Brown Sugar Turtle Cookies for a @Wallflourgirl Guest Post

I’ve been obsessed with reading news coverage, critical analyses and blog posts about the Isla Vista massacre. I can’t help it. What happened is terrifying, depressing, sad as fuck and unfortunately, not much of a surprise. As a woman living in a patriarchal society, where misogynistic views are everywhere and rape culture is very much alive, I have all the feels but I can’t process it yet.

I’m going to point you instead to a happier place right now. You know my friend Ala from my Funfetti Rice Krispies squares post as well as when she recently guest posted for me with her amazing Baked brownie recipe. Today, I’m guest posting over at Ala’s fabulous blog, Wallflour Girl, with one of the best cookies I’ve ever made: brown sugar chocolate chip cookies stuffed with chewy, delicious Turtles.
Brown Sugar Turtle Cookies | gottagetbaked
Eerily enough, the subject matter of my post kinda relates to violence against women, even though I wrote it before Isla Vista happened. It just goes to show that as a woman, I’m eternally vigilant when it comes to my safety and the dangers that exist.
Brown Sugar Turtle Cookies | gottagetbaked
Sorry for all this heaviness but this event, the reasons why it happened and what it means for our society has been at the forefront of my mind lately. Go visit Ala by clicking here and brighten your day with some cookies.
Brown Sugar Turtle Cookies | gottagetbaked

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17 thoughts on “Brown Sugar Turtle Cookies for a @Wallflourgirl Guest Post

  1. Pingback: Guest Post from Gotta Get Baked: Brown Sugar Turtles Cookies | Wallflour Girl

  2. Nancy–I just read your post here and wanted to add that I am utterly in shock. I’m sure it’s the feeling that many are experiencing now, but I still can’t wrap my head around the fact that I had two close acquaintances in the Isla Vista area on Friday night. When they told me about that, I couldn’t process that they had really been 12 blocks away when the rampage occurred. I don’t know what my feelings are right now aside from disbelief, but at any rate the news coverage will continue, and part of me feels angry about the amount of retrospective analysis and what-ifs and psychoanalyzing that goes on in the wake of these events. I don’t know what I’d rather have happening, but when Sandy Hook and the Aurora shootings occurred, the last thing I wanted was an onslaught of detached, disinterested analysts telling me how somebody else should have prevented this from happening. This is not an issue of individual deviance, and it’s certainly not an excuse to play the broad “society” blame game, either. Anyway, I’m not going to reread or attempt to edit this post–it is what it is. I guess this mini-essay has also amplified my compassion and appreciation, though, and I did want to say at the end of it that I’m eternally grateful for your guest post and cookies, which are both on a plane of ethereal existence. ❀ Thank you for the thoughts!

  3. Funny because I heard about the tragedy at UCSB in passing this past Friday. Truly very tragic because this case is different from the ones that occurred in Aurora, CO and Sandy Hook in that the family knew about his psychological issues and tried to get him the needed assistance but the system still failed.

    On a lighter note, I’m glad you and Ala have become best buds in such a short amount of time. Heading over to her place to check out some boozy cookies…

  4. Ugh. This makes me so upset. And disgusted. Especially because our culture perpetuates a lot of this, instead of actively working against it. I want to angry eat some cookies and solve the world’s problems with you some day Nancy. Cookie and milk date?

  5. Nancy, I’m with you. . let’s steer towards a happier place . . I hate watching the news or reading the newspaper . . on my flight to Miami, I read freaking People Magazine and read that article about the 3 women who were held captive by some crazy lunatic for like 12 years!!! anyway, it was the most disturbing article I’ve read in a while. . I’m going to stay focused on the cookies, yo. . clicking over now.

  6. Angry is beyond description of what I feel when I listen to the news. And I force myself to watch the news. Heading over for the cookies. I remember you saying on IG a few weeks ago they were the best. I know I must try them soon.

  7. It is disgusting, and beyond the behaviour of a human or an animal. It is a monster.

    On a much nicer note, your cookies look to die for, and I can’t wait to see this guest post! Maybe they will calm me a little!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  8. I’ve felt sick about the whole event too. It breaks my heart…and it makes me hurt so much for the families lost so much far too soon. These cookies are beautiful though. I will go and visit!

  9. I never really know what to do about these global issues. I don’t want to stick my head in the sand and ignore things, but then… I get afraid, saddened and downright disheartened about the state of humanity every time that I watch the news. I’m glad that you care for yourself by remaining vigilant. It’s important for all of us.
    Anyway, back to these cookies. They look DIVINE. That gooey, delicious chocolate… ah, man. I wish I had one in front of me right now! x

  10. These stories upset me too and with voilence against women pretty rampant in India its very very disturbing.Yes I would like to be in a happier place for sure and your cookies are just the perfect excuse πŸ™‚ I’m drooling at that melted chocolate oozing out in your pics and can totally imagine the chewy delicious heavenly bite of these cookies :).Seriously girl, you make some divine delicacies πŸ™‚

  11. I read post for these yummy cookies while I was on vacation. As soon as I returned home (literally, left the airport and went straight to buy the ingredients), I had to try these cookie! They were delicious! Even the next day they were still soft and chewy. I will be making these again. Thanks for sharing.

    • Tonia, thank you so much for letting me know! I love it when people try my recipes and it turns out (whew!). I’m so glad you enjoyed them. I hope you had a fabulous vacation too! Cookies are definitely an awesome way to ease back into the post-vacation routine πŸ™‚

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