Well it’s almost 2012 and time to reflect on the last year. I started blogging in the Spring and never really found my momentum. After a few posts I put it aside, got busy with other things, and almost forgot about it.
In the Fall I started to read food blogs and the more I read the more fascinated and inspired I became. The photos were stunning and the food….let’s just say I have been trying WAY too many AMAZING recipes (if you measure by the fit of my pants). Finally at the end of November I decided to resurrect my blog and begin posting regularly. I LOVE IT!!!!!! There is just something about it that I enjoy, maybe it’s because I love to talk about food and this way I can talk and I don’t notice if no one is listening (because I can’t see eye’s begin to glaze and hear MOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMM like I do at home). I can imagine that someone has stopped by for coffee, muffins, and to share recipes.
Whatever it is I am going to continue in 2012.
Since my blog is so new there are only a few recipes on it but these are 3 of my (and my family’s) favorites:
One of my favorite muffins. Chocolate and peanut butter, what’s not to like.
Cinnamon ‘Snickerdoodle’ Bar Cookies
The pan of these disappeared in a minute and the family is begging for more.
Chocolate Chip Dainties
A family favorite from the cookie tray. I am always surprised by how yummy this cookie is when I make it at Christmas. Don’t know why I only make it at Christmas
Enjoy a wonderful New Year!!!! May it be filled with Sweet Mornings!!!
I must confess, I have a cookie addiction. I cannot get enough cookies. Every time I make a batch I want more! I am constantly searching out new recipes and new types. That is why I LOVE December because I can feed my addiction and pass it off as making cookies for the holidays and no one notices how many I eat J
I really do not know why these cookies are called Chocolate Chip Dainties but that is what we always called them. My Mom added these to our cookie tray when I was in junior high but then they went on a hiatus for a lot of years, I think it had something to do with no one wanting to dip the chocolate. A few years ago I was going through our recipes and decided to bring them back (my daughters were right age to dip the ends). The cookies are light and buttery with chocolate chips. The cookies are rolled into log shapes and after baking the ends are dipped in melted chocolate chips. The chocolate chips and chocolate dip add the perfect amount of chocolate. The shape adds a nice contrast to the cookie tray too.
Look the cookie tray is really full!!
¾ cup butter plus ¼ cup butter
¾ cup sugar
1 ½ tsp vanilla extract
1 pkg (12 oz) chocolate chips
2 ¼ cups flour
½ tsp salt
Preheat oven to 350.
Cream 3/4 cup butter and sugar until fluffy.
Add egg and vanilla extract.
Mix in flour and salt.
Stir in half package of chocolate chips.
Roll dough into sticks.
Place on parchment paper lined baking sheets.
Bake 10-12 minutes.
When cookies have cooled melt remaining chocolate chips with ¼ cup butter.
Dip ends of cookies in chocolate.
Makes 6 dozen