While searching for a coconut cookie recipe, I realized I already had one that I hadn’t made in years.  They’re great even without the macadamia nuts.  (Did you know macadamia nuts require 300 pounds of pressure to crack?  Which presumably effects the price.)
Cowgirl CookiesMakes 40 small
3/4 cup butter, softened1/4 + 1/8 cup granulated sugar1 1/8 cup brown sugar1 1/2 eggs, room temperature1/2 tsp vanilla extract1 tsp almond extract1 1/2 cups flour3/4 tsp baking soda1/4 + 1/8 tsp salt1 1/2 cups oats3/4 cup coconut (toasted is even better).5 oz white chocolate1.75 oz macadamia nuts1. Combine flour, baking soda, salt, and oats.  Set aside.2. Cream butter and both sugars.  Beat in egg, then add vanilla and almond extracts.  Add the flour mixture, then coconut, white chocolate, and nuts.3. Bake at 350˚F for 10 minutes.  
I added some coconut extract as well!  

While searching for a coconut cookie recipe, I realized I already had one that I hadn’t made in years.  They’re great even without the macadamia nuts.  (Did you know macadamia nuts require 300 pounds of pressure to crack?  Which presumably effects the price.)

Cowgirl Cookies
Makes 40 small

3/4 cup butter, softened
1/4 + 1/8 cup granulated sugar
1 1/8 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 eggs, room temperature
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp almond extract
1 1/2 cups flour
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 + 1/8 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups oats
3/4 cup coconut (toasted is even better)
.5 oz white chocolate
1.75 oz macadamia nuts

1. Combine flour, baking soda, salt, and oats.  Set aside.
2. Cream butter and both sugars.  Beat in egg, then add vanilla and almond extracts.  Add the flour mixture, then coconut, white chocolate, and nuts.
3. Bake at 350˚F for 10 minutes.  

I added some coconut extract as well!  

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This is what George had to put up with while my niece was over.  She also wanted to dress him in the american girl doll clothes, but I said no (I don’t think he would fit in them, anyway…)

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Cocoa Cinnamon Roasted Almonds from Stew or a Story
Mine were not as photogenic, but made up for it taste-wise.  I used dried cranberries, though if I had dried cherries… Mm.

Cocoa Cinnamon Roasted Almonds from Stew or a Story

Mine were not as photogenic, but made up for it taste-wise.  I used dried cranberries, though if I had dried cherries… Mm.

Uhh, yum!  Minus the tomato chunks.While going through old magazines, I found this Baked Potato Pizza.  (The dough recipe is hiding towards the bottom.)

Uhh, yum!  Minus the tomato chunks.
While going through old magazines, I found this Baked Potato Pizza.  
(The dough recipe is hiding towards the bottom.)

Neapolitan Bar / Milk to White Bar / Tangerine Stripes Bar 
(Chocolate Editions)

Finished books!Postage stamps book / Maps book (1, 2, 3) / Moleskine / Art Journal / Patterns book

Finished books!
Postage stamps book / Maps book (1, 2, 3) / Moleskine / Art JournalPatterns book

Just finishing off my patterns book.  On the right are (mostly) imitation washi tapes that I don’t really use. 

Much disappoint.(The chevron pattern didn’t stay put)

Much disappoint.
(The chevron pattern didn’t stay put)

So there’s a black cat at my local shelter named Sirius Black.

I only have coconut in the pantry on occasion, but for years I was baking with reduced fat coconut.  Tip: never buy reduced fat coconut.  It’s dry and barely has any taste!This Trader Joe’s coconut is even better toasted.

I only have coconut in the pantry on occasion, but for years I was baking with reduced fat coconut.  Tip: never buy reduced fat coconut.  It’s dry and barely has any taste!
This Trader Joe’s coconut is even better toasted.

Banana Bread Pancakes.  They have a great banana taste!  I ate them with:- Maple syrup and toasted coconut- Nutella and toasted coconut- Drizzled with nutella (chocolate chip)- Drizzled with peanut butter (chocolate chip)
Recipe from: Pancakes by Adrianna Adarme

Banana Bread Pancakes.  They have a great banana taste!  
I ate them with:
- Maple syrup and toasted coconut
- Nutella and toasted coconut
- Drizzled with nutella (chocolate chip)
- Drizzled with peanut butter (chocolate chip)

Recipe from: Pancakes by Adrianna Adarme

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