It was a bit of a bake-a-thon in my house this afternoon!
I started out with just a batch or two of cookies in mind, and then I ended up making a bit more. After sharing with my parents and my blog gift exchange recipient, I’m still left with a humongous Tupperware full of cookies.
Hence, the title. I will run for cookies. I will also do Jillian Michael’s 6-week 6-pack for cookies. And I did just that.
My lunch? Cookies.
My snack? Cookie dough. And cookies. And chocolate bark.
It all started with this bad boy, and things just snowballed from there. <—no pun intended
Next, I tried my hand at making chocolate bark—layered white and dark chocolate bark to be exact.
Melt your chocolate in the microwave. I used 1/2 of a Lindt 90% Dark Chocolate bar + 1/2 C. semi-sweet chocolate chips.
Cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper, and pour your melted chocolate onto the paper. Smooth with a spatula. Then pop the pan in the freezer for about 15 minutes.
Once the dark chocolate is ready, melt your white chocolate. I used 1.5 C. white chocolate chips. They did not melt very well, and thus my bark is a bit chunky. But no less delicious.
Pour the white chocolate over the dark chocolate. Smooth with your spatula. Add toppings if desired! I added mini Christmas chips.
Next up? Andes Crème De Menthe cookies.
I have never made these, but I love Andes thin mints, so I thought I’d give it a whirl!
The recipe was straight off this package:
These did not disappoint.
And lastly, I made WOW chocolate chips cookies. This recipe came straight from the side of the Bob’s Red Mill Whole Wheat Pastry Flour package.
- 1/2 C. margarine (I used Earth Balance)
- 1/3 C. oil
- 1-1/2 C. sugar
- 2/3 cup milk (I used unsweetened coconut)
- 2 t. vanilla
- 2-1/2 C. Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
- 1-1/4 C. rolled oats
- 1 t. baking powder
- 1 t. baking soda
- 1 C. chocolate chips (I used mini)
1.) Cream together margarine, oil, and sugar.
2.) Add in milk and vanilla, blend well.
3.) Mix the dry ingredients in a separate bowl and then stir dry into wet.
4.) When half-blended, add the chocolate chips. Finishing blending.
5.) Refrigerate for 20 minutes.
6.) Place on a grease cookie sheet and back at 350 for about 10 minutes.
Now do you know why I run for cookies?
Don’t worry though, I had some real food for dessert.
Veggie bowl + Mama Pea’s Spicy African Peanut Soup <—this is my second batch, make this! It’s delicious!
Have a great night guys!