For our prompt of “Cookie” today, I did a quick little sketch of some cookies with a cup of cappuccino. As a kid I always had my cookies with milk, but these days, I like a little coffee added to the mix. My coffee mugs like this one are all white, but I remember this color from mugs my grandmother used to own. Hers were actually just regular coffee mugs, but they were quick thick and sturdy. When I was young, I would have hot cocoa in them at first and later join my grandmother for coffee. It was just black coffee and nothing as fancy as a cappuccino. Indeed, it would be years before I discovered that coffee came in more interesting ways or even see a coffee bean, and not something already ground up in a can. With my coffee, I enjoy the plainest cookies I can find. I just like a little dash of sweet and taste of vanilla or sometimes lemon. One of our favorite restaurants serves these little cookies with coffee and though they are nothing terribly exotic, they are quite delicious!

Our friend pointed us to a recipe for “meltaway” cookies recently. She made a lemon version and it was amazing, so Philippe wanted to give it a try. We didn’t have any lemons, so he tried it with limes. It was good, but the lemon version was much better. I tried to sneak some lemons into our grocery order last week, but they were temporarily out of stock for some reason. I’m going to try again this week, as I’ve been craving those cookies ever since I last had them. Though, I have to admit that having a stack of cookies when you’re just two people is a dangerous equation. The stack will quickly dwindle as though it has magically disappearing on its own. In reality, of course, Philippe or I will simply sneak one each time we pass by, assuming we’re the only one clever enough to have thought of doing such a thing. In no time at all, there’s just one cookie left as eating the very last one would somehow be rude. I always tell Philippe that he can have it, since he made them after all.

We’ve been eating super healthy this summer and I think our calorie count has shrunk to half the size of our winter diet. This combined with all of the extra walks has meant we’ve both lost several pounds. In my mind, of course, I think this more than justifies having a plate of cookies to celebrate. This is simply how my mind works, and likely why I ended up with all of those extra pounds in the first place. But having little edible joys isn’t an option in life, it’s the only way to live it properly. I always make sure we’ve got some little treat to enjoy. It’s fun to have a little something extra. And truly, it doesn’t take much to make me feel like I’ve just had the most amazing experience. Sometimes, it can be as simple as taking a moment to enjoy some cookies and cappuccino.

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32 thoughts on “Cookies & Cappuccino

  1. I have two questions…one do you think using watercolor brush markers is cheating. I’m on the fence. Mostly because what I did I liked so much I figure it must be! And second how do I find the daily doodlewash if I want to join in?

  2. Beautiful!!! I just got through telling my husband that right now finding joy wherever you can is important. and even something small (like an extra spoon full of ice cream) can be a smile maker. Which was what I was trying to justify….😍☺🙃

  3. Just love the color of the cup and saucer. I’m a coffee-crazy person and this post gave a boost to my mood first thing in the morning! Since we can’t sit in cafes anymore, I’ve been thinking of buying a coffee machine. I love the cookies that some cafes serve with their cappuccino. Thanks, Charlie, for a wonderful post!

  4. Meltaways sound familiar. I’ve had them somewhere I think. I’m more likely to make chocolate chip, or oatmeal raisin cookies and as a kid we had these big soft molasses cookies called cry babies. I remember making them in my mother’s giant crockery bowl. That was one of the few things I wanted when my mother died, but my sister couldn’t find it, so I’m guessing it either got broke, or mom gave it to someone else. I got a giant bowl for a wedding gift, but it turns out that it’s way to heavy for me to use much, so it’s tucked away in a tall cupboard where someone will find it when I die. It’s a circular world.

  5. Hello Charlie,

    A truly delicious sketch and an equally scrumptious post! Just reading this gave me the satisfaction of having enjoyed coffee and cookies. A few months ago when travelling, I ended up sampling lemon cookies with carom seeds added to them. The tiny burst of spice went surprisingly well with the sweet tart fragrant lemon. Maybe you’d like to give it a try? Lemme know if you do and how you like it. 🙂


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