We normally have intern supervision at the office on Wednesday mornings, but I decided to make it a little more festive by having them over for coffee cake and cookies this week, at my house.
Their silly gifts are an "Therapist Survival Kit"
Inside they will find this message:
Therapist Survival Kit
Here is all you will need
To make good decisions
With your clinical skills
And that great supervision!
Rubber band: so you will stay flexible
Paper clip: so you will be organized
Starburst: to remind you not to bite off more than you can chew
Kiss: for when you need to feel loved, or just need a chocolate fix
Tylenol: for “one of those days”
Eraser: so you will never make a big mistake
Penny: for good luck
Tack: to always stay sharp as a tack
Tootsie roll: so you will always be “on a roll”
Snickers: for when you need a chuckle
Gum: to remind you to “stick to it”
Tissues: for empathy
There was hot chocolate, coffee, and all kinds of goodies:
Crumb Coffee Cake
Raspberry Ribbon Cookies
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
About half a jar of seedless raspberry jam
1/2 cup powdered sugar mixed with 1 tablespoon water
In large bowl of an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until creamy; beat in egg yolk, vanilla, and lemon peel. In another bowl, stir together flour and salt.
Gradually add to butter mixture, blending thoroughly.
Shape dough into long, flat logs about 2 " in diameter and as long as your baking sheets; place them about 2 inches apart on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
With the side of your little finger, (I used the handle of a long wooden spoon) press a long groove down the center of each rope (don't press all the way down to baking sheet).
Bake cookies in a 375° oven for 10-12 minutes.
Remove cookies from oven and spoon jam into the grooves.
Return to oven for 5 to 10 minutes or until cookies are firm to touch and light golden brown.
While cookies are warm, drizzle them with powdered sugar mixture
Then cut diagonally into 1-inch pieces.
Let cool briefly on baking sheets; transfer to racks and let cool completely.