Sunday, November 28, 2010

Cookies! Dare to DIY

I love me some cookies.  I'm a grown-up Cookie Monster of sorts.  Of course, I'm better at eating them than I am at baking them... but that's to be expected.

Crazy CookieEater
I have a few cookie recipes to share for this week's Dare to DIY at Newlywoodwards.  One I made (with dubious results) and one Tony made (with delicious results).  And there is one that I didn't even make but sounds yummy.  On to the results...

First, a short story - Tony's mom gave us these awesome McCall's cookbooks (from 1979 - ie, hilarious to read! ).  They have some great recipes, most of which call for ingredients that I'm pretty sure have gone extinct. 

 I tried a cookie recipe from the Book of Merry Eating one - Christmas Logs.  I changed it up a little by using festive sugar, and they look kinda funny - but they taste good!  Frankly I think it's just a recipe for making dough you can now buy in a Pillsbury plastic roll... but still.  I felt domestic.

Christmas Logs

And take a look at this photo from the cookbook - daughter helps mommy in the kitchen! (ie -scary)

Next, Tony made Pumpkin Chocolate Chip cookies- and they are yummmmmy.  They come out the consistency of cake almost, but shaped like cookies.  Can't beat that! 

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

This recipe here  - on AllRecipes.

And as a bonus, here's another from McCall's that sounds good, but no promises! 

I can't wait to see what you other domestic divas contribute this week!

Dare to DIY

ps - I'm going to be doing my first giveaway (a DIY crafty one, made by me, so don't get too excited) on Dec 1 - come back then and enter so I'm not embarrassed by lack of response!   :)


  1. Oh my gosh how crazy is that!? We were both born in Richmond and making our way to PTC! haha

    Well I am quite excited all of a sudden! I know exactly the neighborhood I want to be in but having some issues because we only want to rent for right now!

    Gosh I have so many questions!! Send me an e-mail so I can e-mail you back! haha I will pick your brain!!

  2. Those cookies look great... but oh my. That doll! I would just love to sit down and go through those cookbooks! I love old cookbooks--especially ones from the 40s and 50s that instruct you how to be a "good wife." My, how times have changed!

  3. You magazine pictures made me smile! Your Christmas Log cookies look so cute and good! Isn't it so much fun baking (and eating) cookies! It is a favorite here, too!

  4. The cookies look delicious!! The photo of the logs in process made me giggle....they kinda look like glammed up snakes. ;-) Pumpkin and chocolate together...sounds purely divine. Oh, and "daughter helping in the kitchen" might give me nightmares. LOL

  5. I am a bit jealous of that magazine score... that's coveted stuff right there! (especially those little girl photos!!).

    I love seeing you guys in the kitchen baking! Seriously cute.

    These magazines remind me of an old Good Housekeeping article... I'll email it to you.

    Hope you had a wonderful holiday!

  6. That doll honestly creeps me out. But, way to go with the cookies! 2 different types? Overachievers. I'm a huge fan of the Pillsbury version, so I may have to try those. And, I'm a sucker for anything pumpkin.

    Thanks for joining in this week. I really appreciate it. And, I love your cookie monster face. You are too cute.

  7. I love a good log. And um, Tony? Hows about a batch of those punkin chip cookies making their way up north to my house? I want to eat them while making crazy cookie monster face. rrrraawwrr!

  8. My goodness, those all look so good.


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