Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Dear Blog, I've Missed You, Love Mama

     Tonight, dear friends, I'd like to apologize for neglecting my blog. It has been an amazing summer, full of adventures ( but those will be saved for perhaps another time )
Tonight I'd like to tell you all a story. A story that is dear to my heart, a story you may be able to identify with...here goes...

     One day, there was a Mama...she was kind, full of love and laughter, proud of her kids and her husband, hard-working.  But most of all, she was tired. So very tired.

     You may wonder why this Mama was as tired as she was. You see, this Mama stayed up far too late, doing many different things, for many different reasons. Sometimes she stayed up late because one of her babies was sick and needed an extra cuddle in the rocking chair. Sometimes it was because she needed to just get one more load of laundry done. Other times, because she needed to finish up a project.
     Most often, though, it was because it was quiet. Oh, how she loved the quiet. Time to check emails without a "helper", time to work on making things for other people, time to enjoy just a moment without noise. This night was one of those "quiet" nights and the Mama decided to make cookies...at midnight.

     So, as the last batch comes out of the oven, at 1:40 am, the Mama bids you goodnight, and sweet dreams. May angels dance on your pillows and rub all the knots out of your shoulders as you sleep. May you wake up refreshed and ready to face the day.

     And by the way, the cookies are INCREDIBLE !!

Love Mama

*Recipe for Chocolate Mint Cookies*

Yield: 36 servings
2 2/3 c All-purpose flour
1/2 ts Baking soda
1/4 ts Salt
1/2 c Unsweetened cocoa powder
3/4 c Light brown sugar; packed
2/3 c White sugar
1 c Salted butter; softened
3 lg Eggs
1 ts Pure mint extract
10 oz Mint chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 300-degrees. In a medium bowl combine flour, soda, salt
and cocoa powder. Mix well with a wire whisk and set aside.
In a large bowl blend sugars with an electric mixer at medium speed.
Add butter and beat to form a grainy paste. Scrape sides of bowl, then add
eggs and mint extract. Beat at medium speed until light and fluffy. Add
the flour mixture and chocolate chips, and blend at low speed just until
combined. Do not overmix Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto
ungreased cookie sheets, 1-1/2 inches apart.
Bake for 19-21 minutes. Immediately transfer cookies with a spatula to
a cool, flat surface. Enjoy <3

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