Thursday, January 5, 2017

Mack is 11 months old!

Ahhhh this post is SO late.  I blame this not on the ONE...or the TWO... but on the THREE stomach viruses we have ALL had since Thanksgiving.  I didn't know it was possible to have 3 different stomach viruses in one month, but I'm no doctor.  Onto cuter things...
Drum roll please.....



Who is that HUGE baby?!!  Mack is the cutest and sweetest 11 month old {plus 2 weeks} baby I've ever met.  I'm not biased at all... He took his first steps at the beginning of the month and is currently toddling everywhere.  He loves to raise his hands when you say touchdown, stick his tongue out, and gets really excited when Tall Tan Man comes home. 

Mack is working on two more teeth to add to his four top and two bottom teeth.  He does not handle teething well so I am not sleeping much these days!  Between all of the stomach bugs Mack discovered the awesomeness of Chick Fil A nuggets and cinnamon rolls.  He is definitely mine ;)  As for taking after Tall Tan Man, Mack is still "long and lean" according to his doctor.  12 month clothes are starting to be a little mid-drifty these days!  :)

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Soft & Chewy Gingerbread Cookies

Hi y'all!  Christmas is ONE week away!!!  Gingerbread cookies have always been a cookie that I could pass on.  Which is pretty incredible because I love almost every form of sugar.  This year I wanted to try one of my favorite cake mix cookie recipes using a gingerbread cake mix.  Now I am sure your are thinking, "there is a gingerbread cake mix?!"  Well, no there isn't.  I thought there would be one with all the holiday baking specials but I was wrong.  Then I spotted this...

My first thought was, that is LAME LESLIE.  Make cookies with a cookie mix...come on, you can do better!!!   But then I read the ingredients which were almost identical to a cake mix and decided to go for it. 

Soft and Chewy Gingerbread Cookies


Betty Crocker Gingerbread Cookie Mix
2 Eggs
1/3 Cup Vegetable Oil
Powder Sugar


1.  Preheat oven to 375 degrees.   
2.  First remove a 1/4 cup of cookie mix and dispose {cookie mix came with too much...mix :) }.  In a mixing bowl combine cake mix, eggs, and oil.  Mix on medium speed for about 30 seconds.  
3.  Using a 2 TBSP cookie scoop, scoop dough onto a plate with powder sugar.

4.  Roll dough in powder sugar and place on cookie sheet.  Bake for 7 - 10 minutes.

Now these are gingerbread cookies I can't say no to.  They go well with my eggs at breakfast... afternoon coffee...  and after dinner dessert... So if you make these I recommend you have people over to eat them! 

Are you doing any Christmas baking?  I still have {these} cinnamon rolls and a bundt cake to make.   :)

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