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.