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!