Time, if you haven’t noticed, waits for no one! That is the truth, no matter how you look at it, time just passed by. So, a couple of things to remember, since time is a ticking… be in the MOMENT! If you are constantly thinking about the future or even worse, the PAST, then you are wasting precious time. The fact of the matter is if you are not in the moment, then you are letting “Life” pass you by. Now you don’t want to do that, do you?
The next great factor in the moment is to be grateful. Being grateful, having “Gladitude”, allows the Universe to bring more to you, more of what you are grateful for! The Universe wants to make you happy, so to speak, so it does what you are thinking about. If you are thinking “Gladitude”, happy thoughts, then the Universe, in all of It’s glory, will bring you more happy things! If you are constantly worrying (which, by the way, is such a waste of energy), then you will just attract more things to worry about!
WOW, is it that simple? YES, seriously, we attract what we are “feeling” and “thinking” about! So next is to “think” about what YOU want to think about! Not what everyone else is telling you to think about. Many will try to tell you to do this or to do that at your job, at home, everywhere! It is up to you to allow what thoughts you want to enter your “MIND.” Only YOU are in control of what you think… and YOU are the only one responsible for where you are. No one else, just you!
The following recipe was developed years ago and is one of my favorite cookies among my cookie fans! Even the “Cookie monster” has had a few “Mouthgasms” after eating some of my cookies! Back in the Sixties, this guy created a movie, that you could say, “Altered Your MIND!” Well, heck, almost everything alters your mind, in some way or another. Think about it, everything we see, hear, SAY, DO… all have an effect on our minds in some way or another. Even if we do not realize it, it does! That is why there are commercials, ads, billboards and even bumper stickers that are created to give us a message of some sort. The moral of this story is to CREATE your own thought patterns of positive, happy inputs. Don’t let everyone else out there control YOUR mind.
Now as far as your taste-buds are concerned, though…“YOU ARE UNDER MY CONTROL >>> YOU WILL BAKE AND SHARE AND EAT SOME OF THESE COOKIES >>> YOU WILL BE A GOOD PERSON >>> YOU WILL CLEAN UP YOUR MESS AFTERWARDS…” O.K. now that you are under the “spell”, go have some fun and bake these cookies. If you are under a budget, Triple sec will work fine instead of the Gran Marnier.
- 1 – cup unsalted butter @room temperature
- ¾ – cup light brown sugar
- ¾ – cup sugar
- 2 – eggs
- 1 – teaspoon vanilla
- 3 – Tablespoons Gran Marnier (could substitute Triple Sec)
- 3 – cups flour ½ – cup cocoa
- 1 – teaspoon salt
- 1 – teaspoon baking soda
- 2 – cups jumbo semisweet chocolate chips
In a separate stainless steel mixing bowl, cream the butter until smooth. Add the sugars and beat until smooth. Next, add the eggs and vanilla. Starting with the half of the dry ingredients alternating with the Gran Marnier, mix in until thoroughly incorporated. Next, add chocolate chips and mix well. This cookie recipe bakes best right after mixing.
Preheat the oven to three hundred fifty-degrees. Line a sheet pan with wax paper or parchment paper. Scoop six, cookie dough balls using a four-ounce ice cream scoop and place two by three on the lined sheet pan. Cover the dough balls with wax paper and press into a disc using the bottom of a salt can or something flat. Remove the outer wax paper and bake for approximately twelve to fourteen minutes or until the edges are lightly golden brown. Cool before removing from the pan. Use a spatula to remove the cookies.
Well, do you know what time it is? That’s right, “Mango-heads”, it is time for a chocolatey-orange, sweet “Mouthgasm!” Plus, if you want to continue in the tradition of creating “world peace”, one “Mouthgasm” at a time, then you need to bake up a bunch of these tasty morsels and go out and pass them out to all of the unexpecting people that you can!
Wow, everyone will soon be having “Mouthgasms” of their own, creating happiness throughout their bodies, which in turn will create a super, big SMILE! All because YOU took the time to bake some of these cookies and pass them out! YOU are amazing, if you haven’t realized it yet! Thanks for tuning in and until next time, remember to SMILE, to have “Gladitude” and to continue down the road of your life leaving cookie crumbs of love! Peace
It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare. It is because we do not dare that things are difficult! Stoic Philosopher Seneca