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Lazy Sunday

It’s still rainy and muggy here in Morgantown so it’s been extra hard for Michael and I to get up and do anything. We did accomplish our trip to the grocery store where we picked up dinner for tonight and tomorrow night. I also picked up a few ingredients to bake this afternoon!

As of right now, we Michael is watching the game while I am busy in the kitchen mixing up the ingredients to make Oreo cookies! I think this is a current craze because all over Pinterest, Oreo-stuffed cookies and cakes are everywhere!

Back in July, Michael and I visited our friend in Washington D.C. We were driving around Georgetown and we stopped at a little convenience store called Wisemiller’s Grocery and Deli. The little store looked so discrete, nothing special but oh, it turned out to be a wonderful place that sells the most amazing cookies. The Oreo cookies at Wisemiller’s were phenomenal. Buttery, doughy and filled with chocolate chips and oreo crumbles.

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I actually had made oreo cookies before, but I wanted to make some today too. I kind of cheated by using Krusteaz sugar cookie mix, but they were still so yummy!

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Oreo Cookies

1 box of sugar cookie mix, I used Krusteaz and followed the directions

1 bag of mini Oreo cookies

Follow the directions on the cookie mix and crush up cookies into the mix!

Bake according to the box directions. Do NOT over bake, you want them to be gooey!

Off to continue being lazy! See ya back here for dinner!

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Post-Surgery Gingersnaps

Well, the shoulder surgery was a success. For those of you who haven’t heard, on Thursday I had arthroscopic outpatient surgery on my right shoulder. I dislocated it about 4 years ago when I was in high school and ever since, it has repeatedly dislocated at random. Pretty painful!
I have been resting for days, icing my shoulder and taking pain meds…not too bad so far!
I’m already bored and tired of sitting around but after I finish my research paper tomorrow, I plan on taking full advantage of being lazy!
Post surgery Me!
My mom ( well, mostly me) had a hankering for some Christmas baking, so we decided to make my great-grandmothers gingersnaps! These cookies were delicious! Crisp on the outside, and chewy in the middle. I think gingersnaps may be my favorite holiday cookie, I love the spicy flavor!
Big Gramma’s Gingersnaps
3/4 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup molasses
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 T ground ginder
1 t ground cinnamon
2 t baking soda
1/2 t salt
1/2 sugar for rolling the cookies
1. Oven at 350 degrees
2. Cream butter and sugar until fluffy
3. Add egg, molasses
4. Combine dry ingredients and slowly incorporate into wet
5. roll the dough into balls and then roll them in the sugar
6. Bake on a sheet pan for 10 minutes. Cool and enjoy.

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