C is for Cookie

One of my goals for 2018 is to incorporate some recipe, book, and product reviews into My Messy Room. Finding a way to incorporate these reviews without being too far from my sex related writing is a bit tricky – but I am up for the challenge. Most of the products I select or recipes I make are to make my life easier or better which is the premise of self-care. These posts may not be for you – but don’t worry there are still toy reviews each month!

Cookies and baking can bring up conflicting thoughts. One voice is telling me that cookies are fattening and I don’t need them. Another voice is telling me to treat myself after a long day, week or year. For me there is also a voice reminding me how relaxing baking can be. Baking is about measuring and following directions. Sometimes I enjoy baking just so I can shut my brain off and follow the rules for a bit. Preparing to see my family can bring a lot of anxiety so baking not only helps me relax it also gives me something to share with my friends and family. This year these cookies were my families favourite treat presented in my Nana’s old Tupperwear.

Part of my journey to being more positive towards my body is to let go of the numbers. Not focusing on the calories or the good vs bad food label my mind assigns cookies and just enjoying a cookie (or two) is difficult for me. Sharing these cookies makes me feel better about making them and the compliments always bring a smile to my face. Sounds worth it a few times a year!

A hot cup of tea, a good book, and one of these cookies screams comfort to me. Many chocolate chip cookie recipes are very similar. This recipe started as a basic chocolate chip dough but I had wanted to add something to make them mine. Subbing out some of the chocolate chips for skor bits was the addition that has stuck and people ask about!

Skor Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients:

2 ¼ cup flour                            1 tsp baking soda

¼ tsp baking powder              1 tsp salt

1 cup unsalted butter              ½ cup granulated sugar

1 cup brown sugar                  2 tsp vanilla

2 eggs                                          1 ½ cup chocolate chips

½ cup skor bits

Directions:

  1. Blend dry ingredients
  2. Cream butter, sugar, and vanilla
  3. Add eggs 1 at a time
  4. Add in dry ingredients being careful not to overmix
  5. Fold in chocolate chips & skor bits
  6. Cover dough and place in fridge for 30 min to 1 hour
  7. Preheat oven to 375
  8. Drop batter onto cookie sheets – made 20 cookies
  9. Bake for 12 minutes or until edges are brown
  10. Cool & store in air tight container

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