Saturday, December 17, 2011

Sweet treats

These are reindeer cookies, made by Betsy. Aren't they cute? And easy: Just make the Hershey's kiss peanut butter cookie recipe, roll the dough into balls, flatten them into egg shapes and bake. When they come out of the oven press in M&Ms for eyes and nose and chocolate covered pretzels for the antlers.

Below is a picture of one of the five boxes of assorted cookies made by Molly and sent to relatives. Yummy! Molly also decorated the house while I was at my mom's.

Made by me: nada... zip... zilch.

I'm still working on trying to be happy for the holidays, or at least not too cranky. My mother-in-law breaking her hip last week, precipitating two trips to the Catskills, hasn't helped.

What has helped... cookies. I'll regret it when I make my annual New Year's resolution to lose weight, but nothing says happiness like a peanut butter kiss cookie.

Ernestine Ulmer said it best: Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first.



  1. oooh...yummy!

    Now I'm sorry I didn't birth a Betsy. :(

    It looks like she made all my faves, too. Those are the ones that start with coo and end with kies, eh.

  2. *snort*

    All my favorites, too. I never met a cookie I didn't love.

  3. Made with real reindeer for that authentic flavour...

  4. Absolutely!

    The hardest part is catching them. :)

  5. Um, the only chocolate covered pretzels I know of would make those heads about reindeer sized...

  6. LOL, maybe I should have specified, chocolate-covered MINI-pretzels. Though I guess you could break the bigger ones into pieces...