Happy St. Nicholas Day!
Completely off topic, but good news so I have to share. Grandpa’s surgery went well. 🙂
We had a pretty good day today… Mostly errands and all that fun stuff. Zavier got an unexpected new food today (introduced rice yesterday) – celery. Unplanned but neither is one I’m worried about reactions too and I doubt he really ate any of the celery lol. He loves chewing on it though.
We went for groc after lunch, I wouldn’t mention it but I got this adorable pic of Zavier reaching for the lobsters lol.
Kalila and I had a blast shopping for our cookie supplies together too. Baba & Zavier stayed outside while we got that done.. and she picked out a gift for Baba. Yeah don’t expect a 3 year old to keep a secret lol. As soon as we got outside she told him she had a surprise for him and that its a Perry the Platypus shirt. LOL
Cookies… Just made them and way too excited. We used Catholic Cuisine again… St. Nicholas Purse Cookies.
First off, I can’t believe how easy these were to make! Placing the mini chips around the top was a bit of work, but other than that… very easy recipe.
When I saw the amount of dough I seriously had doubts about how many it would make. She says 30… It didn’t look like it would make half that. I was wrong. We managed a few more than 30 lol.
I didn’t make as many adjustments as I usually do… I even got All Purpose Flour. Gasp. Yeah I’m bad about following my diet with that anyway… I did get it unbleached though. I don’t know if that makes it any better, but… lol. Seriouly though, the only adjustment I made was using unbleached flour… and it doesn’t make them any darker.
I don’t have the little Pampered Chef scoop so I just rolled them into balls w/ my hands. Was a little afraid at first I wasn’t making them big enough but no… You can see here I tested the first one before rolling the others.
Finished before cooking
And comp finished…
They’re a hit here. I’m not crazy about sugar cookies but these are good (maybe all the choc and mint?). I think I might like it more if I’d used the candy cane kisses in them… we got some of those too and they are soooo good. But these were great.
I was kinda hoping/planning for Kalila to help me but that didn’t happen lol. She stayed walked out before I even started and then went back and forth for awhile. Yelled at me over the mixer again. Oh well. I had fun 😀 And she’s loving the cookies either way.