December is a month for #BICMerryMarking, for sure! There are tons of possibilities for making the holidays brighter by adding a personal touch in your own handwriting using a BIC® Mark-It™ marker.
Everyone is creating amazing goodies for the holidays and the best way to discover a new family favorite it by swapping your delicious treats with your friends and neighbors.
Don’t have a favorite? Use my recipe for Buttermilk Cranberry Scones. They are absolutely delicious!
As you prepare for your treat swap, create a homemade recipe card for each friend. You will need:
- Paper trimmer
- Decorative edge punch
- Glue stick
- #KeyLime BIC® Mark-It™ marker
Begin by carefully cutting two pieces of cardstock to the size you want your cards to be with a paper trimmer. Next, use a decorative edge punch down the bottom of one piece of paper. On the other piece of paper, color the bottom edge with the #KeyLime BIC® Mark-It™ marker. Apply the glue stick to the back of the decorative paper and press the two pieces of cardstock together with the side and top edges meeting and the pretty edge overlapping the colored area.
Then you are ready to write your recipe on the card and don’t worry about your handwriting. No one likes their handwriting!
BIC Mark-It™ markers are available in a pack of 36 fine and ultra fine tip vibrantly-colored markers and another pack of 8 shimmering metallic colors.
Since BIC markers are low odor and acid free (no added acid, no measurable pH), I can sit at the table and doodle without getting vaporized by the smell.
And, since we are talking about swapping recipes with friends, I wanted to share a recipe with you.
Buttermilk Cranberry Scones
- 2 cups flour
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 5 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cubed
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 egg
- 1 1/2 cup cranberries, sliced in half
- 1 teaspoon orange zest
- Juice of half an orange
- 1 tablespoon sugar (for topping)
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1½ tablespoons orange juice
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- Mix together the cranberries, orange zest, and juice. Allow to sit while oven preheats.
- Whisk together flour, 3 tablespoons sugar, baking powder, and salt. Using pastry blender, cut in the butter until flour resembles sand. Use your fingers to work flour into any remaining lumps of butter.
- Toss cranberries in the flour mixture.
- In a large measuring cup or small bowl, whisk egg into buttermilk. Stir into dry ingredients. Dough will be wet and sticky.
- Turn dough out onto a floured surface and sprinkle with additional flour. Knead gently just until the dough holds it shape.
- Shape dough into a circle and cut into eight wedges. Transfer to parchment-lined baking sheet and place in a fan-fold shape.
- Brush with a little buttermilk and sprinkle with sugar.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes until scones are lightly golden brown.
- While scones are baking, whisk together the powdered sugar and juice for the glaze.
- Allow scones to cool slightly on a wire rack and drizzle with glaze.
And be sure to save one for yourself! While you nibble, get the booklet of merry marking and a coupon to start marking with BIC® Mark-It™ markers, and check out my homemade Christmas ornaments made with the #Sapphire marker.
Now, to pass the #BICMerryMarking challenge along to:
- Alicia at Vibrant Homeschooling
- Rosemary at Not Just Paper and Paint
- Melissa at The World According to Plaid Fuzz
What will you create?
This recipe is linked at Weekend Potluck.
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