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Sunday, June 22, 2014

Say WHAAAT...?

Now, I've had COOKIES AND COFFEE all my life...
and there's not a whole lot of things in this world that's any better....

COOKIES ARE ONE OF MY REASONS FOR LIVING


A favorite is GINGERBREAD COOKIES
and a very dear and loved bloggy friend,
MADDY
aka MADELINE,
sent the following recipe to me in 2011 and
THEY ARE SO WONDERFUL.


"Hi BJ,
   Here is my recipe for gingerbread cookies. 
 All of my children, grandchildren and
great grandchildren love them.
♥ ♥ ♥
   1 cup sugar
   1 cup shortening
   2 teaspoons salt
   2 teaspoons soda
   1 teaspoon baking powder
    3 teaspoons ginger
    2 teaspoons cinnamon
    1 teaspoon allspice.
    2/3 cup buttermilk
    1 cup molasses (dark)
    4 1/2 cups all purpose flour
      In large mixing bowl mix all ingredients except flour.  Gradually add flour to mixture.
Chill dough ( I do mine overnight) .  Roll dough on floured surface1/8 inch thick. Cut
with cookie cutters.  Place on ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake at 375 degrees for 8 to l0
minutes ( I do mine 8 minutes.) Cool 2 minutes on cookie sheet.
    Have a blessed Sunday.  Happy baking.
                        Sincerely, Madeline

THANK YOU AGAIN, MADDY.

I also love ORANGE COOKIES...

actually, I am trying hard to remember if there's EVER been a cookie I didn't like...

These are made with the fabulous Orange Cake Mix and
right here's the recipe.


I made a powdered sugar, cream cheese and orange juice icing for mine.

I'm not a fan of powdered sugar icings but with cream cheese and orange juice, it kept it from being too sweet.



PRALINE COOKIES
will make ya wanna slap your pappy, they are so good.

If you like praline candy, you are bound to like these little Southern gems...

Click right here
for the Southern Living Magazine Recipe.

Another great blogging buddy,
VEE,
told me how to make
VEE'S MOLASSES COOKIES 


I found out later that I made mine too thick...
the next batch were quite a bit thinner and just
delicious.




AND...never rule out COOKIE MIXES...

These chocolate chip cookies from a mix,
with VANILLA...
a touch of CINNAMON...
and a GENEROUS amount of PECANS added,
were just delicious...especially when they came right out of the oven
and a big glass of icy cold milk awaited....:)

 ..








 I've never met a coffee  I didn't like except CHICKORY....

WAAAY too bitter.

Coffee and Cookies go together like Peanut Butter and Jelly

 and coffee, to ME, taste BEST in a
COOL CUP....

Another sweet blogger, AUDREY,  gifted  me with these vintage
FIRE KING
cups that I love to the moon
 and back.

OK...the whole point of this  SWEET  SWEET  SWEET post
IS.....


A COOKIE ICING made with COFFEE MATE...
whaaaat ?????

Walmart is SUPPOSED to be selling this patriotic NESTLE COFFEE MATE container
until July 4th
but.....I haven't been able to locate one yet..

I would love to have one to put flowers in for the 4th....
but, then again,
I can find SOMEthing around Sweet Nothings to use for a cute vase.

I AM going to make cookies with Coffee Mate Icing very, VERY soon....:)
and, I hope you will go over and meet SARAH, the maker of those awesome cookies above.

Sarah is the mother of NINE (9) CHILDREN...
How awesome is that !!!
big ole HIGH FIVE, SARAH..!! :)

27 comments:

  1. Hello BJ, your cookies all look delicious. And now I wish I had some here to eat.. The coffee mate cookie icing sounds interesting.. Thanks for sharing the links for the recipes. Have a happy week!

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  2. If I make all these delicious recipes . . . and eat them . . . someone is gonna have to roll me down the hall, out to the car to haul me into emergency with a tummy ache. I'll try one recipe at a time. Thank you for all the delicious!

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  3. Won't you pass the plate of molasses? These all look delicious, but I'm most taken with Ludwig's black/white coffee mug!
    (Most all my coffee mugs have a story behind them, but in this case I'm going to throw caution to the wind and consult Mr. Google.)

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  4. I'll have one of each please! I haven't noticed that Coffee Mate jar at my Walmart either, but I love the red, white and blue:@)

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  5. you're just a terrible person. (kidding!) :)

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  6. I love all of the cookies you mentioned! :-)

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  7. I made some bars this weekend that required a glaze. I used half n' half, but a flavored creamer would have made it very special. Thanks for the sweet mention. = D

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  8. cookies with real ginger are the best

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  9. Yummy post. I love the molasses jar as a vase. (with a French accent. LOL) Brings back memories. My mother always had a jar in the fridge. Daddy used it as a sauce. can't remember on what now. As always pics are great. I used to eat those wafer cookies too! Great post.
    Have a great week,
    Sherry

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  10. Well, I prefer tea over coffee, but I LOVE cookies! They all look scrumptious!

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  11. All the cookies look tasty, but the Pralines are my favorites! Coffee, even in summer, is a real treat for us!

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  12. Coffee and cookies, one of my favorite treats!

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  13. I'm going to bake cookies for our July 4th party. I think I'll give those praline cookies a try!

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  14. Hi BJ,

    My daughter brought me homemade oatmeal raisin cookies (my favs) for my May birthday. What a great gift idea.

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  15. OH COOKIES, I WANT COOKIES:) These sound YUMMY! My daughter uses that creamer and I will share that idea for icing with her! Enjoy your day dear B.J.! Sending HUGS your way!

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  16. Wonderful! I'm so glad this recipe blessed you, BJ! Thanks for featuring me and my yum yum cookie icing!

    Blessings,
    Sarah

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  17. Wow, this post has given me a sweet tooth! Looks like you remodeled on your blog? I like the new look :)

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  18. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I post the questions for the Wednesday Hodgepodge sometime after midnight on Tuesday, then you post your answers on your own blog on Wednesday. After you post come back to my blog and add you link with the other participants. Hope to see you there! It's a nice group : )

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  19. bj thanks for including my gingerbread cookie recipe in this post. All the cookies look delicious and I am sure they are so good. Have a blessed day. Madeline

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  20. I have a weakness for cookies, bj, and all these recipes look so delicious! I make gingerbread cookies every Christmas--I don;t know why i don't amke them other times of the year as I love them so!

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  21. Nice pictures, I love these rich cookies!

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  22. I love cookies, too, bj, and now you have me wanting to whip up a batch of each of those that you pictured. xo

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  23. Hi again. I am coming from Blue Monday. The cookies looked yummy!

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  24. Ooooh....cookies! Yum! I knew I was heading over here so I sliced a piece of moist banana bread with milk chocolate chips added on top before baking! I wish I could share some with you. Your post is calorie free too right? HaHaHa! Great share. Enjoy the week and Happy Blue Monday.

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  25. Yummy post...I could eat one of those cookies right now.

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  26. These cookies sound wonderful.
    ~Adrienne~

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  27. What a sweet post - haha. All my American friends are so good at baking, your cookies look fabulous. I would like to think Nestle will send you a special July 4th jar of their coffee mate for the mention :) You should send them a copy of your post :)
    Have a lovely week
    Wren x

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Thanks so much for visiting and commenting.
xo bj