Are you all geared up for Thanksgiving?

Can you even believe it is here already?!

This year has legitimately gone faster than any other year I think I can remember. People always told me when I was younger… “time goes faster as you get older”, oh pish posh! I would think.

It could not be more true. AmIright?

The older I get the more I think I forget to stop and think about what I am truly grateful for. You just get so busy that you forget to remember what is right in front of you.

Today is a bit of reflection for myself. If any of you are friends with me on Facebook, you know that I have been doing a “What am I grateful for Week”. I was inspired by one of my girlfriends Kait who did an entire month of what she was grateful for.

Better late than never right? It is never too late to give thanks…

Here is my week of Thanks:

  1. I am grateful that I have a job while others don’t. Especially around the holidays.
  2. I am grateful that I have two parents that are not only loving towards me but to one another too. They are a great example of what love should really be like.
  3. I am grateful for my wonderful friends that are more like family than anything else. The support and love I get from them helps me each and everyday.
  4. I am grateful that I stuck with the Insanity work out program for the entire 60 days, even if I hated Shaun T during it, haha. Feeling accomplished is something everyone should get to experience.
  5. I am grateful that I was raised in a family that sees sitting down to dinner with those you love every night as a priority.
  6. I am grateful that today is my Friday this week! (11/20)
  7. I am grateful that I have OCD. I have discovered that there are much worse things in the world than being organized and liking things clean.

So that is my week of giving thanks. What are you thankful for??

Ingredients for Cookies:

  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose or unbleached flour
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 400ΒΊ.

Mix sugar, the butter, shortening and eggs in large bowl. Stir in flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt.

Shape dough into 1 1/4-inch balls. Mix 1/4 cup sugar and the cinnamon. Roll balls in cinnamon-sugar mixture. Place 2 inches apart on un-greased cookie sheet. I like to put parchment on my baking sheets for these cookies.

Flatten the balls with a glass or a bowl so that they will spread evenly, and then sprinkle with a little more cinnamon sugar.

Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until set. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.

These cookies are a classic. Everyone enjoys them and they are SO easy to make. Not to mention they are low calorie. Only 90 calories a piece. Gotta love that around the holiday time.

Especially right before Thanksgiving.

I hope you all have a lovely Thanksgiving. Enjoy the holiday with friends, family, or whomever you hold dear. OH and of course, make sure to stuff those tummies! πŸ˜‰

Happy Thanksgiving!

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  1. Mmm, I love classic snickerdoodles! Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

  2. Happy Thanks Giving! what a lovely thankful-for list! these cookies look gorgeous!

  3. These are one of my youngest’s favorite cookies…I should fix him a back to take back to school πŸ™‚ Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, my friend! LOVE #7 on your list…now I want to have OCD πŸ˜‰

    • RavieNomNoms says:

      Haha! You are silly Liz, I have decided that I can’t beat myself up over it anymore, just who I am and I could have worse habits right?! haha.

      Have a great Thanksgiving my dear friend!

  4. Snickerdoodles are one of my classic favorites!! Love your list – I’m totally with you on #7, and grateful my boyfriend is the same way πŸ™‚ Happy Thanksgiving!

    • RavieNomNoms says:

      You are VERY lucky your boyfriend is the same way. I don’t think I have dated ANY boys that have the same OCD like I do haha, but Patrick does do the laundry so I can’t complain! hehe

  5. Yay! Snickerdoodles! I always thought that was something annoying “old people” said- about time going faster. πŸ™‚ As it turns out…it’s actually true. I agree with you completely.

    I just adore your positive personality and your proactive approach to life. You make things happen and make the most of life! Happy Thanksgiving week my beautiful friend.

    • RavieNomNoms says:

      Haha Dionne, you are so cute!! “Oh you little Snickerdoodle you!” hehe πŸ˜‰

      Thank you so much for your compliments, you always warm my heart with your touching comments you leave me. You are a true friend indeed. Have a lovely holiday with your family.

  6. I’m thankful for snickerdoodles!!! Actually, that would be my kids who are thankful for those. Snickerdoodles are their all time favorite cookie. I’ve made batches for hoards of kids and they are always gone in a flash. I haven’t made them for ages though… The kids will thank you for the reminder!!
    Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

    • RavieNomNoms says:

      Patrick’s favorite cookie is the Snickerdoodle. I didn’t make them for AGES and now I have made them 2 times in about 8 months haha. He loves them. They are such a simple and delightful cookie!

      Have a great Thanksgiving!! Say “hi” to Liz from her dancer blogger friend πŸ˜‰

  7. PS… I’m loving your Inspirational Stories of the Week!

  8. Love your thankfulness list <3

  9. Love your grateful list!! πŸ™‚ Hope you have a wonderful and delicious Thanksgiving with your family!! πŸ™‚ The cookies are awesome. πŸ™‚

  10. I totally agree that this year has gone by even faster than usual! I know we always say it, but this time it’s true!!

    A snickerdoodle would make me feel better about time moving to fast… πŸ™‚

  11. I keep telling myself that there is a whole week left of November after Thanksgiving. Seriously though, where did the month go? Happy Thanksgiving!

  12. Herrow Ravie,
    Sorry I’m not with you on Thanksgiving this year but my whole family says “Hi and are wishing you all the best here from StL” I’m very thankful for family and to have you in my life. Thanks for being amazing. Love, Patrick PS. Those cookies were slamming πŸ™‚

  13. i still can’t believe we are so close to christmas! this year has been a whirlwind… but the good kind πŸ™‚

    nothing gets me in the christmas mood faster than a snickerdoodle cookie …hehe.

    happy thanksgiving hun!

  14. Hope you had a great holiday, these snickerdoodles sound delish Raven
    p.s. I love sitting down at the dinner table and try to raise Tiffany like that.

  15. Ooo I’m so ready to start baking Christmas cookies!! And totally agree – have no clue where this year has gone?? Haha It’s all becoming a blur… at least we’re ending up at Christmas time now. This my favorite time of year!

  16. I love your grateful list!! Such a good time to reflect on everything we have. I’m sad that I don’t have any of these yummy cookies πŸ™ But I guess I could just get my butt in the kitchen!

  17. I Love your list of thanks. . and the cookies!! πŸ™‚ having OCD is the only way when cooking or baking a lot. . I don’t feel right when my kitchen is messy or out of order! πŸ™‚

  18. These look like they would make amazing ice cream sandwiches!

  19. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!
    Cookies look wonderful, and we all have so much to be thankful for!