I hope everyone had a great mother’s day whether it were with their children, moms, step-moms, grandmothers or someone who is like a mother to you. I spent most of my day at home doing basically nada. We are having dinner with my kids at Justin & Kristina’s house.

I read a post on Jylnc’s blog A Cup of Joe with a View about Mother’s Day that really rings true. She said:

“Everyone has a mother, but I know not everyone has a wonderful relationship with their mother. In those cases, celebrate that your mother gave you life. And then, some of us have lost our mother and we can only remember her with love. And finally, there are those who are lucky to have a great relationship with their Mom and she is still living. Make sure you tell her how much you appreciate her being there!”

Click here to read her entire post. Most of us at some point in time have had a not so wonderful relationship with our mom, myself included. BUT we got over our past hurdles and hopefully there are no future ones. I love my mom and like Jylnc states, some day we will lose our mother and we should let her know how much we love her. I say even if you are in turmoil with your mother on this day, you should still let her know you love her. Some people think it is not ok to say I love you if you are in the middle of a disagreement. That is a really sad perception. I hope if you have discontent in your life today, you still tell your mom that you love and apprecitate her. I guarantee (being a mom myself) that your mom loves you with her whole heart and soul.

This afternoon, in between playing scrabble with 3 different buddies on facebook (Thanks Jam, Susie and Tracy) I decided to bake some cookies from Cooking Light. Grumpy and I both need to start being much more careful with our calorie consumption and instead of sending store bought goodies (YES, I do buy them!) I decided it would be healthier to send him cookies made on the lighter side.

from Cooking Light

3/4 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (about 6 3/4 ounces)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
Cooking spray

Preheat oven to 400°.Combine 3/4 cup granulated sugar, brown sugar, and butter in a medium bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla and egg.Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, and salt, stirring well with a whisk. Add flour mixture to butter mixture; beat just until combined. Shape dough into 30 balls.Combine 1/3 cup granulated sugar and 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon in a small shallow dish. Roll balls in sugar mixture, and place 2 inches apart on baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Bake at 400° for 8 minutes or until tops crack. Cool on pans 1 minute. Remove from pans; cool on a wire rack.


  1. says

    I hope you are enjoying Mother’s Day. Thanks for quoting me…you added wise words to my thoughts. The cookies look scrumptious but then all of your recipes look scrumptious!

  2. Anonymous says

    Very expressive words, Shelby, we’ve all had our “ups and downs” with our mothers and our children, but the love endures through all of it. Kathye

  3. says

    Delicious looking cookies!! I actually spend alomst the entire day with my mom: we went to Ikea to return some items and then I cooked for her.I hope you had a nice Mother’s Day!

  4. says

    These cookies are scrumptious! I should give it a try. I should improve myself making cookies, so this recipe is very helpful for me. thanks for sharing.

  5. says

    Wow! Those cookies look fantastic. I can’t think of much nicer words than what Jlync and you wrote to honour mom’s!! Happy Mother’s Day!!

  6. says

    I’m always looking for new cookies’ recipes. I’m glad that I found another one in your blog! These cookies look so decadent!

  7. says

    Hope you Mother’s day with your guys and DIL was a good one!

    You hit it on the nose with your post. As a teenager especially we struggle with our parents, me, my mom but as soon as I moved out I saw beginnings of the light. When I had children it all became clear. My mom loved me, wanted the best for me and did her best by me even when I didn’t know it or like it.

    Sorry about running on….

  8. Anonymous says

    i had never eaten or even seen these before, they looked yummy so i had to make them. just come out of the oven and they are soooo tasty. thanks for recipe!

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