Vanilla Bean Baci

Made Famous By:  Heather McMullin 
adapted from Christmas Gifts from the Kitchen
“It does not matter where you come from.  What matters is now this moment and your willingness to see this for what it is accept it, forgive the past, take responsibility and move forward.” 

“I made a commitment to work and God blessed it.”-Paula Deen

“God can dream a bigger dream for you than you can dream for yourself.  Have the dream and then surrender it to that which is greater than yourself and allow the flow of your life to move in the direction of your greatest advantage.”

“Whatever is necessary I take full responsibility for making that happen.”

“Only you have the power to make your life what it is meant to be.”

“You cannot continue to move forward to level and level and level that you need to be if you are surrounded by energy that brings you down.  It sucks the life force from you.  Not only are you responsible for the energy that you bring, is what I learned, you are also responsible for the energy that surrounds you.” 

 “I enter so many rooms each day if I could just before entering just take a breath and decide what energy I am going to present.  It has made me less stressed out and less self-absorbed. I can use my power to make life better for myself and for others.”  –attorney

“Everybody has felt this at some point in your life, I know you have because we all have.  You walk into a room and all of a sudden the room gets quiet and you realize the people in that room have been talking about you.  And you can tell by the way you feel and the way they are behaving weather or not the things they have been saying are good things or not so good things about you.”

“I want to live the kind of life that at the end of my days I can say I was able to shine with the brightest light possible.  The world is always reflecting the energy you’re putting out.”

“I am where I am today because I have listened to my gut for just about every single thing.  What I have said many times here during life class is that your instinct speaks to you in different ways.”

“I came to realize that all the time I was praying to God asking God to do something, God was waiting on me because I am responsible for what happens to me.” –All of these quotes are from Oprah Life Class #9

This advice from Oprah can bless all of our lives.  Right now our little family is following the advice that our Heavenly Father has given us.  We felt prompted to move and we did.  It has been the hardest choice we have had to make in our marriage, but we know beyond a shadow of a doubt, we are in the right place.  All the answers are not clear right now, but I know if we continue to have faith they will be. 

For now we can focus on making our faith brighter and stronger.  Heavenly Father has a bigger dream for us than we were dreaming for ourselves, and we trust in that.

Vanilla Bean Baci
1 Cup plus 2 TBS Real Butter
1/2 Cup Confectioners Sugar
1/2 tsp Salt
4 tsp Vanilla Bean Paste
2 Cups Flour
2 oz Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips

*In a large bowl beat the butter, confectioners' sugar, and the slat until light and fluffy.  Beat in the Vanilla Bean Paste.  Stir in the flour until smooth and well blended.  Cover and refrigerate the dough until firm, about 1 hour.

*Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Have ready 2 baking sheets.

*Roll teaspoonfuls of the dough into balls and arrange on the baking sheets.
*Bake the cookies until firm but not browned, 10-12 minutes.  Transfer to wire racks to cool completely.

*While the cookies are cooking combine the chocolate and the remaining 2 TBS butter in the top pan of a double boiler or in a heatproof bowl.  Set over simmering water and heat until the chocolate softens.  Remove from the heat and stir until the chocolate is smooth.  Let cool slightly.

*Using a butter knife, spread a small amount of the chocolate on the bottom of a cookie.  Place the bottom of a second cookie on the chocolate and press together.  Repeat with the remaining cookies.  Let cool on the wire racks until the filling is set.

1 comment:

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