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Baking Christmas Cookies

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The night before a Christmas cookie swap, I was mixing up cookie dough and decided to use some of the opened bakers chocolate stored in the spice cupboard.  First mistake, the chocolate tasted like all of the ingredients it had been stored with.  Second mistake, mixing the dough with a Kitchenaid paddle that was losing it’s plastic coating.  After removing the paddle from the dough there was an even larger area of exposed metal than when I started and it ended up in the cookie dough.  The obvious remedy was to search through the cookie dough for the large piece of white plastic and throw it out, pretending that the cookie dough is still edible.  Unfortunately, the plastic had been pulverized into tiny, white, grains by a very efficient Kitchenaid mixer.  This brings us to the moral dilemma of swapping cookies with unsuspecting friends, when I know that they will be consuming plastic but they don’t know it. That would be the third mistake.  Once baked, the cookies had an essence of spice cupboard to go along with the plastic.  So, being the last-minute, resouceful, moral person that I am, I will bake the cookies for my family, buy sugar cookie dough from Uncle Ralph’s and decorate it with pink sugar to make them look homemade.  Then, if my unsuspecting friends want to swap amusing stories along with their cookies they can read my blog.

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Author: Laura Powell Like

Hi my name is Laura Powell Like. My career in nursing, healthy lifestyles and prevention of disease spans over 25 years. A graduate degree in Parent-Child nursing has helped me work in the field of womens health, raise 4 children of my own and study research concerning how to acheive a healthy lifestyle in the western culture. Currently I own a business and focus on mentoring other leaders as well as making recommendations to my clients about diet, supplementation, exercise and prevention of disease. I consult with experts and health practitioners who have the education and experience needed to fully answer my clients questions and concerns. This blog is about education, personal experience, and getting the word out. So enjoy, I welcome your comments and questions.

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