I was playing kitchen with Ali yesterday morning and reveling in the “genuineness” of her play food.
I was having an internal monologue to entertain myself while she “fed” me all sorts of said food. . .
Seriously. . . is that supposed to be a bagel or a doughnut??
And the Fried Chicken Leg looks more like an old fashioned money satchel.
And I’m not even going to SAY what the spaghetti looks like.
How is it that the lettuce is half the size of the strawberry?
And the Chocolate Chip cookie looks more like it has Chocolate Covered Espresso Be . . . hey. . . . wait a minute. . .
And I started thinking. And thinking. And thinking some more. Feeling much like Winnie-The-Pooh regarding his beloved honey, I couldn’t quit thinking about how delicious Chocolate Chip Cookies would be if Espresso Beans were in them.
So I went to Target and bought the following:
Choxie Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans:
And Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough (I wasn’t in the mood to make any from scratch. Besides, I should see how this works first):
I love how it says “Chocolate Chip FLAVORED Cookies”. Are they not even real Chocolate Chips?!?
Then last night, I did a test batch. I mixed two Espresso Beans in each cookie and put another one on top:
However, Halfway through baking, due to cookie expandage, I decided that they needed more Espresso Beans:
The aroma coming from the oven was heavenly.
And, even though I ate 2 cookies for a total of 10 coffee beans, I had no trouble at all sleeping last night. Which is pretty amazing for me, since all you have to do is breathe on me with coffee breath and I’ll be jumping all night.
I’ll be making the rest of these for small group tonight. Then we’ll see if it’s just me (although Chris loved them too, but he’s my husband – he has to), or it they really are great. I guess if it’s just me, maybe I am pregnant.
Then again, since most of my small group IS pregnant, maybe that’s not the best measurement. . .