Birthday Post: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Hot Fudge Sundae

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Birthdays, at least to me, are about indulgence. It is one of the few times a year where calories do not count and you can do anything you want to dinner. Dessert for breakfast? Why not. Dessert for breakfast, lunch and dinner? Sure, if your sweet tooth can handle it!



Today is my 29th birthday. In case you aren't interested in my musings about turning 29, I'm going to share the recipe with you first then I'll babble a while about my age.



Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Hot Fudge Sundae
Source: Le Creme de la Crumb
Servings: 2
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Ingredients:
cookie dough batter:
    • 4 tbsp. unsalted butter, softened
    • 1/4 cup brown sugar
    • 1 tbsp. sugar
    • 1/4 tsp. vanilla
    • 1/2 cup flour
    • 1 tbsp. milk
    • 2 tbsp. mini chocolate chips 
ice cream and toppings:
    • 4 large scoops vanilla ice cream
    • hot fudge sauce
    • caramel sauce
    • sprinkles
    • maraschino cherries 
Directions:
1. Add butter and brown sugar to a bowl and beat with a stand mixer until fully combined and creamy. Then mix in sugar and vanilla until fully combined.
2. Add flour, milk and mini chocolate chips and mix until it resembles a cookie dough batter. Refrigerate until ready to use.
3. Place a heaping scoop of vanilla ice cream into a dish or glass. Top with a heaping tablespoon of the cookie dough batter, then drizzle with hot fudge sauce and caramel. Repeat then top with sprinkles and a maraschino cherry. Make the second sundae the same way.



Cookie dough ice cream is both my favorite and Tom's. Having a recipe to easily whip some of it up on hand is a very, very, very dangerous thing. I will be exercising all of the willpower I have not to make this a daily dessert. I decided to splurge and have this before dinner. Simply because I could.

And now onto the birthday stuff. A couple of days ago I was texting with a friend who turned 29 back in February about getting older. She said she couldn't believe this was the last year in our 20's. I joked that we could always just celebrate our 2nd 29th birthdays next year.

I'm not actually upset or anything about turning 29. It's just a number. I've never felt any particular age and as a kid and teenager I've always felt older than I was. I don't feel particularly old now but it does sometimes shock me when I think that I'm as old as I am. Not saying I'm old...just that I seem to have no idea where the past 6 years or so actually went.

There are a few things that make me feel....older. Like when I thought Matty on MTV's Awkward was really cute and then I looked him up and realized that he is like 23 and I felt a little guilty for thinking he was cute. Or when I look at my friends daughter, who will be 10 this year and realize she's been around for a decade and I remember everything that happened in those 10 years. But honestly, the thing that gets me the most is my family. My mom is the youngest of 6 children so my older aunts are in their 60's and maybe even 70's. Which I really have a hard time with. It was actually only last year that it dawned on me that if I'm getting closer to 30, I probably only have another 15-25 years with them and that's completely unacceptable in my brain.

But to end this on a happier note, I leave you with this Buzzfeed link for 29 Awesome Things About Turning 29, because I was doing a bunch of nodding while reading these.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/jessicamisener/29-awesome-things-about-being-29

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