[donotprint] I have decided that there are a lot of strange people growing babies.
Yesterday morning I had a doctor appointment, and as I was sitting there for an hour or so, I realized that there was pretty much one other normal person there.
It’s like that every time. And I’d blame my doctor, but when I was pregnant with Jon David I was seeing a whole other doctor in a clinic on the other side of town and it was the same way.
Yesterday there was a pregnant women using the restroom (it’s a one person deal with a door that locks. Why they have a one person public restroom at a preggy lady doctor office is beyond me, but whatevs) and her husband thought it was funny to bang on the door and yell super loud for her to hurry up.
WHO. DOES. THAT.
I don’t even know.
The fact that you DON’T bang on restroom doors in public and try to embarrass your pregnant wife in there is so obvious, it’s not even a rule. It’s a fact that everyone knows.
The weirder thing was that when she came out, she just kind of rolled her eyes at him instead of banging him in the head with the nearest heavy object, which seemed like the obvious solution, if you ask me.
Anyways, I have decided that there is a time of day where they schedule all the normal people, and everyone sits quietly reading magazines and wearing real clothes that aren’t pajamas. But for whatever reason, I am being scheduled at the weird person time.
I was thinking that the next time I go up to the desk to schedule my follow-up I could wink and say, “Just schedule me in at your NORMAL time. You know, the time that is NORMAL?”, but then I decided against it. If we are being honest, I never perfected the suave wink, and usually end up looking like a gnat flew in my eye, which is decidedly UNnormal.
Perhaps I’ll bring the schedule lady some cookies instead?
As you may remember, Shelly and I are all up in the Caramel Apple business this week.
These are your destiny. Denying them is futile.
Also, they’re calorie free!!
(SIKE, totally not calorie free)[/donotprint]
Caramel Apple Cheesecake Cookies
Adapted from Cherry Cheesecake Cookies
- 3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 (8 oz) packages of cream cheese, softened
- 2 1/2 sticks butter (20 tablespoons), softened
- 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 8 whole CINNAMON graham cracker rectangles, crushed into crumbs
- 1 large can apple pie filling, with the apples removed and roughly diced
- 11 oz bag caramel bits
1. In a medium sized bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
2. In the bowl of a mixer, beat cream cheese, butter and sugar on medium-high for 2 minutes. Add eggs and vanilla and mix until just combined. Reduce mixer speed to low and slowly add flour mixture. Divide dough in half, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm, about an hour or so.
3. Preheat oven to 350. Line baking sheets with parchment paper (or spray with nonstick spray if you don’t have any. No biggie)
4. Roll dough into 1 1/2 inch balls, then coat completely in cinnamon graham cracker crumbs. Place 2 inches apart on baking sheet. Using a rounded spoon, create an indentation in the center of each cookie and fill with diced apple pie filling.
5. Bake until cookies are cracked and set, about 13 minutes.
6. Cool on sheets for 10 minutes, then transfer cookies to a cooling rack to cool completely.
7. While cookies cool, melt caramel bits with about 4 tablespoons water in a saucepan over low heat, stirring often. Drizzle over cookies.
Makes about four dozen.
This recipe is very easy to half because the measurements are even. So if four dozen cookies is more than you need, cutting it in half is super simple.
[donotprint]These cookies are pretty ridiculous in their amazingness.
Also, your face called. It told me to tell you to make these and stick them in it.
And guess what ELSE??
**My friend Shelly is sharing the recipe for Caramel Apple Ice Cream so pop over there and check it out (unless you don’t want to be a cool person).**
Enjoy and have a very happy Wednesday!![/donotprint]