Monday, August 27, 2012

Oatmeal Raisin Pecan Cookies!

I don't always make sugar cookies.
I make other kinds too....really I do!

I shared this recipe in a guest post over at Itsy Bitsy Paper Blog last week!

I'd thought I'd share it here too.....enjoy!

Lizy B's Favorite Cookies in the Whole Wide World!

This recipe came about in a silly sort of way.  
When my family and I travel anywhere with friends, I always bring cookies
 (if you've ever stopped by my blog this won't surprise you too much).  

One particular trip, I sent out the email I always send...

"I'm turning on the oven today to bake cookies for our trip...any requests?"

I usually hear...'Chocolate chip'....'Peanut Butter'....'anything with some sugar in it...'

but this day, Miss Christy replied...

"How about......Oatmeal Raisin Pecan?!"

And that was that.

These are now the cookie that I can't ever bake for myself.

Know why?

Because I will eat them ALL!!!!!!!!!

(that's not a joke has happened...more than once)

Oatmeal Raisin Pecan Cookies

1 1/2 cups A.P. flour
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 lb. unsalted butter (room temp)
1 cup lt. brown sugar - packed
1 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs (room temp)
3 cups rolled oats
1 1/2 cups raisins
1 cup pecans-broken or coarsely chopped

preheat oven to 350-makes approximately 32 cookies

Whisk together flour, salt and baking powder in a mixing bowl and set aside.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat butter until creamy.  Add sugars and beat until fluffy, approx 3 min.  Beat in eggs, one at a time.  Incorporate dry ingredients using your mixer's lowest setting.  Then add oats, raisins and pecans.  (You can chop your pecans if you like. I measure out one cup of pecan halves, scoop a few into my hand at a time, and crack them as I drop them into the bowl)  Scoop out onto parchment or silpat lined baking sheets.  Bake 14-16 minutes.  They are done when the edges just start to turn brown, the rest of the cookie will look underdone.  

(If you eat one right away...the center will still be gooey.)  

Here's the best part....there's oatmeal, pecans and raisins....remind you of anything?

That sounds like breakfast to me!

(I think even Dr. Oz would approve of the whole grains, don't you?)

Thanks for having me over to your blog Lindy!

(If you click over to the original post, she created a printable version!)

Thanks for stopping by,

Lizy B

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Lunch Box Cookies for Something Swanky!

What's better than a little love note in your lunch box....?

A little love note that you can eat!!!

Head over to Something Swanky to read my guest post 

and see more of these cute little lunch box notes for your munchkins!

Thanks for stopping by.....see you over at Something Swanky!!!

Lizy b

Friday, August 17, 2012

Free Harry Potter Party Printables!!!

I'm so excited to share Erin's printables with all my lovely readers!

She designed these just for Hannah when she heard about her little Harry Potter soiree!

Because she's so great....she's made them available for all of you!

Wanna See?


There are two different cupcake wrappers....

perfect for cauldron cakes!!!

Cupcake toppers to match the diamond pattern...

Love the lightening bolts!

Toppers for the spells too!

The little ones would be fabulous as confetti on a dessert  buffet!

Oh!  If you had a printer for edible paper these would be perfect on sugar cookies!!!

(I really need to get one of those)

These are absolutely my favorite of all...

Water bottle labels!!

Awesome, right?!

If I had the time,
 I would replace every single water bottle label in our house with these!

I could use a Daisyroot Draught right about now.
(it's 5 o'clock somewhere....)

Thank you Erin for sharing your talents with us!!!

If you'd like to say "Thanks" to her personally, you could drop by her 

or follow her on 

Tell her I said Hi!!

Hope you all enjoyed all the Harry Potter treats.

 I loved making them!

Thanks for stopping by,

Lizy B

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

The One With The Scar....More Harry Potter Cookies

This is absolutely, hands-down, my favorite Harry Potter Inspired Design.

I can say that because I didn't come up with it.

When I asked Erin (of if I could use her 

not only did she say yes....

She asked,  "Are there any other designs you'd like to use?"


(I tried to keep it to a couple, but it wasn't easy)

This bookmark was the first item I spied. there a 'cookiefy' spell?


Then I saw the Expecto Patronum bookmark!!!

I knew it would be the perfect cookie to paint.

I try not to play cookie favorites....but....

Sometimes you can't help it.

It's like a perfect little Harry Potter cookie family!

Now, remember all these cookies were for Hannah.

Hannah, like almost every other girl around her age who loves to read,

also loves the Twilight books.

I'll admit it, I've read them and loved them too.

Edward is certainly swoon-worthy,

but he's no Harry.

I'll take a magic wand over eternal youth any day.

 Pretty much says it all.

I told Erin the whole long, sordid story of why I was making all these cookies. 

(I figured she'd appreciate a Harry Potter cookie party since she loves books so much.)

Know what she said?

Any guesses?

She said.....

"Would you like me to come up with some party printables 
that you could use for your party?

Maybe you could share them with your readers afterward, 
do you think they would like that?"


Free Harry Potter Inspired Cupcake wrappers, Cupcake Toppers and Water Bottle Labels

in the next post!!!!

Thanks for stopping by,

Lizy B

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Magical Spell Cookies!

If you could wave your magic wand and come up with any sort of spell...

...what would it be?

Kind of hard to answer that, isn't it?

Would it be


That one confuses your victim and muddles their brain.

(um, or maybe makes your mom forget that you didn't make your bed?)

How about...


Great for dueling.

Knocks your opponent on his you-know-what!


Want to make S'more's for a snack, but don't have a campfire?


Warm and toasty yet?

Would you like your marshmallow a little bit suntanned,
 or charred beyond recognition?

Kids....don't try that at home, or inside, or....

just forget I mentioned it.


When I was little I really could of used 


Lumos, lights up the end of your wand.

Nox, puts it out.

That would have been a lot easier than typing '8888888888'
into my calculator, making the whole display light up 
so I could read by glowing red light under the covers after bedtime.

Yes, that is a true story.

Yes, that probably is why Jack is so stubborn.

Did I forget to mention that we found Jack in bed with his nightlight plugged into an extension cord, cover removed, reading by bare 7 watt light bulb?

Yes, that is my Mom you hear laughing hysterically in triumph
because Karma finally bit me is the a**.

(Love that little stinker.)

Back to cookies....

I saved the best for last....

Wouldn't everyone like to fly?


Alright, so maybe that just makes things float, but its still cool.

Oh!  I could float my coffee upstairs to me while still in bed!!!!

That would be fabulous!

And then


would unlock all the doors because I have no clue where my keys are.

Yup, life with a magic wand would be great. magic for me.

I do have my very own grown up wizard though...

...and he's way cuter that Harry Potter.

Come on back, still more Harry Potter Cookie fun to come!!

Thanks for stopping by,

Lizy B

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