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Saturday was our granddaughter Savannah’s sweet sixteen birthday, and in honor of the occasion I invented a new cookie. We took them (well, most of them) to her Sunday, when we up to Kilgore for a little lunch celebration with her. What I did—I do this a lot—is I took a basic recipe and tweaked it a bit—quite a bit this time—and came up with a new cookie. I’m calling these “Savannah Sweets”! Here’s the recipe for anyone who’d like to try them:



1 cup firmly packed brown sugar Savannah Sweets

1/2 cup butter softened

1/2 cup Nutella®

1 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (Milk chocolate chips are good too!)

1 cup flaked coconut

Sugar to roll cookies in prior to baking


Heat oven to 350°F.

Combine brown sugar, butter and Nutella® in bowl. Beat on medium speed until well mixed. Add egg and vanilla; continue beating until well mixed. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Beat at low speed until well mixed. Add chocolate chips and coconut. Beat at low speed (or mix by hand with fork until well mixed.

Shape dough into 1-inch balls; roll in sugar. Place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets; flatten balls in criss-cross pattern with fork dipped in sugar. Bake 8-10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.

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Nothing To Do?

I was up early this morning—long before the sun—and had lots of plans for things to do indoors on this unusually cold day. Saw a new cookie recipe on Facebook I wanted to try, and we’re running low on strawberry, apricot, and blackberry jam, so I need to get some more made while I can still get fruit. Ran into some roadblocks right away though; didn’t have all the ingredients for the cookies, and the store wasn’t going to be open for a while. So, I just stared out the window and waited for the rest of the world to wake up. If you know me, you know that ain’t true. Y’all have a great day!

morning view 11-14-14 2


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TWITA Cookies!

Okay, he’s gone and done it again! Baked a batch of cookies this morning using one of my favorite recipes, turned out another DANG good, knock-yer-socks-off pan-full of heavenly goodies! Read the rest of this entry »

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Foobaw 2013 ~ Diet? What diet?

Foobaw 2013 ~ Day Four!

Diet? What diet?

Day four turned out to be a wash out, and the drive from Moab, Utah to Twin Falls, Idaho was pretty drab after all the fabulous scenery we’d seen on day two and three. It wasn’t bad—it’s all beautiful in its own way—but it just couldn’t compare to the good stuff.

So, anyway, I thought I’d take advantage of this lull in the action to aggravate Bill. Read the rest of this entry »

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I Got Cookies on the Brain!

I tried to stay out of this conversation, but I CAN’T do it! My cousin, Susan, has taken to posting Susie Homemaker tips on FaceBook, and most of them are pretty good. But she went and posted one about Toll House cookies yesterday, and my oven alarm went off! Read the rest of this entry »

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