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I feel like I should start this post with the song “It’s the final countdown!!” That’s how I feel every day from about the two week mark til Christmas feels like. Today I ran to two different stores to find gifts for my in-laws. Since they leave out of state I need to get them mailed out.. umm.. 3 days ago for them to make it to Michigan on time.
It’s the final countdowwwwwn.
See? It totally fits.
It would be a lot easier if I were a gift card giver. Just send up a Christmas card with a couple of gift cards and done. Heck, I could send them electronically and not even have to pay for shipping. But sadly, I am not a gift card giver. I am a perfect gift finder. I am a can’t wait t see their face-r.
And yes, that does put extra pressure on me during the holiday season but it’s my thing. (I was going to say Ryon and I but HA! He hasn’t bought presents for his family since we started dating.) I have been so preoccupied with gifts for everyone else that when my family asks me what I want – I don’t know what to say!
The only things that immediately come to mind are things like a new camera bag or anything from the new Pioneer Woman line. (Like this measuring cup… swooooon!) But other then that – I’m stumped for ideas. And that’s ok. I would rather be the gift giver then the gift receiver any day.
I think that sorta means I’m a grown up, right? Whoa. When did that happen?!
- 2¼ cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
- ¾ cup sugar
- ¾ cup brown sugar, packed
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
- 1 12-oz. package white chocolate chips
- ½ dried cranberries
- ½ cup pecans
- Preheat the oven to 350 and line baking sheets with silicone baking sheets.
- Combine the flour, baking soda and salt together in a medium sized bowl. Set aside.
- In a stand mixer, cream the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add in the vanilla extract.
- Add the eggs, one at a time, beating in between.
- Slowly incorporate the dry ingredients into the wet, mixing after each addition.
- Fold in the white chocolate chips, cranberries and the pecans.
- Drop tablespoon sized balls of dough onto the prepared cookie sheets.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are slightly brown.
- Remove, let sit on baking sheet for 5 minutes and then transfer to a wire baking rack.
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