Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Off the Tracks. And a GF Chocolate Cookie Recipe

Prepare for a mad ramble.  Mayhem has struck at the bird.  I can't even remember what it was like to have daily posts planned a few days in advance.  What're those?

It's September and apparently what that means is people are serious about getting serious and that means I'm busy with work projects.  They come out of the blue.  One day I'm meandering around Target trying to figure out why the soccer moms had to buy up all of the darkest dark Ghirardelli chips, and the next I'm just grateful we managed not to eat every ounce of the cookie dough two days ago seeing as I'm now living on chocolate chip cookies as they're all I have the energy to make for dinner at 9pm.  And for breakfast at 7am.  True story.

Saturday night at, oh, 11pm I decided it was cookie time up in this dojo.  I had a big batch of gluten-free flour all  mixed up.  A refrigerator dive (like a closet dive only for frozen food) had produced a hidden bag of my fave Bernard Callebaut chips (hollar if you hear me Canadian peeps!) and it was go time.  Cut to scene and I'm passed out on the couch while the Chef rolls in asking why the oven's still on...woops! Dough's mixed, but in the fridge.  Sunday morning (or something) made for chocolate chip cookies for breakfast which is just fine by me.  And him too.  Jackpot.

Here's the thing though:  I didn't use all the dough at once.  I like a warm cookie.  Instead I make just enough (4 to 6 if I'm flying solo--fyi) and keep the rest in the fridge.  You know what this means though, right?  I'm all kinds of messed up eating warm cookies for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
As soon as I open the fridge in the morning, it calls out to me. 
'Make a cookie.'  Oh who am I kidding?  More like, 'Make 4 cookies.'
Who am I to argue?
By afternoon, 6 cookies deep and 40 phone calls later, that bottle
of wine isn't looking so bad either.  I kid! 
Do you have any idea how many times I've made 6 cookies "for the blog" and then proceeded
to eat them all without taking one single picture for 'the blog'? 
More times than I'd care to remember, thank you very much. 
Blame it on the deadlines?
AND THE PLATE.
THE PLATE MADE ME DO IT.
(just like that time I blamed a few purchases on Olivia Palermo even though she has no idea who I am)
And for the record--the cookies are not that small! 
Coincidentally neither is the ever increasing amount of, how shall I say, junk in my trunk. 

Confession:  Yesterday I ate 3 cookies, a radish, a small taco, another radish, a baby cucumber, 4 more cookies, a couple more radishes, a small piece of lasagna and 3 final cookies that I totally needed because it was the Season Finale of Teen Mom.  Can Maci and Ryan just get back together already?!?

Notice how I deflected that right off my clearly spelled out cookie issue?

Anyway, I have to roll off to bed because it's 1am and I actually feel sick from all the cookies I ate.  Time to go sleep off the sugar rush and prepare for morning consumption.

If you want the most killer chocolate chip cookie recipe evah use this one and if you're gluten-free just substitute my flour mixture (here) in place of the regular flour.  You can't tell the difference at all.  Should you try the recipe I will await your arrival at the Cookie Rehab Center.  I'll be the one with chocolate smeared on my t-shirt and the Lap Band ad in my hand.

Not pretty.  Not pretty at all.

45 comments:

marissa at the boot said...

did you know that leaving the batter in the fridge makes them taste better? like more caramel-y or something! it's my trade secret! ;) can't wait to try these ahhhh!

this free bird said...

why yes, yes i did. it's been my trade secret for many years, too. blame it on university! hahaha!! xo

Polly said...

Ohhhhh Im salivating, those cookies look delicious. Ive never kept my dough in the fridge, must try it.

Tara @ Haute Lunch said...

Yum! I love cookies, too! I usually bake more than 4-6 at a time, but my recipe makes a lot, so I'll divide the dough into three batches or so. Sometimes I like to play around with my recipe a bit as well, like the last time I cooked bacon first, then broke it up into bits and added it to some melted darkest dark Ghirardelli chocolate, then let it cool so I could make my own bacon chocolate chips! I also used maple flavoring in the dough, so it was a pretty yummy combo!

RosaLovesDC said...

Oh girl, you are hilarious. Hey, sometimes a girl is gotta do what a girl is gotta do and if that's eating cookies for a few days, it's all good.

MerciBlahBlah said...

Girl, you make me laugh. Thank you for that.

Mwah!
Shan

17 Perth said...

This. is. hilarious. You crack me up....hey, what's wrong with a little, um, I mean big cookie diet every now and then? :) I will definitely be trying this recipe!

Danielle (elleinadspir) said...

HOLY CRAP I need that plate.

Debby said...

I don't know why I never thought to just make enough for each time and save the dough. Cookies are so much better warm!! xo

Jamie said...

Save me some!!!!! Those look AMAZING!! (and dangerous...very very dangerous!!)

hollerrr

http://www.glamlatte.com

Courtney Erin said...

Want to adopt me so we can eat warm cookies together and watch bad tv and drink wine?

xoxo ~ Courtney
http://sartorialsidelines.com

Lisa Griffin said...

hahahah yes! cookies are like chips to me, you can never eat just one :)
seriously though- i've been looking at these pictures of gwynnie and there was something weird going on with that stomach
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Dancing Branflake said...

Oh man, that plate would kill me! Haha!

I just made chocolate chip cookies. I had the foresight to give almost all of them away because the rest have become my "go to snack" when I'm feeling even slightly hungry.

amy b.s. said...

i love the plate!

Josie said...

I want that plate. So badly. And whatever, 10 cookies in a day is child's play, clearly... These look soooo yummy!
xo Josie
www.winksmilestyle.com

Olivia.Dee said...

4-6 cookies at a time!?!?!? genious! this will extend the life of the cookies... right? or something like that.
oy... I'll see you in rehab!

Stephanie Shepherd said...

This is a genius attempt at consumption control (ha, right)! ;)

fifi said...

clearly we have the same diet!! even down to the the tacos radishes and baby cucumbers! no lie!! i feel as if it is all done in moderation!! lol i think i also need your plate btw! xo

Katie said...

At least you bake the cookies. I may or may not have an issue eating raw cookie dough...

Lidiya said...

These look absolutely delicious, I have a major cookie addiction <3
http://cupcakesandtreacle.blogspot.com/

la petite coquine said...

I'm laughing and I'm crying and I'm crying-laughing. I bought a 5lb tub of Haribo smurfs "for the office" and they're practically all I've eaten for days. I'm sure that's why I'm typing so quickly!

briannelee said...

Hahahahaha, great plate! I can't resist the siren song of chocolate either ;)

this free bird said...

AHAHAHAHAHA Lena!! I'm rolling!!

Torrie said...

Sounds like my diet lately! Yesterday... coffee... biscotti... bean tamale/rice (Amy's frozen meal btw)... cookies... iced coffee... lasagna... mojito.

Bad.

But I did sneak TONS of veggies into that lasagna.

And used very few noodles.

And they were whole wheat.

Still bad.

Krystal said...

i ate about 7 doppelkeks today which are these HUGE cookies and nwo i'm so sick to my stomach that i can't actually eat dinner!!! hope you are well my dear!

Amber Blue Bird said...

this post cracked me up. I would gladly hire you as my in home chef. All you would have to make is cookies :)

Limited Edition Prints said...

Thanks for the recipe. Can't wait to try it out this weekend.

Tara @ Haute Lunch said...

Yeah, bacon chocolate chips are awesome. Also, they're very easy to make. Just melt the chocolate (best if you actually reach the appropriate temp), put the crumbled bacon in, and then pour it onto wax paper and let it harden again. Then all you have to do is cut it up into chips- voila!

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

send some of those my way sister....I am in some serious need of a cookie!!!!!!!!

LifestyleBohemia said...

Those looks delicious!!!!
And I know what you mean - I also used to have my posts planned far in advance and it's been quite some time since that has happened!
I hope you're having a great week!
xx
Joanna

The Blonde @ Stylish3 said...

This post was hilarious! If I had a dollar for every time I ate dessert for my meal...I'm just super healthy like that.

Closet Fashionista said...

Haha yea....I'm doing the same thing. I keep eating all the macarons I made instead of eating real food...oh well, I'm depressed and its fall...gotta get ready for hibernation ;)
http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

LyddieGal said...

I like a warm cookie too. Everyone does. We all know that when they first come out and are slightly gooey that we enjoy them the most, so really it makes sense to bake as you eat.

And existing on cookies and radishes alone seems okay by me. But i might sub radishes for icecream.

Chic on the Cheap

Kavery said...

I think it's the plate's fault, clearly. Besides when cookies talk to you it's time to eat them anyway!!

Tabitha said...

Thanks for sharing this recipe. I eat GF so it's great when I find new recipes to explore.

this free bird said...

yay Tabitha!!

annelise said...

Sometimes I think the raw dough is better than the baked cookie. I have no judgement whatsoever.

Tara's bacon chocolate chip cookies?!? Holy crap. I think that was my arteries solidifying. In a good way.

Hope work things quieten down for you. Don't these people know you have better things to do with your time? Gawd.

Bella @Bellgetsreal said...

My go to dinner/breakfast/treat are the pilsbury moment brownies. Delightful and I don't even need to bother to bake them. Ah life is good.

Erin said...

YUM that batter looks amazing and so does the finish product! HOw cute is that plate?! I need one like it!

xx

Erin @ http://www.trufflesnruffles.com/

TheChambrayCountess said...

Those cookies sound amazing and although I would like to stage an intervention to help you, that would be like the pot calling the kettle black. I made apple turnovers yesterday afternoon (first mistake) with the intention of having them for dessert...but then I had one...and then another...then (you get where this went) and when dinner rolled around I had only 3 of the 8 left! I wish I had a pet to blame or something ;)

PriscilaPetersDecor said...

Carrie,

Love that plate!! Well, I have everything I need to bake chocolate chips cookies... so I guess I'm heading to the kitchen...

Kristin said...

It is totally your fault that I'm heading to the kitchen right now!

Wander.Lust said...

yummm the recipe sounds delish... also i love that plate!

Tracy D said...

Holla for Callebut..you are one freaking funny chick. I had a similar eating day not that long ago, minus the cucumbers, radishes & lasagna and add about 10 more cookies.

STYLE'N said...

delicious and yes I might have another!

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