April 5, 2010

Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Amber (my dd) is turning 21 on the 7th of May and
I swear I will get this cookbook ready for her before then even if it kills me..
She absolutely loves to cook, must take after me after all..LOL
She's always asking me how do I make this and how do I make that?..
and so, I decided a long time ago to make her a scrap style cookbook and finally got to making it today..
This is a 8x8 chipboard album that I will create out of empty cereal boxes.
I figured to have several different categories , like main dishes, side dishes and desserts..
This is a definite dessert category and funny how I started the book with something sweet and fattening, instead of something healthy..  LOL  :O)

The photo is of a batch of cookies I made a few days ago, all gone by the way.. Nothing that good lasts too long in this house, that's for sure...LOL

I am hoping that this will stay in her family from generations to come..Unless her dog eats it like he does everything else...LOL  :O)

here are some close ups:

The text is pretty small on the recipe card, but if I can read it so can she...LOL  :O)

Some Prima flowers and lace to add a mothers love to the book..  :O)

I added some gold liquid pearl and brown stickles inside the bowl to resemble cookie dough..LOL

Supplies Used:

Empty cereal box cut to 8x8
cardstock: dark brown, tan and white
papers: Old World stack for base marquee
tan dot papers found at local craft store (don't know manufacturer)

Stickles: brown and gold liquid pearl
Joleen's stickers: measuring spoons
Flowers by: Prima
Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Walnut Stain and Old paper

Cricut cartridges:
From My Kitchen: Bowl, jars, measuring cup, eggs, recipe cards and "COOKIE"
A Childs year: Marquees
Home Accents: swirls around photo
George and Basic Shapes: circle
Plantin Schoolbook:  Title font "chocolate chip"

Pop Dots, zig two way glue pen (fine tip)
White gel pen and black fine tip marker for hand doodling
Computer generated recipe created using Microsoft Word
Holes punched using Crop-A-Dile

That about does again for today, I think I will start on the next one now..
I'm so excited about getting this all done..
I do have to make the front and back cover still.. that's going to be a challenge right there...LOL  :O)

Have a good one ladies..


  1. What a great page! Can't wait to see the finished cookbook! What a great present!

  2. This is so pretty. Such a nice present.

  3. WOW, she sure will have a beautiful cookbook. You have done a awesome job on this lo. Can't wait to see the others. Love that you started with the cookies and not something healthy. LOL

  4. Um, can you go ahead and photo copy that for me too? Cause you know I am "kitchen" challenged! LOL!
    Everytime you girls talk about what your cooking I feel like a bad Mom! LOLOLOL!
    I think this is sooo very special and makes me excited to think this could be a wonderful family heirloom to pass on!!!
    LOVE it

  5. Simply scrumpcious! Amazing layout with so much detail. Love it!

  6. Nanne, hope you had a wonderful Easter. This page is so yummy!!!!! Love all the details, great colors too. Happy Monday!

  7. OMG Nanne this is such a great idea and such a beautiful keepsake for your daughter. This is something that will definately be passed down through the generations, I can imagine the stories now.

    Kaye x

    ps. Thanks for the award, I have been quite slack posting just lately but will do soon.

  8. Wow, Nanne .. so much to look at this evening. I just love this idea! I think handing down recipes is so important .. it's part of our heritage. But this is even more special that you're making it so beautiful besides! You are getting to be a real speed demon on these pages. For now I have to go at a slower pace .. oh, well. Hugs, Sandi BTW you make an awesome queen!

  9. Wow those cookies look yummmmmmmy!!!

  10. She is sooo gonna treasure and adore this!! This is amazing! I love the details and just look at the cookie dough in the bowl!! Ohhh, sooo cool!

  11. WOWSERS!! I love this... You are so very detailed an I love the cookie dough too!!! Just another awesome layout by you... You are very talented and you are my inspiration....

  12. Nanne,
    You NEVER cease to AMAZE me girly! This post makes me soooo hungry for Chocolate Chip Cookies!

  13. Ok, now you are making me want some of those cookies. May I request all the recipes while I am at it? For real. You need to have those available for all to print.

  14. Nanne I just love this page!!!! It is wonderful, I wished my mother would have done something like this!!! What a treasure your daughter will receive! The batter, oh my had I not read your post I sould have asked to lick the spoon! Great page, oh I agree with Leah, just photo copy it for me!

  15. Nanne, I have been kinda AWOL this week and missed this lovely creation! Love all the details. The measuring spoons are so cute and I love the added lace at the bottom. Hope you are going to share the whole book when you are finished. Can't wait to see it!!

  16. Oh WOW Nanne, I didn't know you were making you DD a cookbook!!!! This is amazing and what a fantastic idea!!!! Can't wait to see more!!! XXXXX

  17. Oh I wish I hadn't seen this. Makes me SOOOOO HUNGRY! Love how you did the cookie dough! xxD

  18. This is beautiful!! What a great gift!! Can't wait to see the rest!!