Wednesday, June 29, 2011

~~WHITE CHOCOLATE and ALMOND COOKIES~~ And Boy Am I Stupid!

~SIMPLY YUMMEEE TREATS~

Early this morning my Miss K and I baked up a big ol' bunch of yummeeee White Chocolate and Almond Cookies for a friend of mine recently diagnosed with breast cancer.  We had such a wonderful
time mixing and baking and
I snapped away like a goofeee 
PROUD Nana!

Well...I accidentally deleted ALL the pictures while tranferring them from my camera to my computer.  Wahhhh...  I'm just SICK! :(  Tomorrow we will bake more JUST so I can retake new pictures!

Anyway...here is a little glimpse of the cookies we packaged up for Miss Becky!  We started off with this:
  ~A SIMPLE PAINTED PINK BOX~
~ADDED A VINTAGE PAPER DOILY TO THE TOP~

This sweet garage sale find was for a package of 80 count 8" paper doilies and they cost me ten cents!  The bonus was they were already gently aged...no "paper-baking" needed!
~PLACED CELLO WRAPPED COOKIES INSIDE~
 ~TOP DECORATED w/ FLOWERS FROM MICHAELS~
(These were a great and inexpensive find!!!!)
~A HEART LOCKET and RAYON RIBBON~

Simple and sweet and not a lot of money!!! 
 ~MY MISS K~

(Shame on you, Nana!  Be MORE CAREFUL!)

The cookie recipe is easy!  I used the one on the back of Nestle's Premier White Morsals (Chips) and substituted almond extract for the vanilla and added 1/2 cup of sliced almonds to the mix.  Easy Peasy!

Here's a fabulous tip for you!

Want your cookies to be super fabulous without totally flattening out while baking?  The recipe I used called for all butter~  If you use half butter and half shortening in your cookie recipe they will be absolutely 2die4 (no pun intended!).  Try it...you'll see!

I'm off to sulk some more.  Ugh!

Love to you...

24 comments:

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

What a sweet gift for your friend. I am sure she is going to love it! I may have to try this recipe...although, I would have to give them away as we are not eating that stuff...I want to, but I can't!

sonya said...

How sweet of you and Miss K to bake these cookies for your friend. They look yummy and the box is gorgeous! I love the paper doilies and what a steal!! The roses are beautiful.
Thanks for sharing with us, gal friend!
Love and hugs,
Sonya

Eclectic Chic Style said...

How incredibly sweet!! Nothing like delicious cookies baked with love and delivered in a sweet pink box!! Love love love it!!!

Bobbi said...

Miss K is adorable and those cookies look great. Sorry about your oops...

NanaDiana said...

I do the same thing with the shortening/butter mix. I use the butter flavored Criso.

I hate when you lose pictures. Your little MissK is just a doll..don't you love that age?

Your presentation box is beautiful, Rebecca...but I wouldn't expect it to be any other way! xo Diana

Theresa said...

Well, I LOVED the pictures! Miss K is too precious and I bet the best helper ever! Have a blessed day dear Rebecca, HUGS!

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

They look delish Rebecca... and just like you, always thinking of others... I know that will brighten her day... Miss K looks adorable as always... xoxo Julie Marie

Jan M said...

The cookies will be such a sweet treat, and your thoughtfulness such a blessing.
Our digital cameras and computers are such wonders when they and us work together! Unfortunately, I am not as smart as they are and feel really dumb a lot, too!
I also have to tell you how much I love listening to Pass It On. Reminds me of summers long ago, sitting around the campfire at church camp. Photographs etched on the heart that can never be deleted!

Nancy said...

What memories you made with Miss K and a gift for a friend to boot.....The box of cookies is beautiful......

I hope you have a wonderful weekend.....

Victorian1885 said...

Well Hello you! Thanks for stopping in to visit my Blog. Your Miss K is growing so fast.. and so pretty! I am sending good thoughts to your dear friend...
Take care and have a great rest of the week.
Hugs,
Wanda

Mariette's Back to Basics said...

Dearest Rebecca,

You certainly know how to present a perfect home-baked gift!

Lots of love and enjoy your Miss K!

Mariette

Kathy Ellen said...

Rebecca, Such a sweet gift of your special cookies for your friend, and the wrappings are just beautiful as always. Miss "K" is just precious!

Love & Blessings to You!

Anonymous said...

I am sure you and Miss K made memories together even without the photos!! What a charming presentation you did to put the cookies in for your friend. I am sure she will be touched by it...
I am so sorry to hear of her illness, though....
Yesterday must have had "bad vives" in the air...I put a tupperware microwave rice cooker in to make rice for dinner, accidently turned it on for too long and totally burned up container, rice and all!!!!! :0(
it is a wonder I did not burn up the kitchen........my house does not smell like cookies now, it smells like burnt chemicals EEEEGH!
P.S. Berch saved the day...he stopped and bought rice in a pouch to cook for dinner....LOL
Hugs, Francy

Marilyn said...

As my Grandma used to say Miss K is a cute as a bugs ear... WTHeck does that mean. Ever see a bugs ear??? It must have been good because my Grandma was kind & gentle & when she said it she always smiled ! !
Have a Happy 4th!!
Marilyn

Ana said...

Hi Ms. Rebecca,
What a yummy, beautiful and thoughtful gift. I know your friend will absolutely love it...I will say a little prayer for her too. Have fun baking some more :-)

Hugs and Kisses,
♥Ana

KatyDidStitches said...

Oh my...Such a pretty (and yummy) gift. You are a blessing to your friend, Rebecca.

I always made flat chocolate chip cookies, too...until I started adding instant pudding mix to the dough. Butterscotch is especially delish...a six-serving box added to the recipe makes nice big fat cookies!

Tell Miss K that I LOVE her nail polish!

Kathy

Anonymous said...

HI REBECCA... DID YOU MAKE ENOUGH FOR YOUR BLOGGERS?? SEND MINE C.O.D WILL BE FINE... HAHA.. VERY PRETTY BOX AND YUMMY LOOKING COOKIES... GONNA HAVE TO TRY THEM... BEEN MISSING YOU FOR A FEW DAYS... MISS K HAS ALL OF YOUR ATTENTION... AND ISN'T THAT GREAT... ENJOY HER.. LOHOMA

Marilyn said...

I thought I was the only one that did dumb stuff with technology! Most of the time I never know what made "IT" happen!

You are teaching that sweet girl how to be a thoughtful and caring friend.♥♫

Dolores said...

What a sweet and beautiful gift for your friend.
The cookies sure look good.
I joined weight watchers 2 weeks ago after your post. As of today, I've lost 6 lbs, I'm thrilled.
Miss k is precious, and so pretty.

Shelia said...

Hi Most Beautiful Rebecca! Oh, what a wonderful gift and your packaging is so pretty! Little Miss K is adorable and growing like a weed!
Thanks for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hello dearest Rebecca!

Oh these cookies look delishious. I will have to try these. How sweet that box is too. What a wonderful, thoughtful, gift. Your miss K is adorable too. Bet you both had such a fun time. Enjoy your weekend!

Love and hugs,
Debbie

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh I feel your pain! Those cookies look delicious.

Happy 4th!

Mariette's Back to Basics said...

Dearest Rebecca,

Your proposal is perfect; look forward to it whenever it is ready.
Have a Happy 4th of July with your loved ones!!!

Lots of love,

Mariette

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I'd have to wrap and tie them quick YUM, It just would not be right to take a gift from a Cancer patient, but they look so good!

Carol

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