Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Cookies and Ornaments

Yesterday I mentioned that I had made snickerdoodle dough and that it was chilling in the fridge. I've never made cookies that had dough you had to chill before. You know, really good cookies are a rarity for me, just ask Dalin, I've made some seriously weird cookies before. Not the least of which was our "UFO" Chocolate Chip cookies. Not sure what happened with them, but when I baked them they expanded and got *really* flat, except in the very middle. They really did look like UFOs. Dalin was a trooper and ate them anyway though.

The Snickerdoodles were a happy exception. They turned out lovely. Wanna see?


Pre baking. It was fun rolling the little dough balls in the cinnamon and sugar, and now I have a little teacup full of cinnamon and sugar left over. thinking about putting it on toast. Yum!


Ta-Da! Perfect cookies! Dalin and the girls I babysit all approve of them. Yay! I really like eating them with Earl Grey tea. I feel very proper, in fact, having afternoon tea with my cookies.

This is the recipe I used:

1 cup margerine
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
2 1/2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
Chill dough. Roll into balls. Roll balls in cinnamon sugar. Bake at 375* for 8-10 minutes.

Couldn't be yummier, couldn't be easier.

In other news, Dalin and I went on a little excursion to the little mall in our town this morning before the Girls came over. We spent a bunch of time in the bookshop loitering around the magazines. There were lots of magazines I wanted to buy, but I was able to narrow it down to just one.


Did you know there are like.....10 cross stitching magazines? I didn't either. I was particularly taken with this one because I was looking for little gift ideas, and I think a box of two or three little hand stitched ornaments were a fantastic idea. I plan on giving some to the mom of the kids I watch. I want to make a couple for myself as well because Dalin and I are going to have a tree this year! I'm pretty excited.

Of course, once I got home I had to start right away:


Last but not least, I made Chicken Alfredo pasta for dinner. If you know me at all, you know this is my FAVORITE dinner in the world. I cooked the chicken with sea salt and a pretty random smattering of good-smelling herbs. That, plus mini shell pasta, plus canned alfredo sauce = one happy girl.



  1. Chicken Alfredo looks yummy! As well as the snickerdoodles, of course.
    I just may have to try those.
    I can't knit to save my life, but I CAN cook!

  2. OMG!!! Evidently I am totally exhausted.. I can't even type my own name.


    Just call me "Lofi".

  3. What an amazing day! :) Everything looks delicious and inspiring. :) Thank you for sharing it! I may have to try that snickerdoodle recipe!