July 19, 2012

Counting Sheep

I suffer from insomnia quite regularly, but I don't usually count sheep. I will toss and turn for a little while and then read until I'm sleepy again.

So I've established that I don't count sheep, but I sure do eat sheep when they are as cute and delicious as the cookies that Emma made this week.

She found the cookie recipe in the book 1001 Cupcakes, Cookies & Other Tempting Treats and then she went one step further by creating a whole sheepscape (I think I've just invented a word) with a fence, the moon and some stars.

Mysteriously, the sheepscape is now missing a few pieces. (They were scrumptious.)

You can find the recipe here.

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The days since returning from our New York vacation have been busy.  I have been working this whole week on a commissioned painting that I have to deliver tomorrow.  I finished it at about 5:30 p.m. today. Phew! I have had double knots about it as it was commissioned by a friend to be delivered to her friends in France, so I want her to be happy as well as the final recipients. I will post a photo of the final version once it has been delivered into her hands tomorrow. Chloé has been at a one-week overnight camp for the first time this past week. We pick up the happy (I hope) camper tomorrow. I still have photos to sort and stories to tell about our Manhattan visit. Stay tuned.


  1. très beaux biscuits!!! Félicitation Emma! Je vous aime xxx

  2. Oh YUMMO! Is Emma going to reveal her recipe/method? I can see whole farmyards made of cookies!

    Congrats on completeing your commission, I'm sure they will treasure it. I don't ever feel comfortable with commissioned pieces, as the pressure is so great to get it " just right".

    Looking forward to hearing more about your NYC adventure.

    1. There is definitely an extra layer of pressure for commissioned pieces.

      I'll see if I can share the recipe.

  3. Wow Emma! these look amazing. I love the whole sheepscape. I better stock up on baking ingredients before your visit!! xo

    Congrats on finishing your painting Kath. I hope she loves it!

    1. Thanks Nance. I passed on your comments to Emma. Those cookies were delicious. She also made some Nutella sandwich cookies recently that were amazing.

  4. the sheepscape is adorable!

    everyone I know had gone to N.Y.C. this summer.
    I'm hoping we can take everyone soon.
    Your pictures are amazing. But I think it's difficult to take a bad shot of this place.

    Looking forward to seeing the painting and hearing the camp stories

    1. Thanks Barbara. I'm so happy that we finally got Emma and Chloé there!

  5. With such lovely sheeps, I think I'm going to start counting sheeps ... :) They look SO good !! :)


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