petek, 16. november 2012

Chocolate Cookies with Chocolate Chips / Piskoti s cokoladnimi koscki

I admit, I'm obsessed with books. I love them since I was a little girl and I began to really read them when I was ten years old. I read them intensivly until the middle of high school, then ... well you know, then the guys came and books ran away :). Now they found me again. In addition to tea houses, pastry shops, restaurants, stores with natural cosmetics, small shops with food ... the library is one of my favorite places. Book piles are appering around my desk waiting for me to open them. Mess which I otherwise really don't like and it's difficult for me to handle. The last book that I read, was by Dalai Lama. I recommend it to all of you. I made six pages of notes from this book. It is full of smart lessons, which can help each one of us to achieve a more peaceful life. I myself am an atheist, well no one is really an atheist, if you believe in something you can not see, if you for example believe in a better tomorrow, it means you're not an atheist, but you understand me .. and I found that Buddhism is what I find most close to my heart and therefore can connect with. I like that the focus is on the man himself and how to work on yourself. That's what is most important, we must work on ourself, how do we become better, not how we should change everyone around us. Collective happiness is important, because we can't be happy otherwise. It really is a great read. These cookies have nothing to do with Buddhism, but they are great snack when you are reading any kind of book :) A long time ago I wanted to make them because I'm a little obsessed with the typical american stuff. My friends loved them, and I loved them the most. I will share one nice thought from Dalai Lama for a nice Friday: Genuine compassion derives from its recognition that other people, like myself, want to be happy and have the right to get rid of suffering. On this basis, the person starts to worry about the welfare of others, without regard to their relationship with him. This is compassion.

With love, Neja


Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon Vanilla
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup ground hazelnuts

The process

Combine flour, salt, baking soda and cocoa in a bowl, stir with a fork, just to blend. Set to the side.Cream butter and sugars together till smooth and creamy. Beat eggs slightly then add to butter mixture. Add in vanilla.


Now slowly add your flour mixture, make sure the blender is on low or better yet off! And yes, maybe there is a little flour and cocoa powder layer of dust on my cabinet. Once all blended together and smooth, stir in chips.

Spoon dough onto cookie sheets and bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 9-10 minutes. Let cool on cookie sheets for 5 minutes before removing to racks to cool completely.


Priznam, obsedena sem z knjigami. Obožujem jih že od otroštva in požirati sem jih začela pri desetih letih. Intenzivno sem jih brala vse do sredine srednje šole, potem pa...jah saj veste, ko so fantje prišli, so knjige odšle :). Sedaj pa so me zopet našle. Poleg čajnih hiš, slaščičarn, restavracij, trgovin z naravno kozmetiko, majhnih trgovin s hrano...je knjižnica eden od prostorov, ki so mi najljubši. Okoli pisalne mize so se začeli pojavljati dobesedno kupi knjig, ki me čakajo, da jih odprem. Nered, ki ga drugače res ne maram in ga težko prenašam. Zadnja knjiga, ki sem jo prebrala, je od dalajlame. Vsem jo priporočam. Iz nje sem si naredila za šest strani zapiskov. Polna je pametnih lekcij, ki lahko vsakemu pomagajo pri doseganju mirnejšega življenja. Sama sem sicer ateistka, no nihče ni zares ateist, vsak v nekaj verjame, v nekaj kar ne vidi, že če verjameš v boljši jutri, pomeni, da nisi ateist, ampak saj me razumete..in odkrila sem, da je budizem res tisto, kar mi je še najbolj blizu in s čimer se lahko povežem. Všeč mi je,da je usmerjeno v človeka samega, kako delati na sebi. Ravno to je najpomembnejše, ukvarjati se moramo s sabo, kako bomo sami postali boljši, ne pa kako bi se morali vsi okoli nas spremeniti. Pomembna je kolektivna sreča, saj smo le tako lahko tudi sami srečni. Res je super branje. Tile piškoti nimajo nobene veze z budizmom, pašejo pa zraven vsake knjige. Že dolgo časa nazaj sem jih želela pripraviti, ker sem rahlo obsedena s tipično amerškimi zadevami. Vsi so bili navdušeni nad njimi, jaz pa še najbolj. Še ena prijazna misel dalajlame za današnji petek: Pristno sočutje izhaja iz lastnega spoznanja, da si drugi ljudje, prav tako kot jaz sam, želijo biti srečni in imajo pravico, da se znebijo trpljenja. Na tej osnovi začne človek skrbeti za blagor drugih, ne oziraje se na njihov odnos do njega. To je sočutje.

Z ljubeznijo, Neja

Sestavine

  • 227g zmehčanega masla
  • 200g belega kristalnega sladkorja
  • 200g rjavega  kristalnega sladkorja
  • 2 jajci
  • 1 žlica vanilije
  • 280g moke
  • 1 žlička soli
  • 1 čajna žlička sode bikarbone
  • 118g kakava v prahu
  • 120g zrnatih lešnikov (ne grobo mletih)
  • 120g čokoladnih solzic

Postopek

Zmešajte moko, sol, sodo bikarbono in kakav v skledo, premešajte z vilicami.
Zmešajte maslo in sladkor skupaj do gladkega. Razžvrkljajte jajca nato dodajte mešanico masla in sladkorja. Dodajte vanilijo.

Počasi dodajte mešanico z moko, poskrbite, da je mešalnik na najnižji hitrosti! In ja, mogoče bo malo moke in kakava pristalo na pultu. Ko je cela masa zmešana in gladka dodajte čokoladne solzice in mlete lešnike.

Oblikujte piškote in jih položite na pekač s peki papirjem. Pecite 10 min na 180 . Piškoti se naj hladijo vsaj 5 min, preden jih odstranite s pekača.

I found this recipe here


2 komentarja:

  1. o jummmy kolk bi to jedla! =)
    ful hvala za lep komentar, means a lot =)

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