Yummmm!

Cookie break.

Espresso with the best Chocolate Chip Cookies in the cosmos, made by and sent by my mother.

I, not my mother, made the espresso, by the way.

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33 Responses to Yummmm!

  1. priests wife says:

    looks very yummy! I prefer my cookies with ice-cold milk, but to each his own…

  2. pbewig says:

    I prefer warm Ovaltine; a classic, timeless tradition.

    Phil

  3. benedetta says:

    Those cookies look beautiful. What is the secret I wonder to sending them by post such that they arrive looking as perfect as coming out of the oven? Once I tried to send a batch to my brother but alas they reached their destination in smithereens.

  4. Catherine says:

    Aww, that is so sweet, Fr. Z! Your mom must be so very proud of you. Christmas blessings to you, with gratitude!

  5. Banjo pickin girl says:

    Benedetta, Layers of bubble wrap? Tissue paper? Is there an angel for protection of mailed cookies?

  6. Agnes says:

    I am very glad she did not try to mail you the espresso. Chocolate chip cookies are indeed a delight.

  7. AnAmericanMother says:

    By sheer coincidence, my daughter is just pulling the last of a batch of chocolate chip cookies out of the oven under my supervision.
    There is an engagement in her future, and therefore some intensive instruction in cooking is taking place. She has been my able assistant for years, but it’s different to take the lead.

  8. benedetta says:

    Thanks for the tip, Banjo Girl!

    AmericanMother, may your daughter enjoy many years of Christmas cookie baking!

  9. David Homoney says:

    Fr. Z., can your mother temporarily adopt my wife and I long enough to send us some cookies? We need something to go with our Mystic Monk coffee. Thanks.

  10. ttucker says:

    Sorry to disagree but it is MY mother who makes the best chocolate chip cookies in the world.
    ALong with the best peach cobbler, best peanut brittle, best chocolate pie, best cinammon rolls, best roast beef and gravy, best caramel pie, and best strawberry shortcake. Among other things.

  11. ttucker: No. The cosmos is on my side in the case of the Chocolate Chip Cookies. The other things, especially the baked items, I will not take a stand on except, perhaps the Chocolate Pie.

  12. Karen G. says:

    They look like tasty cookies. It looks like she used the Toll House recipe.

  13. arotron theou says:

    Yummy! Nothing says “My son the priest – such a good boy – I’m so proud of him but if I tell him he gets the swelled head and then he can’t hear confessions so good” like cookies from Mother.

  14. cregduff says:

    It is a truism, I think in an ontological way, that our mother’s cookies, in essence, are always the best in our eyes. This struck me between the brow, and brought back memories for me, as my mother is gone now, and God willing, enjoying her eternal reward.
    Thanks for spurring some great memories.
    Ed

  15. surgedomine says:

    Yes espresso is the only way to have coffee, maybe a little bit machiatto.

  16. green fiddler says:

    Someone on food-tv said that the exact melting point of chocolate is 98.6 degrees… another gift to us from the tender Heart of our Lord!

  17. anj says:

    Does Mystic Monk produce espresso coffee? What kind of machine does Fr. Zed use? Inquiring minds want to know!

  18. Supertradmum says:

    Wow, Father Z, it is hard to imagine your mum. It is hard to imagine you as a little kid. The cookies in the photo indicate an excellent mum….

  19. Patikins says:

    When I first saw the picture I thought you were having a nice porter with your cookies!

  20. flyfree432 says:

    I never thought a liturgical blog would make me hungry. I hope you have enough to share.

  21. robtbrown says:

    pbewig says:
    I prefer warm Ovaltine; a classic, timeless tradition.

    Ovaltine is good period. Try just eating it by the spoon straight out of the jar.

  22. robtbrown says:

    Fr. John Zuhlsdorf says:
    No. The cosmos is on my side in the case of the Chocolate Chip Cookies. The other things, especially the baked items, I will not take a stand on except, perhaps the Chocolate Pie.

    Did you ever have them in Rome. There was a place in, I think, the Jewish Quarter that sold them.

  23. robtbrown: Oh yes, I went there. It was just up from Giggetto near the Portico d’Ottavia. They were reputed to have very good Chocolate Chip Cookies. They were okay. Their Peanut Butter Cookies were far better. It was a bit of an oasis, however. Too bad the shop didn’t survive.

  24. Venerator Sti Lot says:

    Benedetta: My parents discovered the protective virtues of reused Pringle tubes (for the appropriate gauge cookies) then packed next to each other snugly in a box.

    Father Z.: And are you and your mother willing to reveal her recipe so that we may attempt pale imitations?

  25. tianzhujiao says:

    Father,
    The cookies look delicious!!! I’d have them with some oolong tea.

  26. Random Friar says:

    Chocolate chip cookies: black and white. Obviously, a Dominican innovation. QED.

  27. Ralph says:

    Once again I find that I must be counted as a member of the uncultured.
    I can’t imagine anything besides very cold water or white milk with cc cookies.
    Ovaltine, chocolate milk, or coffee would not go well.
    I have never had espressso, but I can’t see it going so well either.
    Like I said I am uncultured I suppose.
    The cookies look quite yummy. My wife just did a cookie exchange party. Most of them were ok, but the ladies all tried to be fancy this year. It’s hard to beat good old chocolate chip.

  28. Stvsmith2009 says:

    You are a lucky guy Father Z. I always miss my parents, but especially at this time of year. My mom would make fudge (with black walnuts), pumpkin pie, banana pudding, cherry yum-yum, and her great lemom pound cake. No wonder we all got fatter around Thanksgiving and Christmas.

  29. Norah says:

    Mmmm chocolate-chip biscuits dunked in English Breakfast tea.

  30. incorpore says:

    “anj says:

    Does Mystic Monk produce espresso coffee? What kind of machine does Fr. Zed use? Inquiring minds want to know!”

    I agree, how did you get such a nice bit of crema?

  31. TJerome says:

    Those cookies look mighty yummy. You are one lucky boy, Father Z. Merry Christmas blessings to you and your mother. Tom

  32. irishgirl says:

    Oooo, those chocolate chip cookies are making me hungry, Father Z!
    Your mom is blessed to have such a son as you.
    ‘MARY CHRIST-MASS’ [to use the favorite saying of a traditional priest I once met] to you and to your mom!
    You got your ‘culinary genes’ from her, that’s for sure!

  33. Jack Orlando says:

    Father Z:

    What the best espresso in Rome? For me, so far: Tazza d’Oro, via degli Orfani, 84 (at the Pantheon). You’ve come to Castle Corbenic, you’ve made it to the mystical city of Sarras, you’ve found The Holy Grail. And the altar … I mean the bar, is long enough so that you can get to the rail soon enough.