Thursday, November 20, 2014

Ladybugs for Londyn

Hello my friends!
WOW!  Such a busy (but fun) time of the year!
Had GREAT FUN baking cookies with my daughter & granddaughter yesterday.  
We used only two different batters ... oatmeal and chocolate chip ... but modified them to create 3 different kinds from each batter.  I will share one of those recipes with you at the end of this post ... White Chocolate, Pecan, Banana Cookies ... so be sure to check it out!

But before that I'd like to share with you a gift set that I was commissioned to do for one of the Managers at the local Bob Evans, for her little granddaughter birthday the end of the month.  The little one's name is LONDYN (isn't that adorable) and they call her LADYBUG ... hence the theme for this collection.  I created her birthday card, tissue box cover, photo frame and an altered canvas.  Have a peek ...


 Grandma Mariea was very happy with the collection which of course made me VERY happy!  It was fun to do and I look forward to hearing back after the birthday party on the 30th.

Now about those cookies ...


1 cup (2 sticks) butter
1 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 banana, mashed
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1 tespoon coarse salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
4 to 8 ounces white chocolate bar, chopped 
(I used white chocolate chips)
1 cup chopped toasted pecans

Preheat oven to 375.
Beat butter and sugars until fluffy.  Add eggs, one at a time, and beat well.  Add vanilla and vanilla.  Add flour, cornstarch, salt and soda.  Mix well.  Add chocolate and pecans,  Mix gently.  Chill dough about an hour (oops didn't do that! lol)
Using a small ice cream scoop, drop dough onto baking sheet.  
Sprinkle with coarse salt.  (oops didn't do that either, just added table salt to recipe, lol)
Bake 10 minutes or until browned on edges
Makes 2 1/2 dozen.

Even after my couple of Oooops ... they still taste really good!
Can you imagine how awesome they would really be if you follow the recipe!  LOL!
Hey!  I was on a roll and who has time for minor details!  LOL!

Anyways it was fun ... cookies are good (scale went UP this a.m. ... drat!)
But best of all ... the time spent together was PRICELESS!
LOVE MY GIRLS!!!  (and my boys too!)

Craft show tomorrow ... I'd better get my ducks in a row!
As always . . .


Joan Fricker said...

The cookies sound yummy. Love this picture of you 3. Was your Mom not able to make it? Beautify birthday gifts too. I am sure she will love it.

Sherrie K. said...

Oh wow, love your projects:) How fun to get to make cookies with your daughter and granddaughters...a day full of fun memories! Super cute picture and thanks for the yummy recipe:) I love to bake and will have to try them out!
Sherrie K

Ellis said...

Looks like you had a lovely time making cookies together! =)
The Ladybug collection is prefect, think she will love it. Where did you get the beautiful sentiment?
Hugs, Elenor

jrmom said...

We had such a GREAT time. And those cookies are the bomb!!! They stay soft with a light banana flavor....mmmmm mmmmm. I bet Londyn will love her lady bugs.

Diane said...

Nothing better then a day spent with loved ones, looks like you had a wonderful time, wish your Mom could of been there, too!! The projects are amazing and so cute for one called "ladybug" colorful and bright, just what a wee one loves!! Cookies look good, too....the season sure is sneaking up onus!!