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Thursday, February 25, 2010

I read Abby's post, saw these cookies, and the next thing you know I was in the kitchen making them. You probably have all the ingredients in your pantry. If you are like me, you can get started now. Instead of making them giant, I made them "normal" size. And, I did them as a slice and bake, cause I pretty much love making cookies that way. Cut off a few. Sure. Cut off many. Sure. Cut off the ends and eat the dough. Absolutely.
I recently purchased a jar of vanilla sugar (vanilla beans mixed with sugar! genius!) from penzeys spices. Sprinkled it on the top. They were so good. Will definitely be making these again. And again. And again.
Libby's new girly mitts designed by the very talented, Ali. Libby loves them and I loved making them. Go ahead, see if you can find a "girly" and yarn in your stash. (My "girly", age 12, was almost too big for this pattern.)
Of course, Libby didn't want cookies after school. Instead she wanted a bagel. With cream cheese and jam. I wanted pics of the mitts I made for my friend, Noreen. Uh oh. Sort of dangerous to photograph them with that food. But they made it through. Completely unharmed. I LOVE this pattern. For both mitts I used cascade 220.

Have a great one!

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54 comments

  1. Now I think I have to make cookies tonight. Darn you!

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  2. I know a girly who would love those mitts, even though we're rapidly leaving mitt season around here. Maybe I'll make them and save them for next year.

    We made ginger molasses cookies last night. Yum. Today we're doing lemon bars and lemon curd.

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  3. Those mitts are really, really cute! I especially love the purple ones and the way it the cable looks like a braid.

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  4. These cookies look so good!!! It is snowing here and I might make this to have with our coco! Love the mitts too! Queued them both on Ravelry!

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  5. Ooh Scrumptious! My hubby would love these.
    I love love love the boots in your profile picture. Would you mind telling me where you got such a lovely pair?
    Oh and the green hoodie sweater you made rocks!
    Well, now I'm off to make some of those yummy cookies.
    Blessings,
    Molly

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  6. Love the mitts. I might just have a peek at the patterns and give them a try.

    The snacks look pretty darn good. I might have to give the cookies a try also. Who can pass up a cookie? Not me. :)

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  7. Oh! This is perfect! We'll be seeing some extended family this weekend and a little cousin turning 7 - I was just commenting to my husband this morning, wondering what I could make for her. These will be perfect! Thank you for sharing.

    By the way, I don't know that I've commented on your blog before but wanted to tell you how much I enjoy it. Not too wordy, but such nice little posts here and there with yummy recipes and patterns that I always fall in love with. I'm always excited to see a new post of yours in my reader.

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  8. Just love your photo stream. I had a bracelet made of Keep Calm and Carry On for my daughter for Christmas. She loves it! Also love the mitts and have lots of Cascade 220 in my stash but have never tackled cables. Wonder if I could do it? Thanks for the inspiration! Still snowing here. Have to go recover a "cricket chair" for a customer! Wish me luck!

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  9. Didn't want a cookie, poor girly.
    I'm sure everyone else was upset at the extras, riiiiiight.

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  10. Vanilla sugar? Oh man. I am toast. These look amazing. And perfect accessories to those mitts.

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  11. Those cookies look so good!! Love both pair of mitts - I've made lots of evangeline lately - also casade 220 - they work up so quickly and are so much fun. I keep giving them away, though. I need to make some for myself - only trouble is that yarn comes in such great colors!

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  12. Cookies and Fingerless Mitts?! Awesome! Love both!

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  13. You can make your own vanilla sugar really easily. Just stick a bean in your sugar and that's it! Even if you've used the seeds it works. Great mitts!

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  14. oh, i love those mitts!

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  15. Those cookies look heavenly. And I love the mitts too!

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  16. Hello Leslie! mmmhhh, those cookies seem great!! I will try them!

    And mitts are wonderful: I love the purple ones, it's a trendy color now in Italy and fashion put it everywhere!

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  17. dang, those look seriously good. Our house needs new cookies.

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  18. Mmmm... I need to make one of everything!

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  19. Slice and Bake.... genius!! This dough took forever to firm up as it is summer here I wish I had thought of slice and bake :) Weren't they tasty!! Thanx for the link love!! You made my day :)

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  20. Ooooh, yummy! Thanks for the link to the cookie recipe! I think I need some of those...

    Both pairs of mitts are gorgeous - love the cabley goodness!

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  21. The cookies are making my mouth water a bit - omg. yum! Love the mitts too - both pairs!

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  22. I like the color of the cloth that's in the hands of the kid.

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  23. Oh, those cookies look yummy - I LOVE Penzey's - they have the best spices. I like the looks of the cookbook she linked, too - so much for losing my holiday pounds. Oh well. Next year. Love the mitts, too! Very cute.

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  24. awwwwhhhhh......and I'm trying to be so good! If I would just learn to share my cookies more, instead of eating them all myself...it wouldn't be so bad :).....off to my yarn stash...I just finshed the "toasty" fingerless gloves for my olympic challenge and those mitts look so cute... it looks like we're getting more snow...so I'll whip up more pair before spring.

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  25. Very cute mitts, and I most definitely need to try that cookie recipe. Isn't Penzey's the best? I love their Thai seasoning blend, their high-fat natural cocoa powder, and their Caribbean seasoning blend. I used to live just a few blocks from their Madison, WI location, and it's such a disappointment to me not to be able to just walk over there now.

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  26. The purple mitts are so pretty. Love the name 'girly mitts' too :)
    The cables on the other mitts look so cool too!
    ahh, the cookies are making me hungry and it's not even lunchtime yet :(

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  27. Both mitts are so great! i love how the smaller pair fits your girly. and those cookies look so yummy but my kiddos won't eat dessert without chocolate these days - they even had me sprinkle chocolate chips into rice crispy treats the other day!

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  28. they all look fantastic - mitts and cookies. and i think i just found my next project!

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  29. Thanks for the link to the yummy cookie recipe. Absolutely LOVE your knitting! :-)

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  30. i have those mitts in my faves on ravelry...they are adorable.

    cookies look goooood! you are my cookie inspiration:)

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  31. Those mitts are so pretty! I have the pattern, but might have to cast on immediately after seeing yours :o)

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  32. The cookies look yummy and the mitts look great. Makes me want to start both this weekend.

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  33. Mitts look great. Thanks for the cookie recipe link too!

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  34. After clicking on that cookie recipe link, I spent the next half hour printing off yummy looking recipes from that blog. Thanks for sharing, the recipe link, and that great cooking blog!

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  35. Ah! Sweet! Thanks for the linky love! Did you say 12? That's right before 13, right?!
    Maybe next fall I'll need to create some Young Lady Mitts? Little Women Mitts?
    Oh, man, there go the wheels in my head again... I best be off to bed!

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  36. The cookies look so Yum! So do the fingerless mitts ;) Love your blog.

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  37. The cookies look awesome. I never thing to make slice and bake. So much easier. Love the fingerless mitts! The thing I love best is that my 12 year old is Libby too!! How cool is that??

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  38. We LOVE cream cheese and jam over here. It's kinda like a cheesecake on a bagel.

    The mitts are gorgeous, and I still need to try slice and bake cookies.

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  39. Thank you again! I needed to bake something for a meeting, I tried these. Everyone loved them.

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  40. Love the mitts. The cookies look delish! Thanks for sharing!

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