Sunday, December 21, 2008

15 dozen and counting.....

of these yummy soft ginger cookies! I had a cookie exchange on Thursday that I baked 10 dozen for and another tomorrow that I need 5 dozen!

Delish and oh so easy!


* 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
* 2 teaspoons ground ginger
* 1 teaspoon baking soda
* 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
* 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
* 1/4 teaspoon salt
* 3/4 cup margarine, softened
* 1 cup white sugar
* 1 egg
* 1 tablespoon water
* 1/4 cup molasses
* christmas sprinkles


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Sift together the flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, and salt. Set aside.
2. In a large bowl, cream together the margarine and 1 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, then stir in the water and molasses. Gradually stir the sifted ingredients into the molasses mixture. Shape dough into walnut sized balls, and roll them in Christmas Sprinkles. Place the cookies 2 inches apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet, and flatten slightly.
3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container.

Monday, December 15, 2008

A Star is Born....

...or should I say, A Store is Born!


I have just opened a second shop on etsy...Betty's closet.

This shop will be stocked with fabric and other fun crafting goodies that I find. I have a stash of vintage patterns I will be listing here as well as some vintage trims and Andalucia ribbons.

So how does someone named Kristen who has a store named gock's frocks open a store named Betty's Closet you may ask??? Well...a little history is in order.

I originally chose the name - gock's frocks as my maiden name is Gocker and it was my grandma, Betty Gocker who taught me to sew MANY years ago!


when I would go to her house and we would work on a project together we always went to the closet in her sewing room to gather our goodies...pins, measuring tape, patterns, fabric, thread and more...Betty's Closet.

Thus...a store was born!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Call Me Crazy!!!!!!

Winter Sale on etsy

skirts $20-$25
dresses $35-$40

Holiday Ready to ship collection!

Friday, December 05, 2008

The Toasty Warm Collection

just listed on etsy....

a ready to ship collection of warm, cozy fleece hoodies for boys & girls! Free Shipping on this collection!






Monday, December 01, 2008

Popcorn for the Holidays!

a friend just sent me this video - very funny but makes you wonder what is coming out of your phone!

Cyber Monday
hits etsy!

Free Shipping today only on EVERYTHING in my shop - 2 get a 3rd item 1/2 off! Have fun shopping!