It’s been such a busy time for everyone. I hope that you all had a great Christmas. I’ve enjoyed having my two kids home this past week.
I had fun making cookies with my daughter and Tom and our son enjoyed eating them. I won a great recipe book from Jill (thanks again) and everyone got to choose a recipe for us to make. We made butter cookies, brown sugar shortbread, cheesecake pumpkin squares, golden kalacky (peach & blackberry preserve cookies) and double peanut butter fudge that were just great. Below is the recipe for the peanut butter fudge cookies.
1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
¼ cup creamy peanut butter
2 cups all-purpose biscuit baking mix
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ cup granulated sugar
½ teaspoon red colored sugar
½ teaspoon green colored sugar
1. Heat oven to 375.
2. Beat sweetened condensed milk and peanut butter with electric mixer on medium speed in large bowl until smooth. Beat in baking mix and vanilla; stir in peanut butter chips. Set aside.
3. Stir together granulated sugar and colored sugars in small bowl. Shape dough into 1-ince balls; roll in sugar. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet; flatten slightly with bottom of glass.
4. Bake 6 to 8 minutes or until very lightly browned (do not over bake). Cool slightly. Remove to wire rack and cool completely. Store in tightly covered container.
Christmas Eve service was lovely. Afterwards we had take out from Double Dragon (great Chinese food) and started to watch last’s season’s Lost. It’s amazing what I’ve forgotten in a year. It’s a tradition we started since leaving New York. We have take out and watch movies.
The next day after we open our gifts, we enjoyed a big breakfast (scrambled eggs, English muffins, orange juice, bacon, French toast and hash browns). I made one of my family’s favorites (cream cheese chicken) for Christmas dinner. We enjoyed a nice, quiet day together.
My son has a DS and one of the gifts he got was Brain Age. It’s very addictive. I’m not saying what my age is, but I probably need to buy one now to practice. I need lots of practice.
It’s been busy, but very enjoyable this past week. I look around and realize how blessed I am. So thank you Lord, for Tom, my children and the people you’ve placed in my life who love me.
© Nadine Z. 2007