Simple Ramblings From A Prim Cottage

Saturday, January 7, 2012

I'm a Cheater

Good Saturday! Well I'm feeling a lot better not 100% but I'd say after almost 2 weeks of sickness I'm about 60% better and finally able to enjoy some things.Christmas is finally put away and Valentines is up.I don't have much Valentines so easy to get out.I'll share pics soon.I also did a little tweaking to some things.Aren't we always doing that? Most people I know don't love each season and change the decor or put out special things.That's why I love you all, you enjoy simple pleasures and celebrate like I do...smile...The bucket and the large doll were in the loft for a long time so bought them out to display.... Ok so I got you wondering about my cheating ways.Hmmm wonder what thoughts crossed your minds? You are supposed to be my friends you know? LoL..Well it's these to die for cookies!!!!
They are soooo yummy.I had a long drawn out recipe so I decided I wanted them easy..Pretzel Cookies with Chocolate and Peanut butter...

Sweet and Salty..Ok so I'll give you my version which is soooo easy.
Pretzels Cookies with chocolate and Peanut butter

  • Pillsbury chocolate chip cookie roll or chub

  • 3/4 to 1 cup peanut butter chips

  • about 3/4 cup broken pretzels (I used the thin stick kind they were easy to break but any thin ones will work)

  • Course Sea Salt

Preheat oven according to cookie dough package.

Break up cookie dough in bowl add the peanut butter chips.Mix with spoon ( I like to mix it with my fingers) add in pretzel pieces and gently mix again.Roll Tablespoon size balls you can use your hands or the double spoon method.I like hands. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.Sprinkle the cookies lightly with sea salt.Bake 10-14 minutes.Leave sit 2 minutes before removing from tray. Now have someone hide them as they are addicting.

Well ladies hope you have a wonderful weekend.I still have a gift that needs returned so might do that when hubby gets home from work.I got a new prim book for christmas Early American Country Homes and want to snuggle in with it,so much prim eye candy.Warm Blessings!~Amy


Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

Love your doll and bucket...and those cookies....mmmm....I think I gained a pound just looking at them...will definitely try them, but not until the kids come over for a weekend, otherwise the Mr and I will have to eat them all.
Have a nice weekend dear.
Prim Blessings

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alltheseboys said...

I just bought some cookie dough last night...may need to make a phone call to my grocery boy to bring home the rest so I can try these!! Katie

Never So Simple said...

Those cookies look so good. Looks like something I may have to try later today.


Deppen homestead 1862 said...

hi, Amy Glad you are feeling a bit better~
Girl you cheater LOVE IT~ simple & fast to cure that Sweet Tooth, ya know I have a huge one!!! Also know why you like to use your hands of course to taste the yummy dough~ mmmm gooood~ can't wash them off~ giggles~
Looking forward to you Valentine decorating~
Have a wonderful day~

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

oh I love tweeking after each holiday..keeps things fresh and fun..and its like a whole new home again..my mom used to change around the living room when I was a kid..and it was my favorite room in the house..didn't know that years down the road I would be doing the same thing..the cookies look soooo yummy.;) glad you are feeling better...have fun shopping..getting anything when you make your returns?

Raymond Homestead said...

Glad you are feeling better! The cookies sound yummy!!

Penny said...

Glad you are feeling better, Amy! I still have a lousy cough, but I'm hoping that will be gone soon.....
My mom, at 81, still decorates for EVERY holiday!! My sisters and I blame her for our addiction to decorating!! Maybe "blame" is too harsh a word, as we all enjoy it so much. But we do tease her about passing along that decorating gene! Every holiday deserves some kind of recognition, so there are boxes of decorations for even the slightest of holidays... :)

Thanks for the cookie recipe -- it sounds easy and delicious!! I'll be trying that one soon!

Enjoy the weekend!

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Glad to hear your starting to feel better. You're way ahead of me, I don't have all my Christmas decor put away yet ~ just too much!!!
Thanks for the cookie recipe ~ sounds yummy!!!
Enjoy your new book!
Prim Blessings

Pamela@ The Sampler Makers Farmhouse said...

I love those black dolls, I have been in the mood to make dolls! These are great as a gathering!

aprilmecheelesdulllife said...

Glad you are feeling better! Love the doll & bucket! Cookies sound great!! Oh How I wish I could eat them!!! lol

Kendra said...

I think I may try those cookies less the peanut butter chips (Hiney is allergic). Sweet and salty is always a good thing!
Love the valentine's decor. I have been slowly getting Christmas put away and getting valentine's day out. Mostly things that I have had to make over the years. It's fun to see everything again. I'll have a giveaway posted next week for some valentine's decor, check it out!

Lots of love to you,

Primsue said...

Amy, I'm glad you are feeling better. Great tweaking - can't wait to see your Valentine decor.

Linda ★ Parker's General said...

Sweetie, I am so relieved to hear you are feeling better.
I did get the package today and I love everything. The little gingers are adorable. Their little limbs are so delicate. You did a wonderful job with them. Thanks so much for sharing your talent with this ole gal......
Prayers and thoughts always being sent your way!

Carmen and the Primcats said...

Glad you are feeling better Amy!

Oh those cookies look so good. Def not on my healthy living plan! LOL! But YUM!

Carmen and the Primcats

Sheila said...

Good to hear you are feeling better and enjoying some yummy treats and the tweaking!
Going to try to forget the cookies though, I'm trying to be good! I don't want to find the weight you lost!
hugz to you,

Theresa said...

Amy the cookies sound great!!! I love eating popcorn with M&M's so these sound perfectly salty & sweet for me. ;0) I'll be making these salt sweeties for sure. I love the way you arrange your collection of goodies...I'm always moving stuff too.

colleens craft shed said...

Glad to hear your feeling better, and those cookies sound yummy.
Thanks for sharing

Linda ★ Parker's General said...

2 things real quick--tried the cookies 2nite--delish. DH is a freak for pretzels and we always have choc chips, etc. they were so good.
other thing--love the book in your new header. did U do that? I would love to. any suggestions?

Pam B said...

Happy to hear that you're feeling better, Amy! And I really love your new blog header...pretty!


My Colonial Home said...

Sweet little gathering.
I don't have any Valentine decorations...seems the 'event' is here and gone so quickly I just don't think about it.
Wonderful sounding (and looking) recipe.

renee said...

Oh my gosh! I really didn't need to see that recipe! LOL! I like your tweaking too, I am re-arranging things here, slowly but surely. I like the displays of course!
Have a great day, and I am glad you are feeling better hon!

Angie Berry ~ Berry Homespun Primitives said...

I know what you mean... I've had people comment on my seasonal decorating and they are so surprised that I actually decorate for all the holidays (except St. Pat's). That's what I grew up with though... my mom and grandma always decorated for the holidays. So it's just habit for me. Plus, I always get so excited when I get the totes out... can't wait to see what's inside because it's been a year and I can't remember everything, lol!

Leave the pretzels out for me and those cookies look delicious!! =]

Blessings to you from Berry Homespun Primitives~

Margie said...

Oh thanks Amy...just what I need another cookie thats addictive. At least if it was a hard recipe it probably wouldnt matter but you made it so easy I will be making them later this week...thanks again for that, hehe. I love your little dolls...too cute. I really need to get some of those little darlings !!! Hugs my dear friend.

TheCrankyCrow said...

Wow...now I know I'm REALLY far behind. Not only is this post over a week old and I'm just getting here, but a week ago you were saying you had Christmas put away and I have to confess that I still have a dead tree in my living room. HELP! I enjoy decorating seasonally as well - gives me an excuse to have more "stuff" and I get to "rotate" my collections. Hope I'm never to old to get up and down those steps!! LOVE your dollies - the basket with them, and the bucket and dolly. You have some seriously cool stuff my friend! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin