Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Twix Thank You Cookies and The Sharing Plate

On this first Day of Lent, it is a time for reflection, rebirth and renewal.  My family has chosen their individual sacrifices to give up for the next 40 days.  One thing that we try to give more of is thanks and gratitude by giving in some way or another.

I recently found this "Sharing Plate" that I absolutely fell in love with and give to someone whenever I bake them a "thank you gift".  They have the option of keeping the plate, or sharing it with someone else. After it leaves my hands, I have no idea if the plate ends up staying or moving on.  I do however have a friend that told me, "it's so cute, I just can't let it go".  I think I know where I will always find hers!

During our last blizzard wind storm, we lost a tree in our backyard...a really big tree...a very tall tree that split in the center.  One half of the tree lined the back fence and the other half lined the side fence (the entire fence). As a result, we needed to chainsaw the tree away and cut up for removal.

We borrowed a chainsaw from a co-worker...this said co-worker is addicted to Twix candy.  What else do you give someone as a thank you...Twix Cookies!

Twix Cookies
Courtesy of Life's Ambrosia

2-1/4 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) room temperature butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs
1-1/2 cups chopped Twix candy bars (about 3 packages)

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Line baking sheets with parchment paper.  Set aside.

Sift together flour, baking soda and salt.  Set aside.

In another bowl cream together butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar until creamy.  Bet in vanilla.  Bet in eggs 1 at a time.

Slowly mix in dry ingredients until well combined.

Fold in chopped Twix.

Scoop a tablespoon of dough into your hands and roll.  Bake 8-10 minutes or until edges start to brown and cookies are set.


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