I’m going to come right out and say that I like the Twilight movies.
And books, of course.
But the tricky part is that as soon as I tell anyone that I am going to see the Eclipse movie, I automatically get lumped into the category of “super fan” or in this case “Twihard”.
So let me be clear on a few things:
I am not a “Twihard”, a “Twilight Mom” or whatever other words you can attach “Twi” to in order to insinuate madness.
I will not be screaming, shrieking, or wolf whistling the first time that Edward appears on screen.
I will not be screaming, shrieking, or wolf whistling the first time that Jacob appears on screen. I will however, do a tiny happy dance inside my head when he takes his shirt off.
I do not belong to any type of group that obsesses over Twilight, picks the movies and books apart, and sighs over how Bella “just doesn’t deserve Edward…”.
I do not wish that my husband were more like Edward. Because I love my husband (that’s why I married him), because I prefer men that wash their hair, and because if every time I baked a treat my husband passed it up choosing instead to run around the woods sucking deer blood, I’d have my feelings hurt.
I will be honest and say that I waaay prefer Jacob over Edward, but that has less to do with their movie characters and more to do with the fact that helllloooo, I’m a woman, and he looks mighty fine without a shirt. That’s it. So, to all you women who say to us Jacob lovers “That’s fine if you want to love a man who smells like dog…” I’ve got a newsflash for you: He doesn’t really turn into a dog. It’s called COMPUTERS. They are the wave of the future and you know what? They don’t smell like anything.
I do not buy a ticket to the midnight premier a month in advance and proceed to camp out in the theater line for hours and hours. I wait until the movie has been out for a day or two, buy a ticket online, and get to the theater just early enough to avoid having to sit in the very front row, because that row is the kiss of death and I will leave with a headache.
I do not wish I was a vampire.
So, in honor of all the Twihards of the world (I’ve got nothing but love for you guys, I promise….no hating here)…I’ve made you a treat. A vampirey treat. Because for the next week or so, the pop culture world will be all a buzz with Edward, Bella, and Jacob. And we all know that when pop culture dictates that it is so, I am never the one to argue.
**Super awesome cookie recipe is from Baking Bites.
3/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon almond extract
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
approximately 1/2 cup red jam (raspberry/strawberry)
In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and extracts.
Add flour and salt to the bowl and mix them into the butter/sugar mixture at low speed until dough is just combined. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least an hour.
Preheat oven to 325.
Divide dough in half and keep portion you are not using in the refrigerator. Roll dough out on a lightly floured surface until it is about 1/8 inch thick. Use a shaped cookie cutter (I used lips, Nicole on Baking Bites cut out 2 inch rounds).
Place cut dough on a cookie sheet and put a teaspoon of jam on each and cover with another piece of cut cookie dough. Press edges down lightly, pinching into cookie sheet. If using a lips cookie cutter, score a line in the middle using a butter knife and then use a toothpick to poke one or two small holes. If desired, dip toothpick in additional red jam and reinsert into the holes to emphasize them or create a trickle of “blood”.
Bake for 10-12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool for about 5 minutes, then transfer cookies to a baking sheet to cool completely.
These cookies can be enjoyed by Twinormals, Twihards, and Twihaters alike. Enjoy!!