Saturday, January 14, 2017

Down the rabbit hole.............

I have wasted so much time lately on tracking those packages, calling the Post Office, and searching for planners that I feel I haven't accomplished much this week but it feels that way every week! LOL!
I did spend a lot of time on the planner research only to find out Erin Condren's quality had slipped (according to some videos on You Tube) and the price was ridiculous!  So then I found some DIY planners and went down that rabbit hole and the equipment to bind your own using a special cutter for the coils would cost around $100.00 but then of course I could bind other things like journals and my own recipe books and so on.  I'll think about it for down the road but right now I need want a planner.
But I did some laundry and some knitting and this afternoon I made some cookies.  Swedish Browns, a recipe I got from Far Side (Connie) several years ago and they are one of my favorites, easy and I always have the ingredients on hand. 

Swedish Browns
1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 Tablespoon corn syrup
1 Tablespoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons soda
1 egg yolk
2 cups flour ( heaping)
Mix well, roll into balls then dip them in sugar.  Bake 350 degrees for 5 to 8 minutes. They will practically melt in your mouth. 

I did add some salt and you do not have to grease your cookies sheets but you do need to get them off right when they come out of the oven.  My oven is over 50 years old so it may not heat properly as I had to bake for 12-15 minutes.  I do like them crispy though! LOL!  But not burnt!  Adjust for your oven.  But Connie is right.....they do practically melt in your mouth!
My old faithful cookie tin with waxed paper in between the layers..................
 I love a full cookie tin!
Happy Trails!



  1. It's so easy to go down the rabbit hole when you get online. I do hope you find a journal you like soon. When you begin a new craft supplies can be so expensive. Those cookies look wonderful. Enjoy your Saturday my friend.

  2. You are so right! I spend all this morning on just "accessories" and add ons and I still haven't ordered them. But, thanks to Marsha's comment yesterday, I found a reasonalbe one online at Michael's and then an add-on on Ebay so at least it's on it's way now! The accessories are a different story! LOL!

  3. The cookies look great! I have a few left in the freezer:) Mine may be smaller! :)

  4. It is a must to have a full cookie tin in the house! The planner business are makin' money now. I need to get one, but I'll settle for Michael's thank you.


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