Sometimes a simple thing can be one of the best things. That is how I feel about the TWD selection for this week. These cookies were plain and simple. Not fancy in anyway which is why after my first batch I did put some red and green candies on top to "liven" them up a little bit. However, don't let their plainness fool you! They definitely passed the cookie test by Grumpy and so these will be cookies that I do make again!
The batch I "dressed up" a bit is part of my package being sent to Maj. David Snow over in Iraq. I had a very special day today as I met Maj. Snow's wife and daughters. Clarkson University has a flag that has been flown in Afghanistan and the Alumni office has given me the flag to send to him to fly from his post.
Robyn and her children are lovely ladies! The young girls were so cute and so friendly - and they loved my kitties Rudy and Chubby! The asked me about Grumpy's horns on the wall and that pleased him to know they asked! He arrived home just as they were leaving so he wasn't able to meet them, but he was smiling when I was telling him about the girls! In the near future I will be doing a round-up of who sent cookies to Maj. Snow so stay tuned!
Above is the flag that is being sent to Maj. Snow pictured with his family.
Randomosity and the Girl. She chose Buttery Jam Cookies on page 80 of Dorie Greenspan's Baking cookbook. Thanks for your choice Heather! You can view the recipe on her blog. To see how other TWD members fared, please visit the TWD blogroll!