On that note.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

I need a cookie or five. There have been quite a few changes at work in a relatively short amount of time and it's an awful feeling to feel with certainty that you are destined to fail because of poorly managed change.

It's, a, not good, at all.

My two year plan is being severely challenged, let alone the get through the next 6 months plan.

In the midst of all this, I decided to do something different. See, one front that I do not have much of a hold on is baking. My Mom is an amazing baker, bar and cheesecake maker, so there really wasn't much need for my development in this area. That's not to say that I was ever discouraged from it or that I haven't had success, but it's never been expected of me to come up big in the sweets department.

Now that Isaac is a little bit older, I want to build the same anticipation for him surrounding Christmas. It was always such a treat to indulge in some of my Mom's concoctions and I want him to expect that from me, as we create our own Christmas memories and traditions.

So Sunday night, I made Soft Gingerbread Cookies with White Chocolate, my first recipe created from this blog that I've long enjoyed viewing! I'm not the biggest white chocolate fan, so I may do some sort of frosting or just omit a topping altogether next time, but the cookies are AMAZING.

Definitely making these again. Maybe even this year, considering the two dozen I made are now dwindled down to 4 or 5.

What can I say? I'm an emotional eater. 

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Sarah (Mrs. Ruffled Flats) said...

Hey Leah,

I think it's great that you are trying to build anticipation for Christmas! I can't wait to do the same one day. For now, we are building anticipation for ourselves by doing a bunch of traditions. Christmas cookies are on the list, but after San's bday last weekend and half a carrot cake left to eat, I think we'll hold off this year. Those cookies sound amazing, but the link you posted didn't work.

It's really too bad that all the changes at work have you feeling so down. I don't know the details, but I hope things look up soon!

Write to Simplicity said...

Isaac's face in that picture cracks me up. And it that popcorn?? mmmm.

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Molly said...

I'm sorry your work is causing you undue stress. We were just told that there will be BIG changes coming in Jan. Always nice to have a big announcement and then have to wait two weeks to hear what it means. Makes for a really positive working environment, let me tell ya :/

Those cookies look divine!

Kelly Bartlett said...

Oh I love cookies. I could live on cookies alone this time of year. Well, that and snuggles from my "little's". :-)

Work is so stressful in so many different ways. Don't let it break your spirits during this magical time of year.

You always have great hair, two adorable boys, a fun-to-read-blog, and according to your posts you have a wonderful husband. Enjoy!

Megan said...

Ahh, they look amazing... let me know if you need my address to ship me some... ha!

So sorry work has been stressful. It makes the little things at home even more special, and I think it's awesome that you're building your own traditions and memories with your boys. They'll forever thank you!

DianeTaylor said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your work situation, Leah - nothing like a little more added stress at the holidays. Those cookies sound so good, thanks for sharing with us!

Jill said...


Talk about emotional eating... I'm right there with you! I've had a Cheryl's cookie, a chocolate covered pretzel, cheetos for breakfast, popcorn, and mexican for lunch... and the day isn't even over yet.

Kier said...

These should be your holiday tradition with the boys!!


YUM - I might have to whip those up with Jackson this year.

Meredith said...

Emotional eating? Now you're speaking my language.

kari said...

Yum! I think I'm going to have to make those this weekend!

Sorry about work, I'll be praying it all works itself out.


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