I fought the urge for 14 days. The kids are not even home right now, I told myself. If you make cookies, you will eat half of them yourself. You are stuck here until social distancing is over. Don't even think about locking yourself in here with a fresh batch of cookies. After numerous trips to the pantry to visit that bag of mini chocolate chips, I caved. I just wanted some cookies!
Why did it matter??? What was the problem with me eating cookies? It's not like I have a cookie problem. I don't go on random cookie benders and wake up the next day with zero recollection of what happened the night before. I seriously thought of White Goodman from the Dodgeball movie! You know what I am talking about! You know, the scene with the jumper cables! I actually thought, who am I, White Goodman. Calm down, it's a few cookies for God's sake. I am laughing out loud right now! I may have fried a few brain cells during my years of carb deprivation.
So, I decided to make the cookies. I made 24 perfectly baked cookies. Let me tell you, I have not regretted making those cookies what so ever. They were delicious! They hit the spot! They lasted 4 days! I have had zero guilt and it's what I needed. Being stuck at home 24/7 is hard. It's okay to indulge in something every now and then. I am not suggesting it's okay to live in constant indulgence. I am suggesting a little guilt free indulgence is good for your soul.
If you are feeling like indulging in some cookies, a new book or an afternoon of complete laziness, do it. It is okay to take a break every now and then.
If you wondering how to make these insanely delicious cookies, follow the directions below. Enjoy!
Step 1: Buy a bag of Nestle Toll House Mini Chocolate Chips
Step 2: Follow the directions on the back of the bag. Seriously, this is my favorite cookie and it's clearly not my recipe:)