Thursday, December 4, 2008

Today is National Cookie Day~ Let's Celebrate!!!

Did you know that this tasty holiday occurs every year on December 4th? And Just in time for Christmas no less.

Here is a little history for you on this sweet dessert treat we all know and love.

The English word "Cookie" is derived from the Dutch word "Koekje" which means little cake. Bakers use to place a small amount of cake batter into the oven to test the temperature before baking the final cake. They soon discovered that these little bits of cooked batter were quite tasty on their own, and so the cookie was born.

There are many types of cookies that will tempt every taste bud in the world. There are drop cookies such as chocolate chip, oatmeal, and such. Cut out cookies like sugar cookies and gingerbread, and even press cookies called Spritz cookies. Personally, I have never met a cookie I did not love!

So to celebrate the sweetest of holidays I have included a recipe for you to try and even share with your friends this season. So make a batch or two, invite over those near and dear to you and celebrate Life, Love and COOKIES!!!!!

Snoozer Cookies ( Because they are so easy)

1 box butter cake mix
stick of margarine (not butter this time)
1 egg
1 tsp. Lemon flavor

Combine all ingredients into mixer and blend until dough is formed. Shape into 1" balls, place on cookie sheet and use your thumb to press into center. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Cool on pan 1 minute. Using a cookie spatula, move them to a cooling rack.


4 cups of confectioner sugar
4-6 Tablespoons of Lemon juice or milk
Food color if desired

Mix until you have a medium-thickness. Spoon glaze over cookies and allow to dry completely.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


I can hardly believe it has been two whole months since my last blog entry. What a whirlwind of busy days this has been! I made it through our Thanksgiving Holiday with an abundance of blessings and now find myself entering into the Christmas season just the same.

Somehow I have managed to decorate my home with not one Christmas tree but 4 Christmas trees plus all the trimmings.

There have been days of Trick or Treating

Days of Bread baking until all I saw was Banana's when I slept:)
Many Many Days of Jewelry Shows....I am loving this by the way!

and even a day for My Little Angel's Birthday Party....This was the best!

This is just a little recap of what I have been up to lately.

I hope that each of you had a Blessed Thanksgiving just as we did.
I promise to take so long in blogging next time.