July 9, 2012 in cookie
I’m an only child – as if that wasn’t painfully obvious by the fact that I write (and I use that term loosely here) a completely me! me! me! blog. But I have a point here. Stay with me.
There are many great things about being an only child but there was always one thing that kept me up at night. The fact that I had to get married if I wanted to have nieces and nephews. Not only did I have to get married, but I needed to marry someone with lots of siblings so that my chance of getting a niece instead of a stinky nephew was better. I don’t lie when I say it kept me up at night. And then I would eventually get tired of obsessing over finding a man with 15 siblings so I would fling myself off the bed, being sure to bang a body part on the nightstand so that I had something to go whine to my parents about.
Well all my obsessing finally paid off and my husband’s brother and his girlfriend recently welcomed a baby girl into their family! A girl! A girl to buy clothes for! Granted, she lives in Virginia but still! A girl!!
I was throwing together a package for her last week when I realized it was time for Secret Recipe Club. I got one of my alltime favorite, favorite, FAVORITE bloggers this month: Amber from Bluebonnets and Brownies. Know why I worship her? Because she has an entire series of recipes using Fritos. Plus she’s just all-around awesome.
I had planned on making her Peach & Southern Comfort Jam because I’m dying to can something this summer but once I started putting together the package for my niece (!!) I decided to make some cookies for her parents. I used Amber’s Levain Bakery Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe and they turned out perfectly. I’ve never actually tried the Levain cookies so I can’t tell you how similar they are but I can tell you that they are fantastic and received a great review from my brother-in-law. I especially loved the walnuts – I always forget how much I love nuts in CC cookies. I need to remember to always include them!
Two years ago: Brown Sugar Bacon Waffles