Friday, December 16, 2011

the stars are brightly shining

























today's dog is gracie, who lives with my mom's great friend judy. she's a rescue dog, one of those magical best dog friends, and though i haven't met her yet, i can tell she's a good girl.

you know what you can do? you can take spoonfuls of speculoos spread* (mom, you can call it "cookie butter" if that word still seems a little too close to "speculum" for comfort), you can roll them into sticky balls and you can dip them in melted chocolate. then you can place them on a parchment-lined baking sheet and put it in the fridge for a spell. then you have a delicious candy treat that you can refer to as either "speculoos truffles" or "cookie butter truffles," as per your preference.



*buy it at trader joe's!

**update: this just in from gracie herself!

Gracie Pearl Gilhousen is soooo honored to be Dog of the Day. Gracie hails from West Virginia, where a dog rescue group found her wandering alone, homeless. She now lives in Pleasantville, NY, and is looking forward to Santa bringing her treats.

3 comments:

Melissa Crowe said...

That is "YOU" might not be able to do this, but let me tell you who can: LIZ. I am seriously considering telling my child that someone broke in and ate them all...

Adam said...

Is it safe too eat uncooked? I'm thinking of a recent article in the NY Times about people getting sick from eating cookie dough (something I have always done). And it wasn't even the eggs! It was the flour. OK, I'll stop worrying now.

liz woodbury said...

just save one for annabelle, m! i like to imagine you nibbling on them while you grade papers.

adam, it's not actual cookie dough--it's a spread made from (baked) cookies, miraculously enough. it's like a cookie-flavored nutella, and it's typically imported from belgium. trader joes just started carrying it. i can't recommend it highly enough!!