Cookies 4 Kabul: C4K
Made some more cookies today for my Brother Dave and co-worker Pete overseas today.. made some chocolate crackle cookies:
had to cut out the butter as it is the number one ingredient to go bad 1st, so I used some Vegetable shortening, Crisco.. I know- it’s trans fat free, but still. Not use to baking with that! buy hey- it’s a treat for them.. oh and I got to use the new mixer- it’s AWESOME! 

cream together:  1 stick Crisco vegetable shortening, 1 t. vanilla extract, 1 1/4 c brown sugar. Then add in 2 large eggs until lightly beaten.
sift together: 2 cups white flour,  6 T. unsweetened cocoa powder, 1/2 t. salt, 1/4 t. baking soda.

Add dry ingredients to mixer until combined, then add in 1/2 c semisweet chocolate chips. Cover and chill for 2-3 hours.

Roll dough into 1 inch balls, roll in sugar then powder sugar, bake @ 375 for 9 minutes..

After getting out of work @ 11a today, took the the streets did 5 miles.. as I was running a along the usual route I had some company for a little while.. Courtney’s husband Pat! Nice to run with someone for a change.. without 4 legs that is. Decided to do a little split run today- 5 miles then 3 miles later in the day (with Sly!), and that’s just what I did. Felt pretty good, starting the 2nd run my legs were a little tired but once I got warmed up it wasn’t so bad. run 1: ave. 8:54 zone 4, run 2: ave 9:01 zone 3. Oh ya- Got a call from HammerNutrition while I was baking the cookies.. they just wanted to tell me that my order shipped.. woohoo! and better yet- got a e-mail packing slip of what’s coming along with what I ordered.. and they send a whole bunch of free stuff too! can’t wait to get that package! Hammer is the bee’s knee’s!

Ugh- Work tomorrow 3a-3p, and then it’s out with the relay group! I’m getting nervous for this relay run!

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