"Never say never" is a motto that I always try to live by. It's happened to me too many times. "I'm never going to do that again." and then BAM here I am doing something, again that I do not want to do.
For those of you that have read my past blogs, you will know that I hate to bake. Yes that's right, I hate to bake. I like to eat, just not bake or cook for that matter. So when I saw that our church was in need of extra cookies for our upcoming sandwich sales, a
feeling of dread came over me. There were hardly any people signed up to bake cookies. Crap. I tried walking away from the sign up table. Really I did. Crap. I hate baking! I found myself taking a step backward and picking up the pen. Diana Siebels-3 doz. I wrote. And I was so good, I didn't say "I'm never baking again", so much for motto's.
" Grandma Laverne's Potato Chip Cookies"
Soften 1 lb. of butter
Add a 1/2 of a cup of sugar and one teaspoon of vanilla. Cream together.
Add 2 cups of flour to creamed mixture.
Crush a 1/2 of a cup of potato chips.
Crush a 1/2 of a cup of nuts.
And don't be silly, of coarse I didn't use my husbands dirty hammer! I have my own hammer that I use just for baking!
Only joking folks!
Add potato chips and nuts to the bowl and mix all together.
And here you have the dough all mixed together. This is an easy recipe to mix by hand. Place teaspoonfuls of dough on cookie sheet. You can place them close together, they don't spread very much and flatten slightly with fork.
Bake in a 350 degree oven for 15 to 20 minutes. Don't let them get very brown. These cookies are very buttery, not overly sweet and slightly salty. Very melty in your mouthy!
I truly believe that God has a particular purpose for all of us. I try to keep myself open for a path that may not always be noticeable to me. I just hope that it doesn't involve baking! But now thinking about what Marcy would say, I guess I should feel blessed that I can still use my hands well enough to bake!
I was inspired to write about baking again after seeing Wanda baking her coffee cup cakes (which looked very interestingly good) with her little granddaughter. So thank you Wanda!