The theme this week at I Heart Cooking Club - Giada’s Cookies!
I adapted it a bit…but the basic recipe is HERE
My cookies do not look like Giada’s recipe because I forgot to make the cream cheese filling. (That is probably a mixed blessing). But that is not the only reason.
I prepared the cookie dough with a healthy wine buzz from dinner while chatting on my phone to Tristan’s fiancée……meanwhile, as I was whisking the ingredients and running my mouth…..Doug pours me a tumbler of Bushmills Irish whiskey. He says a shot…yeah…….it was a tumbler.
I’m whisking the dough with vigor and losing track of time….the chocolate chip pieces become one with the mixture. Results….the cookies are not the light blondey color…rather a deep cocoa brown. Still tasty. This has to be my last cookie until January!
It’s the time of year when people bring sweets to the office. You have soooo many sweets around, making weight gain a serious threat. For those of us that can not resist temptation that is. That would be me (waving hand in the air). And my lot at Squirrel Head Manor.
I eat the chocolate and the cookies and all the ooey gooey sweets and desserts people bring in …and what happens? I start feeling light headed. Yes. I eat enough sugar some days that I feel bad. The benefit of this? It’s no effort to pass by that cookie plate the next day.
Well…this is IT. These were good, and I only ate two…but I can’t handle more sweets for a good long while.
Pass the cookies….right on down the table. I think I’ll chew on a celery stick from my Bloody Mary. Haha
Less drinking these next few weeks too.
End of whinging and whining.
Go check out cookies at IHCC...........if you'd like :-)