Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Here I Go Again

"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 coo
k 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!


Eileen said...

I've never heard of potato chip cookies, they sound wonderful! And they sound like something my family would really enjoy, but like you, I HATE baking!!
But I'm curious to see how these cookies taste so I'm going to try them this weekend! Thanks so much for posting the recipe!

And how good of you to go back on your 'never again' promise for a worthy cause!

Blessings each day said...

You go, girl...in no time you will be drawn to the kitchen like a magnet and feel the urge to bake, bake, bake (is my hypnotic watch working?)

Unusual recipes are always intriguing, so those cookies look and sound good. Will have to give them a try. hanks for sharing.



need_a_latte_mom said...

MMMMM, they sound really good. I love to bake and I abhore cooking. I think the part I hate more is the getting ready to cook. The deciding WHAT to cook.
Sophia is 11 and if it had been up to me she still would not be mowing but she asked her father. He said "why, sure I will show you how to mow the grass". SHe really did a good job and was very careful.
Have a great day and remember "walk away from the sign up sheet".

Wanda said...

Well Diana my husband would like the cookies probably...sweet and salty! Thank you for all your nice comments...If you make the Coffee Cup Cake...just don't over microwave...it was a fun thing to do with Alivia...Take care and don't over do!

Ginny said...

Those cookies are amazing! I can't believe you shared Grandma's potato chip cookie recipe with your readers and not me. You should really consider typing out all these recipes from my childhood and printing them up for me. That would be the best birthday present ever!!! Even better if you write them out by hand b/c they would be in your handwriting, but typing might be quicker, so I'll settle for that.

Also, these cookies are so good. I ate them a lot growing up. AMAZING.

Diana said...

Thanks Ginger Peach, I will write them all down for you. It will be a good excuse to sit for awhile. Love you!