Wednesday, 29 July 2015

cookie recipes

Now where was I?  Oh yeah, I creamed together the butter and sugar.  Now I need to add some eggs and vanilla.  Hmmm...  I think I'll skip the vanilla.  Don't know if I like the stuff.  Don't know how well it will go with nip, either.

"Oh Peepers...    The recipe says to use a twelve-ounce package of chocolate chips but chocolate isn't good for me because I'm a cat and all.  Should I replace that with twelve ounces of dried nip?  Twelve ounces is a whole lot of nip.  Seems like it might be too much.  You think I should use less than that?"

"What am I doing?  What a stupid question, Peepers.  I'm making cookies, of course.  Blogger told me I had to make cookies and then post about them on my blog and since I'm a super good kitty, I always do what I'm told."  Well usually anyway, I silently added.

"They did too!  Look at this notice I received from the powers-that-be at Blogger.  See?"

     European Union laws require you to give European Union visitors information about cookies
     used on your blog.

"Told you!  MOUSES!"

"What do you mean that's not the same kind of cookies?"  Awww...  MOUSES!  I knew I should have gone with the shortbread, instead.

"You mean shortbread isn't the right kind of cookie, either?  Well then what kind of cookies am I supposed to be using?"

I bit my lip, pondering the notion that shortbread might be some kind of bread rather than cookies or, maybe, just something really short.

Then it came to me.  In Britain, they call cookies biscuits.  I knew this from watching all those episodes of Keeping up Appearances with the peeps, you see.  Yeah, that Hyacinth is always serving up biscuits to her neighbour Liz although truth be told, Liz very rarely gets to eat any from what I've seen.

"Oh Peepers...  You have any recipes for biscuits?  No?  Nothing?  How about fried chicken?  I've heard that biscuits are often served with fried chicken.  Any recipes for that?"

The peep didn't even bother to answer about the chicken.  What a peep.

"What about crackers?  You have any cracker recipes on paw, Peepers?  I could break 'em up and serve them with a little ice-cold Camembert cheese."

"Peepers, you have any recipes at all?  MOUSES!"

"Never mind, Peepers.  I read a little further and it looks like Blogger is serving up the cookies to my European pals, themselves.  I don't have to bake any after all."

     As a courtesy, we have added a notice on your blog to explain Google's use of certain Blogger
     and Google cookies.

And it was a good thing, too, as I had looked through all the peep's cookbooks and there wasn't a Blogger Cookie recipe to be found.  MOUSES!


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Having finally figured out that Blogger wasn't talking about cookies one eats at all, I went straight to work at finding out if their cookie recipes were visible when peeps were reading my blog.

     You are responsible for confirming that this notice actually works for your blog and that it is
     displayed.

"Peepers, it says here that I'm responsible to confirm those cookie recipes are actually being shown.  How do I do that?  I looked on my blog and can't find any recipes, anywhere. Come on Peepers...  I need your IT skills, ASAP."

With a slap to my forehead I remembered that the peep doesn't have it when it comes to IT.  She's supposed to be my IT support but really it's her IT skills that need the support.  They're barely hanging on by a thread.  Her skills should be on life support, for sure.  MOUSES!

Nissy always said he had the worst IT support in the history of IT support and now I do, too.  Bet the peep doesn't even know what IT stands for.  Come to think of it, neither do I.  Do you?

Anyway, I got the peep to look into this confirmation thingy for me.  Looking over her shoulder while she read, I spotted something.  "Oohhh...  Look at that, Peepers!  Try clicking there."

     To see the notice if you’re outside of the EU, view your blog and change the country code."

"Peepers, what's a country code?  Is it for spies or something?  Spies use codes all the time.  I should know, being a...  Ummm...  Never mind."

Whew!  Almost blew my cover there.  Got to be more careful when talking about spy stuff around the peep.  MOUSES!

"Never mind, Peepers.  Looks like even if you could figure out how to decode the country stuff, we still wouldn't be able to see the notice.  I think I have what they're calling a custom domain."


     If you use a custom domain, you won't see the notice outside of the EU.

"Don't fret, Peepers.  I'll just teleport on over to the UK and read my blog from there."

That's when I realised I didn't have to teleport after all.  I could just call up my pal, Erin, who happens to be a Princess living in Britain.  I was sure she'd be more than happy to help a friend in need and boy-oh-boy was I ever in need.  When you have a peep like my peep, you're almost always in need.  Did I mention about her lack of IT skills?  They're pretty needy, for sure. MOUSES!

Erin got right on it and checked things out for me.  Yup, the cookie recipe was up.  Everything was looking A-Okay. Whew!

Now back to the original task at paw. "Oh Peepers, you think twelve ounces of dried nip is too much for these cookies?"

What was I thinking?  Too much nip? TOO MUCH?  Is that even possible? What a stupid question.  Twelve ounces should be just about right and that, my friends, is a fact.  MOUSES!

41 comments:

  1. It's driving us crazy that stoopid cookie thing popping up on every blog we visit!! So we are taking control of this situation now! We are leaving the European Union as of yesterday!!! Who needs that stoopid bunch of burrowcrats? Always interfering! It's not as if the cookies they offer are very tasty!! I think like you Sivvers that nip is the way to deal with this!!! ;) xxxx

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    1. Absolutely! Nip is the way to deal with practically anything. MOUSES! purrs

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    2. Our Human thinks that a cup of tea is the way to deal with effurrything.
      But purr-haps she means nip tea...

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  2. I still say you should serve some nip with those cookies.

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  3. Nip cookies sounds like a great idea, Seville! And if that seems too much nip for one kitty, we'd be happy to teleport over and help you eat them (mol).
    Thank you for your visit earlier today. We love having visitors.
    We posted a comment on one of your posts a while back, to let you know that the book "Rescued" had arrived and to thank you and your Peeps, but it seems the comment disappeared. Well, anyway, it did arrive safely and of course, the first bit We read was Nissy's own story. It's a lovely book and makes a beautiful memorial to your brother.
    MOUSES! Now we've got the sads again.
    Seville, you're doing such a fine job with this blog. Nissy would be so proud of you.
    And, to get back to the subject at paw - how many cookies did you manage to make with 12 ounces of nip? (Nissy would be proud of you for that, too -mol).

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    1. Two dozen. Twelve ounces of nip is good for two dozen cookies. And boy-oh-boy were the nip cookies good! purrs

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  4. They require page owners to post cookies notifications.

    They should require browser software to make it easier to gobble the cookies (that's what they called it in the 1990s) once we leave (or are about to leave) the site. In Firefox, it's four clicks, starting with a right click while I'm still on the page, to get to the list of cookies to delete.

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    1. Hey, if the cookies contain the nip, I'LL gobble them up, for sure! purrs

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  5. I can't believe that there can be too much nip in a recipe. Those do sound like good cookies. You all take care.

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  6. dood...NOE CHCIKN...fried...diced...seered...baked....boiled....barbee qued ore any thing else....

    now that we haz that off R chestz, we wood like ta place an order pleez for 78 dozen oh:

    Seville's Simplee Nip cookies...

    noe need ta send via Europe ore with vizitorz or two google ore blogger N we due knot haza code that we noe of sew pleez just a dress em ta trout towne...care oh de tabbies N we will send ewe a postal monee order for them; if we can figure out how ta get it outta de states !!! ♥♥♥

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    1. Seventy-eight dozen nip cookies coming right up! I'll address the package to Trout Towne right now. purrs

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  7. EU gets cookie warnings, but wes don't....and they is not even
    Nip cookies...which sound delicious, if yous makes some, can yous send mes some?
    Mes wonders if Wordpress gets the messages too....hmmm.....
    Kisses
    Nellie

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  8. It sure would be nice if the cookies would crumble!

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  9. No such thing as too much nip!!

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  10. After all that confusion, you probably need a nap!

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    1. I sure do but then, I can almost ALWAYS fit in a nap. purrs

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  11. I keeps agreeing to all these cookies, but none have ever turned up at the palace, mind you peeps has been putting on weight! Now a cheese & Nip cookies, that would be a treat..Arr. purrs

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    1. You've been agreeing to cookies but haven't seen any BUT your peep is gaining weight? Erin, I hate to break it to you but... YOUR PEEP IS EATING THE COOKIES! purrs

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  12. Mum has ignored this cookie notice up to now and just pretends it's not there!
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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    1. Does that work? Seriously, I'd really like to know. I have a couple of marmie brothers I'd like to pretend weren't there. purrs

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  13. Nip, did you say nip? Do you have nip? Will you send us some cookies or maybe just some nip? Mom always puts in at least a third more chocolate chips than called for in a recipe , so we think that should work with nip s well. About 16 ounces sounds right to us.
    XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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    1. Yes, nip. You need the nip? Nip cookies, you say? Nip cookies coming right up!!! purrs

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  14. I'm almost afraid to say it but I haven't seen that Cookie notice yet...now watch it happen tomorrow MOL!

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    1. It was kind of hidden. I found it on account of the little blow horn thingy next to the overview. Once I clicked on that, the notice popped right up. purrs

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  15. We almost always like cookies. But not that kind! MOUSES!

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    1. But nip ones you'd like, right? Surely EVERYONE likes cookies with nip. purrs

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  16. We likes the sound of your cookies fur better than those European ones...go nip! As fur your IT department, it cannot be any worse than ours.

    Sasha, Sami, & Saku

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    1. I don't know... My IT Support is pretty bad. Actually, pathetic is more like it. purrs

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  17. I don't even know if it shows up on my blog LOL!!!
    Blogger told me it would, but I don't see it. Maybe it's just me who doesn't? Hmmmmmm
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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    1. Nope, you won't. They can only see it in Europe. purrs

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  18. Our IT department is abysmal too - It's a wonder humans can function at all. Thank goodness us kitties are around to supervise them. Purrs from the Zee/Zoey Gang

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    1. It's true. Sometimes I wonder how my peep gets herself dressed in the mornings. purrs

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  19. You are friends with a Princess? I am impressed. I think that is a good amount of nip- just stay away from the cheese, you know what happens when you have that.

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    1. Oh yes! Her name is Erin and she's a real, live princess and she even has a blog! purrs

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  20. Oh my, I just read your blog to the Kitties at The ARC here and now they are bugging me to make Nip cookies. I am not to bad in the IT department but the baking dept well, haven't done that in a long while. Please feel free to send Nip cookies this way, the kitties all say.

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    1. How many do you need? I can whip up a batch of those cookies lickety-split, for sure. purrs

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