Monday, September 12, 2011

Cookie Time (and a Giveaway!)

Happy Monday!

This weekend was fantastic. On Saturday, the husband and I took the little guy to my grandmom's to have his first year portraits taken. It only took about an hour, and the photographer (my grandmom's neighbor) was great with the little guy.

Yesterday was our family day, and we took advantage of the beautiful weather by taking a long walk, making memories and smiling throughout the day. These family days are something the husband and I love, and it's the one day out of the week where we dedicate the entire day to being a family.

About a week ago, I received this in the mail.

The product, information and prize pack has been provided by Betty Crocker through MyBlogSpark.
I thought I'd provide you with the picture above because this is the one I took.

Can I tell you how excited I was about the spatula and the apron?  Wearing an apron while cooking is probably one of the best ideas ever.  I don't know why I didn't wear one before. 

I've never tried molasses cookies and I was excited to "doctor" these up a little bit to make them healthier and baby friendly (baby friendly = no eggs). I swapped out applesauce for the butter and half of a mashed banana. Honestly, I didn't have high hopes for these cookies with the substitutions but I crossed my fingers and hoped for the best.

I liked that in 20 minutes I had warm cookies straight from the oven. As soon as the little guy saw these he practically jumped out my husband's arms.

I tasted a cookie and sure enough, they had a strong molasses flavor. At first I wasn't a fan (I'm used to chocolate chip and sugar cookies) but after I let them cool off, they really grew on me.  They tasted like the Fall.....does that even make any sense? 

The husband and the little guy? They couldn't keep their hands out of the bag!

I love how he's looking at me, complete with cookie on his face, as if to say "why are you taking my picture and not giving me more cookies?"

So, readers, here's your chance to win your own prize pack! *Cue game show music*

The prize pack includes: a Betty Crocker apron, non-stick baking pan, and mixing spoon.  All you have to do is answer the question of the day.  Unfortunately, this giveaway is only open to U.S. residents.
The winner will be chosen on Wednesday.

Question of the Day:
What's your favorite kind of cookie?

Until next time!
~Anne Marie