And, when I say fan, I literally mean that I can (and occasionally do) eat them as my whole source of nourishment for the day.
I think that if the Cookie Diet featured Tollhouse and Snickerdoodles I'm certain that I could lose weight, no problem.
But, as it stands, I'm like 96% certain that cookies are to blame for at least one of my love handles and part of my double chin (the rest is likely from pies, chocolates, and sugar infused coffee beverages).
I know you're not gonna believe this, but I really don't eat a lot.
I know, I know, all heavy people say that.
But, in my case it's true!
I really don't even eat a lot.
At least, not a lot of food.
But cookies, I kill cookies. Kill them.
As in, stop it with the oh-no-she-didn'ts because yes I did just eat an entire bag of Chips Ahoy all by my lonesome.
Before lunch time.
But, those days are gone (no really, they totally are. Seriously. I swear.).
I'm not the cookie monster I used to be now that I'm trying to
Doesn't mean I can't still appreciate a good cookie from time to time.
Cookie addiction is not like alcohol addiction. You can have one and not totally fall off the wagon. At least I can. Usually.
But, even if I can't be trusted in a room alone with a cookie, doesn't mean you can't and it doesn't mean that I'm not gonna be baking the heck outta some cookies for the holidays.
Because I am. And you should too.
So, let's start now, because Tuesday is a holiday in my cookie lovin' book.
Tonight we tried a new confection, Cinnamon-Chocolate Chip Butterballs (Recipe found in Betty Crocker Christmas Cookies).
*1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
*1/2 cup powdered sugar
*1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
*1/2 teaspoon salt
*1 cup cold butter
*1 cup mini semisweet choc. chips
*1 teaspoon vanilla
*1/2 cup powdered sugar
*1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1. Heat oven to 400 degrees. Mix flour, 1/2 cup powdered sugar, 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon and the salt in a large bowl. Cut in butter, using pastry blender or fork, until mixture looks like coarse crumbs. Stir in chocolate chips and vanilla.
2. Use your hands to shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place balls on ungreased cookie sheets 1 inch apart.
3. Bake 6 to 8 minutes until set but not brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheets and cool slightly, about 20 minutes.
4. In small bowl, stir together 1/2 cup powdered sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Roll cookies in sugar mixture. Shake excess back into bowl. Cool completely.
5. Eat up!
What I learned:
1. I probably used a little too much flour (I'm not a precise measurer) so I added a little water when I started to roll into balls.
2. Using my hands just didn't work for me. My hands nearly sealed themselves together. Use a spoon to moisten the dough some and then it rolls up easier.
3. If you don't have mini chocolate chips go ahead and use the bog ones, they work fine too.
4. Keep thieving baby hands away from the cookie plate and watch them like a hawk or else...
My favorite part about the whole video (which you may have missed because of my loud voices drowning his out) is when I asked him if he stole it and he says no, but then quickly changes his answer to yes.
I guess my lying-is-bad-you'll-burn-in-Hell soliloquies, though intended in large part for #2 (aka professional fibber), have made an impression on him as well.
Way to go Dumb Mom's parenting skills!
And, have fun baking!