So today was supposed to be the day for the Christmas season to officially begin in the Jones home. Monday after Thanksgiving is our tradition. The tree goes up during the day and then we decorate it together as a family after dinner. I also get the Christmas lights up on the house for their big unveiling once it gets dark.
Unfortunately, my hubby and child #3 are still out of town from Thanksgiving so it is a no-go on the tree tonight. As far as the Christmas lights....I have no gutters to attach them to right now! We are in the midst of a never-ending remodel on the outside of our house. Complete new roof, siding, gutters and trim. It will be great
if it ever gets done when it is done, but right now, I am stuck looking like the complete Scrooge of the neighborhood.
makes about 3 1/2 dozen cookies
recipe adapted from The Girl Who Ate Everything
1 C room temperature butter
3/4 C brown sugar
1/4 C sugar
4.2 ounce package instant Oreo pudding mix
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp salt
2 1/4 C flour
1 tsp baking soda
2 C semi sweet chocolate chips
1 C white chocolate chips
5 Oreos, chopped small
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In your electric mixer, cream together the butter and both sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in the dry pudding mix until completely mixed in. Add the eggs, one at a time and beat until combined. Scrape down the sides of your bowl. Add the vanilla and mix again.
2. Add the salt, flour and baking soda and mix until completely incorporated. Add the chips and pieces of Oreos and mix just until combined. Don't pulverize the Oreo pieces. Using a 1 1/2" cookie scoop, place level scoops of dough on your ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 9-10 minutes until just set. Don't over bake! They will look pale in color. Allow the cookies to cool on the hot cookie sheet for 5 minutes before removing them to a cooling rack.