I have one very strict rule in place for myself when I can’t fall asleep at night: Do not think about scary or sad things because not only will I keep myself awake even longer, I will also be more likely to have scary/sad dreams when I finally do nod off.
Last night I found myself lying there, wide awake and wedged between two cats. In search of something to ponder until I fell asleep, I asked myself a very important, rule-abiding question…
If someone were to ask me which of our cats is the most snuggly, what would I say?
I initially thought that the answer was obvious.
Harrison = Most Snuggly. Sebastian = Very Snuggly. Court Kitty = Snuggly.
But then I realized, it’s not that straightforward.
Sure Harrison will let you pick him up, roll him around and spoon him for hours, but he doesn’t usually initiate the snuggles unless it’s bedtime. Sebastian, on the other hand, initiates snuggles constantly but if you try to pick him up and convince him to snuggle when he’s not in the mood, he wants no part of it. Court won’t let you hold him in your arms for more than 5 seconds, but he loves to be snuggled and never resists affection as long as he gets to keep all four paws on the ground. But I wouldn’t say that one is more snuggly than the other, because they each have their limits and one will gladly partake in a form of snuggling that another will not. Harrison and Court like to head butt and press their faces against mine, but Sebastian does not dig face-on-face contact. Sebastian is a lap cat, the others are not.
What I’m saying is, it’s complicated! And by this time it’s 2 am and I’m still thinking about this!
I realized that if someone asks me what kind of snuggler each of my cats is, I will not have a concise answer and this worries me!
When really, we all know that what I should be worried about is everyone reading this and thinking I’m a lunatic.
I made these cookies on Sunday and although they were delicious, I’m looking at the photos now and I’m wondering if maybe they look a little gross. I can’t decide if the appearance of these cookies is appealing or not. They’re like peach clouds, but they’re also like dough blobs, right?
I don’t know. I find that I’m indecisive when I don’t get a lot of sleep because I’m up all night acting like a maniac.
These cookies are delicious cloud blobs! They are little bitty peach cobbler babies. Let’s tear them up, throw them in a bowl with some ice cream, and call it a day.
Peach Cobbler Drop Cookies
Makes 24 cookies
- 1 tablespoon ground flax
- 3 tablespoons water
- 1/2 cup Earth Balance Natural Buttery Spread or another vegan butter substitute, softened
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup vegan refined sugar
- 2 15 oz cans sliced peaches or 3 very ripe fresh peaches (I used a combination of both)
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Make a flax egg by stirring together the ground flax and water. Set aside.
Mine is purple because my ground flax has bits of blueberries in it.
In a large bowl, stir together the softened vegan butter, brown sugar and refined sugar.
If you are using canned peaches, now is the time to drain them. If you are using fresh peaches, remove the skin and slice up the peaches. Regardless of the kind of peaches you’re using, slice them into pieces, roughly 1/2″ long.
Stir the peaches, vanilla extract and flax egg in with the sugars.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, sea salt, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, and gently fold in the pecans.
Drop the batter by the spoonful onto a baking pan lined with parchment paper.
Bake the cookies for 15-17 minutes, until the tops begin to brown.
Remove from the oven and either cool the cookies to room temperature or dig into them right away.