Bullets and Cookies

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  • Yesterday my plan to sit on my butt and do nothing except knit, watch football, and eat cookies was foiled by my husband spilling a Grande Mocha all over the first decent couch we’ve owned in 16 years of marriage and which cost more than my first and second car COMBINED. Apparently I was a little….umm…..grouchy about it. However, less than 24 hours later, I spilled coffee all over my keyboard. So I sent him an email and invited him to make fun of me. Hopefully that will satisfy that smug bitch, karma.

  • I have knit a whole bunch of hats for the kids in the last few weeks (one of them has a volcano button!), but keep forgetting to take pictures because I am in a hurry to put them under the tree. I shall have postpone my bragging until after Christmas. I know, it’s a crashing disappointment. Try not to let it ruin your holidays.

  • I stayed up until after midnight last night making my annual Mexican Wedding Cake Cookies. I have not decided yet what my position is on sharing.

    Mexican Wedding Cake Cookies

    Cream together:
    1 cup softened (not melted!) butter
    ¾ cup confectioner’s sugar
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    Blend in:
    1 cup chopped nuts (almonds or walnuts)
    2 cups flour

    Shape into ¾” balls. Place ½” apart on greased cookie sheet.

    Bake 25-30 minutes @ 325 degrees, or until barely golden around edges,

    Roll in confectioner’s sugar while still warm.

    Sharing is optional.


    6 Responses to “Bullets and Cookies”

    1. hi kooky Says:

      I’m having a good time trying to imagine what a “volcano button” is! Like, a button literally shaped like a volcano? Or is that a fancy knitting technique? A trick button that shoots “lava?”
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    2. Deb Says:

      Oh, sorry! Yep – a button shaped like a volcano, with smoke and everything. It is very cute and I envision it will last about 3 minutes before the smoke breaks off and hysteria ensues.

      Which is why I bought an extra one.

    3. Happy Elf Mom Says:

      Those are lovely! 🙂
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    4. Helena Says:

      These are my ALL TIME FAVOURITE cookies!!! I used to have them way back when, when I hung out with a family in New Hampshire who made them every Christmas. Every time I spent Christmas with them I’d just think about those cookies, hang out for those cookies to be made, and eat, eat, eat those cookies. When I stopped hanging out with that family, my life in Cookie Heaven ended. UNTIL TODAY.

      Thank you, Deb. You are a Mexican Cookie Angel!!
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    5. Michelle Says:

      I have very fond memories of eating these at my grandmother’s house. They just aren’t the same without real butter. *pout*
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    6. J. Ho. Says:

      oh yum. i don’t even like sweets…well i didn’t before a month ago…but i’ve ALWAYS loved these cookies…they are easy to make, too…i think i’ll make a batch of these fairly soon…
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