Lonesome Cookie

Lonesome Cookie

Today's Prompt:  Lonesome**

Steve loves cookies, but for some reason. he always leaves the last one.  It sits in the cookie jar all by its lonesome, becoming hard and stale.

The same thing can happen to us if we let lonesomeness overtake us. Loneliness is real; most of us experience it at some time.  So what is the recipe to combat loneliness? Remember you are not alone, no matter how you feel at the time. If you reach out to God He will get you through those lonely times.  

I've collected a few scriptures to help.

 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; John 14:16
 
“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6
 
“Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted.”  Psalm 25:16
 
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”  Joshua 1:9
 
"He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.”  Psalm 147:3
 
“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”  Romans 8:38-39
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The Lord knows it takes courage and strength to overcome loneliness.  He provides both freely if you turn to Him.  Don't become like that last cookie left in the jar, hard and stale. You can keep yourself fresh!  I believe in you.

 

I'm writing this on the 14th, so now I'm off to make some cookies for my hubby for Valentine's Day.  He recently got a bag of Tate's Chocolate Chip cookies he liked, so I'm trying a copycat recipe.  I'll let you know how they turn out.

 

Tate's Bake Shop Chocolate Chip Cookies
Recipe from Tate's Bake Shop Cookbook by Kathleen King
Makes 4 1/2 dozen 3-inch cookies
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INGREDIENTS
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup salted butter
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
1 teaspoon water
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 large eggs
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
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PREPARATION
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease two cookie sheets or line them with Silpat. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda, and salt. In another large bowl, cream the butter and sugars. Add the water and vanilla. Mix the ingredients until they are just combined. Add the eggs and mix them lightly. Stir in the flour mixture. Fold in the chocolate chips. Don't over-mix the dough.
Drop the cookies 2 inches apart onto the prepared cookie sheets using two tablespoons or an ice cream scoop. Bake them for 12 minutes or until the edges and centers are brown. Remove the cookies to a wire rack to cool.
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Chocolate chip cookies

Cookie Update

These cookies were delicious.  They were not as flat and crisp as the Tate's, but the flavor was there.  The only thing I did differently from the recipe was to use margarine, we didn't have any butter. We liked them better than the Tollhouse recipe.  I will definitely bake them again.

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**This post is part of the #write28days Challenge, writing and posting EVERY DAY in February

 

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5 comments

My husband eats all the chocolate chip cookies! But it is so sad when one is left lonesome and hard. Good analogy, and thank you for all those comforting verses!

Kym

My husband would never leave a chocolate chip cookie. I love cookies. What a delightful blog.

Diana G Rockwell

Hmm… my hubby never leaves a cookie lonesome! LOL.

I love when you said, “You keep you fresh.” We have to make the effort, first to always turn to Him, and then to remind ourselves of the truth of the scriptures that He never leaves us. Because we don’t go by feelings, we go by faith.

Jerralea Winn Miller

I can’t imagine having cookies left. But you are right we can get stale and hard, that shouldn’t be, we have more than crumbs from the Master’s table.

Rebecca Jones
And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; John 14:16

No better comforter.
And thank you for the cookie recipe. My dear man LOVES chocolate chip cookies!! I’m going to try these on him and see if we end up with a lonesome cookie

Lisa Brittain

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