My Mom used to make frosted sugar cookies as a little girl and LOVES them. She tells the story how one time they misplaced a tin of frosted Christmas cookies and found them around Easter time... She said they were even more delicious--like finding 'gold'! I hoped these cookies would bless my Mom and maybe jog some of those happy memories of her childhood. I Love You, Mom!
I tried a new (to me) recipe that I thought was similar to cookies we made together when I was little. Click here for recipe. Sooooo goood!
These quotes all touch my heart and perfectly express my thoughts of my Mom. How about you?
"Life began with waking up and loving my mother's face."
"The love of a mother is the veil of a softer light between the heart and the heavenly Father."
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
"It may be possible to gild pure gold, but who can make his mother more beautiful?"
A prayer for my friends who's mothers have preceded them in death:
May the God of all comfort surround you with arms of love, as surely as your mother's arms cradled you. Blessed hope that you will be re-united with her for all eternity.
In Jesus' name, Amen.
p.s. I'm sure she's more anxious to see you than you are her!
Valentine treats for my tweet-E!
I received some donut and donut hole pans from one of my beautiful sister-in-laws for Christmas, and
have been wanting to try them out! I found these recipes online and oooooooh, what a treat they are!
I found this super-easy Cake Mix Donuts recipe HERE, and the Best Chocolate Frosting recipe HERE.
(My husband's a big fan of peanut butter-cups, so instead of 1 Cup butter, I used 1/2 cup butter and
1/2 cup peanut butter. It's our new favorite frosting-- Wish I'd tried this sooner!)
Valentine's Thumbprint Cookies
Happy National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day!
I didn't know there was such a day, until this morning when I received this recipe in my inbox:
Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake (Wowza!)
Chocolate chip cookies are one of my favorites, and I made a batch of these (below) last week:
Chocolate Chip Tea Cookies
I love this recipe because it's uber-simple (six ingredients --no eggs), delicious, fast and easy,
especially if you have a small cookie scoop. And they freeze well! Try it!
We recently attended a friend's picnic with a crowd, so it was a great opportunity for me to try out some new recipes!
These were a little time intensive, but well worth it!
Blueberry Gooey Cookie Bars
If you like historical fiction, I recommend one of my new favorite author's-- Liz Curtis Higgs. I recently finished her book, Mine Is The Night, and LOVED it! I went to her website and found she has another whole website devoted to her Scottish-themed books, www.MyScottishHeart.com. I had the absolute pleasure of hearing Liz speak in April at the "It's Good To Be Queen" Women's Conference at River Oak Church in Chesapeake, Virginia, AND got to meet her. It was such a blessing! She's just as fabulous in person as she comes across on her CDs and YouTube videos-- crazy-smart and crazy-fun! I love her, and look forward to reading more of her work! I highly recommend everything she does, and there's a LOT to choose from--nonfiction, historical fiction, video Bible studies, contemporary fiction, and children's books. A former "bad girl" herself, she wrote a cool series called Bad Girls of the Bible. Our local library has several of her materials, and yours might, too. At the end of her Victorian Christmas novella A Wreath of Snow she shares a recipe for Scottish shortbread. Below is a copy of the recipe and a photo of the ones I made. This is THE BEST shortbread ever. Please try it yourself and see, and check out one of her books!
A new sugar cookie recipe!
Easy to make, tastes good, and mails well! :-)
For recipe click here
This old standard never goes out of style!
One of my new all-time favorites! SUPER EASY to make!
Another great recipe from Michelle at "The Brown-Eyed Baker"
I decided to make these as individual-size 'bites' instead of one big 'cheeseball'....
Also made two kinds, using vanilla and chocolate cake mixes... YUMMY!
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