I haven’t baked in a while. It feels rather wrong, but I have been trying in vain to control my insatiable sweet tooth. I did make a quick berry puff with whipped cream for G and I once, but that doesn’t count because I used those packaged puff shells, and just simmered some berries in sugar and water to make a glaze to fill the shells. That’s not baking. That’s EASY.
Nevertheless, I have been on a mission to get my exercise regimen back in shape (pun intended) so the sweets have to take a back seat. Except when I mistakenly switch on the Food Network during what appears to be Comfort Food Weekend. Except when I see the beauty that is a rich chocolately delicious cookie. Except when I can’t handle the withdrawal any longer and need to satisfy that stereotypical-for-a-reason female obsession for chocolate.
So I fiddled a bit and came up with this recipe for Double Chocolate Maple Cookies (with White Chocolate Chips), and then promptly made G take nearly all of them to work with him so I wouldn’t be unconscionably tempted by their alluring presence. BTW the “double” comes from using both cocoa powder and melted chocolate in the recipe. Delish! Continue reading