It has been a long, long, while since I last posted.
I have missed everything that goes along with producing a new post.
The planning, the cooking, the photos and then putting it all together in some sort of presentable way!
At some point, I think I decided that since it had been so long since I had done anything, I needed to do something really great to make up for it. That didn’t work out so well for me… so I did more of nothing!
I became the poster child for procrastination.
Then Tuesdays with Dorie: Baking with Julia scheduled Mocha Choc Chip Cookies for this week’s recipe.
And I realised that simple was exactly what I needed.
I put so much pressure on myself to come up with something amazing, I totally lost sight of the simple pleasures that make life special.
So on the weekend I took out my baking pans and started.
It had been so long, I actually felt a little anxious! Crazy, I know!
However, as I started mixing the dough I began to enjoy myself.
I decided to try a few different variations…
…and as soon as I pulled out one batch of cookies, my daughter and her friends ate them hot out of the oven on their way to make a video for their homework.
The next batch my husband ate most of, on his own!
The final batch I had to rescue from my boys and their friends who were running in and out of the house.
Choc Chip Cookies came to my rescue!
I can’t recommend these enough. For a sweet break (and for mental health)!
Please click over to Peggy at Galettista who has the full recipe on her site!
March 19, 2013 at 8:15 pm
Welcome back to blogging. You took some beautiful pictures. Chocolate and Milk: the perfect combo, isn’t it?
So glad this recipe was a winner for you, too.
I’ve doubled the ingredients (with some changes), split the dough into 4 portions and added different ingredients (such as orange, pecan+walnuts, dried cherries, almonds): a winner in our house .
March 19, 2013 at 10:50 pm
Welcome back, Sanya! So glad these were a hit with your crew and friends~
March 20, 2013 at 12:26 am
Your cookies look lovely!!!
They are really good, I enjoyed them too, the combination of all these ingredients give a unique flavor to these cookies!
I agree with you, they are perfect for a break: simple and yummy!!!
March 20, 2013 at 1:02 am
Cookies are definitely a perfect way out of a baking/cooking/blogging rut! Great job! Katrina, Baking and Boys!
March 20, 2013 at 1:29 am
So happy to see you again! And your cookies look delicious! Thank you for the comment on my not so fun post – it meant a lot to me.
March 20, 2013 at 3:52 am
These cookies look delicious! And I love your pictures too!
March 20, 2013 at 4:23 am
Welcome back, Sanya! Your cookies do look good.
March 20, 2013 at 4:57 am
Welcome back! And, such a great post to return to!
March 20, 2013 at 7:08 am
Welcome Back! It sounds like it was the perfect recipe for you and quite a hit at home! 🙂
March 20, 2013 at 9:33 am
Cute presentation! I’m super impressed with the baking spree you went on – so many yummy tastes! 🙂
March 20, 2013 at 10:58 am
Very nice photos…I especially like the cookie crumbs. This is a great recipe because it’s simple yet has unexpected flavors. Your variations sound delicious.
March 20, 2013 at 11:24 am
Yes, time in the kitchen can be very good for mental health…
Beautifully done – good to see you back, we missed you!
March 20, 2013 at 11:46 am
Welcome back. Love your variations. And I love your pics. Glad you got your blogging shoes on again. 🙂
March 20, 2013 at 2:22 pm
We loved these too! Your cookies look great. Love the photos!
March 20, 2013 at 7:10 pm
Couldn’t agree more about remembering that blogging can and should be simple, and enjoyable! And I love what you’ve done with your photos. My “cookies” went rogue, but in the spirit of fun I’ve posted them anyway.
March 21, 2013 at 8:10 am
Welcome back Sanya! A beautiful post. Lovely photography, and loved all your variations of these cookies. We made ours with cherries, but didn’t have much success with the recipe. Glad it worked for you, though. It is always nice when a recipe is successful.
March 22, 2013 at 5:40 am
There is nothing like a batch of cookies to get me in gear! Welcome back and I think your photos in this post are very fun!
March 24, 2013 at 1:55 am
they look great– hopefully you got to eat a few yourself!
March 24, 2013 at 2:36 am
We missed you! I love your posts. You are so creative with your presentations/photos. Your variations are fun…hope you got to try one of each kind…your family is lucky to have you working/playing in the kitchen for them. Such a lovely way to share your love every day.
March 25, 2013 at 1:56 pm
Great presentation! They were a hit here too.
March 26, 2013 at 5:21 am
These cookies got me back into posting too. It’s so nice to have an easy (and delicious) recipe, at least every once-in-a-while. I love all of your variation ideas.