Cookie Time!

by Nicole on May 14, 2010

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, 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.

  • 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!

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healthyexposures May 14, 2010 at 6:50 am

oooh – that looks like a great delivery box! i'd probably get ridiculously excited, too – can't wait to see that vid :P
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 :)


pegasuslegend May 14, 2010 at 6:57 am

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!~~~


Simply Life May 14, 2010 at 7:42 am

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!


Debbi Does Dinner Healthy May 14, 2010 at 8:33 am

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!


Abby May 14, 2010 at 9:10 am

Those cookies look soooo good!!!

Good luck with your race! My only tip is to relax :)


Lindsay @ May 14, 2010 at 9:11 am

I just learned about those boxes yesterday! So exciting! I can't help but love the Hills and the City too!


Katie May 14, 2010 at 9:11 am

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!


Claudia May 14, 2010 at 9:45 am

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.


Katie @ Health for the Whole Self May 14, 2010 at 10:59 am

Wow those brownie cookies are totally calling my name right now!


Kilee Johnson May 14, 2010 at 11:23 am

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!


Kelly @ Healthy Living With Kelly May 14, 2010 at 12:22 pm

I love sugar cookies…the less junk in my cookie the better. I always think the "kitchen sink" cookies have way too much going on. I like the simple creations! Also (totally random) but I like that top you have on….cute!

Reply May 14, 2010 at 12:54 pm

your chocolate cookies look great! last day of testing for me and 2:50 is gonna look super sweet to me!


Jennifer May 14, 2010 at 2:37 pm

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


lynn @ the actors diet May 14, 2010 at 8:18 pm

i haven't done "wheel" in forever (i haven't done yoga in months!) my back started to hurt a little when i saw that picture, asking me to pay attention to it….


Christine@Grub, Sweat and Cheers May 14, 2010 at 9:50 pm

I thought that pose was the bridge pose…god I get confused by yoga. But regardless well done! I can never do that one.

Yay for beets! Are you going to juice them?

You look lovely btw. :)


Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) May 15, 2010 at 1:32 am

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 :(


Rebekah (clarity in creation.) May 15, 2010 at 7:18 am

i've made those cookies too! heaven!

and you are gorgeous girl!


Kathleen May 15, 2010 at 11:13 am

Thanks again for the cookies! They were such a treat!


Belinda @zomppa May 19, 2010 at 8:16 am

What a wonderful treat! You're so good…I have zero disciplines when it comes to doing yoga on my own.


Cocina Savant May 19, 2010 at 8:22 am

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.


Emily Malloy May 19, 2010 at 10:16 am

Look at you all fancy schmancy with your yoga :-)

And next time you make cookies, send some to me please!


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