For the first week or so after we moved into the new apartment, our refrigerator was pretty empty. The only thing in there was the water pitcher and a 6 pack. We did have some pantry foods, thankfully, so when my sweet tooth kicked in I went right to the peanut butter. Don’t judge me!
Don’t judge me!
I wanted to jazz it up a bit so I added some cocoa and powdered sugar. I still wasn’t satisfied so it was off to the store to get the essentials. I left the peanut butter/cocoa concoction in the fridge for a couple of days. On the third day, I decided to play around and attempt to make cookies.
I am having a bad week. I’m just feeling overly blah and am in dire need of a pick me up. Since I was in a baking mood but still kind of lazy I thought these soft and yummy chocolate chip cookies would do the trick. After all, things couldn’t get much worse for me.
I was right. But then again, I’m a woman so I’m always right 😉
Sometimes when things are looking down, and complicated, and frustrating you need something like this to bring you out of the funk. That sinking yucky feeling I get is for the birds. I’d much rather live life every day with a smile on my face and love in my heart. That sounds like a greeting card doesn’t it? I don’t want the life from a movie, I want one from a Hallmark card darn it!
Anyway, enough of my hopeless aspirations, let’s talk cookies. Cookies are awesome to the 20th power, do you agree? These soft and yummy chocolate chip cookies may be the best thing I’ve put in my mouth in weeks. That may also be because I’m emotional and hormonal but who knows. We’ll go with the yummy factor making them that great.
I added a little bag of M&M’s into the batch just because I needed a little extra pick me up. I think they would be even better with peanut butter M&M’s. Or bacon. Hmm…bacon.
Okay, I’m going to stop rambling now (I’m good at that if you haven’t noticed yet) and get to the cookies. We all love cookies 🙂 These are not healthy cookies. These are bad for your hips but good for your soul cookies. I’ll leave it at that 🙂
If you could add anything you wanted to a cookie what would it be? Go try it!
Finally, Spring is in the air! What better way to celebrate than with some extra special goodies from Tate’s Bake Shop.
When my Easter Bunny Cookie Basket arrived I was beyond eager to tear into it, especially since I was home alone and not in the mood to share. As soon as I opened the box I saw a cute Spring inspired basket filled with mouthwatering cookies. Chocolate Chip, Whole Wheat Dark Chocolate Chip, Double Chocolate Chip and Chocolate Chip Cookie Bark. I knew it was just a matter of time before someone found out these goodies were in the house. I had to act fast!
Just opening the basket, not the cookies, I could smell the chocolaty goodness that was inside each individually wrapped stack of cookies. Which one to sample first?
How do you decide which cookie to try first?!
To make the decision easier I decided to go left to right. On the far left was the Whole Wheat Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies. I’ve told you before Dark Chocolate was my favorite chocolate, so needless to say I loved these. Absolutely, positively loved them. They are crispy and taste so incredibly fresh. If the thought of whole wheat cookies throws you off don’t let it. You can’t even tell the difference!
Next up we had the Double Chocolate Chip Cookies. If that doesn’t scream eat me then I don’t know what does! These cookies are definitely packing flavor. The melt in your mouth chocolate chips paired with the chocolate cookie itself are out of this world delicious. They’re not quite as crispy as the other cookies which is a positive thing in my book. I love texture variations especially when there are multiple types of goodies.
Alright, the next cookie was the Chocolate Chip Cookies. Now, you may be saying there can’t be anything overly special about these.
You would be wrong (sorry!)
I make really good Chocolate Chip Cookies, but I can’t come close to the magic Kathleen King (founder of Tate’s Bake Shop) creates. The crispness alone of these cookies are to die for. One bite and my eyes closed and I was taken back to my childhood eating my Granny’s cookies. Don’t tell her but Kathleen’s are better (shhh!) They are thin and crispy and so full of buttery goodness. Each bite is an experience in its own.
Finally we have the Chocolate Chip Cookie Bark. Not technically a cookie but I won’t tell if you don’t tell! Can I just say first, Holy chocolate Batman! These babies are covered with adorable Easter themed sprinkles and chocked full of chocolate flavor with a slight bit of crispiness in the center. The textures combined made my taste buds do a happy dance.
I’m not even going to try to pick a favorite. It’s impossible. Everything in the Easter Bunny Cookie Basket is delicious.
These are not commercial cookies. They’re not full of preservatives and unpronounceable ingredients. They’re made fresh to order in Southampton, NY. If you’re in the area you have to stop in. I may have to plan a special trip to New York just to visit Tate’s Bake Shop!