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I have worn many labels (Not in any particular order): Catholic, Wife, Mom,Gramma, Doctor, Major, Soccer Mom, Military Wife, Professor, Fellow.

All of these filter my views of the world. I hope that like St. Monica, I can through prayer, words and example, lead my children and others to Faith.
"The important thing is that we do not let a single day go by in vain without putting it to good use for eternity"--Blessed Franz J├Ągerst├Ątter

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

If you are looking for a family friendly cookie...

I have been busy lately. Researching. Thinking. Analyzing. Writing. Praying. More Praying. More Praying. Not blogging.

But life is slowing down a bit and I need to come back to the spot where I blog and smile and just chat. So I have to share one of my favorite Christmas cookies. These are called Santa's surprise cookies. They are a peanut butter cookie wrapped around a mini Snickers candy. After baking you drizzle melted Dove milk chocolates on top. For the peanut butter chocolate fans in your home, these are a taste of Heaven. The recipe is here.

These are also great cookies to make with kids because they can be made assembly line fashion and there is a job for everyone. You make the dough and refrigerate it. Once it is firm (about 2-3 hours) someone needs to form it in to 1 Tablespoon size balls. Next someone flattens these balls and wraps them around a mini Snickers. It is helpful to have someone designated to unwrap the mini Snickers, but it needs to be someone who can be trusted to not eat them once they are unwrapped. Bake the cookies and cool. Drizzle with the melted Dove chocolates. Enjoy!