Monday, February 25, 2008

What's In A Name? and Cookies Too!

I don't know what it is about seeing your own name on an object, but somehow it makes it all the more special.

I recently made the baby a small wall hanging with her name on it.


Big brother was just fascinated with the idea. Every time I would make something he would say "What you making me?" So i decided it was time to make him a little something special with his own name on it. He loves it!!


My oldest decided she wanted something for her room, with her name on it, too. So she and I are working on a wall hanging for her room.


A few days ago my daughter had 2 of her friends over. They both know that I love to make cookies (and eat them). When one of them said she hadn't had any homemade cookies for a while, of course I said I would make her some. I wanted something different, but not too different so I went searching the my recipe collection for a new but classic yummy treat.

I settled on this Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe. The cookies were soooo yummy. Somehow crisp on the outside, but soft on the inside. I failed to read the recipe all the way, and didn't realize the recipe called for oatmeal. It just so happened that I had just used the last of it that morning so I left it out (I know they would be oh, so yummy with it!), but they were fantastic without it.


Chocolate Chip Supreme Cookies

1 Cup butter
3/4 Cup firmly packed brown sugar
3/4 Cup Sugar
2 large eggs
1 pkg (3.4 ounce) instant vanilla pudding mix
1 T vanilla extract
2 1/4 Cups all purpose flour
1 T baking soda
1/2 t salt
2 Cups semisweet chocolate morsels
(I didn't use the following ingredients, but they are a part of the original recipe.)
1 1/2 Cups chopped pecans
1 Cup uncooked quick cooking oats
(I added coconut to some of the batter. Very Tasty.)

Beat butter at M speed until creamy. Add sugar beating well. Add eggs beat until blended. Add pudding mix and vanilla beat until well blended.

Combine flour and the next 4 ingredients. Gradually add to butter mixture, beat until blended. Stir in Morsels, pecans, and oats.

Shape dough into 1 1/2 inch balls; place on lightly greased baking sheets, and press to 1 inch thickness.

Bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes (or desired doneness). Remove from oven and cool on wire rack.

Yield: 3 dozen

Fancy That, a few simple letters, your Name can make things so meaningful.
And well what can I say cookies are just FANCY!!



Sandy said...

Fun, fun post! And the cookies sound DELIC!

Cookie baker Lynn said...

Your cookies look wonderful, just the way I like them. Yummm. What a great mom you are, making precious memories for your kids and letting them know how much you love them.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Yum! I copied the recipe. Chocolate chip cookies are my whole families all time fave. ~ Lynn

Thimbleanna said...

Fancy indeed! Love your little embroideries!

Chickenbells said...

Very cute little embroidery indeed...and the cookies are drool worthy!

Back Through Time said...

You are always making some great cookies!! YUM!! Your embroidery work is great!!

Nora Lee said...

I can smell those chocolate chip cookies .... mmmmm!
Thanks for stopping by and visiting.


trishia said...

love the little bonnet girl! I had one like her on my wall when I was a little girl- I loved her... my dad made her for me out of wood cutouts he cut by hand, then painted.
These will be treasures your kids will have forever. how very nice!

Adeline's Shabby Cottage said...

Lovely embroidery! You do great work! Those cookies look delic. I'm copying the recipe too!


Corrine-FBD said...

The wall hanging is SOOO neat!!! I love it! :)

Judy Pevehouse said...

I love your handiwork! You are very talented. Do you sell your creations?

Dayna said...

Wow - the cookies on this site look amazing!

I know what you mean about seeing your name on something. My mother since before I was born worked in machine embroidery (we do corporate apparel). She had my name or initials embroidered on all the clothes I wore until about 1st grade. It was nice since my name is spelled with a Y (hard to find anything at the store with my name preprinted).

I am sure your kids will appreciate these things for a very long time!

Gina said...

Wonderful stuff, just wonderful!!! You've got a lucky family : )

Jeanne said...

Big hugs