A few of you already know this good news – after months and months of looking and dozens of houses, we found the perfect house!
Today is the big day – we pick up the keys to our new house this morning! We signed an inch of paperwork yesterday, went out to a celebratory lunch, and had our final walk through in the afternoon. Once we found the house and made an offer, well, I didn’t want to jinx anything so I kept quiet about it. It has been excruciating, I have been excitedly waiting to share the news. We all know patience is not my strong suit…
Since I couldn’t talk about it? I made cookies. Cookies that look like our new house.
Blue front door and all.
Who remembers the Fisher Price House? Same style, right?
We are giving up two acres, a golf course and no neighbors for more space, my dream kitchen, and lots of natural light that I am so excited about. Seriously, we’d go on a house tour and could easily spot our deal breakers. Me? Dark rooms, no natural light. Jason? Basketball hoops in every driveway, neighbors on top of each other. We both walked into this house and said yep, this is it. We hadn’t even seen the whole thing.
We are also trading our swimming pool for a back yard hot tub. Much less maintenance, much more relaxing (and useful?).
Basil is giving up chasing squirrels and other country critters for a fully fenced yard and soon, a dachshund sister!
easy vegan cut out cookies
gluten, dairy, egg and soy free, vegan
makes 18-20 medium size cookies
1 cup butter (Earth Balance soy free)
1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla paste
2 cups flour (gluten free ap), plus another 1/3 cup for kneading
1/4 cup milk (vanilla almond)
Cream together butter, sugar and vanilla. Stir in flour, adding milk one tablespoon at a time until dough forms. With floured hands and surface and using another 1/3 cup flour, knead dough until no longer sticky. Wrap in plastic or return to mixing bowl, cool in refrigerator 20 minutes. On floured surface, roll to 1/4 to 1/3 inch thickness and cut into desired shapes. Bake on prepared (parchment or silpat) baking sheet at 350 for 12 – 15 minutes, or until just golden brown on edges. Cool completely, frost.
These cookies are perfectly crunchy, sweet and buttery.
I love our blue front door. I love our Fisher Price house.