Monday, October 3, 2011

Staying Warm and Chocolate Chewies

It has been very cold here lately, and all of us have been pulling sweaters, coats and fuzzy socks from our drawers.
The heat has been turned on, and baby Eloise was gifted this lovely sleeper from Grandma and Grandpa.
I adore the colours and I can't help but feel that she enjoys the fuzziness of it.
She's like a fuzzy little doll in her sleeper and I love picking her up and cuddling her.

  

All of the lovely knitted  blankets are coming in very handy during these cold evenings.
Mum made this one for Eloise, and I just adore it.
The colours are so vibrant and beautiful - I'm sure it helps create happy dreams.

 

Eloise is just getting so big, and those "chipmunk cheeks" are really starting to show now.
Here she is hanging out with Daddy, watching a movie.
I'm starting to notice that she really does 'watch' movies - I just the colours and lights are enough to keep her interested at just two months old.
I guess we should start keeping better tabs on what we watch in the evening!

I've also been on a bit of a baking binge.
I've been making lots of cakes and cookies; normally ones with lots of chocolate in them.
Not the healthiest, but certainly delicious!
Pictured below are:
"Mocha Chocolate Chewies"
A delicious soft, cake-like cookie that is horribly addictive!
So here's the recipe - it'll make me feel less guilty if I cause others to fall into the same chocolate temptation I have! :)

Jen's Mocha Chocolate Chewies
  • 1 box Devil's Food Cake mix
  • 1/3 of a Cup brewed coffee at room temp.
  • 4 Tablespoons (1/2 stick) Butter, melted.
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1 Cup Milk Chocolate Chips
Place rack in center of oven and preheat to 350'F.
Grease two cookie sheets, set aside.
Place cake mix, coffee, melted butter, and egg in large mixing bowl.
Blend with electric mixer on low speed for 1 minute.
Scrape sides, and beat on Medium for 1 minute more.
The cookie dough will be thick.
Fold in chocolate chips.
Drop heaping teaspoons two inches apart on cookie sheets.
Bake until they have set, but are still a little soft in the center.
Approx 10-12 minutes.
Remove pans, let cookies rest 1 minute before placing cookies on wire racks.
Enjoy!

Peace,
~ Jenny

4 comments:

Mel said...

I don't know what I like looking at more - the cookies or Eloise's cheeks. She is such a cutie!!

Canadagirl said...

These looks sooooooo yummy!

Blessings<><
-Mary

Celynne said...

Well now I know what I'm baking next... those look and sound great. That blanket your mom made is amazing! Those colours! And Eloise will have it forever too. I've got a wool blanket my mom knit me when I was a baby, and a crocheted blanket from my grandmother. Nothing better than sleeping under a blanket of love.

Far Above Rubies said...

Looks so good. Thanks for sharing.

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