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Cenacle Cookies


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Serves | Prep Time | Cook Time 10- 12 minutes

Ingredients

1 ½ cups rice krispies
1 ¾ cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup softened butter
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup light brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup semi- sweet chocolate chips
½ Reese’s peanut butter chips
½ oats
2 tsp. water


Preheat the oven to 350.


In a large bowl cream softened butter.


Add in 1 egg and the water.


Mix in the vanilla.


Mix in dry ingredients( Rice Krispies, Flour, Baking Soda, Salt, Sugar, Brown Sugar, Oats)


After all is smoothly mixed add the chocolate and peanut butter chips.


Drop spoonfuls of cookie dough onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 10- 12 minutes.


Source: Sister Deb Wilson


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Notes

Trinita

Here’s a fun fact; I am a nervous wreck at sleepovers. So, when my sister and I were asked to do a sleepover at Trinita, for the “club” that we are in, you can imagine how I was feeling. I didn’t want to let my sister or my friends down so I agreed. When Nicole said that we stayed up to almost 3 am, I was second guessing staying over. I realized that my mom had already left, it was too late.

Trinita, in case you were wondering, is a retreat center in New Hartford. When you walk inside, there are long tables covered with plastic tablecloths. Behind that is a kitchen. If you walk down a hall there is a staircase that leads to dorms, a few offices and a chapel. It is a very welcoming place to stay.

Lizzie and I walked into the girls’ cenacle sleepover and we saw our friends. Nicole, Morgan and Bethany were there. Bethany’s mom was also there to help. She was going to stay the night. Sister Deb, the leader of the girls’ cenacle and a nun who lives at Trinita, welcomed us to our first activity. The activity was to complete puzzles. When the puzzles were finished, we made cookie mix in mason jars for gifts. It was really hard because you had to get all these ingredients into a small little jar.

My sister playfully scolded me,”Abby, you’re making a mess!”

I looked around my area and laughed while saying,”I know!”

Afterward, we all went down to the lodge with Bethany’s mom while Sister Deb stayed back and made cookies. The lodge was a different building and was warm and really cozy. This was made of wood. It made you feel like you were in a comfortable cabin in mid winter in Alaska.There is a ping-pong table and a counter with stools. Since it was Lizzie and my’s first time, we were told that there is a stage and costumes, so basically we dress up and perform on stage. We went digging around and finally decided that Morgan, Nicole, and I were going to be sheep and Bethany was going to be Little Bo Peep. Lizzie was going to announce all of our acts. It turned into a big mess where Lizzie was chasing us around with a fake sword. Then we decided to do a different show, so Morgan and Bethany got into a dress together and said they were Mexican Siamese twins. Well, Nicole and I wanted to do that, so we did too. It turned into a battle against the two twins and ended up a fail again. We decided plays aren't our thing, so Bethany and Morgan started teaching us cheerleading moves. Next, we crazy danced on stage. Bethany and Morgan were really dancing. After that Sister Deb told us to clean up. The back changing room looked like a major hurricane struck . There were old, fancy dresses lying everywhere and you couldn’t tell there were once tables in the room. We had to all use all of our power to clean up the mess. Finally we finished. We got back to the main building and we got into our PJ’s and we said a prayer.

By then it was midnight. We were promised hide and seek, so we played. It was only supposed to a twenty minute game, but it lasted forty minutes. After we finished it was 1 am. We all decided it was time to watch a movie. During the movie, Bethany’s mom, Morgan and Nicole fell asleep, but not Liz, Bethany and I. Finally the movie ended at 2:30am. Bethany smacked Morgan and Nicole on the head and they woke up. We went up to bed, but that doesn’t mean we went to sleep. We played Truth or Dare, but no one wanted to dare so everyone truthed, except for Bethany. Wow, she was a night owl!

I asked Bethany,” Aren’t you tired?”

She answered,”No.” While answering she pulled out a bag of rock candy and started eating . I was really surprised because it was 3 am.

Finally Morgan gave up and said,” Can we please go to bed?” (Like she had been saying all night). We all had been ignoring her.

We agreed. The last thing I remembered was the clock ticking to 3 am.

Originally, my eyes creaked open at a bright 6 o’clock, but they fell tired again and drifted back off. Then, my eyes opened at 7:30, but history repeats itself and they closed again. Finally we arose at 8:00 because Sister Deb woke us up. We went down for a pancake breakfast. By nine we were done. At 9:30 my mom came.

I climbed into the car, a little reluctantly. I didn’t want to leave. But it felt good to be in my own car again.

When Mom asked me how it was I answered, “ Great!”

But inside I knew it was more than great. Now, I know I will never walk into Trinita and look at it the same way ever again, at least not without a flood of hilarious and tired memories.

Submitted by: "Abby H."

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