Holiday Cookies for ALL!!!

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When you get two ladies (who both run blogs) together baking in the kitchen during the holidays, it only leads to a fun time! But really, it was a night full of holiday tunes, chit chat & two bellies full of sugar (yikes)!

My girlie Ryan has the cutest blog Skinny Supper – make sure to check out all her skinny recipes here!

Anywho, we decided to get our aprons on & try a few stellar cookie recipes…

1.) Peanut Butter Crisp Balls – omg awesome

2.) Molasses White Chocolate Wonders – mix in 1/2-1C white chocolate chips in batter

3.) Saltine & Toffee Bark – break up 2 bars of a heath bar & layer on top of the bark

4.) Peppermint Candy Cane Cookies – I decided to dye the white dough green

5.) Ninja Gingerbread Madness – prepackaged, but worth the cuteness

I am having a hard time picking a number one favorite – for me it’s between the PB Crisp Balls & Molasses White Chocolate Wonders. The hub’s fave is the Peppermint Candy Cane Cookie, but his office loved the Saltine & Toffee Bark.

So get baking before your guests get in for the holidays – and hey, if you have leftovers these are all freezer friendly!

Hope you all have a wonderful holiday & make sure to relax with your loved ones!

Peanut Butter, Pretzel & Chocolate Chip Cookie

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These bad boys were too good to be true. Thank goodness I shipped the hub off to work with the remainder, or else the combination of me at home alone writing a post about them would have not ended well – hellooo belly ache!

Honestly, this is such a simple cookie recipe and I’m kind of unsure why I haven’t thought about making these sooner! Plus it contains literally all of my fave indulgences smashed into a nugget of a cookie, hello heaven!

Get your tastebuds ready…

  1. Preheat oven to 350degrees & prep 2 cookie sheets with either a Chico Chef or parchment paper
  2. In a large bowl add 1/2C Earth balance soy butter at room temp (to get the perfect consistency I opted for the defrost button on the microwave for 30seconds) & stir in 3/4C coconut sugar til combined
  3. Mix in 3/4C creamy peanut butter, 1 egg & 1t vanilla extract – then, slowly mix in 1/2t baking powder & 1.25C flour
  4. Once dough is formed fold in 3/4C chocolate chips & 3/4C crushed pretzels
  5. Chill dough for 30minutes in fridge
  6. After 30minutes form 24 balls (about the size of 1 heaping tablespoon), place on prepped sheets & press down slightly (bottom of cup with a little non-stick spray on it works best)
  7. Bake for 8-10minutes (they may still be doughy when you take them out but that’s fine), remove & let cool on wire rack

Enjoy these scrumptious treats! They will last up to a bit over a week if stored in tupperware or else freeze them up so you can enjoy these treats for even longer!

Nutritional Info Per Cookie (Makes 24): 170 calories – 10 grams of fat – 18 carbs – 3.5 grams of protein

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OMG Overload Cookies

Healthy…eh, not when you have four like me. Drool-worthy…yes, absolutely…so worth every calorie! Which makes them dangerous in any household – the batter alone had me at hello.

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  • Preheat oven to 350degrees
  • Mix: 1/4C Earth Balance original butter, 1/2C packed brown sugar, 1/3C granulated sugar, 1t cinnamon, 1/2t baking soda and 1/8t salt
  • Once the above is mixed add 1egg & 1t vanilla – blend
  • Beat in 3/4C flour & 3/4C oatmeal, then 1/4C of each of the following:  flaxseed meal, wheat germ, dark chocolate chips, dried cranberries & chopped walnuts – use your muscles and mix it up! If dough becomes crumbly begin to use your hands
  • Use spoon or your hands again to form ball & place on cookie sheet topped with parchment paper
  • Bake for 9-11minutes
  • Let cool on wire rack & taste one warm…mmmm

I made these for our buddies 30th bday party tomorrow night & he is going to be one lucky guy if any of these survive the night….Enjoy!

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Nutritional Info Per Cookie (14 Cookies): 180 calories – 7 grams of fat – 20 carbs – 4 grams of protein 
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