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The Great Cookie Experiment Pinterest Edition- Sugar Cookie Bars

The Great Cookie Experiment Pinterest Edition- Sugar Cookie Bars

 

I love sugar cookies.  I love frosted sugar cookies.  I’m not such a big fan of rolling out and cutting out the sugar cookies.  This is why I save sugar cookies for a holiday like Valentine’s Day because a holiday makes the labor more fulfilling.  I don’t really make them any other time of the year.  This recipe, however, changes all of that.  Sugar cookies in bar form!  Make the dough.  Press in the pan.  Bake, frost, and cut in squares!  No cookie cutters!  No rolling pins!   No fuss!  If I want something seasonal, I can just color the frosting and add the sprinkles I like.  No problem!  Completely Delicious, the lovely blog where this pin comes from has a great thing going here!

 

One problem.  One tiny problem.  These sugar cookie bars are also substantial.  They are heavy and thick and rich and super filling.  I cut these generously, and I shouldn’t have.  These were a LOT of cookie, and much smaller little square servings were definitely required.  Friends weren’t finishing the one cookie they got- not because they didn’t like them, but because….wow….this is a LOT of cookie.

 

Serving size aside, I can see turning to this method to get a sugar cookie fix on occasion- especially for a husband who adores sugar cookies and hopes that some neighbor makes us some for Christmas, because I don’t do sugar cookies until Valentine’s Day.  I may try to use my favorite sugar cookie recipe, perhaps using a bigger bar pan to press them thinner.  Either way, sugar cookie bars are a great idea!

Sugar Cookie Bars

 

You can find this recipe here:  http://www.completelydelicious.com/2010/03/sugar-cookie-bars.html

 

Lovely Lotion

As I’ve mentioned before I am a Pintrest addict…despite all the great reasons that I shouldn’t be, like time, I’m hooked.  One of the things I’ve seen a lot lately is a recipe for what is supposed to be the best moisturizing hand lotion ever.  Well…I have to say I tried it and I liiiiike it.

So here’s the recipe I followed (from Patchwork):

8 ounces baby lotion

4 ounces petroleum jelly

4 ounces vitamin E gel

Whip all ingredients together and put into lotion containers.

This works beautifully.  When you first rub it on there’s a moment where it feels just a little greasy and I found myself wondering if I’d made a mistake, but given a minute or two for it to soak in it was lovely.  Good enough that when I pulled the lotion out last night to put on my hands Bunneh batted his eyelashes at me until I rubbed it on his feet too.  Yeah, I’m a sucker for those big hazel eyes.

Next I’m going to try it with a sandlewood cinnamon lotion as the base.

Jana

Off Topic but Cool – Cleaner

So usually we talk food around here, but as I have been introduced to something cool…well…as you are my internet buddies, I have to share.   Within the last little while I have become a total pintrest junkie.  I try to control myself, but there are so many pretty things to look at and so many great ideas.

Recognizing this problem my sister Denny created the pintrest challenge in which we must actually TRY some of the cool things we find on pintresta nd then report on them somewhere.  I tried a few thigns.  I took pictures and I couldn’t figure out where to report on them.  I already have this blog and I have two other blogs which already get neglected.  I am very sure I don’t need yet another one.

Soo…for Denny and the pintrest challenge this week I made stove cleaner.  It’s not the only thing I did, but it’s the one we’ll talk about today.

The idea came from One Good Thing and is a stove cleaner made of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide.  Somehow I’ve been living under a rock and didn’t realize that this combination is awesome.  As we will see in the pictures my stove is still not perfectly clean, but picture the first was after the stove had been cleaned with some commercial stuff, but before my paste of baking soda and peroxide.  The mixture is baking soda and then just enough peroxide to make a nice paste which I smeared on and let sit before scrubbing off with a wet rag.  The last picture is the current result.  It’s still not perfect, not by far, but so much better.  I expect another good past soak and it’ll look like new.

Muuuch better

So there’s my cool thing for Monday.  I also made a homemade version of febreeze, but that’s another blog.

If you’d like to come and pin along I can be found at two places:

http://www.pintrest.com/cornabys (for food and Cornaby’s products and recipes)

http://www.pintrest.com/jenarey (for the complete randomness that is me as writer, cook, geek, mama and stuff that catches my eye).

What cool things have you done this week?

Jana