Friday, May 1, 2009

Pink Napkins from Tea Towels and Quick & Easy Biscuit Mix Cookies

I found these pink kitchen/tea towels at the dollar store today and fell in love. They are so cute; I love pink and browns together and the vintage-looking bowls of soup are so fun.

I bought all three they had. I debated for a while as to what to make with them because I'm all about upcycling and I settled on napkins (I'm not sure if this counts as upcycling since they are brand new). I got two 12" napkins from each towel. I'm hoping I see one more at another dollar store so I can have a set of eight.



And I HAVE to share this fun and easy cookie recipe...

I love using biscuit mix, so when I saw this vintage 1967 cookbook at a thrift store for $1 I grabbed it up quickly. I love that it's dedicated to the woman who is practical enough to take a shortcut and creative enough to make the best of it :)

This is the first recipe I've tried from the book. They turned out so great and were done in 15 minutes, start to finish! I only got about 18 cookies (I use a tablespoon scoop) from the recipe, which made it perfect for an after school snack without worrying about having lots of cookies sitting around and going into my mouth.  I used vanilla pudding and they came out really soft and delicious.


I altered the recipe just a bit to make a snickerdoodle-type recipe. My snickerdoodles always flop, but these turned out great and my friends at work didn't know the difference.


Snickerdoodles

2 c. biscuit mix (I use Jiffy)
2 pkg vanilla instant pudding
1/2 c. oil
2 eggs
1/2 tsp cream of tarter

Heat oven to 350. Mix all ingredients until dough forms a ball. Shape dough into balls, using 1 tablespoonful for each. Place on ungreased baking sheet. Dip bottom of glass in a cinnamon/sugar mixture; press on balls to flatten. Bake 10 minutes.

I'll be making many more recipes from this book, I'm sure!

21 comments:

The French Bear said...

Those are great napkins! I love that color combo too!
I'll have to watch the dollar store for some extras for you.
Cheers,
Margaret B

Marie Reed said...

I'll take 5 of those cookies to go please:)May I have a glass of milk too? Happy Pink Saturday!

peppermint said...

Don't you just love the dollar store? Mmmm! Those cookies look like they would melt in your mouth with a cup of hot tea! Happy Pink Saturday!

marty39 said...

I love your towels and what great cookies. I will have to try the recipe. Thanks Hugs, Marty

Carrie said...

Fun napkins. The cookies look yummy!!!

Happy Pink Saturday!!

Heather said...

cute napkins!

Mimi said...

Wonderful post for this l♥vely Pink Saturday. This is one morning of the week that I sit back, stroll from blog to blog and indulge myself surrounded by my favorite color.

I wish you a blessed weekend filled with sunshine and surrounded by those you l♥ve.

Kelli said...

Those are the cutest napkins and I want a cookie, too. :0) Have a wonderful weekend!
~Kelli

meandering pearl said...

i cant bake!! but id love those cookies :)
Happy Birthday!! & what a beautiful rendition of Pride & Prejudice, thankyou for sharing!
have a lovely day!

Julie said...

What a find...I love the napkins! Wow..that cookie recipe is so easy..I may have to try that this weekend...julie

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

Great napkins! Thank you so much for the recipe. They do look like snickerdoodles. Happy PS!

Launi said...

Perfect! I'm making these right now!
thanks!

Woman Interrupted said...

Cute napkins! I hope you find the last one that you need.

I will be keeping my eye out for that same cookbook.

Woman Interrupted said...

My take on The Turn of the Screw...all the weight of the good vs. evil that was battling inside of Chase was just too much for the little guy and ended up doing him in.

Who knows!

Mermaids of the Lake said...

Oh, those tea towels are wonderful. From the dollar store? Wow! Great idea to turn them into napkins. I love using cloth napkins. The cookies look amazing. Thank you for sharing your fun recipe!

Beansieleigh said...

The napkins are really cute!! Love the recipes too! Happy Pink Saturday, and enjoy your weekend!

Kris said...

I see I need to shop the Dollar store more often. I love the pattern on the towels turned napkins. Clever idea.

Happy PS

Kris

Kris said...

Oh' forgot to say...YUMMY!! Love the cookie recipes. The cookbook was a great find.

Claudia said...

My Mom used to make snickerdoodles all the time - love the napkins! Happy Pink Saturday!

marybt said...

Cute towels! And I love the old brand specific cook books. :)

Bethanie said...

Hey, I just finished a version of snickerdoodles today. Chai Snickerdoodles. Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting.