Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Hopefully a Solution, & Yummy Cookies...

It's no secret in my house, that I have a real problem with paperwork. I don't like to see it, but I don't know how to organize it either. We don't have room for a dedicated office space, and I don't like to see "things" that aren't pretty(such as school papers, bills, flyers, etc) out in the open in the kitchen. I have tried bins, baskets, buckets and what not, but they tend to just get filled up with no rhyme or reason. So, it led me to this morning, trying to figure out how to organize papers that come in the house, I'm hoping that I finally came up with a solution. I made a hanging fabric organizer for the back of the pantry door. Didn't cost me a dime, just some time. Ok, yes the fabric was bought, but it was leftover from another project, and I didn't run to the store for any of this, so in my mind, it was a "free" project :)
It was a very quick sew, and not quite perfect(a little man kept asking for my attention), but it is sturdy and I hope it lasts. I stenciled the kids names on each pocket with acrylic paint.
I will make another one two hang on the other door, with the youngest two kid's names plus pockets for "bills", "medical", and "other". And while these match the kitchen, I can shut them away inside the cupboard.

OK, I can not take the blame for these cookies and what they will do to your hips and thighs, it's all Gina's(from Cat Nap Inn Primitives) fault!! She sent me the recipe :)
YES, that is an OREO stuffed inside a chocolate chip cookie!!! And surprisingly, they weren't crunchy(or soggy) after baking, they were just about the same texture of the chocolate chip cookie part. And talk about tasty!! YUM!! We ate ours with a helping of ice cream on top. These guys are big, you could cut them in fours and still have a big cookie to eat.
Here is the recipe, just in case you want to give the a try ;)

Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 sticks softened butter

3/4 Cup packed light brown sugar

1 Cup granulated sugar

2 large eggs

1 Tablespoon pure vanilla

3 1/2 Cups all purpose flour

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking soda

10 oz bag chocolate chips

1 bag Oreo Cookies, I used the double stuff :)

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a stand or electric mixer cream butter and sugars until well combined. Add in eggs and vanilla until well combined.

2. In a separate bowl mix the flour, salt and baking soda. Slowly add to wet ingredients along with chocolate chips until just combined. Using a cookie scoop take one scoop of cookie dough and place on top of an Oreo Cookie. Take another scoop of dough and place on bottom of Oreo Cookie. Seal edges together by pressing and cupping in hand until Oreo Cookie is enclosed with dough. Place onto a parchment or silpat lined baking sheet and bake cookies 9-13 minutes or until cookies are baked to your liking. Let cool for 5 minutes before transferring to cooling rack. Serve with a tall glass of milk, enjoy!

Makes about 2 dozen VERY LARGE Cookies :)

Have a lovely evening,



  1. What a great way to organize! I am not good at organizing anything! Those cookies would be my sons' dream come true! I may have to try those!
    Thanks for sharing.

  2. I think your fabric pockets are perfect. I love the fabric & how you stenciled the names on them. Of course it is in a handy place to. Things will not be forgotten since you will be needing to get into the pantry every day off & on. I wish I had a pantry to do this. You should market these. Blessings!

  3. Hi Tiff, I LOVE=how you organized your paperwork..keeps everything in its place...and I just made another batch of those cookies about 2 hours ago...2 are staying here and the rest are going to hubbys work tomorrow...icecream sounds good with them..when are you going to show us your kitchen?

  4. I struggle so much with paperwork and paper junk around the house too. I very much can understand when you say you don't like to see it laying around!!

    Oh boy! Those cookies look fantastic. I think it's going to be a surprise for my husband-I'm going to give those bad boys a try. Thanks for sharing!

  5. What a great idea for papers. I have a problem with papers also. I have a cleaning business, paper work everywhere, I have no real office either. Love that idea, going to have to try it, something has to get better with all these papers. Thanks for sharing, Vicky

  6. Hey Tiff, can you come over now to my house and help me oragnize all of my papers...I have an old trunk in my living room, where it is so completely full now with papers, that I cannot even move the darn thing to clean. LOL Your pocket organizer looks great! Take care Janice

  7. Great idea, I hate paper clutter too!!

    Cookies look so yummy!!! Enjoy, janie

  8. Tiff,
    love the organizer! I wish I could sew so that I could make one :) - I don't ever know what to do with all of the paper that accumulates in my house either. Thanks for sharing this great idea.

  9. I just came across your blog and I think I am in love! I enjoyed your paperwork solution - I might have to adopt that idea. I will be back when I have a little more time to browse. Thanks, oh, and those cookies!! my my my!


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