I just finished wrapping the last of my gifts for the year. They are all under the tree. Yes, I am feeling smug about this.
I’ve been making cookies too. I made Cream Cheese Cutouts that I found at Turtleheart Cove. This were great but I needed to get new baking powder. They turned out more like cream cheese crackers than cookies. Now that I think about it I’m pretty sure that I have only bought baking powder once in my life. I think these will be even better with powder that actually gives some lift.
I also made Chocolate Chili Cookies from Under the Pesto Nut Tree. These are amazing. There are so many chocolate chips that when I made the dough into balls it looked like a mass of chocolate chips with a bit of cookie dough holding it all together. My kind of cookies. I’ve told people about this recipe and they seem scared but trust me they are wonderful!
I’m off now to make more cookies. I don’t know what I’m going to do with it all. I don’t need to be eating it since I have that strapless dress to fit into soon.
Update on the mighty Macaw-hunting pointer from a few posts ago:
He did live through Thursday night. I saw him Friday and he was doing better. He has massive infections in his legs, cause unknown. I was sitting on the floor with him on Friday to give him fluids and the macaw wanted to come back out. I told her she had to stay put because she obviously gets him all worked up and I put his IV in his pointing leg so he didn’t need to be waving it around.