Yeah, I have no idea where it comes from

You remember how surprised we were when Chickadee got her ADD diagnosis? All, “How in the world did THAT happen?” It’s a puzzle, truly. You could’ve knocked me over with the proverbial feather, at the time, and yet…

… yesterday I had a lot of work to get done and so of course by lunchtime I’d wandered into the kitchen and laid waste to about three pounds of butter. Huh.

But, uh, I was totally WORKING, see, because ’tis the season for baking, and I’ve got your holiday cookie recipes right here. I’m a giver. And that’s totally what I meant to do and was completely productive. Or something. Yes. Um. Can I offer you a cookie…?

12 Responses to “Yeah, I have no idea where it comes from”

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    Lucinda December 12, 2013 at 11:33 am #

    Ha ha. I live and die by my lists. The days I don’t have a list, I get NOTHING done but I wander around a whole lot. Case in point. My husband will go to the store with three things on his list and come back with those three things. I will go to the store with three things in my head and come back with a car load of groceries but not the three things I need. Look! Himalayan sea salt! Pretty! So I completely understand the Squirrel! phenomenon. My daughter is the same way. Our catchphrase is “Oh, I got distracted.”

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      Crista December 12, 2013 at 6:36 pm #

      The catchphrase around here is, “Oh, there musta been shiny things.” :)

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    LizD December 12, 2013 at 12:49 pm #

    They look delicious!

    Is it possible to substitute butter or lard for the shortening in the molasses cookies?

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      Mir December 12, 2013 at 2:27 pm #

      I don’t really know. I mean, I’m sure you could, but the consistency is the thing with these cookies, and the consistency comes largely from the use of Crisco. You could try it, I guess! Report back if you do?

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    eileen December 12, 2013 at 2:07 pm #

    I just made the molasses cookies on a whim. Oh, my WORD. My house smells amazing. They are the perfect blend of crispy on the outside, chewy in the middle. Which happens to be the standard to which I hold all good cookies. I actually don’t know whether to thank you or curse you.

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    Carrie December 12, 2013 at 6:36 pm #

    Ha! This is pretty much exactly what is going on in my house right now – my 7 year old snowflake just got an ADHD inattentive diagnosis, and suddenly much of my life struggles became clear to me. And, I am gentler on myself now when I find that I have just made fudge and cooked a gourmet meal in the middle of the day, not recalling the massive work deadline tonight, which I will have to bribe myself into meeting with fudge…

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    c December 12, 2013 at 8:13 pm #

    I think I’m gonna try the molasses cookies with coconut oil… been craving molasses cookies, and I regret reading the comments over there on the other site… can’t unread that remark

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    12tequilas December 13, 2013 at 1:14 pm #

    Just wondering: in the photo? of the chocolate chip cookies? it looks like there’s more than one kind of chip in there…

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    Holly December 14, 2013 at 8:22 pm #

    Thanks for the cookie recipes – I always have great results with your recipes.

    Somehow its mid-December and I have no decorations up, haven’t done any baking and haven’t wrapped a single gift yet. At least I’m done shopping but boy, I am super behind this year!

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    Isabel December 16, 2013 at 7:57 am #

    Made your Chocolate chip cookies last night and they are delicious! Thank you for the recipes! :)

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    Full Spectrum Mama December 16, 2013 at 1:21 pm #

    You ARE a giver – because every time I come over to this here blog i end up with a big smile on my face. Unfortunately will have to eat own cookies, though, from similar weekend “work” project. Love,

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    Heidi December 22, 2013 at 3:53 pm #

    Thinking good thoughts for you and your family. Now … about cookies. I JUST finished making the chocolate cream cheese cookies, and they are amazing. I’d characterize them as grown-up chocolate chip cookies. Made half a batch, since I didn’t know how they’d go over here, and will definitely be making more.

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