Cooking, Travel and just Other Stuff

You have to understand. I come from a line of very crafty people. My sister paints, one niece can knit anything out of a ball of yarn...oh and she paints and wood carves and makes jewelery. The other niece designs things and then sews them and then my great niece...well we will just call her insanely crafty. They all have blogs where they show all of their wonderful things they do. So, that brings me here. I decided I wanted a blog too, but what to write about. I'm not insanely crafty, can't paint, don't wood carve, tried knitting-didn't work....hummm, what do I do? Well, I like to cook and travel and eat, so I thought maybe we can start there. My blog will be about recipes I've made, places I go and restaurants I eat at with a few other things thrown in along the way. I've also heard that writing is good for you brain, so I figure-as I'm getting older now-this could be a good thing. So anyway, if you find my rantings worth commenting over, I'd love to hear from you. If I post a recipe you like, please let me know, other wise you can keep your opinions to yourself. This, after all, is my blog to make myself feel better, to try and compete with my family, because I don't do anything crafty.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

These cookies are a snap to make...and they taste good too!

So I have a friend who loves cookies. He bowls on my husbands bowling team. I try out new cookies recipes on them and they tell me yes or no on whether to make them again. The first time I made these cookies he said they were only a nine because they didn't have any nuts in them. Tonight I made them for him and added the nuts. Tonight they were a "10". He had surgery on his shoulder yesterday, so I was wondering if it was just the drugs talking, so I tried them out on the rest of the bowling team and they agreed they were "really" good. So this weeks recipe is a "really" good "10" cookies recipe. I hope you enjoy them too.

Chocolate Snaps

1 box Devil's Food Cake Mix
1/3 cup oil
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 tsp. ground ginger
1/2 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 Tblsp. water
3/4 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup nuts
1/4 cup sugar

Preheat oven to 375. Combine first 8 ingredients in a large bowl. Mix until smooth. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts. Shape into 1 inch balls and roll in sugar. Place balls 2 inches apart on parchment lined cookie sheet. Bake for 9 minutes. Cool 2-3 minutes on cookie sheet before removing to wire rack to cool completely. Makes about 4 doz.

If you make them let me know what you think.

1 comment:

  1. K, those look easy and I like the spices so I may have to try them.... Maybe tomorrow....