Honestly, I can be all business, especially on Wednesdays when FFH(firefighter husband) and I play Wall Street Woman and Janitor.
I am going to begin by cleaning out my eggplant photola-dee-dah.. and this eggplant photomy car temperature photoand my decorating for fall photos.
Without further ado, I am bringing you two delicious cookies. Let's begin with these sparkling butter toffee cookies found on RecipeGirl Lori's blog. I had to try them after she declared them one of her favorites from last year, see here. Oh and FYI, Lori just started a spanking new blog, see here, you will love it!
Begin by combining sugar, butter, egg, and vanilla in a large bowl.Beat at medium speed till creamy. Add your flour, baking powder and baking sodaReduce speed to low. Beat until well mixed. Stir in toffee bits by hand. Now shape into one inch ballsRoll in sugar. Place 2 inches apart on cookie sheet. Flatten each with bottom of glass dipped in sugar to one and a half inch circles. Bake for 9-11 minutes until edges are lightly browned Sprinkle with sugar while still warm. Cool completelyThese are bites of buttery goodnessAren't they purdy? Next time I'll buy sparkly sugar, as Lori suggests, for more, well, sparkle.I have found a go to oatmeal cookie. My FFH still preferes his MOST favorite cookie ever, here. I have tried many, but I like 'em how I like 'em and this one fits the bill. Recipe was found here. Begin by creaming butter and sugarThen add your egg and vanilla extract. In another bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Add the flour mixture to the creamed mixture and mix till incorporated. Stir in your oats.. the recipe called for old fashioned, but I had these, and they worked just perfectly. If using, stir in toasted nuts, cranberries, or chocolate chips. I used an ice cream scoop to drop batter 2 inches apart on cookie sheetFlattened lightly with slightly wet hand and baked for 12-15 min at 350. Edges should be light brown, but still appear wet in center. Remove and let cool on baking sheet for a few then completely on wire rackMy NEW go to oatmeal cookie Definitely Christmas Cookie tray material. Chewy, soft, and fantastic flavorStay tuned for a week or 2 chock full of VIRGINAL posts. Halo swear.