I’m a bit of a traditional gal. I love traditions. Traditions are the things that -long after you’re gone- your kids will remember because you did them every single year. Maybe they’ll hem and haw about doing them (like the “traditional” Christmas photo) or maybe they’ll be giddy with excitement (like with a “traditional” movie night), but, in the end, they’ll look back someday and say,”Hey- remember when…?”
THAT’S what I want. I want my kids to have these traditions so they’ll be able to look back on all the memories we’ve made, rather than focus on the hustle and bustle of Christmas seasons past.
In a day or so, I’ll post all the neato speedo things we’ve done thus far, but since its Tuesday, I thought I would post a recipe we recently used for our “Grinchy movie night”- the newest tradition I came up with after perusing Pinterest… again.
Oh, how I wish I could take credit for these. Truly. But I can’t. I found the recipe HERE.
I mean, when it comes right down to it, the recipe is so simple that it makes me feel foolish that I never thought of it. Although, now that I’ve made them, I’m already entertaining ideas for different versions for every other holiday.
Maybe a St. Patty’s Day cookie with Irish cream… 😉
- 1 pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) sugar cookie mix
- 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
- 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon mint extract (I used 1/4 and it was perfect)
- 6 to 8 drops green food color
- 1 egg
- 1 package Andes Mints
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chip
Heat oven to 350°F.
In large bowl, mix together the cookie mix, butter, extract, food color and egg until soft dough forms. Stir in chopped Andes Mints and chocolate chips.
Using small cookie scoop or teaspoon, drop dough 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until set (I’d check them a little before your timer goes off just to make sure they don’t burn). Let them cool for about 3 minutes; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Store tightly covered at room temperature.
To make our Merry Grinchmas Movie Night a complete success, we paired these with Grinch Floats (Lime sherbet and Sprite). They didn’t go together like milk does, but the Disasters were stoked that I was letting them stay up later than usual anyways AND giving them the cavity combo of soda, ice cream and cookies well after bedtime, so they didn’t complain.
And me? I was just happy as a clam, snapping photos of my punks, eating cookies, drinking sugar, and soaking in all the memories that were being made.