Saturday, October 22, 2011

Cookie Cups and a bunch of other stuff

disney fun fact

He's Mickey Mouse to us, 
but in Iran, he's known as Mickey Moosh
in Iceland, Mikki Mus
in Italy, Topolino
and in Sweden, Musse Pigg.

Among the books lining the shelves of Minnie's house is one in 
the kitchen that's entitled "Elvis. What Happened?"
(source: Little-Known Facts about Well-Known Places: Disneyland)

Ice Cream Cookie Cups

  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips

In a bowl mix shortening, butter, and sugar until blended, then add egg and vanilla and mix well

In a separate bowl mix salt, baking powder and flour

slowly mix in with sugar mixture

stir in chocolate chips

then lick your fingers

separate dough into two discs, wrap in plastic wrap, and chill for at least 2 hours

Once chilled, lay dough between two pieces of wax paper and roll out

use a circle cookie cutter to make circles out of the dough


take a 12 cup muffin pan and turn upside down

then lay square pieces of foil around each muffin cup

spray the tops with non-stick spray

lay out circles of dough around each muffin cup, and smooth around with fingers


Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes

Cool for a minute

set on wire rack to cool some more

Add your ice cream and toppings and Enjoy!
I used Pumpkin Ice Cream
Helloooooo Fall!!!!!!

Look at my countdown calendar! 
Do you see it? 
two more weeks, BABY!
We bought our tickets today and I am so excited

But i should mention that before we go to disneyland, 
we are going to be apart of a very special day because 
We are getting a new member of the family on Nov. 5th!

NO, i'm not pregnant!

But my beautiful sister-in-law is getting married
and I couldn't be happier for her

And my new dresses
I'm happy for them too
i bought them a couple months ago
and tried them on this weekend to make sure they still fit

So that's what I have to look forward to, but here's a quick look at the past week

1. I now feel like I'm apart of Cool Kid's club because we got iphones. Not sure who's uses it more, me or Aidan?
2. Went to the CA Academy of Sciences for the first time, great day with friends and seeing God's creation. Seriously, I'm in awe. God's amazingly creative.
3. Went to the park with friends, and this spot during the walk made me feel like it really was fall, even though we were walking in 73 degree weather
4. Ice skating with my buddy. I just love her
5. I don't have a picture of it, but I got to see the Holy Spirit work today, as He gave my friend understanding through the Scriptures. It might not seem like a big deal, but I can't tell you how blessed i get, when I see, literally watching, the Holy Spirit at work. 


  1. I love that you love Disney and Mickey Mouse as much as I do! I'm going back to Disneyland in December and I can't wait! And those cookie cups look amazing..I'm going to try them soon :)

  2. Those do look good, but shortening? I dunno.