Wine & Cookies

bakingcookies01Welcome to my kitchen. Yes, this is the spacious counter where I spend countless hours cooking and baking. In fact, it’s one of my most favorite places in the world, especially when the family gathers around to talk, eat, drink and celebrate.

I lost all motivation to write or edit this afternoon, so I made cookies instead. Gluten-free, sugar cookies with sprinkles on the first dozen and sliced almonds on the second dozen.

See the bottle of wine in the middle of it all? Well that’s the wine we drank last night. I left it there because I wasn’t sure if it was on our wine rating list. When I turned away from the oven, I laughed when I noticed it among all the baking stuff. How could I not take a picture of the setting?

At 2:00 P.M., I really wanted to open another bottle of wine to dip my cookies in instead of milk . . . but I didn’t. I was good. Won’t stop me from indulging later, after dinner. Will it be a dessert wine or finish up tonight’s white selection with a few cookies I’ll have to share with the dogs. If they were chocolate cookies, the decision would be easy . . . Port. I’m just not sure what to drink tonight.

You got a favorite wine to drink with sugar cookies?

Oh, and by the way, the cookies I baked are not from scratch. I learned over the Christmas holiday that the Betty Crocker gluten free cake mixes double as a base for cookies. Thanks, Betty, for making it even easier for me to pack on extra pounds. If you’re gluten free like me, visit the Betty Crocker website, search for ‘gluten free cookies,’ and find all the yummy treats you can make. Besides the sugar cookies, I’ve made the Cookie-Brownie Bars and they’re delish!

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