Stripping away the rose colored glasses of denial concerning my reality. Getting in touch with truth. Reaching out to others in empathy concerning their reality and their walk to truth.

Monday, January 12, 2015

The recipe for the cookies... and Mark Gungor Returns!

Two requests received ~

Post the cookie recipe

Re-post Mark Gungor

Butter Cookies - makes 48 cookies

8 ounces unsalted butter
3⁄4 cup granulated sugar
1⁄4 teaspoon salt
1 1⁄2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 large egg yolk
2 cups all-purpose flour

Beat the butter, sugar, salt and vanilla together until smooth and creamy.
Mix in the egg yolk until well incorporated, scraping down the sides of the bowl at least once.
Add the flour and mix just until incorporated.
Scrape onto a lightly floured board and knead a few times, just until the dough smooths out.
Turn onto a sheet of plastic wrap and roll into a log, wrap up and refrigerate for several hours or freeze.
Before baking, preheat the oven to 325°F.
Line your baking sheets with parchment.
Slice the dough into slices about 1/8" thick and place them on the sheets about an inch apart (they won't be spreading very much, but they need air room around each cookie).
Bake until JUST beginning to turn golden around the edges, about 16-18 minutes.

Note: you can do many things with these cookies.
You could roll the dough out and cut shapes.
You could slice them even thinner and sandwich them with chocolate or jam or lemon curd.
You could make them and then dip them halfway into chocolate.
You could just make them and eat them, which is my favorite.

Mark Gungor's funny video #1 last 2:56 mins. "Meaning of Words".


Video #2 10:04 mins. "How Men and Women Keep Score."


  1. This is very funny material. Thanks for sharing these videos.

    1. I was going to add a link where you could find more, but I forgot to add it.

      Glad you enjoyed them.

    I'm glad you reposted this (and even improved it with an additional video).

    This guy, Mark Gungor, is terrific! He's spot-on, but also really funny. He has a ton of charisma and great timing. I'm glad you like him, too.

    I think my very favorite of his videos is the one about a man's "Nothing Box". That is so true. And then the woman wants to know why she can't go in there with him. Because then it would be SOMETHING. Besides, the first thing she's gonna want to do is decorate it. No! NOTHING!

    ~ D-FensDogg
    'Loyal American Underground'

    1. I watched "Nothing Box" too, laughed my head off. He nailed it for me. I'll post that next. I think it's about 20 mins, but the time goes by so fast -

      >"...the first thing she's gonna want to do is decorate it."
      That is so true.(smile). I need a Nothing Box.

      And the cookies are good!


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