Friday, July 19, 2013

Friday Random & Recipe

Yay for Friday!  So, I originally wanted to post my 24 week bump update today, but I’m lazy and did not get to taking a picture/do the chalkboard thing.  BUT, I promise it will come next week!
-I can’t believe I’m 24 weeks.  Only a few more weeks until I enter the 3rd and final trimester!
-We have received a crap ton of deliveries (I’m not mad about it) for the nursery.  SOOOO excited to get the little gal’s room fixed up.
-Speaking of deliveries, we had a company deliver some furniture this week and they proceeded to run over our mailbox.  As in completely ruin it.  Right now we cannot receive mail.  Such a pain in the butt!
-We ran out of Brutus’ food the other morning so I had to give him biscuits/treats for breakfast.  I put about 5 biscuits in his bowl and the little guy couldn’t believe his luck.  Seriously he pranced around the house a couple of times before digging in because he couldn’t believe I was giving him treats for breakfast!!
-We rented Safe Haven the other night and I was disappointed.  It was pretty slow and I didn’t love the actors.  I didn’t think there was any chemistry!
-My birthday is Sunday so we have a busy weekend planned.  I hope you all have a great one!
In honor of the birthday week, I made Birthday Cake Chocolate Chip Cookies via the best dessert blog ever!!  These were super yummy and contained everything I love!

  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups cake mix
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup sprinkles
  • 2 cups chocolate chips
  • 2 cups coarsely chopped Birthday Cake Golden Oreos **I used the original golden Oreos because I could not find the birthday cake
How to Make
  1. In a bowl of your stand mixer cream butter and sugar together for about a minutes until light and fluffy. Add in eggs one at a time.  Add vanilla and beat until smooth.
  2. With mixer on low add in baking soda, salt, flour and cake mix, stirring until mixture just comes together.
  3. With mixer still on low add in sprinkles, chocolate chips, and chopped Oreos. Stir until evenly incorporated.
  4. Chill dough for at least 2 hours, an overnight is better.
  5. When ready to bake preheat oven to 350°
  6. Line baking sheet with parchment paper and form dough into round balls, placing them 2 inches apart on baking sheet.
  7. Bake cookies for 8-10 minutes until edges are slightly golden. **Mine baked for 13 minutes…I must make large cookies!
  8. Allow to cool on baking sheet for 3 minutes and then transfer to wire rack to continue cooling.


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Becky said...

Haha treats for breakfast sounds like dessert for breakfast - I'd be excited too :) Have a great birthday weekend!!!!

Ashley (Sweet Carolina Belle) said...

Yum! Those cookies look delicious. the birthday cake oreos are good when you can find them. The major difference is the sprinkles and the creme is much sweeter than regular oreos.

Sarah said...

Oh no!! I have an in house mailbox fixer in my house if you need to borrow him!

Oh man, best day ever for Brutus!!

Excited to celebrate your birthday!!

Lauren said...

Those cookies look so amazing! Have a great weekend girl :-)

Courtney said...

I did not like Safe Haven AT ALL! I like both actors usually but I agree, no chemistry!
Happy early birthday by the way =)

Anne said...

Yay, happy birthday! Those cookies look so good, and I'm excited about your nursery deliveries too - the Instagram photo made me squeal :) We'll need to catch up again soon after I come back to town next week!!

Helene in Between said...

Yes! The recipe!!! These look so good and very week deserved ;)!

Jordon said...

Those cookies look way fabulous! Happy early birthday!

Ericka said...

Happy (early) Birthday! And those cookies look soooo good!

Becca Moss said...

The cookies look so good but oh golly I've been CRAVING that banana bread recipe you posted a while ago thinking I'll be making some of it (and these....) this weekend! oops ;)

Allison said...

Sorry about your mailbox...that stinks. But on the upside, Happy Birthday week!! These cookies look amazing.

Katrin said...

Haha, I can imagine how happy Brutus was! :) It's like paradise!
Sorry to hear about your mailbox! Hope you can get it fixed soon!
Have a lovely birthday weekend!

brittany @ g squared said...

Those look amazing!! I will def have to try. Happy Birthday Weekend!

Kristin said...

Have a great birthday weekend!!

Faith said...

Those cookies sound and look amazing!

I completely picture Brutus thinking that he won the jackpot! So funny :)

I can't believe you'll be in the 3rd trimester so soon! It's moving so quickly!

I'm so excited to see baby girl's nursery.

dave and jenn said...

Happy Birthday!

Ashley R said...

This literally may be the death of me. Cake batter and chocolate chip cookies are my weakness. YUM!