Happy Birthday Mom! 83 Years Young

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Alice Formal Night
September 2013, Cruising The High Seas!
Mom On Formal Night

February 8, 1931. A beautiful day indeed. The day my mother was born in Omaha, Nebraska. I wonder if her mother ever imagined how much joy and love this little girl would bring to so many people in her lifetime?  And today she is celebrating 83 years of life under the sun!

After 83 birthdays I thought maybe a change is in order.  So this year, a GIANT cookie seems just right!

big birthday cookie
This big birthday cookie is chocked-full of peanut butter flavored M & Ms which were given to us by our hairdresser Carissa.

Back in December she received a box filled with 500 of these little packets.  She insisted we help ourselves and from that sharing of M & Ms I decided to make the BIG Birthday cookie!

Bowl of M & M cookie dough

Aren’t those M & Ms a pretty color?  Tasty too!

birthday cookie slice
I am serving this slice of birthday cookie with a drizzling of caramel … just because!

Happy Birthday Mom and many, many more!

Catherine and Alice in room
Mom and Me

Love, Catherine

 “This is the day
which the Lord has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.”
Psalm 118:24

Giant Birthday Cookie
Add to any party a festive GIANT cookie and you will have everyone smiling!
  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips or plain or peanut M & M's
  • Caramel drizzle optional*
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 8 to 9 " round baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Using a mixer, beat butter, granulated sugar, light brown sugar, vanilla, and salt until fluffy, about 2 minutes.
  3. Add egg to the mixture and beat until well mixed.
  4. Add the flour and baking soda into the mixer. Turn back on the lowest setting and mix the dry into the wet ingredients.
  5. Turn the mixture off and stir in the chips or M & Ms by hand.
  6. Spread batter onto the prepared baking sheet and shape it into an evenly spread circle of about ¾" thickness.
  7. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until lightly browned.
  8. Remove from oven and cool completely.
  9. Drizzle individual pieces with caramel or frost entire cookie with Happy Birthday!
Ingredients can be doubled and will fit a 12" round baking pan. Bake for 35 to 38 minutes until lightly browned.

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1 thought on “Happy Birthday Mom! 83 Years Young”

  1. Happy Birthday – a mighty fine looking 83 year young. Printed off your recipe for the birthday cookie – that’s what I made for 6 year old Carter – he doesn’t like cake!! Have a great day, Alice


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