Whether it's a conversation with a friend, a word that is penned, or a craft that is made, everything we do leaves a stitch in the fabric of time. Join us as we investigate the stitches of the past and present...
"To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: ... a time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak" (Ecclesiastes 3:1, 7).
If God is love, then why not share His love with others in
a sweet way on Valentine’s Day? My recipe for Chocolate Dipped Shortbread
Hearts from Special Teas by M. Dalton
King might be one way to give your family, friends or a stranger a taste of His
“Beloved, if God so
loved us, we also ought to love one another.” (1 John 4:11 NKJV)
Cream butter. Add sugar gradually.
Add flour, making sure it is well mixed, but don’t overwork. Pat out the dough
on a lightly floured board until it is about ¾-inch thick. Using a 2-inch
heart-shaped cookie cutter, cut out hearts and place on an ungreased cookie
sheet. Cook 15 to 20 minutes or until cookies are golden brown on the edges.
Watch the first few batches closely and lower oven to 350º F or 325º F if they
cook too quickly.
Place baked cookies on a rack to
cool. Melt the chocolate in a microwave-proof container for about 45 seconds
per square, depending on the oven. (If you don’t have a microwave oven, melt
the chocolate in the top of a double boiler that has been coated with cooking
spray until the chocolate liquidizes.) Dip half the heart into the melted
chocolate so that you have a black and white effect.
Lay dipped hearts on a plate
covered with wax paper. Place plate in the refrigerator 1 hour or until
chocolate has set.
Store the hearts in a cool, dry
container with sheets of wax paper between the layers. Undipped hearts can be
frozen up to 2 months, providing they are well wrapped.
Deb Garland writes Christian historical romance novels set in the
Pacific Northwest, British Columbia and Alaska.She is an ACFW First Impressions winner (Historical Romance) and My Book
Therapy Frasier Finalist. She enjoys sailing, horseback riding, sipping tea
with her husband and friends, and stamping greeting cards. You can connect with
Deb at her website: www.debgarland.com, or on
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