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Monday, October 20, 2008

Cookie Monster

Do you ever just have one of those days where you get 'obsessed' (I don't know if that's the right word, but I couldn't think of another one) with doing something? Some days I just really need to clean the house...all day (my husband probably wishes that day came along more often), or work on sewing/quilting projects...all day (that's most days, but with work and life, time just doesn't allow)...you know what I mean? Well, on Saturday, I really, really felt like making cookies...a lot of cookies!

I made four, well really five because I changed one up a bit after it was made, different kinds of cookies.
Clockwise from left: Prudy's Spicy and Soft Ginger Cookies...these are so good...the little bit of pepper really adds a nice kick...and they are soft! Prudy's Pecan Praline Cookies...these were quite tasty, but I think I let my topping cool too long...it just doesn't look as beautiful as her's, but it tastes good! The next cookies are the same cookie as the pecan praline, but without the topping...I made a chocolate ganache and made cookie sandwiches out of them with the ganache as the filling. Finally, right in front are one of my ultimate favorite cookies - Peanut Butter Blossoms by Hershey's...chocolate and peanut butter - what more could you want!
I also saw this neat little gadget on Thimbleanna's blog and I instantly knew I had to have one! I ordered it from Ebay because the only other place I found it online was Amazon Germany and they wouldn't ship it to the US...I think that's what it said...it was in German, but I recognized a form of the word problem on the address page.
So, I also made these shortbread cookies to celebrate Halloween! Using my fun new tool, I stamped Halloween on them. I love shortbread...my grandmother always used to make it during the holidays and I have missed it during the years since she passed away. Now I can make my own! Using the leftover ganache I dipped the bottoms in the ganache and then some of them in some sugar I colored orange...I think it looks a little festive. I also made some that say Be Thankful, too.

Well, I think I have enough cookies to last for quite a while...I think I'll stick some in the freezer. If you happen to come across the Cookie Monster...send him my way! =)
Thanks!!! Have a great week!

16 comments:

Sherri said...

Your cookies look delicious! I also like doing a lot of whatever I'm doing...sewing all day, baking all day, cleaning all day! Actually today is supposed to be a "clean all day"...but I had to get caught up on my blogging first!

Christina said...

Can't wait to taste your cookies tomorrow. They all look so good. Great job!

erica e said...

yum! i need to try some of these. i love the stamped shortbread. that really is cool.

Penny said...

Well, if you weren't a cookie monster before you baked them, you'll certainly become one eating all of them!! They all look so delicious. I really need to try Prudy's ginger cookies, I have it bookmarked!

Laura... and the boys said...

Those all look so yummy! I've been wanting to try a good, soft ginger cookie recipe. I'm so excited to try this one!

I also get those 'obsessed days', though I haven't had one in a while and I really need one to get caught up with things!

Carin said...

MMMMMMMMMMmmmmm cookies!

Sara said...

Those cookies look great! I love shortbread cookies too. THey are probably my favorite next to Spritz cookies!

ElizabethandJeff said...

I've been wanting to make the ginger ones. Glad to hear they were so good. Now I'll have to make them.

Manic Mom said...

I love your blog! You are so creative and so talented! I wanted to thank you for your help and thoughtfulness today! I'll have to keep reading older posts... you're inspiring! J-MD

Prudy said...

Those are so beautiful! I love the Halloween stamped cookies. They look positively professional. At first glance, I thought you had dipped store bought cookies! I'm flattered that you liked my recipes, and yes your topping does look gorgeous!

ivoryspring said...

Your cookies look absolutely yummy!!! I love what you did with the Halloween cookies!

Moreau's said...

The cookie monster lives at my house! He really likes the ginger cookies, and, well basically all your cookies! So come on, and share some! You are so talented! Love, Love, Love it!

Cheryl Gillilan said...

Wow, anna they loook delicious! I wish I had some of those peanut butter ones right now. But I'm too lazy to make them and have to clean up the mess.... ugh!

Prudy said...

I had to come back and make sure that you found the cupcake recipe. I think I just had the link up too early!

Micah and Kristine said...

Those look sooo good and the shortbread one's I love how they look!

Kristin Barrus said...

Material Girls is in South Jordan on Redwood and about 106th. No big sign, just before SJ City Hall. Have fun!!!