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Did you know that today is National Oatmeal Cookie Day?!!  I didn’t….until this afternoon and HELLO?!  I had to make some Oatmeal Cookies!!!!

And if you hadn’t noticed yet, I really like making cookies and bars with oats.

So go check out some of my other favorite oatmeal recipes!

No Bake Cookies

Granola Bars

Oatmeal Bars

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

Oh Henry Bars

And this is just for your viewing pleasure…a random pic of Rae & Cade

Check out those boots!!

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Thumbprint Cookies and BFFs

I’M BACK!!  YEAH!!  What a long weekend without my computer!  😀

This post is dedicated to friendship.  Particularly to my dearest friend: Kris

I’m not too fond of this pic of me, but I love it that it’s a great pic of us, me and my bestie.

I went on a girlfriends getaway with her and my other dear friend, Cindy, and several other great ladies from CCC.  It was a wonderful weekend of reconnecting and cementing our friendships.  Me, being, well me….I brought Gooey Cinnamon Rolls to share.  Kris, being Kris, brought goody bags for those of us sharing a room.  My goody bag contained dark chocolate, awesome shiny lip gloss, pretty smelling body wash, a cute new drinking glass,  and these adorable socks:

Last week was a very long, difficult week for my bestie.  And well, since she’s my bestie, I won’t go into details.  But you can read for yourself on her blog.

And this brings me to today.  She loves, loves, loves Thumbprint Cookies.  So to cheer her up, I made them and drove allllllll the way out to her house in the boonies and surprised her with a bunch of these.

Thumbprint Cookies

  • 1 c butter (no substitutes)
  • 1/2 c powder sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 1/4 c flour
  • 1 c chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Cream butter, powdered sugar, vanilla, salt, and flour.  Mix in pecans.  Roll into balls and push down with thumb.  Bake for 6-8 minutes or until set but not brown.  Fill with favorite frosting.

It was worth it to see her smile and get a hug from her.  That’s what friends do.  Bring a smile.  Lend an ear.  Share a burden.  Wipe a tear (or two or three or 20).  Make them something with butter & powder sugar and flour and pecans and almond flavored frosting.

I love you, Kris!

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No Bake Cookies

Oh, dear friends…I’ve been up to my eyeballs in laundry today.  To say that I was getting behind in this chore would be a gross understatement.  It’s been overflowing every. where.  So I made the decision to stay home and not go anywhere.  The only time I left the house was for after-school carpool.  My efforts have been fruitful!  I’ve knocked out no less than 7 loads today.  I don’t know if I should be proud or just plain embarrassed…hmmm…well….let’s just move on to the recipe!

No Bake Cookies

  • 1/2 c butter
  • 1/2 c milk
  • 2 c sugar
  • 1/2 c cocoa
  • 1/2 c peanut butter
  • 3 c quick oats
  • 1 tsp vanilla

In a large sauce pan, mix butter, milk, sugar, and cocoa.  Bring this to a boil and boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly.  Remove from heat, stir in peanut butter and vanilla.  Add oats, and mix well.  Spread into a 9×13 pan or drop by tablespoons on foil paper.  Let cool and eat!!

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Rice Krispie Treats

It’s been a rough day.  Clarky ended up having a temp this afternoon, too.

Great.

I needed some comfort food.  Rice Krispie Treats.

Soft.  Gooey.  Sweet.  Yummy.  Easy.

Rice Krispie Treats

  • 1/4 c butter
  • 1 package of mini marshmallows (I find that they melt faster)
  • 5 c crispy rice cereal

Spray a 9×13 pan.  In a large sauce pan, heat butter over medium heat .  Add marshmallows and stir constantly until completely melted.  Remove from heat and stir in cereal.  Dump mixture into pan and with greased hands or paper from a stick of butter, press down.  Try not to eat the whole pan 😀

This is my favorite picture….I love the way the top treat droops in the middle.  Soft and gooey…mmmm!

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Cream Cheese Butter Cookies

Cream Cheese. Butter. Cookies. amen.

Oh man, do I love these cookies!  I love making them. cutting them out. baking them. decorating them. eating them.  They are the perfect cookie for all the holidays.  I’ve made them for Christmas, Valentines, Easter, Halloween, birthdays, etc.

Cream Cheese Butter Cookies

  • 1 8oz pkg cream cheese
  • 1 c butter (can use margarine, but really better with butter)
  • 1 tsp almond flavoring
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 c sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3 1/2 c flour

Frosting

  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 2 1/2-3 c powder sugar
  • 3-4 Tbsp milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp almond flavoring
  • food coloring, optional

Cream together cream cheese, butter, flavorings, and sugar.  Add baking powder and flour, making sure dough is thoroughly mixed.  Refrigerate at least a couple of hours or until firm and you are ready to use.  Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Roll out medium sized amounts on floured surface.  Cut into desired shapes.  Bake for 8-10 minutes.  Let cool and then decorate with frosting.

Frosting:  Cream together all ingredients until thoroughly mixed.  Add more powdered sugar if you want a thicker frosting.

The one you probably can’t read says I love Mike 😀

And sometimes our hearts are broken (hopefully not this year, though!!)

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!

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