every year at this time i get bombarded with auction requests for my art.
i love it. i will donate if i can. and i try to a lot. especially if it benefits any school or activity our own kids have been in.
but this year so much has been going on. daughter to college, son in sports without a drivers license until oct. 31, sore arm, getting ready to put our home on the market, need i say more? i’m not complaining. just the truth.
so, this year i decided that i would donate a copy of my cookbook… and fresh out of the oven cookies.
it might not bring in the kind of money that art does, but it is still a donation at least.
and, who doesn’t love cookies. it’s one item your husband and kids will say YES to bidding on.
fresh baked cookies, a box of thin mints, one of my cookbooks and a cute little piece of art with a saying by Julia childs (not pictured). who wouldn’t want to bid on that? i would.
the cute little cookie jar is from pier 1 imports. $10. so awesome.
i used a paint pen from artco to write on the chalkboard area this saying…
SO MANY OF MY SMILES BEGIN WITH YOU… THAT, AND COOKIES TOO!
and if you are interested in my little ol cookbook called “appetizers & desserts. who needs dinner… a girlfriends guide to entertaining”. email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. they are $15 (addl $4 for shipping).
or here’s the recipe…
IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR COOKIE
2 1/4 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 c. packed light brown sugar
1 small pkg vanilla instant pudding (3.4 oz)
1 c. butter, softened
1 tsp. vanilla
2 large eggs
1 sleeve (approx. 16 cookies) of GS Thin Mint cookies, crushed into small pieces
Preheat oven to 375. mix butter until fluffy. add brown sugar. mix. add dry pudding. mix. add vanilla. mix. add eggs, one at a time. mix. combine flour, soda and salt and then add to butter mixture. fold in cookies. refrigerate for 30 minutes. scoop into rough balls with ice cream scoop. place on ungreased baking sheets with about 1″ between cookies. bake 9-11 minutes or until tops are light golden brown. go ahead test one. then let the rest cool. if putting into a cookie jar, let cool for a few hours as they are very moist and will stick together.