Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Co-op Recipe

Only 3 teaching days of homeschool co-op left for the semester -- amazing how it went by so fast.

Today they will learn that you don't need much flour to make cookies.

Melt 2 squares baking chocolate (unsweetened) with 2 T butter and half a bag (1 c) of semi-sweet morsels on low heat or in a double boiler.

Take off the heat and stir in 2/3 c sugar, 2 large or 3 medium eggs, and 1 t vanilla.

Add 1/4 c self-rising flour, or mix 1/4 c flour with 1/4 t baking powder and a dash of salt.

Add the rest of the bag of semi-sweet morsels and 1 c chopped pecans. If you don't like nuts, don't add them. If you like walnuts better, use those. You can also do this with raisins, if you want a chocolate raisin cookie, just substitute the raisins for the semi-sweet morsels at this point. Or use both. Amazing what you can do when you play with a recipe.

Drop rounded teaspoonfuls on a buttered baking sheet. Bake at 350*F for about 8-10 minutes.

They will look like brownies, dry around the edges and cracked along the top.

Today is:

Area Code Day

Forget-Me-Not Day

Goddess of Reason's Day (Revolutionary France)

Independence Day, Guinea

Nincnevin (Old Scots festival honoring Diana)

National Vanilla Cupcake Day

National Young Reader's Day

Old November Eve

Polish Solidarity Day

Premiere Day

St. Andrew Avellino's Day

St. Martin's Eve, Portugal

Tulip Lantern Festival, Switzerland


Wish-Granting Championship (Sprite) -- Fairy Calendar

Birthdays Today:

Ellen Pompeo, 1969
MacKenzie Phillips, 1959
Donna Fargo, 1949
Tim Rice, 1944
Russel Means, 1939
Roy Scheider, 1932
Richard Burton, 1925
Jane Froman, 1907
Claude Rains, 1889
Martin Luther, 1483

Today in History:

Rene Descartes has the dreams that inspire his Meditations on First Philosophy, 1619
The Dutch formally cede New Netherlands to the English; it is renamed New York, 1674
France ends forced worship of God, 1793
The US state of Kentucky outlaws dueling, 1801
Stanley presumes that he has met Livingston in ujiji, Central Africa, 1871
The first Woman's Christian Temperance Union meeting is held in Boston, 1891
The first Gideon Bible is put in a hotel room, 1908
Hirohito ascends the throne as Emperor of Japan, 1928


  1. The cookies sound very good. I would love raisins, I think. We had a cookie from a bakery during the summer that was similar and was filled with coconut!

  2. Wow, coconut! I never thought of it! Thanks, I'll have to try it that way.

  3. That recipe looks great...think I'll make it, today. Might throw coconut in, too (thanks to Mildred). I found you through Bag Lady. I don't think your blog is boring at all :-)

  4. Yes it does look good - thanks for sharing.


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