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Cookies and a Thanksgiving Wish

***WITH THE U.S .THANKSGIVING COMING UP THIS WEEK, I THOUGHT IT WAS A GOOD TIME TO REBLOG THIS POST FROM A FEW YEARS AGO.***

I THINK IT’S SO IMPORTANT THAT WE TAKE A TIME OUT NOW AND THEN, TO REALLY DWELL ON ALL WE HAVE TO BE THANKFUL FOR IN OUR LIVES.

AND ALSO, TO THINK ABOUT ALL THOSE PEOPLE IN NEED AND TO HELP OUT AS MUCH AS WE CAN.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO MY U.S. FRIENDS AND HAPPY WEEK TO ALL. :<)

VEGGIES, YARNS & TAILS

I’ve been on a bit of a ‘cookie-crave’ lately, don’t know why but I hope it’s not permanent LOL.

For the most part, desserts of any type are one food ‘group’ I can usually resist. Exception: chocolate, of course. But then, that kind of goes without saying, right?    🙂

So, what’s the best answer if the Cookie Monster comes to call LOL!! Make cookies with lots of nutritious ingredients, natch.

These Kid’s Choice Cookies from my cookbook: Not Just for Vegetarians and are chock-full of goodies and lower in sugar than most ‘kitchen sink’ type cookie recipes I’ve tried in the past (recipe to follow at the end of this post). Do let me know if you give this recipe a try!!! 

I made this batch yesterday with dried cranberries instead of the usual raisins, in keeping with the Thanksgiving spirit.

Speaking of Thanksgiving, Joe and I…

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The Many Pluses of Peanut Butter! :<)

Aren’t these yummy looking? Yummy to eat too. 😉 

  peanut butter cookies

Here’s the recipe for the Old-Fashioned Peanut Butter Cookies  shown above.

I’ve made these many times . My mom made these too. They were bliss after school with an ice-cold glass of Mmoooo….

That’s what we called dairy milk. Didn’t everyone? 😉

I’ve always been a peanut butter fan. I love it, especially the natural kind that contains only peanuts. I feel sorry for children who can’t eat this wonderful spread, due to allergies etc. It was a staple when I was a kid. Not the case anymore it seems.

But for those of us without allergy concerns, peanut butter (in moderation, it’s always about moderation isn’t it?) can apparently be good for us (and not just delish) for our  and many other health pluses too. Here’s one of many online articles, re: the benefits of eating peanut butter.

Our feathered friends apparently enjoy peanut butter too. 🙂 

Here’s an article  showing how to make a bird feeder using peanut butter.

Do you enjoy peanut butter?

Any PB recipes that you particularly like? And if you have a link to a good one, do share.

Now I’m off to make a piece of toast with a generous swipe of peanut butter; but this will be with coconut milk! 😉

Photo courtesy of Flickr

Wheat Germ Cookies from King Arthur Flour

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As you can see above Gingerbread Man is weighted down big time with cookies at the moment! 😉 That didn’t last long though, these cookies disappeared fast from his ample belly!

I’m a big fan of wheat germ in all kinds of baking. 

Wheat germ is a concentrated source of iron, B and E vitamins and protein. Also contains several trace minerals. Tastes great too.

What’s not to love? 🙂

I’ve made these Wheat Germ Cookies from the King Arthur flour site many times and they are consistently delish.

And oh so easy to make. The “hit” of nutmeg makes all the difference, don’t leave it out! 

As with most recipes, I did a bit of personal tweaking:

-I toasted the wheat germ slightly, before using.

-Added a 1/2 C. of toasted coconut to the mix.

-I rounded the whole wheat flour to 1 C.

-Cut back on the sugar to 1/2 C.

-Made larger cookies, about 30.

All optional changes  the recipe is good just as given on their site too.

Happy Baking!

October (Yummy) Contest at My Real Life Reviews

This month’s contest at  My Real Life Reviews  is a yummy one!

 The photo above only shows part of the prize package that one lucky winner will win in early November.

Total prize value over $100.

Good luck and Happy Week! 🙂

The Best Gingersnap Cookies

                                                                                                            

This is one of my favorite basic cookie recipes.  The Best Gingersnap Cookies from Not Just for Vegetarians was a recipe that my friend Valerie’s mom shared with me and graciously allowed me to include in my cookbook.

I’ve tasted a lot of gingersnaps over the years and these always come in at #1!  Not too sweet either; just plain good. 😉

                                                                                                                                                                           

See complete recipe on page 2

Cookies and Desserts shown in photo:

 Oatmeal Chocolate Chews, Cranberry Mandarin Christmas Loaf, The Best Gingersnap Cookies, Kid’s Choice Cookies and Easy Chocolate Hazelnut Clusters

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