Friday, May 29, 2009

things and stuff!

1) i just baked cookies! my mom used to make acorn cookies - oval-ish butter cookies with a pinched-point opposite a "cap" of chocolate and chopped pecans. not actually made from acorns, though you could try such a thing if you felt like going through all the steps necessary to make acorns less poisonous. :) anyway, i have been craving that almond flavor again, so i found and then heavily altered a recipe. the result is a soft, crumbly, nutty, almondy cookie. i doubt they will make it through the weekend!

here is my reinterpretation of the above recipe:
1/2 cup butter, melted (i figured there was no way around this)
1/2 cup sucanat
1T stevia (equivalent to 3 T sugar)
1/2 cup milk
1 1/2 t almond extract
1/2 cup almond meal
1/4 cup flax meal
1 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 t baking powder
1/2 cup chocolate chips, melted (i used 1 cup, but this makes waaaay too much)
preheat oven to 375. whip butter and sweeteners, add milk and extract. combine dry ingredients in a separate bowl, add to wet ingredients. roll a tablespoonfull or so of dough in your hands, then flatten it slightly and pinch it in one spot along the edge. place on a buttered baking sheet. bake 10-12 minutes. transfer to wrack and let cool completely before dipping in chocolate. then let cool again. yield: 22 cookies (that's how many i got)

they really do look more like acorns with the chopped pecans sprinkled in the chocolate, but i never cared for them and don't have any on-hand anyway. as they are, i think they look more like this. hehehe.

2) bart and i played some frisbee again last night. we moved up a level to throwing it to each other while the other person jogged to the left or right. it was fun! after returning home, we went through several boxes of electronics/computer-related thingamabobs. there's going to be an e-waste collection at a nearby church in a week, and since bart has a lot of that sort of thing, mixed in with perfectly good and useful things, we set aside a half hour and ended up going through all of it. and designated a good 75% as e-waste! yay!

3) i have been doing my daily-drawings on a near-daily basis...sorry for the lack of posts.

4) i just finished listening to "1984" a couple days ago, and am now listening to "cooked". both are good and thought-provoking, but "1984" was a lot more intense than i thought it would be. i'm kind of surprised it's taught in so many high schools. i think i would have been slightly traumatized if we'd been forced to read it.

5) this post is quite long enough, thank you. happy weekend!


Anonymous said...

The cookies look really cool! Too bad we don't live closer - might just have to come over for a taste:-D
Anneke Oegema

DM said...

1984 is one of my favourite books... but yes, very intense.

Alida said...

I read 1984 for my Senior AP Lit class. Lots of class discussion and a huge paper on the power of advertising/the media. Definitely intense.

I laughed at your link and now all I can see when I look at your cookies is the Beatles! You're eating Paul and Ringo! lol

Molly said...

I really love the idea of Beatles cookies.

Anonymous said...

They look yummy. I miss you.

Marli said...

Were we not forced to read it? Maybe Lapinski just told me to read it... anyhow, yes. Highly traumatizing. Yeesh.

kristin said...

mars- it's quite possible that lapinski did tell you to read it ;) but we also had the class at different periods, i think, and i remember he would sometimes go through different books with different periods.