It’s wintertime in Kansas and with that comes beautiful snow! We haven’t had much of the beautiful white stuff lately, but what we have has been magical. The most recent storm had large clumps of perfectly formed snowflakes almost an inch in diameter.
I have to admit, I went outside and opened my mouth in hopes of catching one of those clusters on the tip of my tongue. Who says we have to dread snow as adults? I think we should still approach it with the reckless abandon of a child. Take snow walks as it is falling. Listen to the quietness as the snow absorbs the sound around us — even in the middle of the city. Look for the redbirds perched in the trees. Make snow angels along the way!
The downside that comes with a large snow is the need to shovel your driveway. Ours is very long and taxing to shovel. A wonderful neighbor has snowblower and cleared our driveway while we were at work. It was such a blessing on a very busy day.
I have been feeling the need to bake lately and this was the perfect reason to make some cookies as thanks for such a wonderful gift. I made oatmeal chocolate chip and peanut butter blossoms.
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip
I’m becoming known for these cookies. I purchase the Betty Crocker oatmeal cookie bag and then add my own chips. I use Ghiradelli milk chocolate and 60% Cacao chips. 1/2 a bag each per bag of cookie mix. I make the cookie dough first and the stir in the chips and bake per the instructions on the bag.
Peanut Butter Blossoms
For these I simply followed the recipe on the bag and placed the Hershey’s Kiss on the cookie immediately after it came out of the oven. YUM!
I ended up making about 4 dozen cookies yesterday so I have been giving them out to friends and family. It’s always a good idea to be an unexpected blessing to someone!