Saturday, November 30, 2013

Joan's Favorite Cookie Recipe

I've made these cookies a few times & the first few times were a disaster, but I think I'm getting better. Here's the thing about me though, I find it so hard to pull cookies out a little raw, so the 1st time, I cooked them until they turned into little hard cakes, the next time I took them about 2 minutes before they were little cakes and now they turned out pretty ok, but dried out by the end of the day. This time though, I took them out right when they were golden at the edges, it was perfect!

  • 2 1/2 cups (350 g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup (200 grams) granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup (200 grams) lightly packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • Chocolate chips, I don't like too many in so I use 1/2 cup, you can use anywhere from 1/2 to 2 cups 
Preheat oven to 375
Mix canola oil & sugar
Add in eggs & vanilla
Add dry ingredients
Add chips
Spray baking sheet & drop 1 tbsp of dough or an ice cream scoop of dough on it
Bake 9 to 13 minutes or until edges are golden brown and middles look lightly brown, moist, but not wet

I wish I took a better picture, all I could dig out was a quick Instagram :-)
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Friday, November 29, 2013

November 2013 Insta-Summary

Things I'm grateful fr: I've known since I was 10I was going to go to California and learn to be a pastor even before I ever heard of Bethel or BSSM. 13 years later, many ups and downs...God brings me here. He's been with me since I was born never left my side. He longs for me t pull on the strings of His heart knowing He will respond to me. He says, "YOU are mine forever" How crazy is that?!

An amazing friend made me chicken noodle sou because I mentioned how long it had been since having a home cooked meal.

Thankful for spontaneous worship with Bill Johnson

Thankful for fire tunnels

Failed attempt at chocolate chip cookies...

Behind the waterfall there's life, beauty & treasures of Gold

Off day brekkie

So much beaity here, my heart is going to burst!

Elizabeth's old house near the golf course

Homework in the garage

Spirit break out at my school

Chico road trip with Wendy & Kathy

Home made banana bread!
  Chico beatles

Top down to Sacramento with Makari

Working the merch table for Building 429, can you say, never in my wildest dreams!

Thousand Foot Krutch

I just met the of epic proportions

Winter Jam 2014


Trip to the zoo 

City Projects supervisor brought us coffee and donuts :-)

View from Twin View

New Bible!

It's hard to believe 4 months ago I didn't know this girl & now I can't imagine not knowing her. She's taught me what it looks like to seek God's heart, what identity looks like, what belief looks like. I can't wait to learn more! Happy Birthday to one of my best friends @elizabethmiranda I love you!!! Here's to an ocean full of more adventures!!!

Mashed potatoes, sweet potato, turkey, gravy, cranberry sauce & stuffing...the last 2 were my faves! #thanksgivingplate

Hunting for a Christmas tree :-)

Not a bad view to enjoy #mtlassen #lassenforest #christmastree cutting