A few weeks ago, I accidentally kicked the surge protector on one of our graphic designer's computers at work. Oops! His computer went black, and he lost everything he was working on. My bad. He'd already requested that I bring cookies to work soon, but after this incident, he insisted that I owed him cookies. He later admitted that he really didn't lose that much work, but he saw the situation as the perfect way to guilt trip me into baking cookies.
After that, Chris came to my desk everyday to ask, "Hey Bianca, where's my cookies?" Unfortunately for Chris, I've been eating loads of pre-made treats (like chocolates and vegan cookies), restaurant desserts (from Imagine Vegan Cafe!!), and cupcakes at various parties and such. And I don't bake when I'm eating already-made desserts because when I bake, I eat lots and lots of cookie dough or cake batter. That's what makes it fun!
Anyway, I finally decided to make cookies for Chris (and the rest of my co-workers) last night. Everybody loves chocolate chip, so I went with Kelly's Chocolate Chip Cookies from the Vegan Cookie Connoisseur:
I added vegan white chocolate chips just because I could. Y'all, these may be one of my new fave cookie recipes! They're so soft and just the right amount of chewy. Kelly Paloza's book has a whole chapter on chocolate chip cookies, but she says these are the ones she used to make with her mom. So I knew they had to be the best:
All 21 cookies were gone in about an hour, so the co-workers definitely approved.
Are you a bowl/spoon licker when you bake? Or do you have enough self-control to wait until the baked goods come out of the oven?