My Thanksgiving four-day holiday was great. I got to sleep in late, eat a ton of food, nap and catch up on a stack of things to do. One of the things I wanted to do was get a start on the Christmas cards.
Since last year, Paul and I have been jointly sending Christmas cards. It’s an idea we come up with together and he does the actual mousework (mostly because I can’t draw very well, above). Last year’s was done half-hearted and not much thought was put into it. So we decided this year to have an actual theme and make it look like a movie poster. It’s actually a lot of work and when we see how many cards we send out opposed to what we receive, it doesn’t feel worth it… but the effort can be fun, especially coming up with the idea together. Doesn’t anyone send out Christmas cards anymore??
To get Paul going on our project, I promised to bake him some cookies. I almost threatened to make lemon bars — something he’s throughly against — when he didn’t pick up his pen and start drawing. But when he heard me mention chocolate chip cookies, he went right to work.
The cookies I planned to bake were chocolate chip Amish puff cookies from the drool-worthy blog, Erin Cooks. I’ve had been looking for a recipe for puffy chocolate chip cookies for a while and the photo she took just sold me on the recipe.
Unfortunately the cookies weren’t as puffy as I hoped it would be, but the sugar + cinnamon coating made the cookie a cross between a snickerdoodle and a chocolate chip. Paul didn’t mind and spent the entire time sketching while I was baking. The plan worked perfectly, puffy cookie or not.