Sandy’s Easiest Ever Cookies

Stampin up from the kitchen easiest cookies

My virtual stamping buddy, Sandy, fully understands that my culinary skills are limited.  She enthusiastically has provided me with a steady supply of easy recipes for my daughter's swim potlucks, dessert for book group night, my husband's favorite pot roast and was on email standby while I baked my first apple pie last fall.

Today begins a new feature on Stampin' Pretty aptly called "Mary's Recipe Corner" premiering with Sandy's Easiest Ever Cookies (a smashing success with my book group).  The contributions to the "Recipe Corner" have two criteria:  simple and delicious (comfort food will prevail over "low calorie" or "nutritious").  If you have a recipe that meets these "standards" and would like to share on Stampin' Pretty, please post it in a comment below.  Who knows?  You may end up in the next "Recipe Corner."

Since my personal comfort level is with stamps over stews, I'm determined to blend my paper crafting habit with each culinary lesson.  My project today combines Stampin' Up!'s "From the Kitchen of" stamp set and this simple criss cross pocket card (a culinary presentation of sorts) to highlight Sandy's delicious dessert.

Stampin up from the kitchen easiest cookies criss cross

The recipe card stamp was dipped in Chocolate Chip (yum) and stamped on Very Vanilla. TIP:  I cut/re-sized it after stamping–much easier since I could line up my paper cutter with the dotted edge.  It's matted on Chocolate Chip card stock. 

I inked up just the base of the same stamp in Chocolate Chip and layered it on Kiwi Kiss.  I then clipped out just the bottom "TIP" area as an accent (a snappy idea I discovered in the Stampin' Up! Fall/Winter  Idea Book and Catalog).

The stamp set has adorable food labels for coloring (Stampin' Up!'s Markers would be perfect for the little details) or left simply as a Chocolate Chip line image (as I chose).  The desserts image was stamped on Kiwi Kiss and popped out with a 1" Circle Punch.  A couple Stampin' Dimensionals give it 3-D appeal.  I punched a snippet of Good Morning Sunshine Designer Series Paper with a Round Tab Punch.  A small oval in Very Vanilla displays the "yum scale."

Good Morning Sunshine Designer Series Paper is used on the face of the Criss Cross pocket.  Isn't the pear pattern delicious?  The only change I made to Beate's Cross Cross Card Tutorial was to make the horizontal band 1" wide (vs. 1 1/2" wide per her instructions).  I did this solely to allow more of the pear pattern to peek out from behind.  TIP:  This Criss Cross card fits neatly in Stampin' Up!'s medium envelope (107300, Very Vanilla) for sharing recipes by mail.

The "Yummy for your tummy" stamp is from one of the FREE Sale-A-Bration gifts (called "Yummy") available when you order $50 in Stampin' Up! products. Click here for Sale-A-Bration details.  It's inked in Chocolate Chip, stamped on Very Vanilla and clipped out with Paper Snips. A final touch of Kiwi Kiss/Vanilla Satin Ribbon is the icing on the cake (or the cookies).

Sandy's Easiest Ever Cookies:

  • Mix 1 box finely crushed Vanilla Wafers (Sandy uses a food processor) with 2 sticks melted butter. 
  • Pat down firmly in a 13 x 9 pan.  Sprinkle on 1 1/2 C. Chocolate Chips, 1 C. Coconut and 1 C. Walnuts. 
  • Drizzle 1 whole can Borden's Eagle Brand Condensed Sweetened Milk. 
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until (light) golden brown. 
  • TIP:  Cut into squares before completely cool! 

The smell when cooking is divine!


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Stamp Set:  Yummy (113782, Sale-A-Bration), From the Kitchen of (114964)
Paper:  Good Morning Sunshine Designer Series (113966), Chocolate Chip (102128), Chocolate Chip Textured (108697, Earth Elements Textured), Kiwi Kiss (111353), Very Vanilla (101650)
Ink:  Chocolate Chip Ink Pad (100908) and Stampin' Up! Chocolate Chip Marker (100071)
Cool Tools:  1" Circle Punch (109046), Small Oval Punch (107304), Round Tab Punch (108340)
The Perfect Touch:  Kiwi/Vanilla Satin Ribbon (111879), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

From the kitchen of


  1. What a beautiful idea and it is just perfect…..I will be tryin that recipe with my granddaughters……they love to cook as long as they can eat the results.

  2. Just darling Mary! Your Rockin’ girl with all your FUN and CREATIVE talent… Smiles! 🙂

  3. You do such nice work. I love these ideas!!!I am so pleased to have your art for inspiration. May God bless your family and your Stampin Up business. Sherrill Graff [email protected]

  4. I love this idea of presenting the recipe…so cute! It’s a clever way to use that new Sale-a-bration set too. As for recipes, hmmmm, I’ll have to think on that one…

  5. MMMMM I love this addition to your blog! And look at the response; I’ll have to get out my “big pants”. Keep up the wonderful ideas. Mary Jo

  6. Chris R. from Iowa

    What a great idea to present the recipe. Thanks for sharing.

  7. colleen kramer

    Love this! Love everything about this! It really showcases the fun pears in this DP. What a clever idea to feature different recipes. I have given a recipe “card” as a birthday, etc card because I knew the recipient would appreciate a tried and true recipe. I always include a personalized note on the back. Your criscross envie sends this over the top! I will email you a recipe when I narrow down my favs!

  8. Ummm..Mary…you forgot to post a picture of the yummy cookies….LOL Did you eat them all?

  9. Annette Pagnusat

    Mary, you are so funny….and BRAVE! I am not much of a cook either, but do find crockpot cooking to be quite easy. I have also become quite good at roasting vegetables…so simple and so yummy! Good luck with your new venture! The recipe holder card is divine and I loved the other comment about using this for a bridal shower!

  10. What an awesome recipe card….Since we live in the Avocado Capital of The World, I thought I would send you one of our favs…
    Avocado Horseradish Spread
    1 Avocado, roughly mashed
    1 Tbl onion, chopped fine
    2 Tbl lemon juice
    1 Tbl horseradish
    1/8 tsp salt
    Add the horseradish a little at a time to suit your taste. Combine & mix all ingredients. Chill 1 hour, serve on roast feeb or corned feel sandwiches. ENJOY, Teri

  11. Never thought about doing that card with a recipe! It’s adorable and fun. Now I have to make some cookies!

  12. Super duper easy Gaucamole

    2 ripe avacados (peal and pit removed)
    fresh lemon
    hot sauce
    salt and pepper

    In a bowl mash avacados with a fork. leave it as chunky as you like or as smooth as you like. Add the juice from half the lemon, a about 3 or 4 shakes of hot sauce (your own personal heat level will determine this one) 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp pepper. mix. taste. adjust flavors accordingly. Dip away!!

    Avacado and Tomato Salad

    1 ripe avacado (peeled and pitted)
    2 roma tomatoe
    2 tbsp Olive oill
    1 tsp salt
    1 tsp pepper
    1 garlic clove

    Wash and cut tomatoe, cut avacado in to small chunks. Put in bowl that salad is being served in. Add other ingred. Mix and set aside for about 1/2 hour before dinner.

    Love your blog. You seem to have a bit of a different take on the SU! stuff that I like. So thanks for your inspiration!
    The reciepes I added may not be the sweet stuff but they are delicious! I love them and so do my kids. I turned my mom who was a non avacado lover into one!!

    Thanks again!!

  13. Stephanie Daughtrey

    I love this….I have been looking at this stamp. Thought about making my girls a box for theirself….one day! You are the BEST!

  14. this is so pretty. a friend of mine is getting married in three months, and we might do this at the shower. i could make the holder ahead of time..and then the guests write on the cards. Neat.
    thanks Mary

  15. Once again you have enabled me to justify buying a stamp set I hadn’t thought much of…until I see the great ideas you have! I am actually a much better cook than stamper and could flood your comment box, but will restrain myself. I will have to think a bit about a really good one for you.

  16. Absolutely Yummy! Very Cute and Clever!

  17. I love this new addition to your blog! Those cookies sound delicious and like I actually might be able to make them too!

    Love the presentation of the recipe! Looks fabulous with the criss cross.

  18. I love this idea. Congrats on another amazing contribution to your already wonderful website. The combination of the recipes and the stamp sets, and the colors came together very well. I’m looking forward to the goodies to come.

  19. Grace Lange-Way

    I have the best Amish Blueberry Cake recipe at home and it’s quick, easy and awesome but – it’s at home and I’m at work. Dang. Can I just email it to you over the weekend Mary? I love criss cross cards because they are so much fun to do but never thought of including a recipe in one. Great idea and wild colors! Thanks.

  20. Quick Cobbler

    Bountiful Beer Bread Mix?
    12 oz. beer or any carbonated beverage
    2 (21 oz.) cans pie filling of choice
    Creamy Caramel Sauce
    Cool Whip?

    Combine first 2 ingredients; set aside. Spread pie filling on the bottom of a greased 9 x 13 baking pan. Drop spoonfuls of bread batter over pie filling. Bake at 350? for 40-45 minutes until bread is golden brown. Serve warm with Cool Whip; drizzle with Creamy Caramel Sauce. Makes 10-12 servings.

  21. This creation is yummy – both the design/colors and recipe! Nice job Mary!

  22. Okay, your envelope is awesome! What a great way to give a recipe to someone and make it look so totally cute!

    That SAB stamp is great paired with the recipe set.

    Cindy 🙂

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