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!
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Cookies and Cream Cookies


Ingredients

  • 2 sticks butter (1 cup)
  • 1 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 t. pure vanilla
  • 1/2 cup dark cocoa powder (I used Hershey’s Special Dark), but if you don’t like dark, just use regular cocoa powder.
  • 2 1/4 cups AP flour
  • 1/4 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)

Instructions

  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.

 

68 Responses

  1. Caroline

    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 the self-confidence to do it! You're a great example! (and by the way, the cookies look amazing!)

  2. Meaghan Luby

    okay.
    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.
    -meg
    @ http://www.clutzycooking.blogspot.com
    @ http://www.myscribblednotebook.blogspot.com

  3. Yael

    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!!

  4. Cara @ The Boys Made Me Do It

    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!

  5. Kristan

    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. 😉

  6. Heather

    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??

  7. Eliana

    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 🙂

  8. keepitsweet

    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!

  9. Bridget

    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!

  10. Diane {Created by Diane}

    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!

  11. Teresa

    Okay!
    It's OFFICIAL!
    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!
    CELEBRATE!
    I'm LOVING this!
    xoxoxoxo

  12. emily @ the happy home

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

  13. iamahoneybee.com

    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.

  14. Joanne

    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!

  15. Barbara

    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!

  16. thescenefromme.com

    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.

  17. Darla

    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!

  18. Cupcake Activist

    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!

  19. Meredith!

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

  20. Raina

    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:)

  21. lilaloa

    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.

  22. Meghan @ Domestic Sugar

    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!

    DELICIOUS RECIPE OMG!

  23. Jocelyn

    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;-)

  24. Danielle (elleinadspir)

    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!

  25. Debbie

    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!

  26. Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany)

    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.

  27. Lucie

    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!

  28. SprinkleBakes

    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!!

  29. Monica H

    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.

  30. grace

    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! 🙂

  31. Linda V @ Bubble and Sweet

    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.

  32. Mary

    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

  33. Monet

    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!

  34. Cookie Sleuth

    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…

  35. Lot-O-Choc

    Glad you had a good clear out of all your clothes, Im sure you feel so much better for it!
    These cookies look amazing, the new hersheys drops look so good, i wish they did stuff like that in the UK 🙁

  36. Christi @ Love From The Oven

    Oh my word, those look insane!!! I swear I have clothing in enough sizes to run a store out of my closet. Sigh. I'm always going to lose that ten pounds. And than I see those cookies… 🙂

  37. Meredith

    These look amazing! Here is a recipe for some cookies i love -http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Chocolate-Sandwich-Cookies-II/Detail.aspx – these are cake mix cookies! They are delicious and l hope you enjoy them! But you should know that you can use any flavor of cake mix, and also, this recipe makes a double batch, so if you are only making 1 batch you will need to use only half of everything.

  38. These pics and the thought of sinking my teeth into one of those cookies makes me go totally weak in the knees. How I wish I could eat cookies again!!! I stopped eating them entirely about a year ago, because each time I had cookies I would get pimples the next day. 🙁

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