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Friday, October 2, 2009

Cherry Drop Cakes And My Daughter's Big Move and a Contest!

We went up to Washington a few days ago to pack up my daughter's family for their move to New Hampshire. This is my granddaughter Jillian playing with the tags on the air mattress.

This is Amelia trying on the sweater I had made for her a while back. Doesn't she look like a little pink lamb! She asked her mom when they get to go to "The Hampster" she meant New Hampshire!

This is Reese playing his dad's guitar.

This is my sweet hubby playing with the kids, they are in their pretend car driving to New Hampshire!

Here's my daughter's family next to their moving truck! We finally fit everything into their truck. My daughter is driving their car with the two girls while Jay has Reese in the big truck!

This is another cookie recipe from my Southern Living Cookie Cookbook. It's funny because this cookbook has no pictures, and I love pictures, and I'm trying the recipes with out them! But I do love to make cookies! These would be a good cookie to make for Christmas with maybe some frosting tinted with the cherry juice. I wanted to use up some cherries that were in the fridge. Those condiments have a way of taking over!

Cherry Drop Cakes

1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1 (3oz pkg) cream cheese
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon almond extract
2 1/2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 (8 1/2 oz) can crushed pineapple, well drained
1/2 cup maraschino cherries, drained and chopped

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a bowl whisk the dry ingredients. Cream the butter, cream cheese and sugar for 3-4 minutes. Add the eggs and the extracts. Blend in the four mixture then the pineapple and cherries.

Drop with a cookie scoop onto cookie sheets. Bake for 12-14 minutes. Remove to cookie cooling racks to cool.

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1 comment:

Nicole said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and offering your words of wisdom! I bet you're a bit sad to see Jennie move so far away, especially with those adorable grandkids! Thank goodness for all this technology!