Snow-Topped Chocolate Mint Cookies

Our family volunteered for several summers, taking in Japanese students from a student exchange program. Our older daughters were taking Japanese language classes at college during this time.

This is a family favorite cookie recipe from 2008 translated from Japanese.

Kris Krinkles (or Snow-Topped Chocolate Mint Cookies)
2 C. mint semi sweet chocolate chips, divided
6 tablespoons butter, softened
1 C. sugar
2 eggs
1 ½ C. flour
1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
confectioner’s sugar

  1. In microwave, melt 1 c. chocolate chips: set aside to cool.
  2. In mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in melted chocolate chips and vanilla. Add flour, baking powder and salt. Stir remaining chocolate chips. Cover and refrigerate 2 hours.
  3. Roll into 1-inch balls, then roll in confectioners sugar. Place 2 inches apart on non-stick cookie sheet. Bake 350 degrees for 10-12 min. or until edges are set.

Cool for 10 min. before moving.
Snow-Topped Chocolate Mint Cookies

Time for Autumn

I am done done done with summer.

I have, in an effort to fight back against the 104 degree weather today, spent the past week decorating for fall!

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White Pumpkin web

good kitty

The Photography Habit

I took so many photos everyday while I was in Utah, I think it maybe a habit now.

We (some of the children and I) drove through Fair Oaks yesterday. The chickens run the city and can be found for several blocks.

The Mall was a Huge Success

We girls had a good time at the mall. The kids got shoes and other needed things.

Today is our 3rd child’s 20th birthday.

I am looking forward to the weekend. I spent yesterday cleaning and mopping and getting all the laundry done. The big weekly cleaning is out of the way for the week. Thank you Lord for a small home!

1954 Summer is Here Re-Do

I borrowed back the old lap-top I gave the kids. It has the software that goes with my scanner/printer. I was able to get a nicer scan of the page.


Summer is Here – Picture 1954

I used this and other California text books when my children were young. The illustrations are so fun. Here is the cover.

I wish I could scan better. My laptop is Windows 7. My scanner/printer is not :- {

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