Today life was a zoo or at least resembled a zoo and I didn’t even leave my home. In fact let’s have some fun with metaphors shall we? Oh come on don’t be a sour puss it’s better than just a boring post about a recipe right?
I could always just put some coffee on, we pull up a couple of chairs and I give you a dissertation about my day. Total yawner agreed, hence the reason for the coffee, to keep you awake. See put it in perspective and metaphors are so much more entertaining.
I started my day like a sloth.
I slept wrong, was stiff, sore, slow and still so tired. I wanted nothing more than to crawl back into my tree…er bed and go right back to sleep.
Several things rudely prevented that however. It was Monday, Mr. Sweet Butter was up making us coffee and it was the first day of school; for WizKid, not me.
As the morning wore on and I got into the routine of my day I started to feel like a kangaroo, the complete antithesis of a sloth.
I ended up bouncing from one thing to another, never getting anything much of consequence accomplished and kicking my way through projects.
By the afternoon I was starting to feel like a baboon.
Stress was kicking in, I was getting cranky, wanted to slap someone out of a tree and just wished I could bare my pink hiney to people on the phone and give them a proper Florida full moon.
Come late afternoon and I was in full blown badger mode.
I was fit to be tied, was in no mood for nonsense and ready to bite someones head off with no heed to my own safety. It was about shaking it off and going for the jugular.
Thankfully the coming hour of the day offered a reprieve and the opportunity to step back into my human skin. Dinner time allowed me to tromp into my kitchen to drum up dinner; every step pulling me back to normal.
I dumped stuff in a pan, ended up with something yummy, warm and comforting and all was well in my world once again. The shining light finally came in the shape of a little triangle; a sweet thing I made this weekend that is simply divine with a cup of coffee.
It’s a thinner, crispier twist to a chocolate chip cookie and I think I’m in love. So easy to make as well. Throw all the ingredients together, slather into a pan to about 1/4 inch thick (do you think I should learn the metric system??) and bake. Cool almost completely, cut into any shape you want or take the more animalistic approach and just break it with your hands into pieces.
Simple, quick and easy I think these could be my new favorite coffee cookie. They remind me of tree bark, in texture, not taste. I ate tree bark as a little girl once (don’t ask) and it tasted nothing like a cookie.
I feel human again although sloth-like traits are creeping in once more. I need to go clean my kitchen, do some stretching and then I’m going to go crawl back into my tree….
I’m feeling tired as a bear, metaphorically speaking of course.
Help yourself to the cookies, Mr. Sweet Butter will be happy to make you a great cup of coffee. He’s just wonderful like that.
- 1 Cup Unsalted butter
- 1 Cup Sugar
- ¾ Teaspoon Vanilla extract
- ¾ Teaspoon Almond extract
- 2 Cups All purpose, unbleached flour
- 1½ Cups Chocolate chips
- ¾ Cup Almonds, chopped
- ¾ Cup chocolate chips
- Heat oven to 375
- In large mixer bowl, beat sugar, butter and extracts until fluffy.
- Add flour in three separate additions, mixing well between each.
- Stir in almonds and first measurement of chocolate chips.
- Press the whole beautiful mess into an ungreased baking sheet to about ¼ inch thick or so.
- Bake for 22 minutes until golden.
- Cool almost completely on cooling rack.
- Melt the remaining chips in a sauce pan and let cool slightly.
- Pour melted chocolate into a plastic bag and seal. Snip a small section of one corner of the bag and in a crisscross pattern drizzle chocolate on cookies sheet.
- Let chocolate set and cut cookies into desired sizes and shapes or just break into irregular chunks.