White Chocolate Mocha cookies-aka

a very BAD idea. Remember when I said earlier that I'd stick to this diet thing, yadda, yadda? Well...um yeah...then THESE happened. It started simply enough. It's snowing...I told you that. And I mean it's SNOWING! I'm locked in the house with my kids, various animated talking animals, cats and dogs that are mad b/c I won't let them out, etc. And I started the day good...and I got a little cocky. I mean I didn't have THAT many calories for lunch..and I wanted something sweet. And then I thought that my coffee maker might be dying...and that sent me into a downward spiral...hugging the machine and crying out to it "PLEASE don't leave me!!". I might have a slight coffee addiction...just sayin'. Where was I? Oh yeah...cookies. I started trolling blogs for a cookie recipe for which I had the ingredients. And I looked. And I looked. And then I clicked on the cookies link under the recipe tab on HowSweetEats I go here and lurk quite frequently, I follow her on Twitter, I wish she'd come and be my personal chef... I looked through the list and clicked a few, shaking my head and getting discouraged b/c I didn't have what they called for... then..towards the bottom of the list I spied White Chocolate Mocha Cookies. I realized I had ALL the ingredients the recipe called for. I realized I had a stick of butter already out and softened (how convenient!). So I made half a batch. I thought I'd just channel my blogging buddy Andrea and eat one. She's got a GREAT policy about 'homemade and just eat one' and she's got an AWESOME blog too btw...and I have a feeling she might make these cookies for her next cookie craving! White Chocolate Mocha Cookies (adapted from HowSweetEats-linked above) 1/2 cup butter-softened 3/4 cup sugar 1 egg 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup whole wheat flour 1/4 cup dark cocoa powder 2 teaspoons instant coffee powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup white chocolate chips Oven at 350 Cream butter, sugar, egg and vanilla Add flour, cocoa, coffee powder, soda, and salt Fold in white chocolate chips Bake for 8 minutes Cool on sheet for 2 minutes-remove to cooling rack Now for me...it was over at the batter. I knew tasting the batter I'd have a problem with the cookies. That problem being staying AWAY from them. I took one of the cookies from the rack, and stood at my back door...watching the snow..and I took a bite....and I got chills....maybe from the draft coming in the back door? No...from the cookie...from the creamy white chocolate, the chewy chocolate mocha center.... I then inhaled 4 more. Frick. Honestly...I used the whole wheat flour b/c I HOPED it would make them taste "healthy"...and allow me to stop at one. Nope. I figured up the calories and they come in at around 95 calories each. Which is fine..if you just eat one....but I didn't. *sigh* You know what DID stop me? The fact that I ate them too quickly and got a stomachache.


Suzanne said…
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! I can wait to follow your journey!
Sweet sweet lord. These look and sound absolutely unforgettable. I must make them!

And thanks for your kindness, love!
Oh be still my heart yummy!Send them my way please! Thanks! LOL! Have a great day sweetie!
These look amazing!! And tell me about it with th snow and all the animals locked inside too!! haha that has been my life!
Oh Holy Night, those look heavenly!

And, um, snowstorms qualify as an ironclad justification for being bad. ;)
Laurie J said…
those sound a-mazing! I love coffee and chocolate and cookies....mixed together?! you had me at hello.