A couple of weeks ago I was at the Chapel Market…..and the sun was shining in through these amazing windows and the boxes were unpacked and the tables were filled and I stood in the middle of the room….holding this incredible vintage sign and laughing and talking to a group of friends….when all of a sudden I stopped.
I put up my hands and (with my charm bracelet jingling)…..said….Can we just pause?
Can we take a moment?
I want to remember this….all of this. I want to pause and appreciate and stop for a second…..so it can all sink in….
….and I won’t forget.
And my friends that were there….the ones who know me….paused and then sighed a little.…as if to say….we love you karianne…..
….but do we always have to “take a moment?”
I know it’s random.
I know it’s a little odd.
I know you’re probably thinking I should just take a moment in my mind without a big “moment announcement.”
But you see….I live in the moment.
every. single. one.
And sometimes life is speeding and rolling and spinning and swirling….and I have to pause…
….or I’ll miss it.
Like baking cookies with two expert cookie bakers on a stormy Sunday afternoon.
And transforming ready-to-bake cookies into ice skates and wearing monogrammed aprons and eating an extra candy cane or two and interrupting the baking session for a choreographed dance and protecting the cookies from the cookie eaters in the house who jump around the kitchen shooting an imaginary basketball.
I don’t want to miss a single minute…..
….of a moment like that.
How To Make Ice Skate Cookies
from Ready-to-Bake Cookie Dough
(inspired by Pillsbury’s Easy Cookie Recipes)
ready-to-bake cookie dough
small candy canes
Step 1: Place piece of cookie dough on baking sheet.
Step 2: Slice a second piece of cookie dough and place next to first (as shown).
Step 3: Pinch two pieces of dough together to form a skate.
Step 4: Bake according to directions and let cool.
Step 5: Apply white icing to cookie and red icing for laces. Attach small candy canes to the base of the skate with icing.
Step 6: Pour a cup of hot chocolate….add mini marshmallows….take a bite of a freshly iced ice skate cookie….and pause….
….just to take a moment.
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