Since Easter, which was cancelled, I have been craving chocolate; specifically Cadbury mini-eggs. Seems like after the toilet paper, lysol wipes, hair dye and flour shortages the obvious next things to go were Cadbury mini eggs of course! Weird. Anyway, this post has nothing to do with mini-eggs but it does have a lot to do with chocolate cravings.
These cookies are decadent and chocolatey and are just what the doctor (psychologist) ordered. You know when you NEED chocolate?? If so, then these will be your salvation and you can make them any old time you feel like it. The dark chocolate, just the right amount of sweetness and a tiny hint of salt gives you everything you need.
In quarantine or isolation, whatever you want to call it, it is imperative that you get into an active & healthy routine to lift your mood. For me it’s exercise! Exercise has kept me sane. It’s my happy pill and it makes me feel strong, fit and slim (even if I ate 3 pieces of pizza the night before. It’s like a mental and physical reset & It changes my thoughts from “I’m never going to see my family again & I’m going die as a result of going grocery shopping” to “I’m so happy to be alive! I feel great! and What can I learn to make now?! Home made sour dough bread!? Why the heck not?!”
Working from home and daily chores keep me occupied too. Yup, part of my salvation is acting like I’m going to go into the office. Meaning, I wake up, have coffee, workout, shower, get dressed (comfortably. I’m not a psycho), grab my purse..(no just kidding) put on some makeup and get on with it. Then, there are the little things that we look forward to, like afternoon cookies and coffee. My husband and I work for our company, side by side at the kitchen table every single day and we’ve developed a ritual of having a 3PM coffee with a cookie. It gives us something to look forward to and my husband who is so busy, will turn away from his screen for the first time all day, at around 2:30PM and ask, “is it time for cookies and coffee?” Then I always say, “No, not yet”. Making sure we wait until 3PM, is key. You can’t have cookies whenever! What’s next? You’re gonna have cookies at 1PM?? Before lunch?? Breakfast cookies?? Don’t be preposterous! No but seriously, having a set time creates anticipation and it stops you from eating cookies at any old time. I’m not gonna come out of this looking like a Thanksgiving Day parade float, I’ll tell you that much.
So basically because we need a steady supply of cookies to keep us happy, I have been making various cookie recipes, mostly from Bon Appetit. Most of the cookies recipes on there don’t require me to take out my mixer which I like. I like to use a whisk, a rubber spatula and that’s it!
I hope that if you try this recipe, it’ll add a little positivity to your day, that it’ll help you relax & curb that seemingly insatiable chocolate craving!