Thursday, September 27, 2012

Vanishing Cookies...And Other Stuff Too!

        I hardly ever share recipes on my blog, but the oatmeal cookies my hubby made yesterday were...well, still are. I didn't eat 'em all....YET! ^_^... soooo good that I felt like I just had to share! And I'll do that in a minute. But first I wanna show you a few other things...A pair of the cutest baby shoes ever!...

       *sigh*....Why couldn't I have had at least one wobble-headed, big foot cute little girl?! ^_^

        Moving on!.....This is the cutest owl pin ever!...

       Can't you almost hear him in a tree at night saying: "Hoooooo!"?!

      Speaking of trees...

      I saw this foggy photo of the blue moon next to this tree and it looked a lot like the woods after the leaves fall from the trees. Hubby says it looks spooky to him, but I just love the photography aspects of it, with the fog, the bare tree and an almost glowing Fall moon.

      And I loved this print too...

       If you've followed my blog for a while, no explanation is necessary...I miss my entertaining little hummingbirds....*sigh*....But they'll be back next Spring! :-) They've all flown the coup, so to speak...

        These cute little cards are gonna fly the coup soon too! :-)

     Okay, one more thing to share before I leave you the recipe for the cookies. I just wanted to show you my latest lapel pins. They are flying out of my shop sooooo fast!...

      This one is in the shop now, HERE. And I have about 7 or 8 others I need to photograph and list today. But I have other, more pressing, things on my mind my 'talk' (presentation) I'm giving at my place of worship tonight. I've got to get my raspy throat in order to give it! O_O
      Here are the two pins I finished last...

     The multicolored one is already in the shop too,  HERE, but the white one is part of the custom order I'm working on. Hopefully it'll vanish from the shop soon too! :-))     

     And speaking of vanishing,....see how I made that word fit so nicely?! Huh?....Huh?! ^_^ Here's the recipe for my hubby's cookies....Ahem! By the way, it's not his actual recipe. He got it from the 'Quaker Oats' oatmeal box. ^_^   

Vanishing Oatmeal Raisin Cookies 

1/2 cup (1 stick) plus 6 tbsp. butter, softened
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 & 1/2  cups all-purpose flour {For high altitude increase flour to 1 & 3/4 cups}
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
3 cups Quaker Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
1 cup raisins

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. In large bowl, beat butter and sugars on medium speed of electric mixer until creamy.

2. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well.

3. Add combined flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; mix well.

4. Add oats and raisins; mix well.

5. Drop dough by rounded tablespoons onto ungreased cookie sheets.

6. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to wire rack. Cool completely. Store tightly covered. Makes about 4 dozen cookies.
For Bar Cookies: Bake 30 to 35 minutes in ungreased 13x9-inch metal baking pan.

           So there you go! And they are so good! The vanishing part is because they will vanish quickly after they're made!!! YUM!!! ^_^ . Okay, I'm off to crochet!! Have a good day, Everybody!! {I'm leaving a few of the lyrics of my poem below off...It sounded too sad. :-)}

My Baby Girl

To the little girl
that I never had,
when I think of you
it makes me sad.

All the years
that I missed;
Your little forehead
I could have kissed.

Watching your eyes
when I breast fed;
Reading you stories
when you went to bed.

How the words
would've run like water
off my tongue,
just to call you "daughter"!

Tucking you in,
with your "Teddy Bear";
Changing your diapers,
combing your hair.

Sharing secrets,
when you could talk;
Watching you pull yourself
up to walk.

The first time you
would eat solid food;
Your first baby pictures,
in the nude.

How I now wish
I had not been afraid,
and let all of my
opportunities fade.

I might well have been
a good mother;
And who knows-
You might have had a brother!

I could have walked you to school
on your first day;
You could have learned to cook.
I would have taught you the way.

You could have played with dad
(Too rough for me!)
I could have watched you sing
with dad-off key.

Oh-The many things
I could have taught her,
my little baby girl,
my child-my daughter.

And I'll hold her close
one day.(I just know it!)
But until then,
I'm just a baby girl poet.


  1. Wug....your poem brought tears to my eyes. I never had a daughter either, something I wanted, but never had. I did have sons whom I love dearly and can't imagine life without them. My granddaughter has taken the place of the daughter I never had.
    But, unfortuneately, you don't have any of this. I often wondered how it would feel if I never had children (which was the plan). Now I know...and I'm sorry. :( I know Jehovah will bless you in the new world with MANY children (if you wish)!!

    Okay, enough of that....on to the oatmeal cookies....I LOVE oatmeal cookies and those sound delicious!! I make a mean oatmeal cookie myself but don't dare to do it since I have no self control these days. LOL Enjoy them and think of me when you eat the last one! :) LOL

    I know you'll do great on your talk tonight in spite of the "raspy" voice. I wish I could hear it!

    1. Awwwww! I'm sorry, Bead. I didn't mean to make you cry! I wrote that poem a looooooong time ago. The words are still true, but I'm not as emotional about it as I was when I wrote it. A lot of tears and a lot of bridges have been crossed since then! :-] I'm still on the fence about whether I'm happy I don't have a baby girl now or not, because it would be great to have the love and support, but she would just be here with hubby taking care of me anyway. know how that goes! :-)) But I have many spiritual children! Somehow it all evens out! :-] And as you say, in the new world I'll just populate something the size of Asia with my wobble-head children!!! LOL...By the way, I'm gonna try to get the last of these cookies out of this house as soon as possible before my imaginary wobble-headed children aren't the only things that are wobbling around here! Ha! Ha! I think you know what I mean!! LOL

  2. Deb, the poem is absolutely beautiful. It made me think of a girlfriend who lost a child before she was born and reading the words of your poem to finally understand what she was feeling. A feeling that I have never had to deal with. Now on to those cookies could you pass me one please....LOL.... they look yummy.Your hubby did a great job baking. Enjoy your day. Hugs, Velma

    1. Hi Velma!...And thank you so much for the nice words about the poem. There are about 4 more stanzas that I just couldn't share. It was a bit too personal...and kinda sad. I just laid it out there in that poem...As to the cookies, they are as yummy...if not more they look too! I can't wait to see what he's baking next!! LOL Have a good weekend!

  3. Thank you so much for featuring my greeting cards on your lovely blog. Have a wonderful weekend, Deb! :)

    1. Oh, it was MY pleasure! :-) And YOU have a good weekend too!

  4. What a lovely poem. I bet you would've been a wonderful Mum too.
    Those cookies look amazing. You'll have to eat some for me. I know they are probably all gone by now but hubby could make some more just so you can say you ate one for Jo :D

    1. Thanks for the nice words about the poem, Jo. :-) And yes, those cookies are LONG gone! But telling hubby to make some more is a good idea! ^_^ Will do!


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