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Chocolate Chip Mocha Cookies

Posted: 3rd March 2014 by doomthings in Dessert, Holiday, The Foodening
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These are my go-to holiday (or travel, or event, or anytime) cookies.  They had the nickname “Pandora cookies” during an 8-hour road trip with friends because of, well, their seriously addicting nature.  That and something about opening Pandora’s box.  I liked the name, but it didn’t stick.  They are regular old chocolate-chocolate-chip cookies with a spoonful of chocolate mocha powder in ’em.  They’re dangerous so don’t eat then at night unless you have the desire to stay up 5 hours past your bedtime.  They’re like coffee in cookie form, except they don’t taste like coffee, because coffee is gross.

Behold the cookies, Christmas-style.

Chocolate Chip Mocha Cookies |doomthings


  • 2 sticks butter, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt (omit if using salted butter)
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp chocolate mocha powder


  1. Cream butter and both sugars until light and creamy.
  2. Beat in eggs until combined.
  3. Mix in flour, baking powder, salt, cocoa, and mocha until thoroughly combined.
  4. Stir in chocolate chips.
  5. Bake at 300 degrees F for 20 – 25 minutes on parchment-lined/silpat-lined/greased baking sheets.

Squid Buddy

Posted: 7th May 2013 by doomthings in Random, Yarning
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Last fall, my niece was born.  For Christmas, I wanted to give her something ridiculous.  Not that she’d remember, but maybe it will be part of her daily routine as she gets old enough to actually play with toys.  My husband and I were watching Coraline and he suggested I try and make a knitted version of the little squid toy that sits on her shelf in the movie.  After a couple attempts, and a silly-looking prototype, the Squid Buddy was born!  (It’s definitely bigger than my niece; awesome).

Are you a parent? Are you not a parent? It doesn’t matter. Caring for infants can be scarey. My sister and bro-in-law came up with this sweet chart to help me when I baby sat for my tiny niece. Check out Babies Need Flowcharts. It will make your day better.

Customize It!

Posted: 29th April 2013 by doomthings in Greeting Cards
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See something you like, but it’s not quite the right color?  Need a name in there?  We’ve got that.  What something that’s not here?  We can do that!  Send doomthings a message and we’ll customize your card/shirt/whatever for you!    The latest request was for colored Thank You cards.  Check it out!

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In true obsessive form, I went a little overboard with the hand-lettering thing and flipped through my sketchbook for more inspiration for greeting cards.  I recently attended a cousin’s wedding and, without having purchased a card (because they were all horrible), I decided a pretty, fliffy-looking hand-lettered card would be better.  Being very unorganized that day (after a full day of travelling), I neglected to tape the card to the box.  Hopefully it will stay on under the ribbon via the magic of static electriciy.  At first I was at a loss because I could NOT think of a single thing that wasn’t “Happy Wedding!” or something just as profound.  I didn’t really come up with anything particularly profound; it actually was inspired by a quote from J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan.  “To die would be an awfully big adventure”.  Of course, dying is not really appropriate for a wedding card, so I came up with this:

Hand-lettering from my sketchbook

Hand-lettering from my sketchbook

Via the magic of PowerPoint and Paint it turned into these:

They are now available in the doomshop for you to give to your very favorite newlyweds!