reece's Pieces.

I just received a shipment from King Arthur Flour with some new products.  One was Swedish Pearl Sugar, so when I saw this recipe on their website, I thought it would be perfect to bake.
Mix up the easy dough and roll tops in the Pearl Sugar
Once baked they reminded me of Crackle Cookies! 
I found these cute boxes at the packaging store, added some stamped leaves and boxed up 4 cookies!
Mini Reece's Pieces--perfect colors for Fall and Halloween!
Big Cookies!
I could get 2 in each box with this size cookie 
Now, to the post office to get these mailed, then, I need to pack and get things organized.
Sending loving thoughts and prayers to all those in the path of the storm, XOXO

This is the journey of The Sisterhood of The Traveling Susan Apron so far.

From Susan (the apron maker) at My Mother's Apron Strings in Redmond, Washington to
Meggie (the sisterhood initiator) at Meggie on the Prairie in Texas to
Elaine at Pear Tree Log in England to
Scarlet at Tales from Beyond the Nook in England to
Jane at The Maple Syrup Mob in Ontario, Canada to
Deb at Just Cats in Ontario, Canada
Zaza at Just Sayin' in Ontario, Canada to
Linda at A La Carte in Georgia
Diane at Lavender Dreams in Ocala, Florida to
Marcia at The Shop Around the Corner in Miami, Florida


  1. The cookies look wonderful. Congrats to Knatolee (she's in my neck of the woods) and have a safe and fun trip, Susan. Hugs, Deb

  2. Congrats, Knatolee. Kantolee's bees will love the apron!
    Jane x

  3. Such cute packaging Susan. Your granddaughter will love those cookies. I've never used Swedish pearl sugar. Makes for very decorative baked goods. Safe travels and have fun. xoxo ♥
    Martha Ellen

  4. Hello Susan....I love the fabric for October's runs a close second to the fabric on the Traveling Apron.

  5. Hi Susan....All's well so far. Lots of rain and wind but we still have power. We are safe and sound, hunkering down.

    Thanks for your concern.

    Thanks for your visit and comment, too! Have a good visit. Susan

  6. I am so excited! Saw that pic and thought, "I love that apron!" Then I saw I'd won it. Thanks so much! I will put it to good use. What a wonderful prize.

    We are getting high winds from Hurricane Sandy tonight. Hopefully the power won't go out. You can tell what a huge storm it is; it's already blowing on eastern Ontario, while it's just made landfall down in NY, NJ, MD and DC.

    Have a great trip! The cookies look amazing.

  7. BE safe on your trip. Congrats to Knatolee on winning one of your magical aprons. I am praying for all in the path of this storm.

    hugs, Linda

  8. Congratulations Knatolee! Guess what I'll be baking today...MORE of your wonderful chocolate chip shortbread cookies...George absolutely loves them. Have a wonderful visit. xx

  9. That pearl sugar looks like fun! :-)

  10. Congratulations Knatolee!
    The sugar pearls make those cookies look so good!
    Have a wonderful visit, Susan.

  11. Congrats to the winner! I know she is thrilled! And enjoy your trip to visit family! That's always fun! Sweet hugs!

  12. those sugar pearls look so exquisite!

    1. They added such a nice touch and a 12oz jar was only $6.95. It took only 5 tablespoons to roll the cookies in:-D

  13. Congrats to the winner of the apron! Have fun with your grandson :) I was away for a couple of day spending time with my daughter Jennifer :)
    The cookies look so yummy! I also missed post below ... gotta see what else you made!
    Stay safe and have fun!

  14. Hi Susan - I received your package today. Thank you so much for the lovely gifts. The soaps will look beautiful in our home and I love the little extra touch with the kitty sticker. Sweet, sweet change purse. All appreciated, thank you. Hugs, Deb

  15. i hope your having a wonderful time susan, oh my goodness the boxed up cookies are precious.

  16. Those cookies look so good, and I love how they're packaged!