my weakness

of course we all have weaknesses. those things that we just can’t help but indulging ourselves with despite the fact that we know it’s bad.
i have a weakness that has gotten worse throughout my pregnancy- and i thought that maybe it would go away after i had the baby…
my most vulerable times are late at night, and sunday afternoon.

choc. chip cookies.

this is not a new weakness. it’s been fostered since i was young. every sunday i would make choc. chip cookies– that is until my little sister was old enough to take over about the time that i went to college. frankly, she became better than me at making choc. chip cookies. i love her cookies. my dad likes coconut and nuts added… not me. i like semi-sweet chips.. that’s all.

not just any cookie will do. certainly NOT a store bought cookie.
not even a bakery made cookie… although, i do enjoy PARADISE cookies. (i enjoy everything at Paradise Bakery). i have become quite the choc. chip cookie snob over the years. and particularly since i have been preg. with capri. i crave them. often, it’s the only thing that tastes good to me. while i was pregant… i didn’t feel so bad… and now, i am never going to get back into my clothes if i don’t quit making cookies twice a week. seriously.

i love them warm- right out of the oven. but after they cool… i put them in a zip-lock bag and into the freezer. for awhile, this was my strategy for hiding them from the kids. and now… i just love frozen cookies. now even the kids love frozen cookies. i like to eat them for breakfast… and as midnight snacks. i made a batch tonight and, if i do say so myself–tonight: perfection. delicious.
so good.
i have to figure out how to break the habit.
it’s not like i can replace the craving with carrot sticks. or grapes..
so…for now, it remains a weakness…

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  1. Georgie1 4 September, 2006 at 1:24 am - Reply

    Yummmm, choc chip cookies!! Care to share your recipe? I make some each weekend, once they are gone – their gone. Thats the only way I can stop eating them! (I also make them smaller so I feel like I’m eating more!)

  2. glo-girl 4 September, 2006 at 2:02 am - Reply

    LOL–now that’s something I can relate to!! My weakness is choc cake, tho!

  3. chanel 4 September, 2006 at 3:08 am - Reply

    great minds think alike …. LOL!

  4. Pam 4 September, 2006 at 3:56 am - Reply

    what if you made them smaller, you could still have them but they will be smaller.

  5. Lisa 4 September, 2006 at 4:12 am - Reply

    I can help you break your habit and you can just send them to me…..I love plain old chocolate chip cookies! LOL!!!

  6. Karen 4 September, 2006 at 4:20 am - Reply

    Recipe please πŸ™‚ the idea when you have an obsession is to share it you know

  7. Valerie 4 September, 2006 at 5:50 am - Reply

    SO with you on this one. they gotta be homemade with nothing else but semi-sweet chips. my other favorite: Disneyland’s oatmeal raisin cookies. yum-o!

  8. nancy in ks 4 September, 2006 at 6:45 am - Reply

    yup! my hips are hearing you.

  9. sheila 4 September, 2006 at 6:48 am - Reply

    I did the same thing. I thought if they were in the freezer, I wouldn’t sneak them – didn’t work – now I LOVE them frozen. Mine have to be chewy, never crunchy!

  10. PROLIX 4 September, 2006 at 7:16 am - Reply

    ok, give us a recipe please, now!
    I’m hungry now with your story!!!

  11. robin 4 September, 2006 at 7:33 am - Reply

    I love them warm, but I would be willing to try them frozen! For me – I just (try) to allow myself one splurge – usually mexican food and margaritas on the weekend. Maybe just try to have them once a week – give any extras to your neighbors, friends, etc. But never give them up completely – everyone deserves a splurge!

  12. Breanne 4 September, 2006 at 7:48 am - Reply

    im totally with you on frozen treats! frozen brownies rock, too!
    good luck kicking the obsession πŸ™‚

  13. Amber C 4 September, 2006 at 7:51 am - Reply

    I seem to remember reading somewhere that freezing them removes the calories *wink*

  14. Kathleen Loughran 4 September, 2006 at 7:54 am - Reply

    Gosh I feel your pain. Mine however NEVER make it to the baked stage. I just freeze the dough. I try and limit myself to 2 cookie size drops a day. Sometimes I am good sometimes I am not!

  15. Jana Perenchio 4 September, 2006 at 8:02 am - Reply

    Mmmmmm, you’re making me hungry!!!!

  16. Pam 4 September, 2006 at 8:17 am - Reply

    Yum! Enough said. Hope you are feeling better.

  17. rachel 4 September, 2006 at 9:43 am - Reply

    … a missed opportunity …

  18. Diane McVey 4 September, 2006 at 9:53 am - Reply

    Well I can think of a whole lot worse “weaknesses”!! And I’m sure the kids are right there with you on this one! Enjoy your cookies, life is short…and you are adorable just the way you are. Hooray for Cookies!!! πŸ™‚

  19. Kelly 4 September, 2006 at 10:06 am - Reply

    i’m so right there with you, esp the late at night craving πŸ˜‰
    I’ve tried to curb eating so many by buying the break-apart kind from Tollhouse…YUM! You can then make only a couple at a time. Whoever invented those things are a genius, but it’s murder on my waistline!

  20. Anne-Liesse 4 September, 2006 at 10:10 am - Reply

    O.K. Here goes: haven’t we heard in the news lately that chocolate is actually good for us? The darker the better? And–baking is just one of those lost arts, right? So, you’re really setting a good example for your kids, see?!?

  21. Donna 4 September, 2006 at 10:35 am - Reply

    I can’t believe someone else loves them straight out of the oven, AND THEN F R O Z E N! This is too funny. I have also had a love of chocolate chip cookies, right out of the oven. Sometimes I only make a dozen because I know I don’t want to eat more than that, and I only LOVE them warm and right out of the oven. I too, started “hiding” them in the freezer, but my sweet tooth youngest son discovered it and has been right on my trail ever since. I think I am going to make some today!!!!!!

  22. chris 4 September, 2006 at 10:37 am - Reply

    mmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!!!!!! I love chocolate chip cookies. I have given them up tho as I am currently trying really hard to loose weight. I don’t really have any clues to give you as to how to give them up. I just went cold turkey. Good luck and eat one for me.

  23. Judy in Carefree 4 September, 2006 at 11:23 am - Reply

    Love warm CCC and it is the only way I can eat chocolate as it usually gives me a headache…guess the amount of chocolate in CCC isn’t enough to trigger it. LOL

  24. Carrie 4 September, 2006 at 12:32 pm - Reply

    I think I’m going to have to go and make a batch for myself! My mouth is watering! LOL Good Luck on recovering in choc. chip cookies anonymous!

  25. melissa 4 September, 2006 at 1:09 pm - Reply

    Thanks! I was resisting the chocolate chip cookie urge for weeks now and well…now… I think I’m going to cave. Reading this reminded how much I really want to eat them warm from the oven. :o)

  26. May 4 September, 2006 at 2:03 pm - Reply

    OMG… I just had a frozen choc. chip cookie. LOVE THEM COLD!!! I too am a snob. I like mine, and some other homemade, but very few bakery ones. Weakness? Nah, just an addiction here!

  27. merry mama 4 September, 2006 at 2:14 pm - Reply

    Where to find?? Kiss Capri a zillion times so you don’t forget what she smells like!!

  28. suetreiber 4 September, 2006 at 2:58 pm - Reply

    okay, so you have crept into my brain!
    I am convinced I would be a size 5 if only I could stop craving cookies! Man they are good. I have a weakness for Costco ones. They are so good, and so convenient.

  29. Dawn Bibbs 4 September, 2006 at 4:10 pm - Reply

    What a cute story. And I’m sure what I’m about to tell you will be like adding fuel to the fire, so to speak. But trust me, it’s nothing personal :-).
    Last year, while watching a show on the Food Network, they “introduced” this bakery ( Heidi, the cookies they talked about were LITERALLY a 1/2 pound EACH! And about the circumfrance of a softball (give or take) & about 1 in. thick.. They have regular CC cookies, CC w/ walnuts (my FAV), Oatmeal w/ raisin and Chocolate CC cookies. I went on line to read more about them. Come to find out, there’s a store in Long Island, NY where my dad lives. I contacted him and had him get some for me. It took him 3 months to get my first batch to me (he kept eating them). I finally got a box with some of each cookie in it. Mrs. Swapp, I am not lying to you…the UPS package my dad sent me of ONLY cookies, weighed 6 pounds!!!
    He recently sent me another dozen of just the CC w/ walnuts…AWESOME! And I even shared these with my friend.
    ANYWAY, if you get a minute, check this place out on line. Oh, and did I mention they have mail order!!! πŸ™‚ Please let me know if you get some one day and how you like them. Enjoy your day!

  30. Wendy Treseder 4 September, 2006 at 5:17 pm - Reply

    Oh Heidi, I can relate!
    My 14YO has taken to baking choc chip cookies on the weekend (betty crocker packet mix)and they MUST be eaten as soon as they are cooked! They are scrumptious, but deadly.
    When you find a cure for your addiction please be sure to pass it on.

  31. Michelle 4 September, 2006 at 5:20 pm - Reply

    Lovely, like I needed to make anything else tonight with chocolate in it. I just made chocolate peanut butter brownies, but it looks like my night of baking isn’t over yet. Off to try another choc. chip recipe in search of the perfect one. I’m partial to the Tollhouse recipe, but no harm in branching out.

  32. Jenny 4 September, 2006 at 5:20 pm - Reply

    Enjoy your cookies! Capri is only about a month old right? You’re probably sleep deprived and with school just starting and all…I’m sure you’re VERY busy! Enjoy this phase. Soon your body will crave other things and you’ll be back to normal! You’ll have sweet memories of baby Capri and chocolate chip cookies (not carrot sticks or grapes)…if you go along for the ride. When I remember my sweet baby girl, I remember Pillsbury Sugar Cookies that taste like butter and vanilla…yum!

  33. laura 4 September, 2006 at 5:33 pm - Reply

    UGH! Pregnancy “addictions” are the WORST, because there is just NO breaking them after baby comes!!! How do you talk yourself out of them, I would LOVE to know!!!

  34. Cathy 4 September, 2006 at 5:36 pm - Reply

    Okay, Heidi, I’m expecting to try some of your chocolate chip cookies during Creative Escape…perhaps for one of the “midnight snacks”????!!!! See you soon :o)

  35. Linda 4 September, 2006 at 6:22 pm - Reply

    You want to know my secret? I make the cookies and then bake a dozen. Then I put the rest of the dough in little ball shapes on a pan and freeze them. I transfer them to a ziploc bag, and then I can just take out what I want to bake whenever I want. Warm cookies everyday if I’d like. Of course then you have the problem of eating frozen cookie dough…

  36. Alison 4 September, 2006 at 6:24 pm - Reply

    a friend told me that if you’re craving sweets its because you’re deficient on calcium and magnezium. so when i was nursing and packing away the easter candy earlier this year (nursing was the justification for extra calories) I tried to remember my daily vitamins and some extra calcium. it actually worked. i still had candy every now and then, but i wasn’t craving it so much. you do know that chocolate coats your stomach so it can’t absorb calcium right? kind of cancels out the cookies and milk thing, such a bummer.

  37. sophie 4 September, 2006 at 7:10 pm - Reply

    lordy, I craved hot cauliflower and buttermilk when I was pregnant with both of my children… that was EASILY broken after they were born…but oooohh!!!

  38. Damon Crawley 4 September, 2006 at 8:49 pm - Reply

    OK. Too funny. My wife had a craving with my when she was pregnant with out now 7-year old, she had to eat 2 Chips Ahoy and a glass of mile. SHe tried everything else in the house but only that would satisfy. From day one, he had been a huge Chips Ahoy fan. Forward to 2004 when she was pregnant with our daughter. She craved mexican. Could not be Taco Bell; it had to be Taco Bueno. We ate there often. Now (she is 20 months) when we go to the Bell, my daughter won’t eat even a taco. But you take her into Taco Bueno, come around with a tray and her face lights up and she claps and squeals with glee. You cannot tell me that the cravings aren’t a peek into the personality of the due-to-the-arrive.

  39. Tammy 5 September, 2006 at 5:46 am - Reply

    Chocolate Chip Cookies are my weakness too! I can pass up most cookies and any store bought cookies, but not homemade chocolate chip cookies. Once I get on the kick of them the only way to get off of it is to stop cold turkey. The chocolate withdraws last for about three days. If you give them up, and start eating healthy, after about 5 days you will notice your clothes fit better. It helps me to get back on track. Hang in there, I feel for you sister!

  40. Deene 5 September, 2006 at 7:24 am - Reply

    Hey Heidi! Ballard Designs has a set of 4 “CAPRI” dessert plates on sale (ESTATE SALE SECTION). They are SUPER CUTE! I think you should purchase them to make your addiction just a little more exciting . . . and have a keepsake to remember the drama by! Just remember, this too shall pass as soon as your periods start coming back regularly. You are ust suffering from an overload of hormones!!!! LOL!!!! OR . . . .maybe not . . . I’m still suffering . . . 9 years later.

  41. sarahg. 5 September, 2006 at 9:31 am - Reply

    SHut up heidi…. I have this SAME problem…and i just had my fourth kid too…i got sucked into the frozen cookies at all times of the day…
    hmmm….i wonder if there are in my freezer right now…I know I hid some in there somewhere! πŸ™‚

  42. Jen 5 September, 2006 at 10:31 am - Reply

    This won’t help, but have you ever had a pazookie? Bake cookie dough in a mini pizza tin or small plate, then top with vanilla ice cream & Chocloate syrup while the cookie is still. Heaven!

  43. Tami 5 September, 2006 at 11:29 am - Reply

    yes, share the recipe. my daughter eats frozen waffles, i’ll have to try cookies next

  44. Jaana 5 September, 2006 at 7:41 pm - Reply

    Love chocolate chip cookies – I used to make them ALL the time for my Dad. He’s also a fan of coconut, nuts and oatmeal in his. I’m with you. Chocolate chips, please… nothing else.
    As to frozen cookies – my Grandma used to make the BEST raisin filled cookies – almost like a Newton but with raisin filling. She would put them in the freezer, too – but we soon learned that the only thing better than Grandma’s raisin filled cookies are FROZEN raisin filled cookies. Yum!

  45. Kell 6 September, 2006 at 12:26 am - Reply

    Maybe you could post your recipe?? Please?

  46. Laura 6 September, 2006 at 8:10 am - Reply

    Oh Heidi – I swear we are soul sisters. I just moved into a new place and am, for the first time in my life, living solo. For my birthday I told my Mom all I wanted was a batch of oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. Good god – let me tell you about this batch – seriously, who knew that cookies and coffee are the PERFECT start to a day ?! So because I have zero ingredients, or measuring cups for that matter, I went to the dollar store for a cookie sheet and have become completely HOOKED on the pilsbury ready to bake ones – sure they don’t taste homemade but you can make 6 – this can be helpful – and seal up the rest for another time. Best snack ever … and so inspiring while scrapbooking too – cookie breaks for everyone ; )

  47. Erica 6 September, 2006 at 8:31 am - Reply

    MMM..cookies! My weakness however is banana muffins with pecans in them. YUMMY!

  48. Leana (aka pealee) 6 September, 2006 at 3:56 pm - Reply

    I’m the same as you, like them all gooey right out of the oven with a glass of milk. Then into the freezer they go. Initially it was to stop eating them but unfortunately I just discovered that they were good eaten right out of the freezer!

  49. Susan in NY 7 September, 2006 at 1:55 pm - Reply

    For everyone looking for the perfect choc chip cookie recipe, just go to the supermarket, pick up a bag of Nestle semi-sweet morsels in the yellow bag, turn it over and Voila! the perfect recipe. There is none better!!!
    P.S. Does anyone remember the episode from Friends where Phoebe is trying to make an old family recipe for Nes-lay Toe-loose cookies? Love that! :o)

  50. Jolene George 7 September, 2006 at 8:41 pm - Reply

    In the words of Sesame streets very own cookie monster….”C is for cookie and cookie is for me!”
    Nothings better than a really good warm gooey chocolate chip cookie!

  51. Jackie Hughes 7 September, 2006 at 9:11 pm - Reply

    You made me do it! I had to bake some TollHouse today. I like to eat them frozen. Yum!

  52. allison 8 September, 2006 at 12:36 pm - Reply

    Please share the recipe! I am always looking for a really great chocolate chip cookie recipe!

  53. Yvette, southern california 8 September, 2006 at 7:46 pm - Reply

    oooooooo that sounds so good!!! Ok now I’ll have to try’em frozen ;o)
    I love your blog ;o)

  54. Gaida 10 September, 2006 at 11:32 pm - Reply

    I love choc chip cookies….. Unfortunately my waistline doesn’t… Never thought about freezing them. Though I’m sure they wouldn’t last that long to make it to the freezer.

  55. ania 12 September, 2006 at 4:10 am - Reply

    Want to share the reciepe pretty please? =) Loved your last post btw, about the kit-planning and all – so fun to get a little insight in what’s going on behind the scenes πŸ™‚ Thanks a lot! πŸ™‚

  56. Kim 12 September, 2006 at 1:09 pm - Reply

    Ah, the sisterhood of “trying to lose the baby weight”. I joined Weight Watchers and here is my very own creation. My top secret chocolate chip cookie subsitute (Ok, there is NO substitute for a real choc. chip, but it satisfies a craving).
    Get a packet of instant oatmeal (plain or brown-sugar, whatever floats your boat)and make it according to the packet directions. Then then put a tablespoon of the mini-chocolate chips in it and stir it in the oatmeal. The mini chips will melt and it is actually very good. (the regular chips don’t work as well- don’t melt like the minis)
    Hope this helps!

  57. Leica 12 September, 2006 at 9:48 pm - Reply

    Share! the recipe must be phenomenal, we all must indulge! thankx.

  58. Marie 15 September, 2006 at 3:20 pm - Reply

    I share ur weakness. Warm chocolate chip cookies are the best. MMMMMMM!

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