July 3, 2009
Want to see what happens when Susan’s grandbaby (well yes, she IS too young to have a grandbaby, thanks for noticing) comes to visit Loopy Central? I think we’re training a new Loopy Elf, don’t you? I’m bummed that I missed her there yesterday, but Susan sent me photos of the occasion!
Isn’t she a cutie pie? And she has good taste, because you know by her smile that she likes visiting Loopy just as much as we like having here there.
Our time in the mountains is winding down, but it has been great! Lots of knitting done, movies seen, places visited, and time spent with my favorite people. I’ve had fun making some new recipes, too, which I’ll be sharing over time. Today’s was adapted from a Martha Stewart recipe and it’s delicious.
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 cup unsalted butter
3 cups sugar
1 cup shortening, melted & cooled
3 tsp. vanilla extract
Mix flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt in bowl.
In mixing bowl, mix butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add in melted shortening, and then eggs and vanilla. Mix until creamy. Add flour mixture slowly and mix until just combined.
Drop by rounded tablespoon onto baking sheet and bake at 375 degrees for 13-14 minutes. Let cool on cookie sheet for 1-2 minutes and finish cooling on wire racks.