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Advent Day Eighteen 2016

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Happy Fourth Sunday of Advent, My Lovelies!  We had quite a storm blow through here during the early morning hours, and I'm nursing a bad cold.  I need a nap already!

Today's cookie is a recycled post because the cookie from my Cookie Advent Cookbook requires a cookie press, and I do't have one.

I hope you enjoy this recipe.  It is fantastic!

Neiman Marcus is a favorite American department store with most stores located in the South and West.  When our oldest daughter was born in Scottsdale, Arizona, we had no family close by and only a few friends.  Most days Shanley Belle and I would visit the Neiman Marcus Mermaid Bar for lunch so I could be around other people.  Actually, her first outing was to the Mermaid Bar when she was only a couple of weeks old!  

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Neiman Marcus Chocolate Chip Cookies


½ cup (1 stick) butter, at room temperature
1 cup packed light brown sugar
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 large egg
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 ¾ cups all purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 ½ teaspoons instant espresso coffee powder, slightly crushed
1 ½ cups (8 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease two cookie sheets. 
Cream the butter with the sugars using the paddle attachment until fluffy. Beat in the egg and the vanilla extract. 
In a medium mixing bowl, sift together the dry ingredients. Beat into the butter mixture. Stir in the chocolate chips. 
Using a small one ounce scoop or a large spoon, drop onto the cookie sheets.  Bake for 8 - 10 minutes, or 10 - 12 minutes for a crispier cookie.  
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Perfect Pairings:

Warm Milk

Matthew 1:18-25

1:18 Now the birth of Jesus the Messiah took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been engaged to Joseph, but before they lived together, she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit.

1:19 Her husband Joseph, being a righteous man and unwilling to expose her to public disgrace, planned to dismiss her quietly.

1:20 But just when he had resolved to do this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, "Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife, for the child conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.

1:21 She will bear a son, and you are to name him Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins."

1:22 All this took place to fulfill what had been spoken by the Lord through the prophet:

1:23 "Look, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel," which means, "God is with us."

1:24 When Joseph awoke from sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him; he took her as his wife,

1:25 but had no marital relations with her until she had borne a son; and he named him Jesus.

Until next time...

Ricki Jill


  1. Merry Christmas my friend,
    I will be pinning this recipe. YUM!
    Thank you again for doing this, I do enjoy it.

  2. There is nothing better than a homemade chocolate chip cookie!

  3. Wait!!!!! You don't have a cookie press?!?!?!?


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