Thursday, November 4, 2010

RAINY DAYS & SUGAR COOKIES

I really don't like to bake, I don't have much patience for it and I don't like to measure things. Maybe I have been bored or a little cooped up lately, but I have had a craving to bake. The down side to this is that I have been on a diet...well I am always on a diet, but on this one I have sworn off all sweets and I have really been good {other than my Tootsie Roll binge on Halloween}. So truth be told I am baking and then giving it away. The Husband likes his sweets as well, but he is trying to shave a few inches off his waist so he has been substituting yogurt for his desserts. Ugh.
I spotted this very cool pan on the Sur La Table website and I just had to have it. Since I don't bake a lot, I am equally as bad at decorating cakes and cookies. A few sprinkles of colored candies and I am finished. This pan makes little acorns, squashes and pine cones...totally takes away all the confusion of baking something cute.
The pan is not recommended for making anything cake like. It came with a mix for Butter Pecan Bread which was perfect. Any type of quick bread would be great. This time I thought I would crank it up a notch and experiment with cookie dough. Pretty brave for someone as pathetic as me. I just rolled the dough into 3/4" balls and popped them in the pan. Easy as pie, er...cookies.
Aren't they darling? Everyone seemed to like them and I even have a boxful for Papa if I can nab him again. And if I keep up with the baking frenzy, I will have a nice stash in the freezer for the holidays.
I think they go well with a cup of tea. Have you tried the new Lady Grey tea? It sounds delicious and if she is related to Earl, I'm sure it is.

Not much else new in my world. It is getting colder and colder by the day and we rarely see the sun. Rain today. I'm hunting for a new pair of slippers, putting extra blankets on the beds and constantly reminding myself to order a load of firewood. We are supposed to have snow on Saturday...the first snow is always exciting and after that, the forecast is met with a groan. I'm ready to break into the Christmas funds soon, my problem lies in hiding the gifts. My daughters are like hunting dogs when it comes to presents. And then there is the yearly pleading prior to Christmas Day, "If you got the black boots that were on my list, can I please have them now to wear tonight." I have fallen for that many times. I am a complete pushover.

I hope everyone has had a good week and that you have fun plans for the weekend. And I hope we get a little snow to cover up the leaves I haven't raked up! Take care! :-)

108 comments:

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Hi Jane,
Your cookies are great!!! I am going to check out that site. Maybe they have something for Christmas cookies too:) I am going to start my Christmas shopping too. Let the craziness begin!
~Debra
Capers of the vintage vixens

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

I love that cookie tin. Your cookies look SO professional.

Your posts are so charming and warm. It's like having a lovely chat with a friend...which I suppose it is, in a way!

You don't look like a bad cook to me at all...

Pat said...

I would love to have one of those pans! Cute cookies. I'll have to look for the pan. The g'kiddo's would love this.

Happy Weekend, Jane!

sissie said...

Hi Jane,
What cute cookies you've made with your new pan. Delicious looking too and I wouldn't be able to stop at one!

hugs
Sissie

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Those are so cute! So you just used a regular sugar cookie recipe, rolled into balls and the turned out so cute? I love that !

Natasha said...

That is so neat! I wish we had these kinds of brilliant things over here. Oh well, just another thing to add to my shopping list for when I hit your shores next year!

Any chance of sharing your cookie recipe by the way....please!!!! I love American sugar cookies but there are so many variations in the recipes. I would love to find one that I know is tried and true!

Best wishes and happy Friday,
Natasha.
xo

Kerry said...

I don't bake either but that pan is very tempting! If it's any consolation, even though it's meant to be late spring here I've had to turn the heating back on again as we're having a horrible cold and rainy snap. Probably good for baking though. Have a lovely weekend Jane :)

Low Tide High Style said...

Jane what a wonderful idea! I love your little acorn sugar cookies, they are darling! There must be something in the air, because I baked today too, but I love to bake...I think it's the whole cold weather nesting thing!

And I drove my parents crazy each year at Christmas hunting for my gifts!!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Kat :)

April said...

I love how your cookies turned out...really CUTE! I'd gobble them down in a heartbeat!

It's been in the 50's today here in Georgia and I'm FREEZING! Winter hasn't even arrived yet, so I'm in big trouble! Oh, don't even mention all the fallen leaves...our yard looks like a disaster zone! Raking is not my cup of tea. Have a wonderful evening, Jane!

All That Glitters said...

I just love that pan and your super cute cookies!!!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Hi, Janie!

Now those cookies are as cute as can be. I'm afraid I would have eaten ALL of them and not shared. LOL! I'm glad you ventured out and tried the cookie dough. Did you make it, or was it store bought? I tend to go the path of least resistance so store bought sounds tempting to me. ;-)

I can't believe it is going to snow there. We have some rain, but it is still summer here. Where has fall been hiding??? I am so far behind I don't know how I will ever catch up, but I am going to give it the old college try this weekend AFTER the garden club ladies come and case the house. I have to frantically clean tomorrow, and then I think I will be okay to coast for a few days in terms of housework. But there are other things calling my name LOUDLY. I just need sleep! Lots of it. I am sleep deprived. Not sure why, but you know how that is.

Stay warm and toasty and remember me when you are sitting in front of a cozy fire. I will be working that an indentured servant trying to buy his way clear! ;-)

XO,

Sheila :-)

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Rainy days are great for baking jane~I agree. Your cookies look yummy and so cute.

La said...

Do you deliver? These look great and I am sure they are delicious. La

Knitty said...

Oh my, those are cute and tasty looking! I just saw something at Sur la Table that I would like and I think I'll add this to my list and have a few suggestions for what the kids can get me for Christmas.

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hello Jane, oooh your little acorns are adorable! And I'll bet they taste yummy too... I love Lady Grey tea, I buy Twinings decaffeinated and it's become my very favorite!... wish I had some of your little acorns to go with it!... xoxo Julie Marie

Kathleen said...

They look great, Jane! I have the pan from WSonoma , but it is all acorns, I made little muffins in them. But I wonder if it would work with cookie dough. I am going to try!
Thanks for the good wishes. If I go out one day, the next day I am in coughing my brains out. Getting tired of it!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Jane...YOur cookies look wonderful! I love it when they are kind of thick like that. We call those tea cakes. And snow...??? We are bracing for our first freeze tomorrow night, but I am ready!! I LOVE winter! lol Hope you are having a great week!...hugs...Debbie

Sailing Simply said...

Boy am I glad I don't have girls, I would definitely cave in early. LOL! I love those cookies. That is such a cool pan and would have thought it for cake like recipes. Show's how much I know right? I bet those cookies are a big hit, they are just too cute!

Tammy said...

Those are adorable! Why do we always choose to diet at this time of year? My hubby and I are doing the same thing. I have a feeling it's going to get harder and harder.
Come visit my new blog for a Thanksgiving giveaway!
www.beatricebanks.blogspot.com

My Grama's Soul said...

What great little desserts you have made...I love that baking tin.

Also, just had to comment on snow......it is still 92 degrees here in AZ!!!!! UGGGGGGHHHHHHH!! (O:

Hugs,

Jo

koralee said...

These are simply adorable...i love them and now I am going to be on the look out for that pan. xoxoxo Hugs.

~Country Lady~ said...

I love the look of your sugar cookies. I love to cook, and I find that I have a desire to cook more during the cold weather months. I like to experiment more with recipes and try new things!! The cold weather drives me inside so I might as well be productive. You've done a fine job with your baking. I love your new toy that you used!! I think I will start decorating for Christmas this weekend!! We are expecting snow too. I have also begun Christmas shopping. I'm not a last minute person. I enjoyed your post and your cookies....I'd love to share a cup of hot tea and a sugar cookie with you. Blessings.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Those are just the neatest cookies Jane! How can you resist? If I am on a diet I have to just swear off baking.
Oh and I am such a pushover too Jane!
Katie would bug me and bug me just like your girls and I would give in. Now if Addison does it when she gets older I know I won't be able to say no.
Hugs Friend,
(only 4 more weeks until the get together)
And it's nasty cold here too but we are supposed to be about 60 on Saturday.
Cindy

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Those cookies are so cute. I love plain cookies...with tea...and yes, I have tried the Lady Grey and I loved it!...now, I can't find it anywhere!!

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Jane...those are simply PERFECT!! I need to go check out that pan :)

Blessings!
Gail

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Love the cookies in that great tin! We have been in the upper
70's to low 80's until today..supposed to be 28 degrees tommorrow night! What is up with that? We have the nuttiest climate down here and it just drives me crazy!! We have no spring and no fall...summer and winter...that is it! One extreme to the other...however...I do know that your winters are worse...way worse....we never get snow :(

Stay Warm!!

Lou Cinda :)

Liz said...

Those cookies are adorable!!! My SIL gave me a huge Turkey cake pan... I'm thinking that I'm supposed to use it THIS Thanksgiving?! LOL!

~Liz

P.S. If you like Lady Grey... You would LOVE Paris by Harney and Sons!!
I'm just saying! :)

Sarah said...

Jane, these look great! I bought a pan from WS last year to make the acorn shapped little cakes. I've yet to use it. You are inspiring me to pull it out and get baking! ~ sarah

Melanie said...

Those cookies are very cute. I need to be on a diet too. I have gained during this move. Just feed my stress every night and we have been eating out a lot since we just moved. The treadmill and I have a date.

Have fun this weekend. I don't know how you do that snow and dreary every winter. Ugh! I hated it up in CIncy.

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

They look so good! Perfect with a cup of tea. I have a weakness for tootsie rolls too :-)
Blessings,
Marcia

Lindy said...

I have to have that cookie tin. Your cookies are awesome!

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

I adore them, Jane~and I want that pan too!

Paula said...

Love the pan! Maybe you can use it for Thanksgiving this year.

Rettabug said...

Your sugar cookies came out GREAT, Jane & no icing or decoration needed with those pretty patterns! You're making me hungry for some right now.

We're in for our first snow this weekend too. I always LOVE the first flakes....seems so magical. By Feb. not so much. LOL

I would like to know more about your sister, Leslie, that you have pictured on your sidebar. I don't know if you've ever done a post about her but it would be nice to hear her story. I've twice clicked on her photo to see if it takes me to a linked post & was disappointed that I couldn't learn more about her. I hope you will consider it someday, if its not too painful or upsetting to write about it. She's Beautiful!!!

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

Greetings! I enjoyed this post so much! First of all, that pan is just adorable and you are right: no decorating needed, they look perfect as they are. I am not much of a baker either. Here's an idea for you: get those "boxed" breads (blueberry, etc.) that they sell in the cake aisle. I am sure you just have to add an egg and water or something and it would be easy for you, plus look adorable coming out baked in that mold! Also: I laughed about buying gifts for your kids and you wind up giving them out before the holiday even arrives. I do this all the time too! I love my son so much, and I say to him, "see that box, it's for your birthday, but open it now! I want you to see it!" Crazy, I know, but I think YOU know what I mean! ;)
Take care and have a great weekend.
Best regards,
Gloria

Theresa said...

LOVE the cute tins! So festive for this time of the year! I have bought some Christmas presents. My Daughter's birthday is in early December! She would always pick something big for her Birthday and say it would be for Christmas and Birthday KNOWING that I would still buy Christmas for her:)

Enjoy your day and stay warm! HUGS!

Suzann said...

Those cookies look and sound wonderful!!!

Oh the shopping. I'm working on my list, but haven't started. Soon.

The leaves get done here tomorrow - and the gutters.

Karen said...

Love the cookie tin!.. and your photos with teacup and cookies are beautiful.

Donna said...

I tried baking Madelines and they are labor intensive,...or at least I thought so when I made them! Yours remind me of them and are just gorgeous as is your table!! How great to come over for a cup of tea and these!!

Life with L said...

Well, I need this pan! It's so cute. Perfect for Fall baking and they look yummy next to your cup of tea. Linda

Marsha's Mpressions said...

That tin is SO COOL! I can see why it's motivated you to bake. :=) Know what you mean about dieting. Halloween and the cooler weather is not a good thing for watching what you eat.

DeAnna said...

Jane - Your cookies look darling! No one would know that you didn't like to bake. I wish we could sit down and have a cookie (one wouldn't hurt our diets) and some tea together! We are in the same mode, lists, firewood, CHRISTMAS! OH! I get too excited! I'm taking a mini break so that I can make sure I can do it all. See you in a few weeks! Thanks for sharing and all your sweet comments on my little blog - you are dear.

Judy@cutest-little-things said...

I bought a similar Nordicware pan from Williams Sonoma - love it! Adorable little teatime tidbits!

Judy@cutest-little-things

Jeanne said...

Jane

These look adorable and delicious..I love the shapes.
Great purchase..what will you do for Christmas?

Best wishes for a lovely weekend :))

Jeanne xx

shannon i olson said...

that is a beautiful pan, I love it!!! perfect little fall cookies. If you should take to posting a recipe be sure and link on ND Kitchen's holiday treats page! I am a baking junkie I am afraid...love to bake and eat it!

Jennifer | Sweet Simplicity said...

I'm in love with that cookie tray. Those are just so pretty. I could get so creative with that.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I am crazy in love with that tin. Gotta have one! Jane, have you ever seen Bon Bon slippers. I bought a pair last time I was in Chicago at the cutest little shop. Hope this link works: http://stores.homestead.com/GoodyGoody/-strse-Slippers-dsh--Women%27s/Categories.bok

Tricia - A Rosy Note said...

Your cookies look so delicious! I love that pan. I saw something like that at Williams-Sonoma, but didn't get it. I'm not much of a baker either, I'm more of a taste tester ;)

Lori E said...

I think you had to get that pan. Of course. It is fabulous. It is nice that the cookies look so good right out of the pan.
Now wrap them up and give them away. Did you know frozen cookies taste delicious? Never mind.

Heaven's Walk - said...

Ok, Janie....so how in the world can you bake those delicious little cookies and NOT eat any....???? Groan! I'd have the entire pan gone in minutes!!! lol!

xoxo laurie

Brenda Kula said...

You cook more than I do. I drink a protein shake for supper. I have my meal at lunch, when it's just me. I'm trying to lose weight, so no baking. No matter how much you "nesting bloggers" bake "in front" of me! That's not so hard really. I don't like to cook or bake. I'd much rather clean and organize. They sure look pretty though!
Brenda

Kelli said...

Those cookies are ADORABLE! :)
I already started my Christmas shopping. In May. Got a little head start this year. ;)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I am with you on the baking {well, cooking in general}, Jane! Did they have one that would work for Christmas? I think this is really cute and I love the idea of cookies for tea. I'd love to do one for Christmas themed cookies. I'll have to check into it. I had a tootsie roll frenzy myself since Halloween. Thank God,they are all gone now! I finally ate the last two today! ; )

Sherri @ Design2Shine said...

The cookies are SO adorable! They would make great gift packs of little cookies. I want some now with a hot cup of tea. It's reallllly chilly here in Gawga tonight. ;-)

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Dear Jane
Don't worry too much about your raining cold autumn.. we are experiencing the same and it should be spring!! blaah!! hahaha

Your cookies look fab!! and I love all the shapes.... good on hubby for foregoing desert.. I'm a bit of a yoghurt lover too and actually can't have the sweets for the insulin issue... so he can be my comrade in sugar abstinence.. hahahahaha

Hope you have a lovely weekend.. full of SUNSHINE!!! ciao ciao xxx Julie PS hanks so much for your always sweet comments.. that's my sugar intake!! haha

Valerie@chateaualamode.typepad.com said...

Oh those are the cutest cookies ever! I'm going to try that.

Jacqueline said...

These are just the greatest Fall cookies ever. I would love a little handful of them right now. I haven't seen that pan. They are just incredible.

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

wow jane.. those cookies are too cute.. oh my goodness I wouldnt be able to eat them:) just lookin at them with tickle me pink..
love this post and thank you for sharing the pan link..

Jane said...

Hi Jane,
You could have fooled me about not be a baker. The cookies looked very professional and delicious!
I can't believe you said snow was in the forecast! I know it's November but I'm just not ready for snow yet.
Have a great weekend!
Jane

Barb said...

Hi Jane,

Thank you for stopping by. I moved the W.Castle picture over the cabinet and it looks much better.
Trying to catch up on some reading. Has your son set a date for the wedding? The table looked lovely.

I would sleep well under that new duvet too. The purchases at the shed event are to die for. Love them.
Sur la table is a favorite. I could spend every penny there and it could get ugly very fast! Those little cookies are just the right size.

big hugs,
barb

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

The cookies look soooooooo good. Love the pretty shapes too. Love your new pan. I need to start doing some baking, however I would just eat it all. lol That wouldn't be good. Hugs, Marty

podso said...

So did you get your snow today? (saturday). I love the cookies--were they soft more like muffins or harder like a real cookie? So cute!

Thanks for your kind comment on my post!

Enjoy your cold weather--though we're having a cold snap down here in the southeast too!

Pondside said...

I couldn't resist a post with 'sugar cookie' in the title line!
I'm on a diet too and am very pleased to have lost 4 pounds by just cutting portions - nothing drastic.
I'm off to the sur la table site to find that cookie sheet.

Lori said...

OMG those cookies are so cute!! I have seen those pans and never thought about putting cookie dough in them ~ how good would a peanut butter acorn be with a cupatea! Hope you are having a wonderful week-end. xo

Our Back Porch said...

Yummm...and oh-so-cute! Have a lovely weekend, my friend.

Hugs and Blessings,
Rebecca

Lady Katherine said...

Just love these pans! How great they are! The cookies are so wonderful! With a cup of Tea!!!! Thanks for visiting so much, I do love reading your comments,and always wonder what going on in your life! Send me a batch of cookies! lol

Mary said...

Great post Jane........and the cutest cookies ever! Nice pics dear.

Snow, oh now, not already! Actually it's chilly here too today and we will have our first frost/freeze tonight. Like you, we ordered a cord of firewood today - time to start evenings by the hearth - I love it!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

I'll take sugar cookies any day! They are one of my favorites :) I love that pan they make your cookies look so pretty!
XO
kristin

Rebecca said...

Hey Janie Girl....

Now these are SWEET my friend! I would sooo love to bake these.

I don't like to measure either. I guess at almost everything! No wonder everything I cook comes out different every time! hahah

Good thing I measure when I sew. I'd be in BIG trouble if I didn't!

Love to you~

Rebecca

Marla @ Always Nesting said...

Those cookies are adorable!! I also give away most of what I bake. I bake for my Bible study and leftovers go to work with Hubby the next day. If they are here I just can't stop myself. One cookie, two, three, five ...lol.

I actually have a young man that works at my gym, my girls age, that calls himself my quality control guy. I always take him treats and of course because he's young, he has a great metabolism.

Debbie said...

Hi Jane,
Those cookies are just too cute! They look yummy too. I would love to find a pan like that for my sugar cookies. Do they have one for Christmas?
I bought some wine for my son in laws for Christmas today...it has Bo from UofM on the label..the boys will love that!Hopefully I can keep it until the holiday gets here.
Have a nice evening, my friend.
Debbie@houseatthelake

Le Chateau des fleurs by Frenchy said...

LOL I will have to hide the gifts in a taped box in the garage...You are so adorable with your girls. I love Christmas shopping :)
LOVE !!!! The cookies ! This is the sweetest and cutest thing ! You did a great job and i would love some !
Thank you for saying hi :) I like to tie the paper whites with a bow if they start following too. It actually looks pretty.
Hugs and happy Fall day :)

Olive Cooper said...

Jane, how I missed this sweet post I do not know how but this pan is so cute. The little acorns are darling. I bake and try to give it away but I eat the batter...yum. ♥O

NicNacManiac said...

This is a fabulous idea, gotta get me one of these lovely pans!! Your finished cookies look so yummy!!

Bella said...

Hi Jane, Yummy!! Your cookies are so so cute!! Love the no hasselness of them too:-)) I would love to have a pan like that, I have been eyeing one at Bed Bath and Beyond that makes little cakes, I'll have to go back and look it over, thinking of your cookies idea!!! Thanks:-))
We are rainy and gloomy too, at least you have snow to look forward to, the first snow is pure magic:-)) We have a couple months of rain before the snow comes...
Snuggle in and enjoy those cookies:-)
Bella

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

Oh I love that baking pan!! This is right up my non baking alley, they turned out so darn cute!!
Stay cozy and warm.
Londen

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Oh Jane, those cookies look just divine!

Hilary @ Sweet as June said...

CUTE and yummy!!!! ;)

Carolyn said...

WOOOOWWWW! Jane, I love those cookies!!! Oh my goodness, I want that cookie tin!! I will have to go back again and see if you said where you ordered it from!! Those cookies are darling and would be perfect for Thanksgiving for everyone to nibble on after the big dinner!!!

Stay warm! :)
Hugs, Carolyn ~ Cottage Sunshine

Carolyn said...

teeeheee! :) you did mention where you got the pan....i am running over there now!!

thank you, Jane! have a great sunday!

hugs, carolyn ~ cottage sunshine

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

-chuckle- I too, dislike the process of making things in the kitchen. I don't like dealing with many ingredients or measuring or etc. So when I do some baking [husband does all the cooking now! Hooray!] it's not an unmitigated pleasure!!!

I'll never be that SUPER-HAPPY "Nana." whipping up lots of deeeeeelicious goodies in her warm kitchen. >,-)

Oh well... >,-)

Secret Garden Cottage said...

Oh my goodness, Jane... look at all of these comments!! I think your sugar cookies are a big hit with EVERYONE! :)

I have to agree... I LOVE these!! How adorable, and they seem so simple, because there is no decorating involved. These would make a fabulous Christmas gifts, don't you think?! Very sweet, but could I please have mine with a cup of coffee?... hehe!

Have a great day, my friend!

XO,
Jo :)

sharon said...

Your cookies look wonderful, seems to me you should bake more often after all!
Thank you for stopping by so regularly, your kind comments mean a lot to me.
Sharon
My French Country Home

Country Livin' said...

Hi Jane, thanks for taking the time to check out my blog. I am not huge baker either, it has to be easy for me to give it a go. That baking pan of your just looks like fun, I am going to find me one.
thanks for sharing,
Trish xo

Sue said...

Janie, I bake every year at Christmas time, and that is about it! I try to save all the goodies for my holiday gatherings, but more often than not, I end up sneaking them one by one from the tins I've hidden them in... It is a losing battle! These look good and simple. I don't do decorated cookies, at all. Too much time and trouble, IMHO. xo sue

Denise said...

too cute, I love the little pumpkins and acorns. Thanks for entering my giveaway. Hope you're having a great Sunday.
Hugs Denise

Marydon said...

G'day Jane ~ What a delightful treat you have created ... with a cup o'tea, magical moments of peace are around the corner.

Haven't heard from you in ages, do hope all is well.

Have a beautiful week ~
TTFN ~ Marydon

Marydon said...

G'day Jane ~ What a delightful treat you have created ... with a cup o'tea, magical moments of peace are around the corner.

Haven't heard from you in ages, do hope all is well.

Have a beautiful week ~
TTFN ~ Marydon

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Re: My *rant* post. :-)

Dear Jane, I wanted to thank you for the Not-Agreeing-Comment. I love it, that people feel fine with not agreeing, with the view I put forth. It makes for a lot more interest, in Comments chatter. :-)

We are all entitled to our own views and to say them.

Naturally, I love to see the comments, which agree with me. But, more than that, I love to see that Dear Readers are fine with leaving a dissenting opinion too.

Gentle hugs...
And I'm copying this comment and putting it in your comments. Because I never expect people to come back to my blog, and re-read through my blog comments, again. :-)

Susie from Bienvenue said...

How cute! I'm not much of a baker but these sure do put me in the spirit :) Thanks for sharing~

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

Those cookies look divine, especially on a rainy cool day with a cup of tea.

Enjoy your week!

Judy

Mumzie said...

First time I've seen a pan like this and I think it's fantastic! I'm gong to check out the sit myself! Your cookies look devine. Thanks for sharing. Yvonne

Penny said...

Jane, I have to have one of those pans too! Will head on over. Your cookies look beautiful.

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Hello Friend~ ~
What cute cookies you made. I have got to get one of those pans. I was also getting ready to bake this weekend but It seems like I just can't get caught up right now with all I have to do. Too much on my To Do List! Yikes.
Loved your dinner for two post too. Looks so romantic and the new china, Ummmmm, yummy!
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Counting Your Blessings said...

Hi Jane. Those are darling! If only I could be as "pathetic" as you =)

It was good seeing you at Joys sale a couple weeks ago. We'll have to try and get everyone in the area together soon.

Blessings... Polly

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

I have to save shopping for Christmas until the week before, otherwise, I end up giving everything away way before Christmas is here. I love your muffin pan...my grandson peeked over my shoulder while I was reading my post and he said,"those look yummy". Have a great week!

Blue Creek Home said...

I am not much of a baker either, but like you I do get the occasional 'hankering' and it's usually around the holidays. I hope that I won't give in to it because if I bake it, you can bet I will taste it while it is still warm and like you, I have been staying away from sweets.
I am in total withdrawal!
Rhonda

Paula said...

Oh the cookies look delicious! Getting colder here too...and snow, after last year in the mid atlantic, will always be a dirty word:)
Keep baking and stay warm!
hugs,
paula:)

Privet and Holly said...

Hi Jane!
Just got home from
lovely Palm Springs
and this post now has
me in a more fall-ish
frame of mind! It
all sounds sooo cozy
and the cookies are
too cute!
xx Suzanne

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

oh Jane, those cookies are just too cute! I want one of those baking trays. I'm going to go check to see if they still have some of them. Did you use a home made cookie dough? I'd love your recipe. They turned out so pretty. Oh, I am so glad we are not facing a snow yet. I am NOT a cold weather person! laurie

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

How fun these cookies look girl..and I hate baking since I married Len ha ha!! getting colder here on my mountain top also girl and I sure feel it this year in my ole bones...and I always end up giving my girls their Christmas stuff early and then come Christmas they want more stuff DUH!! Hope you have a GREAT week my Dear Jane..hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Debbie said...

Hi Jane....101 comments...goes to show what women like huh? Yummies. That is one adorable tin...they turned out perfect. I am going to try that tea too.

Dana and Daisy said...

Hi Jane. Your cookies look wonderful!

I don't know where I've been. Just busy living I guess!

Much Love, Dana

KarenHarveyCox said...

Hi Jane,
Oh, those cookies are darling, and I love when they have designs. These are wonderful. It's been raining on and off the last couple of days. But here in New England our weather changes so much, even in a day you might see the sun, grey clouds, and rain. We did have a bit of sleet the other night. I imagine Chicago is alot colder than here.

Wishing you a cozy day. You already have a head start with tea and cookies.

Sherry said...

Jane,
I love your cookies!! Your teacup is wonderful too. Very pretty pictures of it all.
Sherry

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

One of those posts you just want to stay and wallow around in because it is so much fun to look at. Lots of detail...That cookie tin is adorable...beautiful.
You are so accomplished at everything you do! Makes me smile!

Andrea said...

I love that cookie tray! So sweet, and somehow, I'm sure the cookies taste even sweeter when shaped like that!

Miss Janice said...

Love the pan from SurLaTable and the cookies look yum yum! I'm trying to watch my diet as well, but the temptations are too much for me. You asked about the ingredients for my Turkey Spice Rub...easy! 2 tsp. each of rosemary, thyme, and sage! Happy Autumn to you:)