Wednesday, October 8, 2008
This time I baked for CPT Christopher Dalske, you can read a little bit about him here. Considering that he's the unofficial morale officer, I have no doubt these cookies will be distributed to all around him, and I hope he gets a couple for himself too!
So, what did I make? Once again I pulled out that incredible cookbook, Baking from My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan and chose 2 different types of cookies. The first are Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chipsters - which as their name implies has a little bit of everything in them! They turned out perfect - I really enjoyed them and they were pretty simple to make...
For the second cookie, I chose something a little different, and one that I would have probably skipped over time and time again in usual circumstances, but I'm glad I made them - they turned out pretty tasty! They were the Honey Wheat Cookies and their main ingredient, as you can see from the pic below is Wheat Germ. Who in the heck puts wheat germ in a cookie and makes it taste good!?!? Dorie, that's who! The lemon zest really kicked these up. I think I will make them for my dad sometime soon, they are cookies I think he would enjoy! And I might make a slight modification and sprinkle some sugar in the raw on top before baking to give them a little added sweetness, although these are good as they are!
And last but not least, is the card! This time I included a card made by one of my very best friends, Courtney. She, myself and my other best friend Joanne got together one afternoon and had a great time making cards that we then shared with each other. This was Courtney's first time making cards, and she did a GREAT job! I helped her design the card (there was a template we needed to follow for the swap) and then she was off to the races! I loved the final result!
I hope you all have an incredible day! I hope to post again very soon! I just need to sit down on afternoon, write a ton of posts, and then schedule them to post automatically throughout the coming month. Then maybe I will be all caught up! And THAT'S a feeling I don't experience often! Ha!
In closing, thanks Operation Baking Gals for such an awesome event every month and a HUGE Thank You to Chris and those around him for serving our country. May God bless you and keep you in the palm of his hand...