some cookies before i go

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

It was Andrew's pick for our cookie of the week. He asked for black and white and I am pretty sure he meant these after seeing one at the coffee shop.  But, um, no thanks, not this week.
Instead I made these.  So much easier and they all loved them.  
Another slice and bake.  Perfect.  I wasn't exactly sure if I was doing the yin and yang correctly, but I think it worked.    
My husband will be holding down the fort over here while I travel west.  I am leaving early in the morning to meet my sister and a friend for a little ski trip.  So excited.  I packed a few party favors for them.  Chunky beanies, fetching and Rosebud salve. (Have I ever told you how much I love my Rosebud salve?)  I also have the Habu packed.

Airplane knitting.  My favorite.
I'll see you back here sometime next week.  

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81 comments

  1. Have a marvelous trip! Can't wait to see the results from all your productive knitting time : )

    Some day I'll share the hideous tale of my yin/yang soup. Peas and corn. Pureed. Ick!

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  2. Are you coming to Colorado?! :D

    Those cookies look delish. Love the yin and yang motif!

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  3. have a great trip! I've always wanted to try rosebud salve--the container is adorable!

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  4. My daughter made black and white cookies last week. They were a disaster. Not sure if it was the recipe or "user error". Your slice and bakes look much more delicious.

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  5. Have a wonderful time -always a good idea to get away with sisters!!

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  6. Rosebud Salve! I didnt know they still made that. I used to sell that door to door when I was a kid in the 80's. They used to make a lip balm too.. wonder if they still do. Have fun on your weekend. : )

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  7. oooh have fun! We so want to take the boys out west for a little skiing. See you next week!

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  8. Enjoy your trip! I'm sure your sister and friend will love their goodies.

    I love making those slice and bake pinwheel cookies.

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  9. Have a great trip.

    Am heading to away to Chicago for a few days with the Cute Guy myself.

    Have the back and the left front completed on Libby sweater. Should have lots of knitting time, so hopefully will get most of the knitting finished over the next few days. It's a wonderful pattern. Thanks again for sharing it.

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  10. have a nice trip, looking forward to see those beautiful photos in the snow mountains.

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  11. Sister trips are the best! Have fun!

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  12. Have you tried the minted rosebud salve??? It's awesome!

    Have a great trip!!!

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  13. oh, leslie.
    i hope your trip is wonderful.
    wonderful.

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  14. Have a great trip! Can't wait to see the always incredible pictures!

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  15. happy trail, friend. i know you are going to have a great time!

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  16. In Maryland a true black & white cookie is the Berger cookie...has Andrew had one of these? It's basically a vanilla cookie/cake thing topped with an equal amount of fudge. Yum. Have a great trip!

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  17. Have a nice trip!

    Your party favors are lovely and cookies are amazing.

    Mary

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  18. Skiing! wow, enjoy. Lovely gifts you're taking with you, I know they will be well recieved. Have a great time.

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  19. Have a great trip! Your cookies look so delicious!

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  20. Those look great - I love the classic black and white cookies, but you are right - these look way easier! have a great time on your trip! relax!

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  21. Lucky girls all. For the trip and the great care packages. Have a fantastic time!

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  22. Have fun on your trip!!!
    Take a look at my blog... I am still having a small giveaway. :)
    Kendall
    http://color-eye-see.blogspot.com

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  23. I know I've probably missed you already, but safe travels and a remarkable journey to you, to your sisters. I love the yummies you've packed, a special treat of tender love. Soar like an eagle in the cool, fresh air; glide like a swan simmering across the snow; delight in the mememories and moments only siblings can know.

    I'll so look forward to your return...pictures, pastimes, presence!

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  24. Travel safe! And have fun!

    I have never heard of that rosebud salve, but it sounds divine. Perhaps I could get you to procure some for me at some point?

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  25. love your party favors! you're such a thoughtful sister/friend! thanks for inspiring me to continue looking at the small details.

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  26. They look so yummy. I just made the other kind a few weeks ago and they are actually quite easy and super good. The longest part is just waiting for one side of frosting to set a little before you add the other. I posted a recipe on my blog but it's gluten free.

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  27. Oh Have fun and happy vacation knitting.

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  28. Have a great getaway!
    Thanks for the picture tip! I'm going to check out picnik today I think.

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  29. So jealous and excited for you! Can't wait to see pictures upon your return!

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  30. The cookies look good but a ski trip away with the just the girls sounds better :)....have a great time!

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  31. Enjoy your trip! And thank you for planting a craving for black and white cookies in my head ;)

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  32. Mmmm.. those look so good! Have a wonderful trip!

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  33. Safe and happy travels!

    You've just me a recipe for exactly I've been thinking about lately - a ready solution for last minute playdate treats.

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  34. Those cookies look good. I want one :)

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  35. Oohhh, sounds fun! Have a wonderful time - don't break any bones. Me? I like the idea of getting away but skiing is not up my alley.

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  36. have so much fun! sounds great.

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  37. I love reading your blog. I am especially excited to hear that they will let you knit on the airplane. I've never tried taking knitting with me because I thought they would confiscate my needles.

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  38. I love reading your blog. I am especially excited to hear that they will let you knit on the airplane. I've never tried taking knitting with me because I thought they would confiscate my needles.

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  39. I love airplane knitting too! I also absolutely love Rosebud Salve, it's truly one of the best!

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  40. Have a great time, Les!

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  41. So can you take knitting needles on a plane? I guess you must be able to, but I was wondering. I have a long trip to Ethiopia coming up and would love to knit on the plane....but did not know how to find out if I would be allowed to. No scissors, right? So you just don't cut the yarn?

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  42. Safe travels! I hope the Habu behaves!

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  43. Pretty cookies!

    Have some good fun!
    Happy plane knitting-
    ali

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  44. Yummy cookies. I haven't made cookies in a while. I think you've inspired me to make some tonight! Have a fab trip!

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  45. Those cookies look like a lot of fun! I love how distinct the two doughs remain in the finished cookies.

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  46. Enjoy your ski trip. You can't go wrong with such wonderful party favors!

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  47. have a fantastic trip!

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  48. Have fun! That sounds like a lot of fun, and you are such a generous friend:)

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  49. Airplane knitting is loads of fun...have a great trip!

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  50. I saw that picture on Flickr, and I was dying to know what that little tin was. What flavor do you recommend? :) Have fun!!

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  51. Those cookies look yummy. Have a great trip! Can't wait to hear all about it.

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  52. Oh I know how you love the airplane knitting, goooo Leslie!! And I am a huge rosebud salve fiend as well:)

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  53. hope you have a great trip...love the chunky hats and fetching

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  54. oh, have a fun trip!!!

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  55. Wow, how exciting. I haven't been skiing in years. Fun, fun, fun!

    Those cookies look dangerously delicious.

    I love knitting while travelling too.

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  56. I would love to be able to knit as good as you! Still learning.

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  57. Those look yummy! Have a great trip!

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  58. oh wow! have a great great time skiing and enjoying some girl time!

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  59. I grew up right down the road from the original rosebud salve company! Have a great trip, enjoy your time away!

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  60. Great looking cookies!

    Have a fun trip!

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  61. I'm jealous - will I ever go on trips again???? have fun & be safe! I need my friend back in one piece.

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  62. YUM! YUM! Those cookies look delish and pretty too. :) Have FUN on your ski trip! :)

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  63. hope you had/have a good trip. and i want to jump into your blog and eat that cookie dough!!!

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  64. Have fun! Love the yin yang cookies-I never made them that way before-I always pinwheel them.

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  65. Fetching is such a great pattern, I'm sure they'll like the gifts!

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  66. Have a nice trip! And, if it could be possible to take one biscuit through the screen and eat it, i would do it! :)

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  67. I'm back...hope you are or have enjoyed your little vacation! I tried out the recipe and must have done something wrong - maybe too much flour? They look so good I'll have to try them again.

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    I just have to say that I don't recall how I stumbled upon your blog initially, but I come back often as I love it! Your posts are inspiring, beautiful, and fun!

    Hope you are having/had a great trip!

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  70. i LIVE by rosebud salve! in my pocket all winter. have fun!

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