Friday, January 18, 2008

cookies and hats

The cookie of the week was chosen by Libby. And since the kids had a half day of school yesterday, she also helped make them. I bought the dark chocolate with raspberry creme baking pieces at my local grocery. Not sure if you would be able to find them at your local grocery, but like the york pieces, maybe you can locate them here. We just used our chocolate chip cookie recipe and used these for the chips. Only two of the kids liked them, and my husband thought they were "different". I totally agreed. The next time I would probably bake them in brownies. The box brownie mix.
As I promised Andrew, I made his friend Jack a hat for his birthday. All the same information as here. I am loving these hats so much. Quick, easy, cute and inexpensive. Can't beat it!
Because there wasn't any school today, Andrew headed to the party. Like Emily, I am loving wrapping gifts in newspaper. Comics for the kids.
Enjoy your weekend. And if you are somewhere cold, bundle up in some of your warmest hand knits. I think it is the perfect weekend for that!

31 comments:

kim said...

What a great and special gift. Lucky Jack!

Kaet said...

i cannot thank you enough for posting the hershey's link! i cannot find the peppermint york ones anywhere...but i can now find the rest nearby! the hat is great...that shade of green is striking!

Denise said...

cute gift wrap, and of course a great gift! I have lit a fire tonight, it's cold and wet outside. I plan on staying home and cozy all night :)

Katie said...

i have never heard of those little chocolates. love that colorgree you used for the hat too. i may have to try this. i have a ton of debbie bliss yarn in navy blue. I thought it would be cute to make the boys matching hats and sweater vests! I am done with my throw, just sewing it up now....I will be showing pictures this weekend and giving you some link love!

Natalie said...

What a sweet idea for a gift. The wrapping was perfect!

Rose said...

The green and blue color combo is so nice; really pretty. I haven't used funny papers to wrap with in a long time; thanks for reminding me about it!

peaknits said...

Brrr, it is going to be a cold one! Lucky Jack will be covered!:) I have searched for those patties since your original post on them, thanks for the link - that may just lead me to the right place! I have the goods to mkae your Ginger cookies from last week - that's my plan for tomorow - thank you!

Louise said...

Fab hat and fantastic wrapping! It's not cold here but it is raining!!!

Beth said...

You find the best baking supplies! Yum!

amandajean said...

ok, first off, do you think -29 degrees counts as cold? I am soooo glad I don't need to go out anywhere til sunday for chuch. brrr. and did i say brrrRrRRR?

that hat really is fab. I love it. your wrapping is great.

opportunityknits said...

The comics wrapper looks so good! Have a happy weekend,

Romi said...

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leslie said...

love the hat. and the wrapping. hope he had a great time at the party. super great.

The_Add_Knitter said...

Love that wrapping paper, Leslie! And that Thorpe is a winner.

Knitterella said...

Hey! I made your Orange Ginger cookies last week and they were so yummy - thank you for the recipe - I will make them again!

This recipe sounds yummy too. Love these hats that you are making. Wrapping gifts with the Comics - reminds me of my family :)

DAWN said...

Those hats are fantastic and those choco. Raspberry chips are the bomb!

Laura said...

I love the wrapping paper idea!I'll be trying that one. Lovely hats too!

Alisha said...

I love the gift wrap. I need to try doing stuff like that...perfect!

I am going to try those hats. I have visions of the special kids in my life getting those for Christmas next year....maybe I could do it lol

monica said...

gorgeous hat. I better not show it to my boys. I've got far too many things on the go as it is!!

ievute said...

Lucky Jack! I even jealous him a bit :) I would love to wear such hat! Specially on the day like today - when there's almost storm outside!

Ella said...

Ooo - dark chocolate raspberry in brownies. Mmmmm...

The hat is adorable... I love green!

Jennifer said...

It is, indeed, cold where I am. I am wrapped and bundled! Thanks for the tip on the Hershey's product locater. I used to chop up Andes mints for cookies and I bet the York Peppermint Patties would be most excellent, too! I'm on the hunt! :) It's cold enough to merit baking some cookies. And then I'll have an excuse to invite people over for a knitting party! Yippee!

house on hill road said...

my kids have the long weekend too....hope you all are staying warm! the hat is super cute (and i adore the wrapping.)

Gina said...

What a great idea for wrapping! Checking out your blog for the first time - heard about your delicious cookie recipes through LuvAbby's blog. Will be back :O)

Sarah said...

Temptation thy name is Leslie!

Sometimes kids that age can be really surprising. They are sensitive creatures aren't they. And I love that a homemade hat is going to make Andrew and Jack day!

janet said...

I used to wrap a lot of things in the funny papers but I got out of the habit. Thanks for reminding me especially because recycling is on my resolution list

Amber said...

I am in love with those hats, too. Thank you so much for the link all those weeks ago. I hope you're enjoying your weekend, too!

Stacey said...

chocolate and raspberry - wow!!!!! those must have been amazing cookies!

for Hannukah, my family always wraps in newspaper - we try to match the section to the gift... :)

Knitserland said...

I REALLY want those choco/raspberry chips! I don't even have that big of a sweet tooth but these...I would love it!

Cute gift/wrap!

So Much Fun said...

Very special gift! And I need to explore the baking isle more. I bet the cookies were delicious and love the idea of adding the 'chips' to brownies too! Oh Leslie, where would we be without your blog...it make my day.

tiennie said...

What a great idea for wrapping! Hmm..I'm craving some chocolate now...