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Advent Day Five 2016

Monday, December 5, 2016

Happy Monday, My Lovelies!!!  Welcome to Day Five of Advent here on my blog.  Today's cookie: Double Chocolate Chewies.  They're meringue cookies, so they're lighter than your average chocolate chip cookie.  HERE is a similar recipe, and you can always add walnuts, pecans, or macadamia nuts.  Just make sure you toast them first!

These are excellent, and the toasted macadamia nuts and chocolate chips give them just the right amount of taste and texture.

These cookies also pair well with hot chocolate!

Matthew 3:1-12

3:1 In those days John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness of Judea, proclaiming,

3:2 "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near."

3:3 This is the one of whom the prophet Isaiah spoke when he said, "The voice of one crying out in the wilderness: 'Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.'"

3:4 Now John wore clothing of camel's hair with a leather belt around his waist, and his food was locusts and wild honey.

3:5 Then the people of Jerusalem and all Judea were going out to him, and all the region along the Jordan,

3:6 and they were baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins.

3:7 But when he saw many Pharisees and Sadducees coming for baptism, he said to them, "You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?

3:8 Bear fruit worthy of repentance.

3:9 Do not presume to say to yourselves, 'We have Abraham as our ancestor'; for I tell you, God is able from these stones to raise up children to Abraham.

3:10 Even now the ax is lying at the root of the trees; every tree therefore that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.

3:11 "I baptize you with water for repentance, but one who is more powerful than I is coming after me; I am not worthy to carry his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.

3:12 His winnowing fork is in his hand, and he will clear his threshing floor and will gather his wheat into the granary; but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire."

Until next time...

Ricki Jill


  1. Yummy! I like the variety of the cookies so far. Very fun. Thank you for sharing...just wish we could reach in the computer and eat one. ;-)

  2. Uh- Oh! I see you are still baking! Those sound really good, too. I love the lightness of meringue cookies (or shaum torte)...yum...
    I went to my dd's church with her last weekend and was surprised that they didn't do any of the advent traditions. xo Diana

  3. John the Baptist is one of my favorites! Love this.

  4. Does the nut toasting bring out more flavor in the nuts or are there other reasons to do it as well?


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