First things first. Thank you SO much for all the sweet anniversary wishes. We had a wonderful weekend, spent relaxing by the pool & spa at a nearby resort. I feel refreshed and like a newlywed all over again. Here's a picture of one of the last slices of the Triple Layer Anniversary Carrot Cake, still holding up well after a week. Perhaps we should save it for our 2 year anniversary?
Now, on to the good stuff....
What do Espresso Chocolate Chip Cookies have to do with the Irish?
Well, not much really except that I made these delicious cookies to bring to a Notre Dame tailgating party.
I know, I know... the team has seen better days, but let a fan have her moments, k? :)
Though cookies may not be your typical tailgating food, after a day of eating hot dogs, chips and drinking beer all day, I always crave sweets to round out an otherwise absurdly unhealthy day. Cathy over at Noble Pig created this recipe and considers these "grown up cookies," so I figured why not unleash them on some football-crazed adults?
Though I had originally been excited to say that I didn't modify anything in the original recipe, I did make a few changes (though some were by mistake). Instead of using nuts, I put my free sample of TCHO Nutty chocolate to use and along with some semisweet chocolate chunks, ground it up with oatmeal for the base of the cookie. Espresso powder adds a sophisticated taste to the cookies while even more chocolate chips are then added for good measure.
I pretty much followed the rest of the recipe to a tee, but somewhere along the way I accidentally forgot 1 cup of white sugar and only used 1 cup of brown. Whoops! They were still delicious and I told everyone at the tailgate that they were low carb cookies ;)
You can find the original recipe here. Just don't forget the 2 cups of sugar and consider using TCHO's amazingly delicious chocolate as an added flavor bonus!
Aggie's hosting a Foodie Event in honor of football to see what else is cooking on game day. Head on over to her blog and show her what you have cookin' by September 15th.