Saturday, September 10, 2011

Coworker Birthdays

My coworker Becky is celebrating her 20th birthday this weekend. Since I start my vacation on her birthday and she has vacation this weekend, I am making her birthday treat to bring to work on Friday.  I semi started a tradition to make my coworkers a baked goodie on their birthday but I haven't followed thru with all of them because of their days off conflicting with my work days and not knowing when they come in.

My girl Becky loves her some cookies!  I think she'd kill me if I didn't make her some sort of cookie for her treat.  We work together in retail in a mall at a cell phone store so her normal go to cookie spot is The Great American Cookie Co.  Her favorite cookie is a double doozie and man are they a double doozie of a taste and price! Those stinkers are almost $4 a pop!  This is what it looks like:

If you do not have a GACC, shame on your town.  Or maybe you live in a itty bitty town, in which you should totally start a petition and make all of your neighbors sign it in order for your mayor to make GACC open a location near you.

There is an alternate way to achieve this cookie above and one of my friends came up with the recipe.  Hillary over at The Sassy One blog posted this recipe and I knew the minute she posted it, my coworker would enjoy them for her birthday!  So using this recipe, I set out to make the cookies. My first batch came out uneven and jagged edges so I just used a teaspoon full of cookie dough, rolled it into a ball and flattened them with my palm to bake them. I wanted to eat them straight out of the oven they were SO GOOD! From here on out, that will be my go to chocolate chip recipe!  I definitely used the mini chips and loved the flavor and amount of chocolate that came out in them.  After they cooled and I begged my husband to pick up heavy cream on his way home from police academy because I forgot to get some, I set out to make the cake batter cream.  Heaven--it's all I can say!

Hillary--You get 42 thumbs up from our store because my coworkers loved them!  Even the chick fil a employees across from us got to indulge in a few and they loved them too!

Today is my last day of work before I start a week long very well deserved vacation.  Since my girl is in school and hubby is in police academy, I'm going to enjoy a staycation.  I will be pulling down the fall bins from the attic to fall-ize my mantle and house!  I can't wait!  Thanks to Pinterest, I've found a ton of fall inspiration and I am transforming the entire house! I also found quite a few fall projects I will be indulging in for her class and teachers!  It's going to be AWESOME!!!!

Thanks for visiting my blog.  I think this coming week's agenda will also consist of a tutorial on how to make cajun (read: not spicy like everyone thinks it is) jambalaya--Cajun Fleur Style!


  1. The cookies sound wonderful and I hope you enjoy that staycation. This is my first visit to your blog so I decided to browse through your earlier posts. I'm so glad I did that. You've created a great spot for your readers to visit and I really enjoyed the time I spent here. I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  2. Shame on my town, then! We do not have a Great American Cookie Company here. Nothing but Mrs. Fields...boring!!

    Hope your staycation has been awesome!