Wednesday, 14 March 2007

Chocolate Mint Stick Pistachio Cookies


  1. 250 g Butter
  2. 1 cup of White Sugar
  3. 6 tablespoons of Milk
  4. 1 teaspoon of Vanilla Bean Paste
  5. 3 cups of Self Raising Flour
  6. 1 cup of Custard Powder
  7. 100 g of Pistachio Kernels, roughly chopped or bashed
  8. 150 g of Mint Chocolate Sticks chopped

Beat butter and sugar in a mixer until well blended and pale. Add vanilla bean paste and milk and beat well. Fold in sifted flour with a metal spoon, replace bowl and then beat in pistachios and mint chocolate sticks, until just combined. Roll into teaspoon sized balls and place on a lined baking tray. Bake at 200 c for 12-15 Min's or until golden brown. Cool on tray for a minute and then transfer to a cooling rack. Makes about 50 cookies.

We really liked them. Dave especially. Lovely with a glass of full cream milk, which is what I am doing right now while I type this. Hope you like my new combination cookie?

Cheers Amelita


Tomorrow - I am going to try a new recipe.

How Beautiful - Bundaberg to Mackay on the Bruce Highway

I have created a recipe today for choc mint stick and pistachio nut cookies.
Wish me luck and you should have the recipe tomorrow.

Cheers and Goodnight everyone.

Definately not food and definately uGLy!

Look at him, he is giving me the evil eye.
I cannot believe how many of them are up here in North Queensland.
Obviously all the Cane Fields, hence the name Cane Toad.

There are masses of them. I walk through the grass in the dark so apprehensively. Every time you put your foot down. One jumps at you from out of nowhere. They give me the willys. Sends shivers up my spine.
This is in my carport next to my garbage bin. Another one of the local attractions here in Townsville. I am telling you they are in plague proportions.
They actually pay kids for each one they catch and put to sleep humanely. In other words stick them in the freezer. I could never stand to even get close to one. Let's just say I have no choice but to get used to the nasty little suckers. But I don't want to get used to them YUK!