Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Phefernuts

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Holiday Cookies

 

These are fun to make.  Use Christmas cookie cutters and make sure to have plenty of different sprinkles to top the colorful frosting on the cookies.

  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 tbs cream cheese
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

Mix the flour, sugar, and salt together.  Beat the butter into the flour mixture.  Add the cream cheese and vanill until the dough begins to form large clumps.  Knead the dough into one mass.  Chill for at least 20-30 minutes.

Heat the oven to 375.  Using sections, roll out the dough and cut out your cookie shapes.  Place the cookies on a baking sheet (using one of those plastic liners that can bake helps).  Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown.

Continue baking and let the cookies thoroughly cool before frosting.  In fact, we recommend frosting the next day.

To frost the cookies beat the following:

  • 3 tbs whole milk
  • 1 tbs cream cheese

Once mixed combine with 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar.  Beat until thoroughly mixed.  Separate the frosting into bowls and add food coloring of choice.  Frost the cookies and add fun decorating sprinkles.

 

Photo by Vincent Krembs

Photo by Vincent Krembs

Saltine Toffee

Beware!  These are delish!  And totally rich!  And very sinful!!

  • First, glaze a cookie sheet or baking pan with butter. 
  • Lay saltine crackers to cover the pan. 
  • On the stove mix 1 cup butter with 1 cup brown sugar.  Once this mixture starts boiling, cookie and stirring for 3 minutes. 
  • Pour this butter/sugar mixture over the saltine crackers and bake at 400 for five minutes.
  • Take them out of the oven and sprinkle the entire pan with chocolate chips or grated chocolate.
  • Put the pan back into the oven for about a minute.  You can turn off the oven.
  • Pull them out and place a walnut or pecan onto each saltine square.
  • Cut and cool immediately.  (This part is important.  If you keep them in the pan, they’ll stick in there and won’t come out.)

These are an easy yet very impressive Christmas cookie!

Holiday Cookies

These are fun to make.  Use Christmas cookie cutters and make sure to have plenty of different sprinkles to top the colorful frosting on the cookies. 

  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 tbs cream cheese
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

Mix the flour, sugar, and salt together.  Beat the butter into the flour mixture.  Add teh cream cheese and vanill until the dough begins to form large clumps.  Knead the dough into one mass.  Chill for at least 20-30 minutes.

Heat the oven to 375.  Using sections, roll out the dough and cut out your cookie shapes.  Place the cookies on a baking sheet (using one of those plastic liners that can bake helps).  Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown. 

Continue baking and let the cookies thoroughly cool before frosting.  In fact, we recommend frosting the next day.

To frost the cookies beat the following:

  • 3 tbs whole milk
  • 1 tbs cream cheese

Once mixed combine with 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar.  Beat until thoroughly mixed.  Separate the frosting into bowls and add food coloring of choice.  Frost the cookies and add fun decorating sprinkles.

Dinner with Roybot

 

Our good friend Jason joined us for dinner on Friday night.  It was great to catch up with him.

Our good friend Jason joined us for dinner on Friday night. It was great to catch up with him.

Our good friend Jason joined us for dinner on Friday night.  It was great to catch up with him. 

https://www.krembdelakremb.com/our-good-friend-jason-joined-us-for-dinner-on/

Here’s a really good video to showcase the International School of Beijing.  We are really excited to work at this school and also have our kids attend this institution. 

https://www.krembdelakremb.com/heres-a-really-good-video-to-showcase-the/

International School of Beijing

Here’s a really good video to showcase the International School of Beijing.  We are really excited to work at this school and also have our kids attend this institution.

Krembs’ Recruiting

Here’s the letter that was sent to our family members this morning:

Hello Family,
 
This morning Kevin and I received job offers from the International School of Beijing.  After a very fast and tumultuous week, ISB has impressed us with their information and communication.  The kids have been at the root of our decision to move on from India, and from all that we’ve seen from ISB, the kids will really like all that Beijing has to offer: a bigger house—like maybe even two stories with four bedrooms; compound living with parks (including skate parks on some!), pools (indoor and out), bowling alleys, gyms, etc; a great school facility; lots of after school activities like baseball, gymnastics, tennis, hockey (floor and ice), horseback riding, to name a few; fun activities to be found in the city; and last but not least their mom and dad in the elementary school.  ISB would like Kevin to teach third, and I’ll be the elementary librarian.  When I told Vincent this, he pumped his arm and said, “Yes!”  The school also knows that Kevin is interested in pursuing leadership—which is why they want him to teach 3rd grade.  There is a leadership opening in the third grade for next year.  Also, they know that Kevin has his eye in this area, and they often promote internally.  All good things to hear.  
 
So, we’re going to accept!  Admittedly, we’re (mainly me I think) are bummed that Shanghai hasn’t panned out.  But, as many people keep telling us, “A bird in the hand…is better than two in the bush!”  Shanghai might open up, but it might not as well.  Budapest was another possibility, but they won’t know until January.  Plus, what feels best about our decision to go with Beijing—aside from how great we think it will be for the kids, is it’s a quality school that has been recruiting us!  They really want us!  This feels good.  No other schools have pursued us like this as of yet.  This might be because they are waiting for the fairs, but now we don’t have to wait and see.  Instead, we’ll be able to fully enjoy our vacation in Thailand with my folks! (As of today…they are still coming! Let’s hope Bangkok continues to progress forward with their political situation.)
 
Well, the world has become smaller as both sets of Krembs’ are able to recruit mainly via the Internet through Skype.  I think it’s pretty amazing.  Now it’s Brian and Jen’s turn…we’re all rootin’ for you—especially us and Beijing! 
 
Much love to all of you.  If you’re wanting to see India, now is the time.  Next post, China Baby!
 
Kevin and Ann, Vincent and Gigi
 
PS When Vincent realized this morning that we would be moving to Beijing, he jumped off the chair and in a hug attacked Kevin on the sofa.  It was really sweet!
 
PPS There’s a dance academy across the street for Gigi.  She can try to catch up with her cousins! :0)