Politics overload/-/ Soft baked cookie monster cookies


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There are two things you should never talk about. You should never talk about religion or politics if you get to along with people. However, I feel this issue with Australian politics needs to be addressed, so listen up!


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I do not know how you Americans can do it. You must have the patience of gods or something. I am talk about your patience to stand the campaign ads when voting in government.

For those who do not live on Australian Soil, we are currently days away from voting in a new Prime minister (we are still under Britain’s control, so ye no president). However, it has only been a week of intense campaigning and I am sick of it. Yes even me the Girl who is (better, thanks to your get well wishes! but still ill) is sick of the billboards, commercials and annoying radio ads. Either they are promoting the hell out of themselves or slamming the other side.

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Even the organisations of private policy have got on in to the act. The hard core religious nuts, teachers, public service workers… Everyone got a message for you to vote for or support. Even Mother Nature is telling me to vote to save her. The worse part is being sent letters “personality” asking you to vote for them like they have not sent that same letter to hundreds of others. Yes, we know you do not care enough to even sign it for real.

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I think I might be strange or something but the more message that are fired at me the more I do not want to vote for them. Sort a like the teenager’s and men’s rebellious streaks. If you tell them to do something, 100% they will not do it; however disprove and they are all about that behaviour.

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Fake smiles, kissing babies, pretending to care about the working class… *burf*

I think babies in Australia are thankful they will no longer be used as emotional tool to pull votes. Also I am not sure if you have seen our running candidates for PM, but they are U.G.L.Y… I think you guys in the USA have it good with Obama; we just have three grey old men.

No I do not believe your hand shake with minority person is real, No I do not believe you care about education or health.

Finally, for the love of all things good, if you are going to target refugees at least pick one side. They are lazy and stealing money or they are working and taking jobs. They cannot be both! Sorry… Really passionate about this topic.

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We do not have a choice not to vote, so I am either going to have to vote for a bigot, a racist or a clown. Lovely…. Just lovely…. I am not looking forward to the 8th of September.

Getting me all angry over politics, not good. I think this means cookie time. Not just any cookie time. GIANT cookie time with childhood candies. Even at the ripe age of 21 I still have a love for M&Ms, I think it is the pretty colours.

Giant M&M cookies we use to get at the baker always remind me of these. They always were soft baked, chewy and sometimes if you got there before 8am, they would still have warmth of the oven on them. Perfect moments that made school a bit more bearable. Of course with time, I forgot about these types of cookies; mainly because I discovered that money does not grow on trees and the bakery had the close its doors.

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I am talking inspiration from Cake spy when she posted these bits of cookie monster cookies; instantly I love the name and the concept. Big old cookies with blue bits in it, to represent a chopped up cookie monster. We all love a bit of cannibalism don’t we? An it being near Halloween, what better to call these Cookie monster massacre cookies? Fitting name for them right?

These are made from a simple recipe; no chilling, no complex flours. Just good old fashion cookies which have over 400g of M&Ms in them… Yep you heard me two packets. Soft baked cookie studded with candy coated chocolates which deliver a satisfying mouth off of sweetness in every bite. Serve them with some milk or even if you are feeling evil; serve with strawberry milk or red food coloured milk. You can pretend cookie monster is still bleeding into your drink as you dip. 😉

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Cookie monster Massacre Cookies

Makes 12 giant cookies

Inspired by Cake spy

125g butter

155g brown sugar

2g salt

280g plain flour

15g baking soda

5g baking powder

1 egg

1 egg yolk

1 scraped vanilla pod

1 tsp butter flavouring

400g blue M&M

Pre heat oven to 180C and line two baking trays with baking paper.

Sift flour, baking powder and baking soda in a medium bowl.

Cream butter and brown sugar and salt until very fluffy and pale.

Add egg yolk and egg, beat until it becomes fluffy again, Scrape bowl as needed.

Beat in butter flavour and vanilla pod.

Mix in flour with a wooden spoon. Fold in 300g M&M to batter.

Using an ice cream scoop, spoon 6 cookies in to one tray.

Bake for 11 minutes. Half way through push in remaining 100g M&Ms into the top of cookies.

When they are fully baked; They should be pale and just set. Allow to cool on trays.




'Politics overload/-/ Soft baked cookie monster cookies' have 6 comments

  1. September 6, 2013 @ 3:08 pm LindySez

    Yes, we American’s must have the patience of … we start that madness at least 2 years away, with the second year being very intense in campaign and mud slinging and when the mud starts flying, the issues get buried. I would love to have only a month of campaign allowed…

    Your cooking look delish and your photography is beautiful too.

    Kangaroo Cheers ~ Lindy

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    • September 6, 2013 @ 3:12 pm Belinda Lo

      I admire you guys. hell you must go through for government!

      Thank you love for your input ^_^

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  2. September 8, 2013 @ 10:13 am Averie @ Averie Cooks

    I am so checked out of politics. I think you know more of what’s going on over here than I do! But…if someone came up with a new version of a speculoos cookie, I could tell you on what blog, date, and time 🙂

    And these cookies…incredible! I love how they are thick yet flat-ish? If that makes sense. Like a flat-top. Love it. And the blue M&Ms! Now that’s something you dont see every day. Love Cookie Monster! 🙂

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    • September 8, 2013 @ 11:24 am Belinda Lo

      haha I am still campaigning for that spread to be brought down under! This should be real issues facing our nation!

      Thank you averie! It is such compliment for you since you are cookie master, I can never go past one your delicious recipes.

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  3. September 10, 2013 @ 3:43 am Jaime

    Hey im an Aussie who enjoys your blog. Don’t be too hard on us Aussies. I’ve just come back from 3 weeks in the USA and although I loved it. I would say us Australians are pretty lucky to live where we do.

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    • September 10, 2013 @ 4:09 am Belinda Lo

      I am not targeting aussies in General but the whole political system; however I do admires aussies giving the middle finger to labour by voting in liberal. If I offended you in anyway; I am sorry.
      I love Australia, just not the politics

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