So… Remember when I mentioned complained about the 110° heat wave? And rolled out these chocolate chip cookie dough bites to stop myself from switching on the oven? Well, I went through two batches in two days trying (and failing) to satisfy my cookie-slash-cake-slash-any-baked-good cravings.
I couldn’t help it. I gave in. I turned on the oven.
(It was either that or become a freckly cookie dough ball like Violet the Blueberry from “Willie Wonka!”)
On the last scorching hot day, I set my tiny convection toaster oven to 425° (see? I didn’t lose all of my marbles!) and pulled out my secret stash of mini M&Ms. If I was going to bake, it needed to contain chocolate! They tie-dyed the dough into a rainbow of splotches, giving them a cute and playful look, which totally would have justified eating three in one sitting…
But instead, I immediately packed up the two prettiest ones in a little bag and drove them downtown. To avoid the afternoon caffeine addicts at the coffee shops, a good friend and I sat inside Jamba Juice to catch up over snacks. After about 5 minutes, I started kicking myself… I should’ve brought along another set because we gobbled up every single crumb of the original M&M scones—without even making a dent in our smoothies!