Stringing lights and baking cookies – kinda sounds like a Christmas-y day, doesn’t it? Let me explain. I like stringing Christmas lights on our fence, and have since we moved in. Two years ago kids came through and broke a bunch of the light bulbs, rendering the christmas lights worthless and me really mad. So last year we wound lights around our trees. Pretty, but a HUGE pain in the rump to take down. So this year, I am hoping the neighborhood kids have grown up a bit and won’t be jerks, and am stringing the lights on our fence again. Plus I got the lights on clearance in January or February of last year, so if they do get busted, it will only be $15 down the drain.
And for the cookies, another new recipe to try that really has nothing to do with Christmas. I’m baking a lot for other people this week (desserts for a wedding rehearsal dinner, DeRoche’s Commissioning Service at church, and a wedding shower), and wanted something new for us to try.
Here is the recipe
I started with. Minor adjustments – I added vanilla and a little salt (hello – we like FLAVOR), and the peanut butter mixture was pretty dry, so I added a tablespoon of softened butter. Oh, and once again, I didn’t read all of the directions very well and just rolled the whole cookie in the extra sugar before baking, rather than just smooshing it with a glass dipped in the sugar.
Result: Yummy. Very yummy. A bit putzy, but good enough to make it worth it.
Oh, and I didn’t listen to Christmas music while making them, I stuck with the new Eric Hutchinson album
that Justin put on my iPod.