A Christmas Recipe for Your Spouse and You

The Holidays are here.  You need a break.  I just know this.

So, I have a simple suggestion plus a recipe.

Sit down.  Pause for 30 minutes.  Talk about how grateful you are for each other.  What you won’t miss about 2021.  What you are looking forward to in 2022.

And if you have any spare time, try making these simple lace cookies so you can eat them while you do this.


Because these cookies are made with oatmeal and lots of white sugar, so you know that they are both healthy and good for you.  Just look at the picture at the top.

Here’s a secret.  They are so thin that calories can’t even cling to them.  Plus when I eat them, I feel good and I know that the oatmeal is doing a good thing inside of me!

Plus these cookies are simple to make.  You really can’t mess them up.  So, they make you look like a real chef (even if you can’t boil water).

And they use ingredients you probably have in your kitchen (unless you are a super healthy person or don’t know where your kitchen is).

Wanda Everett’s Lace Cookies

This recipe comes from my friend Wanda.  Anything Wanda makes is good.  Just ask around, everyone knows Wanda.

And this recipe makes almost 200 melt-in-your mouth cookies that are light and crispy.
That’s a lot of cookies where I come from.  And did I mention they are healthy too?


2 Cups of White Sugar (the unhealthy kind that is available everywhere)
2 Cups of Old Fashioned Oatmeal (we just used regular oatmeal and it seems to be fine even if not old-fashioned)
1 Tablespoon of Plain Flour (We couldn’t leave this key ingredient out. But we did minimize it)
1/2 Teaspoon of Salt (just in case you are low on sodium)
2 Sticks of Butter (From contented cows!  I know this seems like a lot but we are making a lot of cookies here.)
2 eggs, beaten (Use these to express your frustration with the holidays!  Beat it!)
1 Teaspoon of Vanilla (adds some flavor to this delicious cookie.)


  1. Put everything that looks dry into a large bowl so it doesn’t spill out on the counter and floor and get tracked around the house.
  2. Melt the butter and when it starts boiling, pour it over the bowl of ingredients.  Who knew you could boil butter?
  3. Mix boiling butter with dry stuff in the bowl really well.  Use a spoon or spatula, not your hand.
  4. Then stir in the beaten eggs and vanilla to keep you from trying to eat this stuff raw.
  5. Get a cookie sheet that you like.  One that doesn’t cling to your cookies.  Preheat the oven to 325 degrees, just in case.
  6. For each cookie, drop 1/2 teaspoon of batter about 2 inches apart.  Trust me on this, these are little but they are super-spreaders.
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until they look brown and delicious.
  8. Let them cool.  Be cool.
  9. Grab a glass of milk and enjoy!


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