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Thursday, August 19, 2010


FRIDAY is the last day of this fabulous and generous giveaway from CSN STORES.
Please click HERE to leave a comment or two or three ON MY GIVEAWAY POST...
There's so many pretty things to choose from....

I did a little baking this week...
MORE Chocolate Chip/Pecan/Cranberry
It's always a toss-up around SWEET NOTHINGS kitchen to make
CRISPY or SOFT cookies...which should it be??

I'm weighing that question....very carefully..

every single thing I've tried from them has turned out so good. It's such a pretty book, I just wanted to use it in my photos...:)
THESE cookies didn't come from a recipe in this book but the cookbook sure has some great recipes..
NOPE...I will admit to YOU...because I LOVE YA....
....i just added all the extras plus a big teaspoon of PURE VANILLA
(I DID tell you once that I am a huge fan of SEMI HOMEMADE....right?)

Just add your favorite things...

cranberries, golden raisins, walnuts, pecans, coconut..ummmmm....

These are on their way to our Sunday night dinner with the
It's PIZZA night !!
woo hooness.....
I am still "weighing" the decision between

#2. LIGHTER AND SOFTER COOKIES (the other batch)
How 'bout YOU ?
...CRISPY .....(MY favorite)
...SOFT....(MR. SWEET'S favorite)

Awwwww.....WHAT THE HECK....I'll jut take

TWO OF EACH, if you please...and an icy cold glass of MILK.


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Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love these cookies! Yum! Never thought of using a cookie mix and adding stuff...great idea. I like mine soft! Big glass of milk and yum!

Kathleen Grace said...

Oh soft please! Can you send some right away:>)?

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I'm a crunchy cookie kinda gal! But, I don't turn down any cookie:@)

Ebie said...

Those cookies look so yummy! I have to have one, please!

Friday Finding Beauty

Kathleen said...

I made oatmeal cookies this week too. They tasted good, but were a bit soggy! I guess it is too humid!
So tonight I sliced up some apples, added cinnamon, sugar, lemon jce and a tiny bit of buttah!, crumbled those soggy oatmeal raisin cookies on top and baked in indiv ramekins. DEEElicious, of course a dollop of vanilla ice cream didn't hurt!
I like all the things you picked in your newest post.
Yesterday dh and I installed 2 hall lights I ordered from CSN.
I am not sure if I am thrilled with them or not. It is always hard to pick something like that without seeing them in person.
But they are up, and that's that.
Let the next owner deal with it...:)
And your cookies look delicious!
Your pecans will be like GOLD, BJ. I checked the prices in Costco yesterday, OUCH!

Lavender Cottage said...

Dark and crisp for me BJ!
Doesn't matter how you make the cookies, the end result looks so good.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Girl I'm glad I came by here...I won't turn my oven on in this heat for nothing...Len can eat bag cookies or maybe you can send him some home made ones ha ha!! Love your scale..Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Shelia said...

Hi BJness! Oh, I'll take a couple of the softies! Yum, these cookies look delicious and you've photographed them beautifully!
Now, it's doing my tiny heart goodness to see you picking up my silly words! ;)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh yummness! I'll have one of each! Thank you so much for your very sweet visit and as I was "catching up" with your post -- I loved revisiting your vinyard tablescape -- such fun.

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Either one, BJ, as long as I get to sit and chat with you over some coffee and those cookies!

claudie said...

Well sweet B.J. if your offering cookies I'll take them any way I can lol
Your pics always look so beautiful. Makes me want to jump right in and sit awhile. Actually I might want to use that cool scale of yours... I've gained a few lbs. this summer : )
Happy Everything.
Love Claudie

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

Oh. My. Goodness. Those cookies look so good! Send them this way!!

sewingseeds4U said...

Okay BJ theat depends. With milk...soft ones. With coffee...bring on the crispies! I'm with you, heck...two of each! Blessings, Patty

JEANNE said...

Hi bj, guess what Beverly did for me? Come over and see. BIG smile.

I love soft cookies best. also lots of stuff added to the recipe. I have not tried the mixes but you could say I am convinced that would be a good thing. Mmmmmm. Home made cookies are my weakness,

No wonder Mr, Sweet loves you so much. You know they say how to reach a man's heart is through his stomach!!!

Love you bunches, Jeanne

Nana's Fun Stuff said...

Oh I'm with Mr. Sweets on this one. Definitely soft :) Cookie mix, homemade... it's all made with love and I'm all about easy :) Have a great weekend!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hello sweet lady...

Mmmm...crispy or soft...I like them both! Hehe! They sure do look yummy! I'm a huge fan of semi-homemade as well! I'll have to give your suggestions for add-ins a try! Thank you for sharing with us! Have a great time at your weekly fellowship meeting, sweet lady!!!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

I go for the soft, chewy ones. Thanks for sharing 'em with us ....yummy!!!

Here's My SnT for the week Hope you can drop by for a visit.

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Oh yes! Both, please!!! ,-)))))

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Add cranberries, golden raisins, walnuts, pecans... To a box mix! Super idea!!!

I've found a Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie mix (Betty Crocker), which is yummmmmmmmy! Even the low Fat version, using Canola Oil instead of the butter. But!!! I sift out the Chocolate Chips, 'cause of the Sat/Fat and 'cause I can't eat chocolate. [Yes, one would think that I'd be a "Twiggie," with all the goooood stuff I can't eat anymore hu? NOT! -le sigh-]

Anyway, I've been thinking of something to add to the mix, to perk it up, in place of the Ch. Chips. Thought of some Lemon Flavoring. But your idea is better!!!!!!!

Thank you!!!!

Seeeee! I can read here, and not just *perish* from seeing all the deeeeeeeelicious goodies, which I can't eat. I can get ideas, for gluten free goodies, which I can eat. :-))))))))))))

Oh and for anyone who is also gluten free diet, Betty Crocker makes Gluten Free Brownie mix and White Cake mix and Chocolate Cake mix, I think. I only get the not-Chocolate stuff, so not sure about the cake. But they do make a Brownie Mix.


The Fajdich Times said...

Darker ones for me. I like the crunch:) They sound and look yummy!

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Hi BJ!

I like to "doll up" boxed mixes too! And these look yummy! Hum, like everyone else, of course I will take two! I like the soft ones and a glass of milk sounds wonderful!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I'll take mine crispy with chocolate chips and nuts...hubby wants his with raisins and walnuts and soft. Either way, nothing beats an oatmeal cookie!

Theresa said...

I love lighter and softer:) chewy! YUMMY! BJ, you always make me hungry!

Enjoy your day! HUGS!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I would have to have two of each, too. Yum!

Plus Size Barbie said...

They look Yummy! Stopping by from SITS to say HI!

Twice as Nice said...

I like them soft and hubby likes them crispy!! They say opposites attract!!

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

May I please have a link to where you got "BUT NOBODY WAS LISTENING!"? Wow! Wow! Wow! I must have a link to that!! Wow!

Oh, I'm referring to your second comment on my post of "We The People."

Wow! Did I say Wow? Yes I did!


Life on the Edge said...

I'd have to go with those soft cookies! Oh my! Such yummy goodness you have there. I am not supposed to have many sweets, but treats like these would not be around long since I would be too tempted to gobble them up! At least I can safely drool over them since I'm in Ohio and you're way far away in Texas.

Life on the Edge

xinex said...

Your cookies looks so good, BJ. I like mine soft..Christine

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Soft and chewy please. ♥
Semi-homemade sounds like a winner to me!

I'm visiting for Finding Beauty. I'd love for you to come by for a visit. ♥

Happy Day,
Stephanie ♥

fiberdoodles said...

BJ thess look so yummy! I love cranberries!! And that scale is just adorable ~ love it ;0)

Holly said...

Oh I am not sure which type of cookie I like best...I think it depend son the cookies. I like my sugar cookies thick and soft and u bacon chocolate chips cookies crispy.