Red Velvet Cookies


today was the day

Public School
day 1

I was very nervous

The morning was more hectic than usual
with two different drop offs,
but everyone made it safely
on time
whew, I cannot handle being late, not even by a minute.

All afternoon I wondered how it was going,
would she talk to anyone?
who would  she eat her lunch with?
{I cannot stand to see the kids sitting by themselves}
would that be her?
if she needed something, would she raise her hand?

Pure torture…

for nothing!

ALL smiles from Stella at pickup
Thank Goodness!

She’s made a new BFF
they want to walk to school together
and a BOY gave her his phone number
{another boy offered to buy her lunch}

HELLO, they sure work fast in the fourth grade.

I made cookies just in case things hadn’t gone so well,

cookies always make things better.

Red Velvet Cookies
{I made a small batch – but the recipe could easily be doubled}
1/4 cup of butter
1/2 cup of sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp baking soda
3/4 cup of flour
slightly less than 1/3 cup of cocoa powder
dash of salt
1 tsp red food coloring

in a med bowl combine the flour, salt, baking soda and cocoa powder

cream together the butter and sugar
add the egg and vanilla {scrape the sides}
gradually add in the flour mixture
and finally add the food coloring

scoop large 1 tbsp size drops

bake on a parchment lined sheet
@375 for about 10 minutes

cool and sprinkle with powdered sugar
{I wish I could get my kids to eat cream cheese frosting}