Archive for April, 2012

April 22, 2012

Cookie Speak

Want to know why cookies are so great? Because you can respond to almost any situation with a cookie. Need to impress a large group of people? Simple but delicious snickerdoodles. Big fight with your sweetie-poo? Something loaded with peanut butter and  chocolate chips. Need to suck up to your boss? Something involved macadamia nuts and white chocolate will do the trick.

I have this friend. This friend that you may remember from long ago college posts. I am trying to convince her to move to Boston. But sometimes this friend doesn’t answer my text messages. Or my facebook messages. Or my mind vibes. Or my smoke signals.

So I sent her these cookies and got a call within 10 minutes of delivery. Bam.

Yes, they are buttery shortbread. Yes, they have toffee bits in them. Yes, she had to unscramble them.

If this doesn’t quite literally spell out the benefits of being my housemate in Boston…. well then I give up. The cookies speak for themselves.


Toffee Crunch Shortbread Cookies

1 cup of butter (2 sticks)
1/2 cup of confectioner’s sugar
2 cups of flour
1/2 cup toffee bits
milk chocolate for decorating (optional)

Preheat oven to 350F. Beat butter, sugar, and flour together, then stir in toffee bits. Roll into balls and flatten with the bottom of a glass. Bake for approx. 10 minutes or until the bottoms are golden brown. Let cool slightly, and remove carefully to a cooling rack to cool completely.  Decorate with melted milk chocolate if desired.


April 8, 2012

Happy Easter!

There is nothing like Easter to give you an unlimited license to be cute.

We are talking pastel colored, bunnies and baby chicks, little kids in flowery dresses cute.

I love Easter, but I HATE jelly bean.

Just thought you should know.

This guy tried to catch my little chocolate birdies more than once. He’s pretty cute too.

Happy Easter!