This post was supposed to go live yesterday.
This post was supposed to be cheerful and light and happy.
And then the unthinkable happened and left me quite shaken up….
It’s Christmas time and I share sweet recipes to inspire you to create in your own kitchen.
It’s a time when we share not only baked goods but holiday wishes and joy.
It’s a time when we share gifts and hugs and smiles with family and friends.
What happened in Newtown, CT left so many families grieving. Parents, grandparents, brother and sisters, children and husbands… lost their loved ones.
We are left trying to understand what happened. But I can’t.
I can’t comprehend what drives a person to do such an non-human act. To take lives of innocent children, rip their parents’ lives and hearts into pieces… I can’t…
So I cry… and think of the Newtown parents who lost their children and I hug my own kids. I stop in this Christmas preparation madness and appreciate what my Hubby and I have….
We watch my oldest daughter read “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” to her sister and brother, all snuggled up in our bed, wearing their Christmas pj’s. I watch them and hold my Husband’s hand so tight as if it was only a dream.
I hope you won’t be turned off by the mood of this post and still try these cookies. They are worth it. The browned butter and brown sugar make quite the combo. The addition of sea salt turns these into a salted caramel treat. It’s our new favorite cookie. Perfect balance of sweet and salty.
The original recipe come from America’s Taste Kitchen via A Little Bit Crunchy A Little Bit o Rock’N’Roll.
Stay safe. And hug your loved ones.