Hi, friends! What's new?
I'm doing great :) Thanks for asking...hehe. I've been getting busy with schoolwork lately and haven't had as much time to blog. Not to worry though, there are still some magnificent things occurring in my kitchen!
Last night, I was craving cookies. Specifically, cookies with chocolate.
After some careful assessment of my pantry, OMG Cookies were born. Why OMG? Because the entire time Raine and I were eating them, we kept repeating "OMG these are so good," over and over again.
This is one of the first times I have created a cookie from scratch, and I can't believe they turned out so well the first time!
OMG Cookies (makes 24-26 cookies)
1 heaping cup flour (I used unbleached white)
1/4 + 1/8 cup Sugar in the Raw
1/4 + 1/8 cup brown sugar
1 stick vegan butter (mine is olive oil based- any stick butter will do)
1 TBSP chia seeds + 3 TBSP water (chia egg)
1 tsp vanilla
scant half cup dried mixed berries
scant half cup chopped Lindt dark chocolate with sea salt/dark chocolate chip mixture (you could use chocolate chips here- this is just what I had in my chocolate stash!)
Preheat oven to 375*
Combine the chia seeds and water in a small bowl and set aside.
Cream the sugar, butter, and vanilla together with a hand mixer until very well incorporated. When the chia seeds have absorbed all water (all of it!), stir them into the butter-sugar mix. Add flour and mix well. Add the chocolate and berries and mix until they're well disbursed throughout the dough.
Spoon heaping tablespoons of the dough onto a greased baking sheet, making sure cookies are spaced at least 2 inches apart. Bake for 10 minutes and let cool before removing from the baking sheet.
Don't do as I did and eat 6 cookies all at once...
Do leave a few bigger chunks of chocolate for a special melty treat...
The chia seeds got all toasty in the oven and added a fantastic crunch to these! The cookies were crispy on the bottom and soft inside and OMG...just...OMG.
Let me know if you try making these! I'm pretty sure you could use anything inside...berries, chocolate, nuts, seeds, coconut, you name it!
And, I'm so glad you liked my stripes! I love stripes too- I own a lot of clothes that are striped. This is something I wore recently- when the temperature rose to 50*
I have a hard time taking an up-and-down picture of myself. I need help.
I also brought out my cowgirl boots!
For some reason I kept calling them cowboy-girl boots. It was great to walk around in shoes other than snowboots!
Topped my outfit with a red bow on a headband and I was good to go :)
On an unrelated note- I've been having some Internet problems lately and have been having a hard time leaving comments! I think it has resolved itself though... but if you haven't heard from me lately, know that I am still reading :)
PS: I am giving a guest lecture on Wednesday on body image. Do you have any ideas for activities I could do with the class? The lecture + activities should take up about 50 minutes, and there are 30 undergraduate students in the class! So far, I'm going to tie in Operation Beautiful to my lecture and have them fill out their own sticky note to put somewhere on campus.
What do you think?