Sunday, October 12, 2008

So yummylicious we made them twice!

I love when Leslie posts a cookie of the week (and I bet I'm not the only one) but I have to admit I don't usually get the chance to try and make them myself. That wasn't the case with 'these' cookies though. Leslie posted the recipe for Pumpkin Drop Cookies a couple of weeks ago and I just so happened to have opened a can of pumpkin the day before to try out a new oatmeal recipe for breakfast. So I went ahead and baked her cookies. Some I put pecans in, and some I left plain (my daughter doesn't like nuts!). I was a little concerned when they came out of the oven because they seemed more 'cake like' than cookie, but I asked Leslie about this and she reassured me that that is how they are. My daughter loved them and for some unknown reason wanted to call them 'Pumpkin Daisies' :-) She would ask for a pumpkin daisy every time she came home from school (and again usually before bedtime) until all the daisies had gone. My husband ate the ones with the nuts. I had one myself but was trying to eat healthy that week so I didn't over indulge.

Well that was a few weeks ago. . . . . yesterday my daughter asked if I'd make the 'pumpkin daisies' again for her.

As you can see I did just that, but this time instead of nuts we tried adding chocolate chips (my daughter's idea). And OH MY! Can I just say these just melt in your mouth and are so yummyilicous. . . . I just can't seem to stop eating them this time. Thank you Leslie for sharing such delicious recipes with us all :-)

And while we're on the subject of 'yummylicious' (I'm really liking that word, can you tell) I went to my LYS the other day and picked up a skein of Noro-Cash Iroha. I wanted to buy some Malabrigo and knit a nice cowl. I've heard it's really super soft, but guess what? I got to my LYS and they don't sell it!!!! I've never knitted with Noro before so I thought I'd buy a skein and try it. And here's my finished knit.... Hand/Wrist Warmers from Last Minute Knitted Gifts.

I chose a beautiful 'fall' color, but I will definitely be getting some other colors and making more of these. Such a quick and easy pattern (I rather like that you don't have to knit the thumbs). I asked Kristen to try these on so I could get a better shot than on my own hand. . . .

they seem to fit her pretty well, but stretch nicely for a warm snug fit on my hands too. I love these - I hope the recipient they're gifted to will too.

Hope you're all enjoying your Sunday :-)

11 comments:

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

Wow - both look fabulous (the cookies and the mitts)! It's finally gotten cold here in California so I'm asking myself why didn't I spend all Summer knitting myself fingerless mitts - LOL

amanda said...

These look so snuggly - a perfect Autumn knit! I've never knit with the Noro before. Where you impressed with it?

Suzanne said...

Oh Denise, those are just beautiful!! I love the color. Might have to sneak to the LYS and see if I can find some of that yarn!! What a yummy pattern! Thanks for sharing!
Suzanne

sewstylish said...

I ended up making the cookies with choc chips by request of hubby and I can't keep them in the house everyone loves them.I made a pair of those fingerless mitts using that pattern and love them too. I have requests now from my kids as they each want a pair.

Philigry said...

in love with that color! love these!

kim said...

The color of those mitts is fabulous. What a great gift.

tiennie said...

THese are really wonderful!! I want some yummy and warm cookies now!

sue said...

Those cookies look delicious and I dont even like pumpkin. The wristwarmers look great and I love the autumn colors.

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Those cookies look delectable!! Love the wrist warmers they look perfect and snuggly for all this fall weather.

lucky knitter said...

Mmmm... those cookies look yummie, and the mitts look beautiful!

Ren said...

the cookies sound really yummy! also, the wristwarmers are gorgeous! : )