Thursday, December 10, 2009

Because what we all need now is another cookie recipe.

First of all, thank you for all of your prayers and sweet words for Wilber and his family.  It will be a long road and the Mercy Street folks are privileged to walk alongside them.

We have also been incredibly blessed by your response to our fundraising efforts.  A sincere thank you to all who have partnered with us in this ministry.

On another, somewhat vanilla note, this whole month has messed with my blogging mojo. 

Ok, no one really uses the word 'mojo' anymore.  See what I'm saying!

Trey decided we were spending "WAY TOO MUCH" money on our phone service so he switched to another provider whose name I will not mention on this blog.


Since then, our internet has not been faster than lightening like they promised but spotty at best and totally out more often than it should be for all the money...we're...saving.  Oh, wait...

On top of that, my computer has been acting like a spoiled child who's found herself on the naughty list and I got a new phone that I barely know how to place a call on, let alone type anything of length.

Oh, yeah, and it's Christmas which, I don't know about you, tends to get a little nutty around the Hill house.  Not only do all the holiday festivities begin, but basketball and exams don't stop, and I like myself some Christmas cookie making.

The whole thing has made me write terrible run-on sentences like the one above.

It's also made me try some new recipes and now, this is where I share with you.

I made these awesome cookies for our State Championship Six-Man Football Game last weekend where we drove to Moody (middle of no-where), Texas to freeze our tails off as the winds came sweeping off the plains.

And lose.

But the cookies were delightful so we had that going for us.

I don't have pictures but you can just trust me.  They looked good.  Real good.

Chocolate Chip Jillian Michaels Will Make Me Pay for These Cookies (totally made that one up.  If you have a better name for them, please share it with the rest of us.)

1 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 cup dark brown sugar (I used light because I'm a rebel)
2 eggs
2 cups flour (sifted)  (I didn't sift because, again, I'm a rebel.)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups rolled oats
2 3 1/2 ounce cans coconut
1 12 ounce package semi-sweet chocolate chips
about 3/4 cup chopped pecans

Cream butter, sugar.  Add eggs, flour salt and soda.  Add vanilla, oats, coconut, chocolate chips, and pecans.

Bake at 350 for 15 minutes.

Put on stretchy pants.


allthingsjuice said...

You cook like I do - no sifting!

Those cookies look yummy, but I'm stuck on the coconut. Is it coconut MILK? Or shredded coconut? Sweetened or unsweetened?

All I can find in my grocery stuff is coconut milk in a can or sweetened shredded coconut in a bag. Hook a sister up!

Deidra said...

We were seriously snowed in for the past two days. I made eight (!) dozen cookies because cookies are cozy on a snow day when you can't get your teeny-tiny gas saving miniature car out of your driveway while all of the SUVs go zooming by kicking up snow in your eco-friendly windshield. We (just two of us) ate two dozen cookies. And if I could I'd march to the dealership in my stretchy pants to check out a gas guzzlin' machine!

Traci said...

Hannah Anderson has the most stylish stretchy pants- with ribbon work at the bottoms- I bought mine a few years ago, I call them my Thanksgiving pants for obvious stretchy reasons, but they don't look like "stretchy" pants! Let the cookies come as they may.

Anonymous said...

We call these "Cowboy Cookies" - don't know why!

emily said...

Did Trey not learn one thing from mom and dad's vonage experience?? I'm just saying. :)

Bring some of these to CO

Candy said...

Yep! These are Cowboy Cookies as one commenter said-- my favorites! I used to have to leave the nuts out, however, for my non-pecan-eating kids. One of them is the same guy who didn't learn from his parents' Vonage experience as his little sister has already commented!!


Becca said...

you know my stretchy pants are already on :-)

Karin Katherine said...

I'm crazed with the holiday madness too. But not so crazed that I cannot make these cookies, Jillian Michaels and her fantastic abs be darned!

Joyce said...

Well probably the last thing I need is another cookie recipe but I'm sure I'll be trying them...when someone raves about a recipe I feel I must try it. Last week I posted a reicpe for macaroons on my blog and I have to say they might have been the best cookie I ever tasted. I think it was Dec. 7th...definitely a keeper!