Who Stole the Cookies from the Cookie Jar?


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So earlier this week my roommate Liz and I were hanging out with the girl we mentor, Tia, and we made cookies for our activity. Its actually hard for me to believe that I’ve been hanging out with this awesome girl for three years! Time flies. We have a good time.

We made cookies… and not just any cookies… but Reeces Pieces cookies. Sooo good right? Well, we discovered an even better cookie during this process. Sadly before we got to the last batch, we had run out of my favorite peanut butter candy so I grabbed these out of my pantry to improvise…Have you ever tried these before? They are one of my favorite things. These ones are from Trader Joe’s, but as Utah doesn’t have a Trader Joe’s (boo!) I’m sure you could find them at any grocery store. 

Ok ready for the recipe? Here’s how it goes…  

Sunflower Seed Cookies


  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 1/4 cup sifted flour
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate covered sunflower seeds ( you can add more… we didn’t measure, just eyeball it)


Cream shortening and sugars in a large bowl until thoroughly mixed. Beat in vanilla and eggs. Sift remaining dry ingredients together in a separate bowl, then add to the sugar and egg mixture, blending well. Stir in chocolate covered sunflower seeds. Bake on parchment lined baking sheet at 375 degrees for 6-7 minutes. (Tip* make the dough balls very small… these cookies flatten and spread and don’t take long to cook) Finished when edges begin to slightly brown.

So so so good. This may in fact be one of my favorite cookies ever. I love making new discoveries. Told you I was a cookie monster.


Hi my name is Abby

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Ok… I realized that I never really fully introduced myself on this blog. I figured that since this was a carry over blog from my last home at Merry Bobbins, it wasn’t necessary, but I have gained “a few” more readers since then, to say the least, and its about time.

My name is Abby, but I am most frequently referred to as Abignale, Gail, Abbler Cadabbler, Abigail, Absicle, the list goes on…. 

I currently have 35 cardigans hanging in my closet – call me Mr. Rogers. Lets add shopaholic to that list as well.

I refer to myself as a 21 year old grandma on a daily basis as I paint my nails more than once a week, enjoy a good episode of the Price is Right, Showtunes, and Sunday evening Masterpiece Theater. I’m usually in bed at a decent hour, I frequently worry about fires caused by dyer lint, and I love the Smucker’s birthday highlights they show in the Today Show (which I’ve watched every morning since I was 7). Yup, I’m pretty much 80.

I have a slight obsession with Disney and Canada. And by slight I mean I’m ready to move to Canada AKA the arctic north, go to maple fests daily, sing O’ Canada from the mountain tops, make friends with beavers and moose, and wear plaid every day of the year. Slight obsession with Disney? I’ve worked at Disney World and will work at Disneyland in January… can’t stop won’t stop. Disney discounts for life!

This week I put on  cheer leading costume and had more fun wearing it for ten minutes than most people would think was normal. To say the least… a hilarious photo shoot ensued. The non-athletic people of the world can have dreams of being talented too right?

Do I play sports? No. Can I play sports? Double no. However, I love eating healthy and exercising. People sometimes freak out when they see me downing these bad boys… Spinach Smoothies

And while I love being healthy, I’m also a self proclaimed foodie and cookie monster. Simply can’t resist a good cookie – my Achilles heel. Let it be known that pumpkin butterscotch chip cookies are divinity. I also love to bake…which doesn’t help my cookie monster tendencies AT ALL!

Traveling is one of my favorite things. I have a hard time staying put in one place. Whenever I’m traveling or on vacation I’m already thinking about the next place I want to go. I’ve been extremely lucky to visit some pretty awesome places.

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Lastly I love movies and music… like alot. It would take me 25 days to listen to all the music I own, according to my iTunes. My life is a constant stream of movie and TV quotes. You’ve got to be around me for a good while to even understand what I’m saying half the time. Example… “Thank yur ladies and gentleman” located at the top of this post comes from the movie You’ve Got Mail. I just couldn’t resist. If a movie quote can be used… it should be used.

Pretty much that’s me in a nutshell. I blog about my mundane life, and hope that you like reading about it.

Sincerely, your new friend – Abby

Single Serving Sweets


With all the roommates I’ve ever had we all do our own thing when it comes to food. I know lots of people who cook meals together with their roommates and rotate who cooks on what night… but that has always seemed so hectic to me. Nobody seems to be on the same schedule when you’re in college.

The only things that are really up for grabs, at least in my apartment, are sweets. Obviously, if you make a batch of cookies you can’t eat them all by yourself. Right? (well at least you shouldn’t eat them all by yourself!) Usually I’ll make something because I want one piece of something or one cookie. Problemo people. There are leftovers for days sitting on my kitchen counter taunting me! What was the desire for one cookie, turns into one cookie every day until they’re gone. So I did some researching and found…

Desserts for One!

A Cup of Coffee Cake

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Mug Cake

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffin

Peach Cobbler for One

Nutella Mug Cake

Cheesecake for One

Single Serving Pumpkin Pie

and last but NOT AT ALL LEAST Banana Soft Serve … AKA homemade froyo

I definitely need to try the pumpkin pie recipe out! If you know of any other good single serving recipes out there just holla back!