Snow Day Cookies

My sister is temporarily staying with us for an undetermined period of time…I wonder how loosely I should use the word "temporarily" when discussing this?  But, it doesn’t matter, because my sister is really cool.  Now, I have someone else in the house to crochet with, cook with, and someone who will bake lots of yummy things for me to eat…I mean for me and the SO to eat, of course.  My sister and I make a good combo when it comes to food.  While I’ve always had a thing for cooking, she’s always had a thing for baking.  Now, I enjoy a good bake fest like any other girl, but she’s in school and has that thing…what’s it called?  Oh yea, "free time."  So, bake away sis! 

Yesterday, it snowed and then iced over, as it tends to do in the South, and I don’t know about you, but snow/ice days always make me think of baking.  After I got off work, we went by the store and picked up ingrediants for chocolate chip cookies – the ones you can make using the recipe on the back of the Nestle Tollhouse chocolate chip bag.  It’s a pretty darn good recipe that I’d forgotten about for awhile, and one my mom used to make them a lot when we were kids.


Now, it seems nowadays, I am usually too tired after work to do much of anything, but funny how a pretty kitchen utensil or tool can help brighten you mood, no?  This (above) is a little Christmas present to myself.  I’ve been wanting a Kitchenaid for forever, but when I saw the one (like this) on Everyday Italian, I knew I had to find the color – it’s that perfect pastel turquoise color I’ve been trying to do in my kitchen and it’s just lovely.  I waited until after Christmas to find it on sale.


The Kitchenaid (I think I need to name her) made the mixing job so much easier than it would have been by hand or even by hand-held mixer.


And, I finally got a baking pan big enough to fit my Silpat…woohoo!


Here are the cookies all baked and ready for munching.


When the baking spree was finally over, I cozied up on the couch in my snuggliest, softest throw, slowly enjoyed my milk and cookies, and then did some relaxing knitting.  Ah, now that’s a nice way to unwind from work.

Any ideas on what I should name my Kitchenaid?

11 thoughts on “Snow Day Cookies”

  1. Those cookies look yummy!!!.
    And don't ya just love those silpats? I don't remember what I ever did without mine :-). Love the color of your Kitchen aid. I have the red one (love red) :-).
    Have a wonderful weekend!!

  2. So nice to stop by and visit. Love your banner,so pretty and romantic. I don't have a Kitchenaide…have told Mr. Silver Bell it's the only thing that plugs in that he's allowed to buy me. The blue color is charming.

  3. for a sec I thought I'm reading about myself 🙂 I give names to almost everything! I have an orange juice maker "Mr.C" 🙂
    Your kitchenaid is stuning! And I'm even bit jealous :)If you have your favourite novel character maybe his/her name would be good for your new "toy"?

  4. name her Gladys……..nobody calls a child Gladys anymore, and it always sounded so domestic to me……maybe because of the nosy neighbor Mrs. Kravitz on Bewitched? Wasn't her first name Gladys?

  5. Hey Diana,
    I love your new KA mixer, the color is awesome. I watch Everyday Italian as well, I love Giada, she is so cute. How can she be so skinny though, all of her food is fattening? Your cookies look yum, enjoy your time with your sis.


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