Thursday, April 23, 2009

The chocolate quest

OK, I admit it. I have a sweet tooth. A big one. I got my kindergartener off to school today and needed some chocolate. Not in a "chocolate might be nice" kind of way or a "I would really like some chocolate" kind of way, but a "search through the pantry, the fridge, the freezer and teh candy jar full of stale candy from who knows when in a desperate frantic search for chocolate." Finally, I found it! Chocolate in the form of a whole unopened bag of chocolate chips! Aaaah. I tore it open and helped myself to a small handful.

Then I looked guiltily at the opened bag. Me and opened bags of candy don't go well together. I feel bad for all the leftover chocolate chips so I have to eat them to put them out of their misery. Its the only humane thing to do, right? Plus, if my husband sees the opened bag of chocolate chips, he'll know that I've been raiding the stash again. So how did I solve this wicked problem? I made a batch of chocolate chip cookies. See, that's a perfectly acceptable way to use a bag of chocolate chips, and no one will ever know it was minus a handful of chocolate chips. And when you take a plate of freshly baked cookies and surprise your husband at work with it, you get extra big "good wife" points. Not to mention the June Cleaver points you get for having cookies and milk ready for your kids when they get home from school. See, totally unselfish reasons for chocolate chip cookies!

(Next time, I should probably run to the local gas station and just buy myself a chocolate bar. Save the guilt, the extra calories, and the dishes in the kitchen!)


  1. Chocolate chips is my default snack when I have no other candy around.

    (Luckily, I have almost a years' supply of chocolate chips.)

  2. Hmmm... why didn't I think of that?? I SOOOO understand the chocolate NEED. :)

  3. Ahh, yes. So true. My problem comes when I get the dough made and end up eating the dough before it actually makes it into cookie form. The evils of chocolate in any form.

  4. I agree...I eat far more cookie dough than the cookies. But the one that gets me isn't chocolate chip, it's peanut butter cookie dough. (mmmm, anyone for a midnight batch of cookies?) :) Stacy, way to cover your trail and spread some joy while you were at it!

  5. oooh, I love chocolate chip cookie dough, almost better than straight-up chocolate chips!


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