Let’s Duet

I made another pair of Star Athena’s Arctic Blast Mitts as an auction item for our youth mission trip fundraiser.


They look just like the ivory ones, except they’re ice blue.

blue ice

A quick knit! Malabrigo Silky Merino on size 3 needles, so wonderful to knit with.

And I had a craving for shortbread, so this happened.


Chocolate Chip Shortbread

1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 and 1/4 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips or butterscotch chips (I used mini chocolate, but I’ve also used butterscotch)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla. Combine flour and salt, and then beat these with the butter/sugar mixture. Stir in chips. Press into an ungreased 9 inch square pan.

Bake 18-20 minutes or until edges are golden. Cool 20-30 minutes in pan on wire rack.

Score shortbread with sharp knife into desired size servings, but do not cut all the way through. Invert onto rack and cool completely.
Break into pieces.


19 responses to “Let’s Duet

  1. The mitts are gorgeous, and the shortbread looks divine! I’ll be trying that recipe.

    I happened onto your blog a few weeks back and have really been enjoying it. Thanks!

  2. Those are beautiful!

  3. Ice blue is pretty too.

    Shortbread looks sinful… lol

  4. Shortbread with chocolate chips??? Never heard of such a thing but definitely on my must have list now! Lovely mitts!

  5. So now you are not only tempting me to knit, but also to bake. Such lovelies!

    MUST behave, must behave! LOL!

  6. Pretty colors! And the shortbread looks so good, too bad I’m on no carbs for a couple of weeks. Or maybe it’s good that I’m on no carbs, I’d eat it all.

  7. I can’t wait until that pattern is available! perfect for hand spun singles I bet

  8. Yum – warming up the oven right now & balling a skein of silk blend – can’t resist the Arctic Mitts any longer!

  9. Lalalalala.. I’m not looking at or thinking about that shortbread.

    The mitts look just as good in blue!

  10. Chocolate chip shortbread? YUM!

    Oh and the mitts looks yummy too. 😉

  11. Gorgeous mitts and yummy cookies!!

  12. The mitts are beautiful – and the shortbread looks delicious!

  13. gettingpurlywithit

    Very pretty mitts… so elegant.

    Thanks for the short bread recipe!

  14. OMG that looks so delicious! And I even have all the ingreds to make it!

    Love the mitts. I really love the white one, but I’m more likely to wear the blue. Me & white, bad combination, I’d be sure to mess them up.

    My mouth is watering. Oh, did I mention how delicious your short bread looks? Why can’t I make the photo BIGGER? Darnit… guess I’ll just have to go make some myself …

  15. Oh my goodness! How lovely! And yummy.. ::tummy growls:: Of course I love the piano in the picture…since I am a musician and all. hehe

  16. Oooh, I love me some Malabrigo. The gloves look fantastic!

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