Cookie Time!

Happy FRIDAY!!!! How good does this day always feel? Well it feels a bit better at 2:40 today rather than right now.  

This morning I took off from spin and did an hour long yoga podcast from, you guessed it, yogadownload.com. I know I put up a picture of crow, so this is wheel. I could barely do backbends when I was 10 and now I can do them pretty easily.  I loved waking up 30 minutes later than I usually do on Fridays (even if it was 5:30 still). It was almost like a treat.

Yesterday Danny and I ran in the morning so he could get one more run in this week before the 10k. When I got home I watched some really trashy stimulating tv, The Hills and The City. I don’t know why I still watch, but I’m just sucked in. After I got out of my trance I baked some cookies. I have a meeting today for all of the Special Educators in the building so I figured it would be nice to make a snack for us to have throughout the day. I also am visiting a friend who just had her 3rd baby last week, so I’m going to bring some to her too. 

I’m always inspired by Michelle @Brown Eyed Baker and Jessica @ How Sweet Eats. They always make the most creative things. I wanted to be creative, but I don’t have things like pretzels and marshmallows in my house, so I couldn’t make what I really wanted to make! Oh well.


I melted chocolate on a double boiler. I usually use the microwave, but this way I don’t have to worry about it burning. Much easier I think.


Ingredients
  • 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate
  • 8 ounces dark chocolate (I used 70% cacao dark chocolate chips)
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup heath bar toffee chips

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. 
2. Put the chocolate and butter in a heatproof bowl (like a pyrex) and set it over a saucepan water, on low. Stir the chocolate often until melted and smooth.
3. Whisk together the eggs, vanilla and sugar in a medium bowl. (I just put in my bowl that goes with my stand mixer)
4. In a small bowl, combine the flour and baking powder.
5. Add the melted chocolate mixture to the mixture bowl with the egg and stir to combine well. Add the dry ingredients, folding them into the batter.Stir in the chocolate chips.
6. I made very small cookies and made about 40. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until they are firm on the outside. Transfer to  cool on a drying rack after 5 minutes. 

I also made sugar cookies. To find the recipe go here.


I hope everyone likes these!
On another note we got our organic delivery box today. Danny says he’s going to video me opening the box because every week I get so excited. Instead of recording me he just snuck in a couple of pictures.
Well, I took this one (those are NOT my hands) . BEETS! I was so psyched. 
Please don’t mind the hair, bags, and zombie like state of me. I’m tired this week! 
Parsley made so excited, it was our first herb we’ve gotten in the box!

Any weekend plans?? Any suggestions on race night tips? (Even though it’s only a 10k) :) Have a great Friday!

Comments

  1. says

    oooh – that looks like a great delivery box! i'd probably get ridiculously excited, too – can't wait to see that vid 😛
    do the people you work with realize how lucky they are?!
    and good luck on the 10k tomorrow!! i think you're going to have great weather for it :)

  2. says

    What a great idea, picking chocolate to be my favorite, the sugar ones are great as well….you look wonderful and amazing to take the time to do all this work and blog, super woman!~~~

  3. says

    those brownie cookies look amazing! when you melt chocolate like that- is it just a glass bowl over a pot? I'm always scared I'm going to scatter or blow-up something in our kitchen, but know it's a great way to melt chocolate!

  4. says

    The cookies look phemonenal! Question, I might make these cookies for a party coming up. Are these cookies best when fresh or the day after? I've had cookies both ways and I won't have time for a trial run! Thanks!

  5. says

    OMG! Those cookies look so good. I know I say this all the time when I see your recipes but I am definitely going to make these this weekend. Yummy!

  6. says

    oh, those cookies look really good … like chewy yummy!!

    Have a great Race!!
    My tip would be to just go out and have fun and don't worry you'll do great.

  7. says

    I really want to start getting organic produce delivered. Your cookies looked really good! The chocolate ones were practically jumping out of my screen yelling "eat me." Have a great Friday!

  8. says

    Wow those look SO good! I really need to start baking more. I also really need to check out this yogadownload.com that you always speak of! :)

  9. says

    I love beeets, and I love CSAs, what a great day for you!

    The wheel looks awesome. Way to go with your yoga!

    And the cookies…well, of course those look delish too :)

    What you said about the internet, sharing, linking back. Would like to think that people have good intentions, but per the 2nd comment you left me, you realized that they outright just lifted the recipe :(

  10. says

    these look great! the chocolate cookies especially. i would be excited about beets too, they're one of my favorite treats to pick up from the farmer's market.

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