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December 23, 2013

Amish Cook's kids waiting for big snow

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Sometimes while I’m getting supper he’ll sit by the kitchen table asking how to spell words for his story. Although it can be a bit time-consuming, I am so glad he takes such an interest in learning. I think all our children like writing stories so that’s a lot of times what they will do in their free time.

Verena is now 16. We will have cake and ice cream to celebrate her birthday tomorrow night. She also likes hot wings so that will be one thing on the menu. Hopefully it’ll warm up so it won’t be too cold to put them on the grill.

We have all the winter clothes clutter around now. Lovina and Kevin were digging out snow pants, hats, gloves, boots, scarves, etc. last night.

I hope everyone is staying healthy during these cold days. May God bless each of you! Try these Soft Monster Cookies over the holidays. What I like about them is you can put them in pans and make bars instead if you’re in a hurry. Enjoy!

*SOFT MONSTER COOKIES*

3/4 cup butter or margarine

1 cup white sugar

1 cup brown sugar

1 1 /4 cup peanut butter

4 eggs, beaten

2 cups quick oats

2 cups all-purpose flour

2 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

1/2 pound M&M’s (2 cups)

12 ounces chocolate chips

Cream sugar, butter and peanut butter. Add eggs. Stir in oats, flour, baking soda, M&M’s and chocolate chips. Roll into balls and place on 11 X 15 ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Do not overbake.

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