Cookies and Cream Cookies

Cookies and Cream Cookies
 Can we talk?
I had a break up.
I’m not gonna lie, it was kinda serious.
It’s hard when you finally realize something you have been living for is not going to work out.  All the dreams you had are just…gone.
The relationship was dysfunctional.  Full of mocking and chiding.
The break up happened a while ago, but only now am I able to really talk about it.
I needed time.
But, I’m ready now.  My wounds have begun to heal.
So, here goes…
I officially dumped all my “5 pounds from now” clothes.
They are gone. Gone.
I know all you ladies know what I am talking about.  These are the clothes you hang on to because you remember looking and feeling great while wearing them.  Clothes you bought because you couldn’t fathom buying the dreaded size up.  Clothes you swore that you would get into after you did your “detox”.
And let’s all be honest…we know that they aren’t really “5 pounds from now clothes”..they are more like 10, 15…pounds from now clothes.
AND we all know that if we DO get down to the weight where those clothes fit we’re gonna go buy new stuff!  Because there’s nothing better than shopping for skinny clothes.
In hindsight I should have done it a long time ago.  I watch Oprah everyday..I know all the warning signs of an unhealthy relationship, but when you are knee deep in size 6’s you just don’t want to let go.
But I have and you can too.  Trust me, time heals the wounds.
So now that you have decided to live for the moment and I’ve talked you into a closet overhaul you will need sustenance, let’s get it on…
Cookies and Cream Cookies
Not for lightweights.

I used these…Hershey’s Cookies and Creme Drops..


 They are great because they don’t have a candy shell, so there’s no crunch…

They add nice big chicks of candy in the cookies :)

Now that I have ended my broken relationship with skinny jeans from past I feel lighter, healthier and happier…
Happier, because now I have space to go shopping!  Shhh, don’t tell my husband!
Take my lead sisters…get rid of those dumb clothes.  Buy clothes for NOW, because you’re all gorgeous!

Cookies and Cream Cookies
  • 2 sticks butter (1 cup)
  • 1¼ cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1½ t. pure vanilla
  • ½ cup dark cocoa powder (I used Hershey's Special Dark), but if you don't like dark, just use regular cocoa powder.
  • 2¼ cups AP flour
  • ¼ tsp Kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 12 oz. Hershey's Cookies and Creme drops (if you can't find these because they are a new item use coarsely chopped Cookies and Cream Kisses OR Hershey's Cookies and Creme Bars)
  1. Preheat to 350
  2. Cream together butter and sugar until fluffy and light.
  3. Beat in eggs and vanilla.
  4. On low, slowly beat in cocoa powder until well incorporated.
  5. On low mix in your remaining dry ingredients (flour, baking powder and salt).
  6. Fold in you Cookies and Creme drops and chocolate chips until evenly incorporated.
  7. Drop by large tablespoonful on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  8. I recommend under baking these. So bake for approx 12 minutes or until edges are set.
  9. When done baking let cool on baking sheet for 2-3 minutes before transferring to wire rack to finish cooling.


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February 16, 2011 2:13 pm

I still have a daily battle with myself thinking about how much happier I'd be 5-10 pounds lighter than I am right now, but I also realize how much I LOVE sweets and desserts and wine, and if I'm depriving myself of everything I love just to lose a couple of pounds, what's the point? Maybe one day I'll get to where you are (a girl can hope!) but I am taking it one day at a time and hoping that it'll sink in that my right size is not the same as anyone else's! Congrats on the breakup, and… Read more »

Meaghan Luby
February 16, 2011 2:15 pm

so, i went through a breakup that was pretty rough and through me into turmoil earlier this year as well. i understand the moment of healing, the moment of letting go, and understanding. i commend you for reaching that point, for going further and cutting all the rest of the unhealthy from your life, and for being positive through it all.
you're lovely. truly.
thanks for sharing not only a great recipe, but a truly touching and motivation piece of your life.

Meaghan Luby
February 16, 2011 2:16 pm

*threw me into turmoil.

how i have an english degree is beyond me, ha


February 16, 2011 2:52 pm

that looks so good.

February 16, 2011 2:52 pm

I love this post! You are so right and I have also recently done this. I work everyday at trying to just get through one day , not overeating- learning to listen to my body and ask myself if I am really hungry. It's hard when baking is one's form of relaxation and fun, but I am learning to give away everything that I make. Also learning to love myself as I am and live for the day. Thanks for a great post and some amazing looking cookies!!

Cara @ The Boys Made Me Do It
February 16, 2011 3:04 pm

Oh my goodness. Those drops are going to be the death of me. and I Purged my clothes recently too. No sense in looking at them anymore. Too depressing!

February 16, 2011 3:22 pm

Oh Em Gee these look amazing.

If only you hadn't posted a pic of them cut in half, my willpower might have reigned me in.

BUT NOOOOO. You had to go and expose the yummy delicious center.

I'm on a diet.

I mean, I WAS on a diet.

Saboteur. 😉

February 16, 2011 3:43 pm

I have to do that!! I need to purge… but then I start to sort and it makes me sad and slightly mad at myself that these clothes I once thought of as fat clothes are now my skinny clothes and I end up with a slice of pie and a glass (or bottle) of wine having my very own brand of pitty party! It's not cute… therefore I put off the break-up and live in the disfuntion… maybe I need to try again??

February 16, 2011 4:13 pm

This just reminded me that I need to get rid of my 5 pounds from now clothes cuz by the time I get there, I'm going to want new ones. In the meantime, I will find solace in these cookies :)

February 16, 2011 4:18 pm

Congrats on that break-up!!! I honestly should do the same… I have clothes that I haven't warn in years hanging in my closet JUST IN CASE I should ever be that thin again…. Not sure why I torture myself like that when I'd much rather be able to enjoy delicious cookies like this from time to time!

February 16, 2011 4:35 pm

Love, love, love! I tried to do that this summer, but there is still a pair of capri pants from Banana Republic hiding back there. Must ditch them….and eat these cookies!

Diane {Created by Diane}
February 16, 2011 4:41 pm

They look yummy!
I don't like keeping clothes that don't fit. There are no happy thoughts, they are just sitting there staring at me. I'm with you DUMP them! Funny thing is I really don't think happiness is one size smaller, it's often too much pressure!

February 16, 2011 4:41 pm

This is one of my FAVORITE~all time post EVER!
And I mean EVER…on any blog!
LOVE it!
You go GIRL!
Those CHOCOLATE delights are worth every INCH!
Totally worth giving it all up for!
I'm LOVING this!

February 16, 2011 5:04 pm

Oh my heck! These look delicious! I love those Cookies and Cream Drops! Never thought to put them in cookies. I can't wait1

February 16, 2011 5:17 pm

I have small/med/large clothes…I must keep them my wirght is all over the map…these looks so super tasty.

February 16, 2011 5:43 pm

I love your philosophy and I love your cookies! :)

emily @ the happy home
February 16, 2011 5:47 pm

first off, those look DELISH!
second– i agree with you! those clothes are just there to taunt you. who needs that negative energy?

February 16, 2011 5:48 pm

Oh I know those 5lbs rom now clothes. I have a bin of them but the weight loss is actually 10, 20, 30 pound clothes from now. aye yi yi!

One day I will get your courage and dump them, but for now I will stare at them longingly while I eat a cookie.

February 16, 2011 5:51 pm

I'm thinking I need to head to target because they are the only place I could even fathom finding these cookies and cream drops of which you speak. And maybe while I'm there I'll pick up a pair of jeans a size up…cause that's what I'll need after I eat a batch of these!

February 16, 2011 6:49 pm

I keep mine, because I keep hoping. :)
And as of this morning, I am one size down already. (Patting myself on the back here.)

Anyway, I of courses am copying this recipe, just not making it quite yet!

Bullfrogs & Butterflies Baby
February 16, 2011 6:58 pm

Love this! Way to stay strong :-)

February 16, 2011 7:16 pm

Yum! I have those cookies and creme drops in my pantry and need something else to make with them. I added them to the top of some treats I made a few weeks ago too.

February 16, 2011 7:51 pm

Oh my. Well, if I thought I could hang on to those "5 more pounds" clothes anymore, I won't be able to after I give these a go! They look utterly irresistible!

February 16, 2011 8:51 pm

OMG. These look amazing. I'd honestly rather buy bigger pants and eat these cookies!!

Cupcake Activist
February 16, 2011 8:54 pm

Skinny jeans are overrated anyway (I hate them!). Those cookies n cream bites looks so good! I must get my hands on them soon. And just a quick comment: I'm happier being able to eat sweet and be a few pounds heavier than I like. Sweets make me happy!

February 16, 2011 9:20 pm

oh my goodness! why do all of your sweet have to look so delicious? i made your cookie dough brownies.. they were absolutely delicious! =)

February 16, 2011 9:52 pm

I may have added 5 pounds just by looking at your cookies!

February 16, 2011 10:05 pm

So what you are telling me is that I should throw away my hot pink, size 6 jeans that I have not fit into in about 15 years?…lol It stinks to get old but I will feel much better eating these cookies. They look amazing. I hope I can find those C&C drops.

I made your cookies and cream fudge; it was awesome. Thank you for adding another inch to my butt:)

February 16, 2011 10:09 pm

Unless of course, you are pregnant. And then you probably shouldn't be throwing out all the clothes that don't fit. Just saying.

But if you are pregnant, you will probably need to eat at least twice as many of these cookies.

Meghan @ Domestic Sugar
February 16, 2011 11:10 pm

Sending you all the love and Support I have. Be true to yourself! That is all you can do! :) We love you! It is nice to see you posting again!


February 17, 2011 12:45 am

Those look super delicious!!!! And I am sad to admit this…but I have a pile of "when I reach that size again" clothes:-) I just haven't reached that point of getting rid of them…yet;-)

February 17, 2011 1:41 am

Love this post :) Tight jeans and chocolate > no chocolate and skinny jeans. I am on a quest for those cookies and cream bits!

Danielle (elleinadspir)
February 17, 2011 1:53 am

I think I just fell in love with you. Yes…the message in the post is great, but it's not that. These cookies…it's like you climbed into my brain to make my dream cookie. I cannot wait to make these. I think I need to add you to my crush list now!

February 17, 2011 2:57 am

This is too funny. I think half my closet is full of those clothes! I guess its time for some spring cleaning, thanks for the motivation and emotional assistance in getting over the fact that my hips will never reeally fit back in those jeans!
Anyways…I love those Hershey's drops, my husband calls them the lazy version of Hershey kisses, great idea to bake them in cookies, thanks!

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany)
February 17, 2011 4:44 am

I'm sorry to hear your relationship didn't work out – but hey, you're better off without that negativity in your life. Plus, it's a great thing to hear you're moving on and fine! As for your cookies – they look like a great success and my friend and I are drooling at them.

February 17, 2011 8:42 am

I need to buy a bag of these when I get to the states! Everyone deserves a delicious cookie–and deserves to stop thinking about that weight for a while!

February 17, 2011 11:06 am

I'm afraid I have yet to face this cold, harsh reality. I sure could use the closet space though!

Food blogging- especially DESSERT blogging is dangerous to your waistline! Fabulous, delicious-looking cookies, nonetheless!!

February 17, 2011 5:05 pm

You make me laugh, hungry, and feel gorgeous in one post! these look so bad, in a good way :-)

February 17, 2011 7:20 pm

what a gorgeous use of this new product

February 17, 2011 7:54 pm

I made fudge with those Drops over the holidays. And your cookies look divine, whether I fit in my current pants or not!

Monica H
February 18, 2011 2:05 am

How bout little bittly shorts youwore in high school? SHould those go too? ha!

These look yum. I love white chocolate in a dark chocolate cookie.

February 18, 2011 10:50 am

you're a strong woman, not only because you parted with those clothes, but also because you were able to resist eating all those drops before they made it into the cookies! :)

Linda V @ Bubble and Sweet
February 18, 2011 11:12 am

OMG – that candy looks to die for, notice I didn't say to diet for I want some now! and the cookies you made with them YUM. Good work with the break up, be happy and healthy and the way you were made.

February 18, 2011 6:46 pm

You are too funny. I am still going out with all of those clothes. I still have hopes and dreams I will fit into them again :)

February 18, 2011 7:48 pm

Thanks for an awesome post! I featured it on my blog — Today's Top 20!

February 18, 2011 9:25 pm

What a great post. You have the skills to be a motivator. This is my first visit to your blog. I just wanted you to know how much I enjoyed this and your other entries. I've spent some time here and will definitely be back. I really like your posts and you attitude. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary

February 19, 2011 5:12 am

Smile. Amen, sister! I am getting rid of some of my too small clothes too…and I'm certainly hunting down those hershey drops. Yum! Thank you for sharing your heart and these treats. I hope you have a blessed Saturday!

MegSmith @ Cooking.In.College
February 20, 2011 6:31 am

Love this! Those cookies look unbelievable…

February 21, 2011 2:43 am

That picture of the cookies got me immediately. These are going on my want to make list. They look so good.

Cookie Sleuth
February 21, 2011 6:06 am

I have not seen those Hershey's bites. I will need to try them.

I am in the process of the breakup. I have taken all of the clothes out of the closet, but I haven't been able to bring myself to actually get rid of them. Almost there…