Wednesday, March 30, 2011

I think I may have found my new favorite cookie recipe

I found this while I was doing my daily "random blog read" and thought these looked amazing!
I'm definitely going to have to try making these this weekend.

Chocolate Clouds
  • 3 egg whites, at room temperature
  • 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons HERSHEY'S Cocoa
  • 12-oz. pkg. HERSHEY'S Special Dark Chocolate Chips or HERSHEY'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
1. Heat oven to 300°F.

2. Beat egg whites and cream of tartar in large bowl at high speed of mixer until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar and vanilla, beating well after each addition until stiff peaks hold, sugar is dissolved and mixture is glossy. Sift cocoa onto egg white mixture; gently fold just until combined. Fold in chocolate chips. Drop mixture by heaping tablespoons onto prepared cookie sheet.

3. Bake 35 to 45 minutes or just until dry. Cool slightly; peel paper from cookies. Cool completely on wire rack. Store, covered, at room temperature. Makes about 30 cookies.


On April 5, I will be going without shoes for One Day Without Shoes. It might be cold, it'll probably be uncomfortable, and my feet will certainly get dirty, but by doing so, I’ll help raise awareness of the impact a simple pair of shoes can bring to a child’s life. 
One Day Without Shoes is an annual event hosted by TOMS Shoes in which students, friends, parents, strangers, and co-workers host or participate in events without shoes. Some go without shoes for an hour, some for the whole day, but all become a part of a greater movement toward change. 

Did you know most children in developing countries grow up barefoot? Did you know some children walk without shoes for miles each day, and they can often not attend school without proper footwear? In Ethiopia, approximately 1 million people are suffering from a debilitating disease called podoconiosis, which is 100% preventable with basic hygiene and shoes.
Oklahoma State Senators Andrew Rice and Steve Russell joined us by declaring One Day Without Shoes a state-recognized holiday. In their suits and ties, they kicked off their shoes and inspired their fellow State senators to participate.

If you could change the lives of children with a simple gesture, would you do for one day what millions do everyday? 

This April 5, please lead by example by going barefoot, and help by spreading the word to be a part of One Day Without Shoes.