Buttery sweet cookies, perfect for a movie night!
What a divine thing to do... to rip open a bag of cookies and just devour them all by yourself in a single bite! If only tomorrow there were no consequences for all that sugar! Most people know cookies don’t work that way. They act as they please, toying with our feelings!
That’s exactly what I feel when I try to stay in my healthy eating lifestyle and then have to go grocery shopping with my husband and the kids. That’s the exact moment when I suffer a cookie meltdown. Why would I say no to store-bought cookies? Why would I want to eat store-bought cookies? See the debate? Against cookies... I always lost.
When online school ended, I found myself with a little more time at my disposal. What to do, what to do? With a profound passion for baking and developing new recipes, I started the kitchen experiment looking for the perfect chocolate chip cookie.
Not any cookie would do. This baby needed to be special. So soft in the middle, yet a little crumbly around, lots of chocolate chips and maybe nuts... And most importantly, they needed to fit my nutritional necessities. I’ll admit that reaching perfection took me at least two imperfect batches. But I’ll confess nothing was wasted. Ones were a little too hard, but we dunked those in milk and voila! Others ended with holes where the white chocolate chips were before baking. They were gone. No white chocolate chips. And I learned the hard way that white chocolate chips with stevia are mostly oil and they’ll melt, leaving the cookie soggy and with emptiness.