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 . . .

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