10/25/08

Double Chocolate Cookies and an Award!


First of all I want to thank Wandering Coyote from ReTorte who gave me my very first award! ReTorte is a great source of recipes and a really fun blog to read (also a very cute name for a food blog!). I also want to thank everyone who stops by to read Sandmuffin and takes the time to drop me a comment- I've had so much fun writing and baking these last few months!

The acceptance of Premio Arte Pico has some rules:
1) Pick 5 blogs that you consider deserve this award, creativity, design, interesting material, and also contributes to the blogger community, no matter of language.
2) Advertise name of the author and also a link to his or her blog to be visited by everyone.
3) Each award-winner, has to show the award and put the name and link to the blog that has given her or him the award itself.
4) Award-winner and the one who has given the prize have to show the link of "Arte y pico" blog, so everyone will know the origin of this award.
5) Share these rules.

I love about a million blogs so it was hard to give this award to just five- but it had to be done...so I am going to give this award to:

Alana of Butter is Love -a food blog with wonderful descriptive and creative recipes with plenty of pictures (if you're a visual learner, like me, you'll really appreciate the pictures).

Lemon Tart of Tarts and Calories -a food blog that is always chock full of humor and sarcasm as well as very good recipes.

Bridget of Bake at 350 -a blog about cookie decorating. This is such a fun blog to look at because Bridget is so artistic! Her cookies are like artwork!

Indigo of Happy Love Strawberry- a fun food blog written by a university student in England who manages to make exciting food on a student's budget!

Melissa of Life in a Peanut Shell - a great food blog with wonderful anecdotes to go along with the recipes.


And now... onto the cookies! I baked these scrumptious Double Chocolate Cookies up tonight for a church potluck tomorrow morning. I got the recipe from Cookie Madness- a really amazing cookie recipe source! Seriously, Anna bakes pretty much everyday and she is constantly updating her blog- very impressive!! The recipe was easy to throw together- I substituted dark chocolate chips for milk chocolate chips- but otherwise I stuck to her recipe exactly. The baking time was right on- I didn't have to adjust it one minute and that almost never happens! The cookies are dense and crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. I used plain old Hershey's cocoa and the chocolate flavor was still intense and delicious. Nothing beats chocolate on chocolate!
Stay tuned next week for Helen Mae's first Halloween!

5 comments:

Wandering Coyote said...

You're welcome! Your cookies look great, and once again, your little girl is super cute!

Sophie said...

Congrats on your award! Crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside sounds like the description of a perfect cookie to me! :)

Prudy said...

Oh, Helen Mae. She's just so adorable! More pics, please. I just love her name, too. And Anna's cookies are really always just wonderful, aren't they? Congrats on your award too!

Bridget said...

Thank you so much!!!

Helen Mae is so sweet! :)

Rosie said...

Ahhhh Helen Mae just looks so cute!!

Congrats on your ward - very well deserved!! Your cookies look yummy - just what I could eat now!

Rosie x