Friday, February 5, 2010

five senses friday

five senses friday - the short version...
hosted by Abby.

smelling: kerosine heater

tasting: ultimate chocolate cookies*, coffee with a tiny bit less cream

hearing: magic school bus, crazy made-up songs, Lizzie snapping her fingers (she just figured it out), the kids smacking their gum

feeling: cold, lots of layers of clothing

seeing: snow falling, nature spun yarn slowing becoming a cardigan, lovely photos from Liivian Talossa

*Ultimate Double Chocolate Cookies
Yield: 24 cookies
12 ounce(s) Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
11 1/2 ounce(s) 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate Chips
6 tablespoon(s) unsalted butter
3 eggs
1 cup(s) sugar
1/3 cup(s) all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon(s) baking powder
1 cup(s) chopped pecans
In double boiler over hot water, melt bittersweet chocolate chips and butter. In large bowl with electric mixer or whisk, beat eggs and sugar until thick; stir into chocolate mixture. In small bowl, stir together flour and baking powder; stir into chocolate mixture. Gently mix in semi-sweet chocolate chips and walnuts. Using a sheet of plastic wrap, form dough into two logs, each 2 inches in diameter and about 12 inches long. As dough will be quite soft, use plastic wrap to hold dough in log shape. Wrap tightly; refrigerate at least 1 hour or until firm. Heat oven to 375°F. Unwrap dough; with sharp knife, cut into 3/4-inch slices. Place slices 1 1/2 inches apart on greased or parchment-lined cookie sheet.

Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until shiny crust forms on top but interior is still soft. Cool on baking sheet; store in airtight tin up to 1 week.

original recipe found at Ghirardelli. Found through Whimsy.

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