Today I am blogging and baking these oatmeal pecan and chocolate cookies. The pecans are being toasted in the oven, the chocolate chips are open to snack on with a cup of tea, and the kitchenaid is at the ready.
Because today a man came to repair my washing machine. Seeing my broken frontloader up against the wall, the man-who-works-with-washing-machines-for-a-living said he had hurt his back and could not move the washing machine…. if I could be so kind. (more…)
Ah, so it’s (let me count…) five days before Christmas and you’re now thinking “you know what, I SHOULD make some Christmas cookies for a gift / that party / to put in my face.”
You’re right. You should. Sure, some people are on top of these things weeks ago. But they’re also the same people who order things online in advance. Unlike me who is puzzled that nothing I want to buy online today as a Christmas gift will arrive on time.
Therefore I’ve rounded up some Christmas cookies for you, and also ranked them in order of “easy-to-make” to “really-you’re-going-try-that-right-now?” (more…)
I am a liar. I have a recipe on this blog called ‘best chocolate chip cookies in the world’. They’re not. These are.
The old cookies are good, don’t get me wrong. But they’re a bit like reflecting on boys you dated in high school. They were nice and all, but not the real deal. Is that appropriate? Meh.
These are unmistakably homemade cookies. They’ve got that chunkiness to them, and randomness of ingredients like cornflakes and cherries, that no mass producing cookie company would ever market.
I need to talk to you about putting coffee in double chocolate, chocolate-chip cookies.
And, well, this is important.
no kitty, I’m not sharing
Did you know that adding coffee to chocolate baked goods actually intensifies the chocolate flavour?
And, did you know that coffee releases adrenaline and bumps up your dopamine levels?
And that chocolate contains a unique natural substance that creates a sense of euphoria?
I’m trying to figure out why I can’t stop eating them. (more…)