Craving some strawberry shortcake, but not in the mood to spend too much time in the kitchen? Well, here’s your answer – the ultimate fusion of strawberries, cream, and biscuits – Martha Stewart’s Strawberry-Shortcake Cookies. Like a scone in cookie form, these are sweet and tender with a crunchy sugared top.
I miss my Friends. That is one of the funniest shows ever, in my opinion. I still catch a re-run every once in a while and just literally laugh out loud. It’s been a while since I’ve seen a truly funny comedy that doesn’t make fun of people or just make you feel dirty. Especially since I was around the same age as the ‘friends’ when they were on, I could really identify with their characters. They were just plain funny.
Making this week’s Tuesdays with Dorie selection from Beth of Supplicious (click for recipe), Chipster-Topped Brownies, made me think of this:
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To wrap up Cookie Week here at Shortbread, I’d like to revisit a few of the cookies I’ve waxed poetic about in the past. If you’re new here, or if you’ve been visiting a while, I’d just like to re-introduce the melt-in your mouth Brown Sugar Pecan Shortbread Cookies, the over-the-top Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies, and the blog-tastic World Peace Cookies. A little something for everyone.
It amazes me how a dog can be sleeping so soundly, snoring and chasing squirrels and catching birds, and as soon as a single chocolate chip drops to the floor, he’s awake and in the kitchen scooping it up. The way their supersonic ears can pick up the sound of a bag of chips being opened from the other side of the house just blows my mind.
Really, I can’t even walk into the kitchen without our dogs being in there under my feet waiting for something to hit the floor. And the fact that I can be a little clumsy works to their advantage. But sometimes I would like them to just STAY ASLEEP so I don’t have to worry about them while I’m trying to concentrate on a recipe.
You know you’re getting old(er) when trends start to reappear from your childhood. Like skinny jeans, legwarmers, and (gasp) shoulder pads. Some say you should only follow a trend once in your lifetime. Sometimes, however, a trend returns with such popularity that eventually you just have to embrace it. Like wide-leg jeans, leggings, and big sunglasses. I remember thinking I would be glad when the capri trend passed – that’s what my mother wore when she was young – and now they are a fixture in fashion.
I am a procrastinator baker. If there is dusting to be done, I bake cookies. Pictures to be hung? I make bread. Toilets to cleaned? I must find a use for those browning bananas.
So this weekend when the floors desperately needed to be swept and mopped, I found myself in the kitchen once again baking up this week’s Tuesday’s with Dorie selection, Coconut Butter Thins.
No, these aren’t oatmeal creme pies! But they look like them, don’t they?
Kate at the clean plate club has a baking group called The Cookie Carnival. She will be posting around the end of every month a round-up of all the bloggers that make a chosen cookie recipe.
I’ll tell you, I’m all for celebrating the cookie! I probably make cookies more than any other dessert, just because they are fun, family friendly, and freezer friendly. So this week I’m going to have my own Cookie Carnival and post cookie recipes all week.