That we were all supremely disappointed to find out that it was only Wednesday.
That a liquid lunch sounded like just the thing to take the edge off.
Except that it’s generally frowned upon.
The type of week that can only be saved by nearly three sticks of butter.
And a quick count to see just how many hours are left until Friday.
They are the giant, frosted, soft sugar cookies you can find in plastic clamshells at your local grocery store or Wal-Mart. Lofthouse got its start in 1994, and as it gained in popularity, it had added more items to its line, including gingerbread kits.
I found a copycat recipe for the cookies last week and, of course, pinned it to my cookies board on Pinterest.
Monday night, despite a very full day of work, school, CCD, and scouts, the recipe got made. Nick was out of the house for 12 and a half hours. Cookies make things like that better.
The recipe is super simple to make, and I even followed the directions enough to allow for an hour of dough chilling. Truth be told, I usually skip that step.
No patience whatsoever.
Especially with primadonna recipes.
Let alone primadonna people.
The recipe said 24 cookies. I eeked out 22. I also needed to let mine cook for a good 6-8 minutes past the suggested cooking time.
But they were good.
Sweet. Without being too sweet. Big. Almost too big.
Just a few left at home for us.
Which is perfect.
When you want to eat your troubles away or give away a sweet treat just because.
Lofthouse-Style Cookies. You can grab the recipe right here.
March 28, 2012 – Bonus Photo
The strawberries at Costco are nothing short of gorgeous. And cheaper than the grocery store. And the way the kids plow through them, this is a good thing. A very, very good thing.