We have spent some time at home, so I decided to bake some jumbles cookies. Jumbles are a type of drop cookie that you can add all sorts of mix-ins into. If you look online, there are so many different recipes for jumbles cookies, but I used the one from the book, Field Guide to Cookies.
Jumbles are more of a cake-y cookie than a crispy cookie, and they are really easy to make. They aren't overly sweet, so they are really nice with tea.
Would you like to make jumbles, too? Here is the recipe I followed.
What you will need:
2 3/4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 cups light brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 teaspoons orange zest
1 cup sour cream
1 cup chopped pecans
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
First mix the flour, baking soda, and salt in a mixing bowl and set this aside.
In another large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar. Add the eggs, vanilla, and orange zest and mix until everything is combined. Add half of the flour mixture to this and mix on low until everything is combined. Add the sour cream, and mix well. Finally, add the rest of the flour mixture and mix well. Fold the pecans into the dough.
Next, chill the dough for 30 minutes.
Prepare cookie sheets with parchment paper. Drop tablespoon-size amount of dough on to the cookie sheets, approximately 2 inches apart. Bake for 10-12 minutes, and let cool.
Enjoy some cookies!
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
We have been so busy getting ready for the holidays that I forgot to show you some lovely photos that feature my Happy Acorn Wood Pin and my Sleeping Bunny Wood Pin. These photos are by Kaylah from the Dainty Squid blog, and boy, aren't they cute?
I think the Happy Acorn and Sleeping Bunny make such a cute pair, don't you?
You can get your very own Happy Acorn Wood Pin right here or you can get the Sleeping Bunny instead!
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Saturday, December 24, 2011
When Raoul first moved here, we visited Rock City for the holidays! We like Rock City as a neat place to visit, but it is especially neat at Christmastime. The gardens are decorated with so many lights! It is amazing!
I remember it was so cold that day! We bundles up, but it was very windy on the mountain that night. BRRR!
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
My Blythe dolls like to get in the Christmas spirit, too. Here they are celebrating on the fire place. Don't they look cozy?
Harmonie Melodie Petunia really likes Christmas. She was good this year, so I think she will get the pair of shoes she asked for.
Audrey Pumpkin was very good this year, too. In fact, she was so good that she baked us cookies each day in December. We really like her. She gets an extra pressie from Santa.
Sadie, well, let's just say Sadie is no angel. I mean, look at her. She is a mess. Coal again, my poor dear.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Back in 2007 we went to Disneyland! I expected to not enjoy this place, but it was really fun and amazing! I have never really been to a theme park with rides, well, except for teeny ones, but that does not count. I also have never been to Kennywood, the very popular amusement park in Pittsburgh. I also don't know how to swim, so there you go. Anyways, back to Disneyland...
I think Disneyland is the best at Christmas cos there is a parade every minute and they had lots of decorations and great costumes. It is so festive.
I know it looks like a storm is welling up in the background, but it never rained that day. I think it scared some people away that day because there were hardly any long lines and we got to go on so many rides.
Who's been naughty??
I am thrilled to be here at Disneyland! We flew right in and drove straight to the park with Raoul's sister and later met more of his family there. They have season passes to go all the time.
Of course we rode the teacups!
Here is my favorite, Small World. I just love the wreaths and Christmas lights.
Inside was even better! I love Mary Blair.
We had such a fun time, it is really nice to look at these pictures and remember this fun vacation to Disneyland!