Happy New Year!
Writing is so unbelievably cathartic. I know none but a very select few actually read through these posts, but I’m going to pull out my “Collect $200 and Pass GO” card and maximize the medium I have going here. It’s not you, it’s me.
2011 as a whole was on the rockier side, but I’m indelibly grateful for what I do have in my life. So now that I’ve gotten that out of the way, I can complain scot-free!
But really, I am happy that 2011 finally came to a close and am looking forward to all that the new year will bring. Yes, 2012 just got real.
I took a brief sabbatical from writing, as I was spending a lot of time not only making new content for this blog, but just plum having some FUN. I need to do more of that this year.
My annual holiday bake-a-thon was full steam ahead a few weekends ago. However, instead of creating a single post inclusive of all of the things I made during this year’s bake-a-thon, I’ll create separate posts for each item. It’s an organizational thing (or perhaps OCD) – you can pick which. I hereby commence my backlog of holiday treat posts with the S’mores Cookies I made for my coworkers, Christmas dinner for my mom’s side of the family, some friends. I got the recipe from The Girl Who Ate Everything (my kind of girl!).
I made these twice over Christmas weekend. The first batch came out too thin as I used too little dough to cover the graham crackers. For the second batch, I made fewer but thicker cookies by putting nearly twice the recommended amount of dough on each graham cracker and was much happier with the outcome.
These were a bit to sweet for my taste as I’m not a huge fan of milk chocolate, but I loved the texture of the cookie dough hot out of the oven. They were still chewy a couple days later, but it’s just not the same as when it’s fresh.
I thought of a great tagline, and whipped out the graphic design skill (yes – singular “skill”) to make tags for the cookies. I really love puns, so don’t judge me based the below…
I’ll definitely make these again some time! Any takers??