What I did on my day off…

I write seven days a week. Yesterday, I took the day off. I did a little tweeting and read a few blogs, but I deliberately didn’t write. In the previous two months, I finished and submitted two manuscripts, worked on promotions for the September 20 release of Unexpected Consequences, and in between, did the mad scramble every time we had a showing on our house, which is for sale. (No takers yet).

After sending off a submission on Thursday, I decided to take Friday off. For the first time in probably a year – I watched TV during the day – an episode of the Millionaire Matchmaker I had recorded — and I baked cookies.

They’re called Apricot Breakfast Cookies and they are big hit with everyone I know. So named because they contain corn flakes, the recipe comes from the Eddie Bauer Legendary Recipe Collection (submitted by a woman named Sandy Fleming).

Here’s the recipe if YOU decide to take a day off:

Apricot Breakfast Cookies

1 cup flour

¾ cup sugar

½ tsp. baking soda

½ cup butter

1 egg

2 cups corn flakes

¾ cup cut-up apricots

Blend together flour, sugar and baking soda. Add butter and egg, then mix. Add cornflakes and apricots. Place in tablespoon sizes on cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 13-15 minutes. Makes approximately 2 dozen cookies. (I usually get 3 dozen out of this).

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