Thursday, October 13, 2016

Cute cookies for the Littles..thanks Chris!




Last year Frédérick and his Littles on their street from the bus..~I still love it..so I look at it a..lot..♥



outside my window:)




Down by the lake/park..


When I saw these..right away I thought of the Littles..
As usual..any recipe of Chris' turns out well..I bought my toppers at Bulk Barn..
the only thing I did differently was that I omitted the pumpkin spice..I wasn't sure Oli would like it..so just a dash of cinnamon..want to tell you something else about the cookies..while I was making them I found the batter held together well..and wondered if they could handle Starbucks..and they did..like always make sure the dough is chilled and floured as well as the stamp..then freeze or refrigerate before baking..you must press sufficiently..and do not add turbinado sugar on top..the imprint did not stay as well..
Keeper recipe..and so easy..
Love the views from our windows these days..



They are lovely with a cup of coffee or tea..pretty happy David's Tea has opened near us..I can pick up little hostess gifts for the girls and sometimes add something for me..
they have started selling their tea..in bags..just like the kind you get loose..but in pretty bags..if you don't want the mess of cleaning the steepers..this is a fun quick delicious alternative..
I am starting to learn how to tether..I only took the shots above..my cable is short and I am awkward trying to manipulate camera ,computer, focus, click..but I always find it fun to learn something new..just seems like a lot of work:)
Not sure when I will set that up again..
I spend very little time taking photos..if it's raining and cold etc..I may spend more time..and then the photos are awful:)
One of my daughters brought me to a new store..
very very nice..she had bought  a mat for her front door(they wear out quickly w/ 4 boys and 2 dogs:))and our seasons..
same here and only us..unless someone comes over..she had mentioned the one above to me and I knew it would be our new front mat/autumn/winter♥
(Artists Entrance)♥

58 comments:

  1. Preciosas galletas, me encantan.
    Besos

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  2. Can't believe how beautiful fall has come there. It is in the sixties today so it feels like fall, but will be hot again by Monday. Our trees aren't sure what to do yet. I bet the boys were smiling when they saw those cookies. They sure look delicious to me. Enjoy these last days of good weather. I saw it was snowing in the northern US. I love the lake picture. So beautiful there.

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    1. It was snowing out west here..lots!

      And just a few moments ago..a downpour..all the leaves are faling and swirlingJacques mowed yesterday..no leaves were left..they're back..

      Spring and fall..no rest for the weary:)Have a great day Donna.

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  3. Beautiful color from your window. Love the photo of Fred and the boys. I'd look at it often too...I see mine every day as I walk around the house, pics here and there :) Our boys are waiting for leaf piles to jump in here :) Still not enough on the ground to blow them into big mounds. I would make Chris' cookies for them when they come over. So cute! I love how the dough works for the cookie stamps too and your great tips, thanks! It was in the mid 30s when we woke this morning - OY! But back to 70F by the weekend. Wish we had David's Tea here! It must be good if you like it :)

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    1. That's why I posted the cookies now to give all of you a chance to make before Halloween:)
      The boys liked them they were gne right away:)
      Oh the leaves are tumbling today!

      Rain..wind..MTL is a zoo today ..so much construction took us forever to get there and back..
      I thought you did have DT?
      Maybe not..:)
      I am sure you will be snapping pics of the boys:)So beautiful with all the colors!

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    2. Quite a few in the Chicago area so maybe they will migrate north soon :)

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  4. Of course I went straight to the recipe. I haven't seen the candied pumpkins like you put on top -- just the ones like in the recipe that are harder, more like candy corn. I think the jellied ones would be better but both look good and I could see this in other purposes with something different atop them at different seasons.

    Oh, that tree, those boys walking off. How wonderful. We're still having slow color although it's trying to pop out! It's supposed to get colder and that will probably bring it on. Meanwhile, I look out my little window here into a mass of green leaves with the sun shining through. Not a bad sight, actually!

    Happy week!

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    1. It warmed my heart that photo..I know not all kids are so lucky..To have such a dad.
      It's cooler today here too!
      Have a nice day Jeanie:)

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  5. Oh my...I love that shot of your SIL and the littles....beautiful!
    We were going to go to the cottage today, but too darn chilly! and windy! tomorrow...
    Have a lovely weekend Monique...
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. You too Linda.. just lucky that shot:)
      Chilly windy and rainy here..had to go downtown..oh let me stay in this country life..so much traffic..construction everywhere we went..

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    2. HATE traffic.....enough said!

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    3. Jacques..I won't even say what he thinks of it;)

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  6. They look good! Your fall colors are beautiful. It has not really started here yet.

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    1. It will happen soon for you..it's gone in a blink of an eye it seems here though..!

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  7. Autumn has arrived fiercely in your neck of the woods. Ours is nowhere near to yours but there's a chill in the air for sure. I've never heard of David's Teas, I'll have to google it :)

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    1. I am surprised bev..I thought we were always neck and neck weather wise since you moved:)
      Well there is a David's Tea.com instead of.ca but not sure if it is shipped from here or now through the US..
      Canadian items will cost you less because of the xchange..

      Teavana is nice in the US:)
      I have visited..

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  8. I love the mat!!! Love the cookies (is it a cookie cutter mold you can get at Starbucks?) Love that you have a sweet new tea shop near you. Love the autumn photos, especially the first, beautiful autumn colors and family!
    And PS, I will be sending you a little something because the other day I had the MOST delightful Parisian surprise!!!! Merci mille fois, how happy was I !!! Still spending tons of time on French study, less, little, très peu in the blog world...

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    1. Enjoy every moment of the French Study:)
      I actually liked the mat enough to buy it..and Rita..the boys..2 of them..Max and Oli were here after school and they read the mat..and Oli stepped back in twice to be an artiste:)
      The cookie cutter mold is not new..but from EBAY and China I think..Imagine..
      Bon weekend !

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  9. Oh, the colors! I'm sure you'll have your paints out to capture this incredible beauty.
    Love the door matt.
    And, the cookies!

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    1. I tried the trees..a few times..even with tutorials..and I cannot do justice to them at all..Trees and leaves and me:(
      I think I try too hard Susan...
      The mat is cute..I have to admit..I was smatten:)

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  10. Ces couleurs d'Automne sont à tomber... Si belles et chaleureuses, j'en suis amoureuse !
    Et ces petits sablés, totalement de saison, avec un thé épicé ou un chocolat chaud, voici qui est parfait.
    Bonne fin de semaine Nana ~ 

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    1. Tellement belles les couleurs Camille..j'espère que tu en as aussi..
      tu mérites bien ce colori poétique!

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  11. Hey Monique, your mat is adorable as are the tea cups and your grandkids last fall, but the shot I like the most is the one from your windows. I just love this time of year!

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    1. Even in the rain and wind and gloom today..I thought:magnificence..The strrets in MTl...with a bazillion yellow leaves on parked cars and coming home..w/ our main stretch..with HUGE trees multicolored..I thought surely this is the prettiest season..trust me..Mtl..November..usually bleak.
      Happy painting:)

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  12. Sigh. Visiting your blog is such a pleasure, a mini-vacation from city life, and your photographs simply glow! Love the cookies, and the peaceful lake & glowing trees, so beautiful and serene. Hadn't seen my littles, but last night went shopping with Isadora and her Mom, going wild for Halloween decorations at 8:30 at night -such fun! She's so careful, choosing things for her two little brothers - nothing too scary, she's so thoughtful that way. Happy October!

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    1. I remember when she was Izzy:)Happy for you that you had that experience with her.I find discovering such lovely qualities in our Littles so heartwarming!
      Happy almost mid-October to you too:)

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  13. Your autumn leaves are beautiful..Love the pic of your son in law with his boys.
    Those haloween cookies are so adorable but I have to lay my hands on one of those 'Starbucks" cookie stamps.
    Have a great weekend.

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    1. On Ebay Michelle..they are plunger like..:)Make sure you always flour everything:) The surface you roll the dough on..the dough and the stamp..and chill before baking:)
      It is the prettiest time of year..the best artist created it all:)

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  14. I love the boys, the autumn colours, the cookies (wow!) your new mat and well, just everything you post. My visits to your page are, as the kids would say . . . totally awesome! (They still say that don't they? Or am I out of touch!) Have a wonderful weekend! xoxo

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    1. Marie..thank you..I am happy when you find neat little things too:)
      I have to thank my daughter for this one..she found it and told me about it..when we shop..Jacques and I..it's for food errnads etc..sometimes a pit stop to Omer or Hachem for paints:)
      Thank you..you know I think we are lucky we discovered each other..Korean Beef tonight..I kid you not.But Korean Pork..cause that's what I have.Bon weekend!

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    2. I bet it is totally gorgeous made with pork, maybe even better! I must try! Thanks for the inspiration! Bon weekend aussi! xo

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  15. The Artists Entrance mat is so you :o) Love the pic of the guys.
    I also love seeing what is out your window. Darling cookies!
    I am getting my glass jars ready for when Xavier can eat cookies. LOL

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    1. Debbie,I can just picture your Xavier cookie jar..it will always be full of surprises for him to pick:)It must look like here..there;)

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  16. Your Fall pictures are always to die for...
    Why do leaves not turn orange here...just brown and fall on the ground.

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    1. I had no idea there were no reds or oranges or golds..
      but then again..you have so much..watched a movie shot in Paris with Kevin Kline/Maggie Smith and Kristen Scott THomas.."My Old Lady"..more like a play..but stellar actors..very good.
      I bet you would recognize the place they live in..the courtyards of Paris appartments..wow..about Viager sales of homes..interesting..

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  17. Un billet merveilleusement automnal, des couleurs lumineuses que j'aime ! Bon w.e. Christine

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  18. Thanks for the recipe Monique, I'll be trying this one, they are so darn cute, (and using some of the batter to make the Starbucks stamp cookie). Did you form the balls when dough first made or chill first? I'm in the process of making Bridget's lollipop cookies but they are HUGE. These will be a better size but Katherine saw the lollipop ones on Pinterest sooo.... Your fall scence from your window is gorgeous. We are just starting to get color down here. Bon weekend,

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    1. You know I thought of you !:)
      I did not chill the balls..just the cookies..you know how finicky stamps can be if everything isn't just to their liking:)
      You will be rerolling the dough you have left..for the stamps..adding a bit of flour..I find stamp dough has to be more substantial..firm..they are good..crispy sweet light..and yes those pumpkin cookies..you cannot help but think of all the Littles..that are getting so big..Lucas has his high school entrance exam tomorrow to the high school his parents went to..How fast did that happen?
      I hope I see the lollipops..that Bridget:)

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    2. Oh my goodness, they do grow fast! Frankie is in 8th grade now and his voice is changing! Thanks for the tips. It is actually Bridget's Popsicle cookies. She used a tombstone cookie cutter that is almost 3-4". In order to put the Popsicle stick in them they are rolled to 3/8" thick...so one cookie per child should be more than enough. I'll send you photos when I'm done.

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    3. Just made a batch. Adorable! And had to taste one without the candy, yum. Saved some dough and will do that stamp "not poisin" stamp. The rest I'm going to make a simple cookie for Jerry and me.

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  19. Great idea for fall cookies and how simple! You are definitely the baking queen.

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  20. Aww... I'm so happy these turned out so fun and pretty for you Monique! I love the soft pumpkins, haven't ever seen them. Thanks for the link. Love your fall pictures, just breathtaking! The one of the boys is precious.

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    1. Thank you guys for the great pics that inspire us to make your recipes!

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  21. Well, you KNOW I love that door mat! The fall views are so pretty. I was noticing some of the maples turning red and gold this weekend. The marsh grasses turning golden, I put the down blanket on the bed. The pool was closed this week for winter. I love fall, but it is so hard to give up summer!

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    1. It is super hard.especially after this stellar one.At the moment the colors in our area..are fall on your knees colors!
      So beautiful..a miracle of nature.Bon dimanche Gail..me too love the mat:)

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  22. Cute doormat....perfect for you!
    You're so fortunate to have those fall colors, Monique. Have lots of friends who mentioned that this year they went from green to dead in short order.
    Have a lovely week!

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    1. I didn't expect such a colorful fall because of our dry summer..a lovely surprise!

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  23. That doormat is so perfect for you. The falling leaves are beautiful. We don't have all of the fall colors...I do see some falling leaves though. It has rained for three days now. Cute cookies. Your house must always smell amazing, because you are always baking....cheers

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    1. Wallflowers help:)
      Ahh..but you don't have winter..October is the beautiful respite before brrrrr..

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  24. Chris has some wonderful recipes and your cookies turned out lovely. The fall colors outside your window are amazing. I would get nothing done all day for gazing at the light and leaves :)

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    1. You do too!They are so nice..they fill you with awe.At something far greater than us:)

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  25. Ta photo du papa et de ses garçons est absolument adorable ... Elle raconte à elle seule un joli moment de vie ... Rebises

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