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Cookie Porn, ’cause I love my Blog Friends March 29, 2006

Posted by table4five in Uncategorized.
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I don’t dream about bloggers like I’ve read some people do, but I think about them. I think about their posts, what problems they’re having or what they’re worrying about. When you commit yourself to becoming part of a community, when you start letting people get a glimpse of your life and start peeking into theirs, you start to feel like you really know them. You start to see that you are not alone in the world, that there is a shared pool of experiences from which we all draw. Before I got involved with blogging, how would I have ever known that someone else on the other side of the country feels the same way I do about things? It’s not ego, or selfishness, it’s just that one tends to think that they are the only one who, for example, imagines cars crashing into them when they drive or has daymares about their husband dying and how they would utterly and completely fall apart if one of their children got kidnapped. I knew one in five women struggle with depression but it really hit home when blog friend after blog friend wrote about it. I worry about people I only know from their blogs, like they were right here in front of me.

My point is that I’ve noticed a general malaise among bloggers lately; most everyone is sick of gloomy weather and desperate for Spring, people write about how they just can’t think of anything to write about and would rather lay on the couch and eat cookies. Well, ask, and ye shall receive, I give you…Cookie Porn. I hope this puts a smile on someone’s face today.

I love to make, and eat, cookies. And so does my family. So last night after dinner I dug a bag of Nestle Toll House Mini Morsels out of the pantry and got to work. I used to make the regular kind of Toll House until they came out with the Mini Morsels. It’s the same amount of chips by weight, but the pieces are much smaller so that the cookies are infused with chips. Yum. As you’ll see from the pictures I’ve been playing around with flash settings and not doing a very good job, so some of the shots came out too dark. But you’ll get the idea.

My family says Mini Morsels are the best, so that’s what I make

Almost more chips than dough.


I end up covered in flour every time. I don’t even own an apron.

I use a really big cookie sheet, because a dozen is never enough.

These needed to go back in for a few more minutes.

Mmmm, cookies. Nothing like a little sugary treat right before bed.

That big bowl of dough goes back in the fridge, and I’ll make another 16 today and tomorrow which should use up whatever dough we haven’t eaten raw – I know, it’s bad for you, raw eggs and all, but everyone who opens the fridge sneaks a chunk so what can I do?

The cookies are also good at 10:30 in the morning with a second cup of coffee, or um, so I’ve heard.

Have a good day, everybody. This morning, a sunbeam burst through my heavy living room drapes and shot right down to the floor. The boys and I stood there for a minute, transfixed, passing our hands through the beam and feeling the teeny bit of warmth it brought. Spring is really coming, I promise.

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1. MrsFortune - March 29, 2006

Ooh, um, can I get some of those? They look soooooo good. And I like them a little raw.

2. Elizabeth - March 29, 2006

Mrs. F-I’ve never sent cookies in the mail before. Perhaps I could hook you up with a cookie-and-mix CD package!

3. mama_tulip - March 29, 2006

Aw, thanks for the cookie porn. How’d you know I needed it today? *smooch*

4. Elizabeth - March 29, 2006

Mama T-EVERYone needs cookie porn sometimes! You’re welcome, and right back atcha 🙂

5. Chelle - March 29, 2006

This was *such* a good idea! Love it, love it, love it. Can’t wait for Brent to get home so I can share “the porn site I visited today”. Tee hee!

6. Fraulein N - March 29, 2006

You are so sweet!

7. Elizabeth - March 29, 2006

Chelle-HA! Wait till my husband hears I put some “porn” on my blog!

Fraulein-aw, thanks!

8. Erin - March 29, 2006

Mmmm, sounds so good! I think I have some GFC frozen sugar cookies at home. Note to self: turn on oven asap when you get home.

9. Cityslicker Mom - March 29, 2006

Mmmm. cookies sound so good right now! I happen to be really hungry already…shoot! Hey, thanks for stopping by my blog!

10. Lanna - March 29, 2006

Hey, if a cookie has flour and/or oatmeal in it, it’s a perfectly acceptable breakfast. 😉

11. Elizabeth - March 29, 2006

Erin-it occurs to me that I could freeze chunks of the dough and bake them anytime. Good idea!

CS Mom-Hope you got some cookies today, and you’re welcome!

Lanna-Now that’s my kind of logic!

The verification word is “dkuepgal”-de koop gal? Um, someone who tends to chickens?

12. Belinda - March 29, 2006

AHHHH….drat you to smithereens with the cookie porn!! Soooo hungreeee.

And I love the new spot! One thing that struck me, that I would change knowing you even the little bit that I do? The order of the words that follow, “A blog about…” I’d put ’em in the exact opposite order! That would seem to fit your priorities better. Just a thought!

13. Elizabeth - March 30, 2006

Belinda-As one of the first people to ever read my blog I’d say you know me pretty well, so I appreciate you saying that. I’ll take a look at the tagline and do some rearranging. Thanks!

14. Praying for your Prodigal - March 30, 2006

And there’s no guilt involved!

Diane

15. Nancy - March 30, 2006

Ohhhhh… Elizabeth. You give great cookie love. Just what I needed!

16. jess - March 30, 2006

COOKIES!

Now I want one.

17. gingajoy - March 30, 2006

drrrrooooool. i am so hungry right now. the “These needed to go back in for a few more minutes” pic. has done me in.

off now in search of sugar and unrefined carbs….

18. TB - March 30, 2006

Thank you :o) I’m not going to let Jeff see this. I never make cookies for him and I don’t want him to think I’m a bad wife.

I’m off to e-mail you my address… I’m doing a second generation mix CD made up of songs from Blogger’s mixes for our B-list Blogfest swag bags.

19. Dawn - March 30, 2006

Of course cookie dough is all right. Ben and Jerry’s makes a WHOLE pint of ice cream around the wonder of cookie dough.

And I insist that you alert us the first time that someone comes to your site via the search words “cookie porn” – cause I just googled that – and let me assure you, it is a scarey world out there.

And my word veri: wyetai

It sounds like a delicious mixed drink!

20. sweatpantsmom - March 30, 2006

Elizabeth, you need an apron that says, ‘Cookie Porn Queen.’

Mini Morsels. I’m convinced. I’m going to bake tomorrow…

21. Elizabeth - March 31, 2006

Dawn-wyetai! Mai Tai! Rum and juice, yum.

Marsha, if you make me one I promise to wear it! Have fun with the baking-you’ll love those cookies.

22. Arabella - March 31, 2006

OH MY GOODNESS, those cookies!!!!! They look like heaven!

23. Elizabeth - March 31, 2006

Thanks Arabella, they’re just the recipe on the back of the Toll House morsels package. So easy even I can do it!


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