I'm gonna tell you a shocking secret! You may wanna sit down for this one...
I'm not a huge fan of chocolate.
See! I told you it was shocking!
So it's probably no surprise that I prefer my cookies plain. Don't get me wrong. I'll eat them for sure because I have the will power of a 2 year old, but give a a plate of warm chocolate chop cookies, and I'll search through them for the cookie with the least amount of chocolate chips. So it's no surprise that I like sugar cookies. And butter cookies. Plain. Ya, I'm a boring gal in this respect! So I ran across this recipe for brown sugar butter cookies on Pinterest, and it seemed pretty simple. We gotta keep baking pretty stinkin' simple at the Little Cabin, so Mimi and I gave it a try.
Okay, so let's stop here a moment and examine the overwhelming amount of clutter on the kitchen counter at Little Cabin in the Woods. I'll tell you that the kitchen isn't especially dirty in this pic. Cluttered yes, but dirty no. But with a very small kitchen, (8x8' of floor space) and a lack of cabinetry, I keep a lot of stuff on the counter tops at the Little Cabin. That's my story and I'm sticking with it! Going counter clockwise and starting on the left, a hot plate, peanut butter jar left over from lunch, basket with paper plates, Bisquick, crackers, several boxes of cereal, my recipe book, another basket with toothbrushes, flossers and lotion and vitamins, paper towels, beloved iced tea jug, cute-as-a-bug Mimi licking the beater, popsicle mold, mixer, drying rack, miscellaneous dirty dishes and cutting board, and the toaster over. Whewww... that's a lot of stuff! One this to note is what's not in this kitchen. Stuff like a full sized refrigerator. An oven. A stove or cook top. It's 10 weeks of cooking for a large family in a "snack bar," and let's just say the bar-b-que and the crock pot get a work out!