Monday, August 24, 2009


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Had to go to the hospital today for my annual blood clinic because of having von willebrands. Didn't need to get any blood drawn today thankfully but I did leave with Tranexamic Acid and Naseptin because my nose will not stop bleeding so hopefully this helps or the next step is probably surgical :/ (but not serious surgery).

lol out take from today. I am sure people thought I was insane taking picture of the cow :p

It is probably wrong that I covet the chair they are going to let me use in college. You can pump up the back! It sad the things that amuse me lol And they are going to test me to see if I am dyslexic since I show pretty much all of the symptoms. Would explain a hell of a lot.

Made these yesterday. Double chocolate mint cookies. They taste pretty good, not too much mint and they were easy to make. Here is the recipe:

1 cup of butter
1 cup of brown sugar
1 large sized egg
1 tsp of Vanilla (I use more as I like Vanilla)
2 and a quarter cups of flour
1/2 tsp of Baking Powder
1/4tsp to 1/2tsp salt (depending on your tastes)
225 grams of chocolate, can never have enough :p ok maybe you could. use as much or as little as you want. I did half mint chocolate, and the rest dark chocolate

Put your chocolate into the freezer an hour before hand to help break it up.

Mix the flour, salt, and baking powder together and put to the side.

Take your sugar and butter and mix them together until smooth. Add the vanilla and mix well. Then add the egg and continue mixing. I find this works better the more you mix the wet ingredients.

Combine half the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and mix well. Once that is completely mixed, add the rest of the flour.

Put your frozen chocolate into a freezer bag and grab a rolling pin. This is the fun part and great to do if you are having a bad day :p kill the chocolate. You can hit it as many times as you want depending on what size chunks you want. I prefer pretty big chunks, but any size will do. Just be careful with the bag (and the rolling pin actually, watch your fingers!), the bag might end up with holes from the chocolate poking it, so have the mixed bowl near by.

Once you have killed the chocolate enough for you, add it all to the mix. Once that is mixed well, you can put it in the fridge for 15-30 mins. You don't have to, but it does make it easier to make the cookies on the sheet.

Heat the oven up to 180C. Normally I use a dessert spoon to make the cookies, placing them about an inch apart. This will make anywhere from 2 dozen to 3 dozen cookies, depending on how much chocolate you use. Bake for 12-15 mins depending on your oven. The are done when the edges are brown. You can cook them longer for a crispier cookie :)

I really want to try to make the next batch with orange chocolate. I think that would taste really good. I made these a few weeks ago and actually broke up cream filled cookies and used that instead of chocolate. They were good too, but I think next time I might halve the sugar if I make the again as they were pretty sweet.

well this is one long blog post :p


Rose Welty said...

Awesome Jen! Thanks for posting this - I will have to try them soon. Of course, this is not good for my diet, but well, I suppose I don't care - they look seriously yummy!

Jeanette said...

Cookies! Seems I'll be baking this week...

Sorry you have to go through the hospital stuff, that's a pain isn't it? Cookies do help I hope. :)

JudiA said...

LOL - I never thought of chopping chocolate as "killing" it before, but that recipe looks divine. Cookie season is coming so I appreciate the post. Thanks!

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

Oh, hope your nose stopped bleeding! :(
The cookies look really yummy!
I love chocolate cookies but not so much the mint in them. :(
Hope you enjoyed them. :)

Shashi Nayagam said...

Hope the medicines work for you.

Those cookies look delicious but I am so bad at baking or shall I put it this way I am so lazy about baking. Use to do a lot years ago but not anymore.

kaslkaos said...

Oh those cookies sound really yummy! Thanks for the recipe. If I'm not too lazy, might even use it.
Forgot to say last time, good luck in your new school. This should be exciting! & of course you'll be posting your work, right?

Jennifer Rose said...

your welcome Rose :) they are not good for my diet either, but every once and while you need to break from the diet :p

its a big pain Jeanette :/ but thankfully I don't have to go very often.

Judi- your welcome :)

Norma- the bleeding seems to have stopped thankfully :) I love mint, the more the better :D

Shashi- after 2 pills I had to stop as they were making me ill :/ seems to have stopped bleeding for the moment. the cookies are pretty easy to make and pretty fool proof :)

lol Ingrid I'm lazy, but these don't take that long to make. and thanks :D Yeah I plan on posting the work if I can, not sure what I will be bringing home and what will be staying at the college.

Ann said...

Oh those cookies sound good! Thanks for the recipe!

Sandy said...

Those cookies look so good. I'm browsing through catching up. I use to type for a hematology and endocrinology doc...I remember typing on von Willebrand's. But I'm a little rusty with my memory, isn't a blood clotting disorder?

Jennifer Rose said...

your welcome Ann :)

yep Sandy, blood clotting disorder. lots of fun :p