Hiya! It’s been such a rainy, gloomy day.

I tried to make the best of it, so I decided to get out some of the Fall decorations.



I popped on The Les Miserables 25th Anniversary Concert… Or should I say “Best Show Ever!”  I cry my eyes out every time I watch it. Sigh…

And… I decided to bake some cookies.

Martha Stewart’s Snickerdoodles
makes about 1 1/2 dozen



2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. coarse salt
1 cups (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 large eggs

For rolling

2 tbsp. sugar
2 tsp. ground cinnamon


Preheat the oven to 350F. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl. Put butter and 1 1/2 cups sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix on medium speed until pale and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Mix in eggs. Reduce speed to low; gradually mix in flour mixture.


I don’t have a paddle attachment… I use a regular hand mixer and then stop in the middle to make sure all the ingredients are being incorporated with a wooden or plastic spoon, and then continue on with the hand mixer.

Stir together cinnamon and remaining 2 tablespoons sugar in a small bowl. Shape dough into 20 (1 3/4-inch) balls; roll in cinnamon sugar. Space 3 inches apart on baking sheets lined with parchment paper.


Since the recipe was specific and called for 20 balls, I rolled them all out first. I wanted to make sure that I would get an even twenty, and that they were all the same size, before rolling them in the cinnamon sugar.


Bake cookies, rotating sheets halfway through, until edges are golden, 12 to 15 minutes. Let cool on sheets on wire racks. Cookies can be stored between layers of parchment in airtight containers at room temperature up to 3 days.



Too bad I can’t eat any.

It’s a real good test of my “will power.”

They smell so good! And so does the house.


Gubler was the best helper ever.  He didn’t leave my side for an instant.

Whenever I spilled something on the floor, he cleaned it right up.

I didn’t even have to ask him. He’s such a sweetie.Red heart

Sorry… Can’t get it out of my head…

“Everybody bless the landlord!

Everybody bless his spouse!

Everybody raise a glass

Raise it up the master’s arse.

Everybody raise a glass to the master of the house!”

Sorry… Can’t get it out of my head…

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