Even though I’m in the final week of my cleanse, I couldn’t pass up this week’s Tuesdays with Dorie: Baking with Julia assignment, mocha chocolate chip cookies. Not because I’m a chocolate or coffee fanatic, but because I actually had all the ingredients on hand. Well, everything except the dried apricots which were never going in my cookies anyway.
However, not to worry. Although I baked these cookies, I didn’t eat any of them. I didn’t even taste any of the batter. This cleanse has changed my attitude towards food and has really curbed my cravings for sweets. I’ve even kicked my Diet Coke habit! Not one drop of Diet Coke for 16 days straight! I’m not going to lie: it was HORRIBLE going cold turkey from Diet Coke for the first five days. I never want to go through that again.
I’m bringing these cookies to my friends, and hopefully, they like them. I can say this: the instant coffee powder really smells amazing when baked in chocolate chip cookies. If the smell’s an indicator, then I’m sure these cookies taste amazing. So, if you love the taste of coffee and chocolate, head over to this week’s Tuesdays with Dorie: Baking with Julia host, Peggy of galettista, where she’s posted the recipe.