Remember that book “If you give a mouse a cookie”?
I LOVED that book growing up.
A close second to the Berenstain Bears “Messy Room” that is. 😉
For those of you that follow me on Instagram (I’m “jessfit654” if you’re looking for me!), I posted this series of pictures yesterday morning:
That would be a ridiculous ice cream cookie sandwich.
A concoction I created for the birthday boy. Ice cream and homemade chocolate chip cookies are his ultimate weakness. Swap in homemade ice cream for store-bought and you have a birthday boy’s dream come true.
Now, I can’t take *any* credit for the recipes – I made the cookies based on the directions on the back of the Nestle Tollhouse chocolate chips wrapper and used this recipe from Real Simple. <–I’m so original, right??
The key for me? Using whole, real ingredients – fresh cream, fresh milk and butter, real chocolate. Real, real, REAL.
You see, my rule of thumb is this: If you’re going to indulge, make sure its worth it. And it better be real, homemade and fresh. Or else, why bother? I wouldn’t ever dream of wasting precious calories on a chips ahoy cookie or some crap like that. Such a waste when homemade always tastes SO MUCH BETTER.
…and sometimes? You just need the cookie. You just do.
Especially when you take two cookies and mash homemade chocolate chip ice cream in between them. This would be the smiling face of one very happy birthday boy.