Thursday, May 10, 2012

Let's go shopping!

I can't believe it's been a week since my last post!  Not because I have nothing to say (definitely not THAT!) but I've just been super busy, as most of us are. I think a nice shopping trip is in order!  Maybe a new bag, some shoes... Yeah... no... Actually I need to go shopping for ingredients. To make more cookies. And icing. 'Cause that's what I do. So, let's go!

Aahhh, here we are!

What's that? What can I find at Macy's? Why, a cute bag & some shoes, of course! Oh, yeah, not shopping for that today (well, I could probably find some cookie cutters there...)  Sigh... Ok, ok, let's go... First, I must stop for gas, or I won't be getting very far! 

Callooh! Callay! 
Filled up for only $99.00!!!

I need sugar, flour, powdered sugar, eggs, butter, baking powder, salt, flavorings, corn syrup, colorings... I'm out of almost everything! So, in order to get:

(sometimes they have bulk
but not today!)
(pretty boxes and watering can
for cookie bouquets!)

I need to go to:

...because not any one of these stores carries all of the different brands I use...

(...and I even went here...

...but they did NOT have what I needed!  Grrr... all that time & gas to accomplish nothing... boo!)

I guess to make things easier I could change my brand of butter, or baking powder, or sugar, or flour... But would you use anything but Fluff on your Fluffanutter sandwich?  OK, that doesn't really apply here but, last year I had a dough crisis where my cookies started spreading in the oven, for no apparent reason.  One day beautiful cookies, next day - unrecognizable!  So I had to test batch after batch (after batch...) to figure it out. It took months.  And I didn't ever really figure it out at all - I just kept tweaking my recipe using different brands of different ingredients, changing a few measurements, trying different baking pans and oven temperatures until I had pretty, delicious non-spreading cookies again.  So, no, I'm sticking with my brands, multiple stores and all... 

Anyhoo, I've gotta put all this stuff away - just in time to take it all back out tomorrow to make some dough!  So check back in a day or so...  Happy baking! (or shopping, whatever you did today!)

More Teacher Appreciation Cookies!
Yay for Teachers! 


  1. I think it would be awesome if Hobby Lobby or Michael's started carrying butter, flour, sugar, etc., then we could just do all our shopping in one spot1

    1. Fluffybutt (hehe my daughters LOVE that!) - It would be great to have a 1-stop-shop! (and that all doesn't include any online shopping!!!)