It’s cold and snowy here this morning. Perfect weather for a hot cuppa coffee and a few cookies out of the Christmas baking stash.
Not so perfect for our miniature dachshund.
Her mom made her go outside in the snow because she evilly wouldn’t allow her pooch to pee under the front porch overhang, even though there’s no snow there. And because her doggie belly is low, it is now freezing. Dammit. Plus, who moved her blanket out from in front of the heater vent — how dare these people expect to share her heat! (Welcome to my diva doggie, who is old and used to getting her way. Can you tell?)
The Peanut had the day off school yesterday due to icy roads. We spent the whole day baking and covering various parts of the kitchen in flour and colored sprinkles. (Guess which of us was doing what.)
Thus far, we’ve made chocolate fudge brownie bites in mini-muffin tins with cream cheese peppermint frosting and crushed candy cane sprinkles; snickerdoodles; peanut blossoms with chocolate kisses; lemon pecan wafers with lemon glaze; caramel chocolate turtle tartlets; and spiced oatmeal cookies. Still have to make fudge and pecan tassies and a few more, but I’m almost done.
I can’t seem to find my recipe for pumpkin spice cookies. The 3×5 card has disappeared, and I haven’t been able to find a similar recipe online either.
It’s a bummer, because this one was a recipe I picked up years ago from a colleague who brought some to the courthouse. They were that sort of yummy, moist pumpkin cookie that mounds up because the batter is thick and stays that way as it bakes — so you have to flatten it out a little, otherwise when you frost them they look like a miniature pumpkin version of Kilimanjaro.
Inside were bits of walnuts and dates — I never used the raisins because they get weirdly squishy in the cookies, ick — and they were frosted with the yummiest caramel frosting ever, a sort of cross between caramel and cream cheese icing. It was glorious.
Alas, I have lost my recipe for them. If you happen to have a similar cookie recipe, I’d love it.
Other than that, we’ve watched the first viewing of the Alaistir Sim version of Scrooge and the Muppet Christmas Carol already. It’s a beautiful snowy wonderland outside this morning, and I’m sitting warm in my cozy chair just being grateful this morning.
How’s your day? You been doing any baking — whatcha making? Something made you laugh lately? Do tell. Pull up a chair…
PS — Bob Geiger has the Saturday toons up. Bwahahahahaha…