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Up to My Eyeballs in Cookies

Posted Sep 03 2010 10:25am

Now this is what I call a Cookie Friday !!! :mrgreen:

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I’m up to my eyeballs in Zucchini Chocolate Chip Cookies ! 8-O

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Of course, this is nothing to complain about, but maybe I shouldn’t have doubled the recipe? I figured that I might as well try to use up the huge zucchini that my realtor gave to me. Even doubling the recipe and using twice as much zucchini barely made a dent in that monster! If you have a good zucchini recipe, please let me know.

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This recipe is from Barbara Kingsolver’s book, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle , which is an amazing read. The book tells the story of the Kingsolver family, who spends an entire year without eating food grown more than 100 miles from their home. It’s a great story and makes you think twice about where your food comes from, especially bananas!

Makes 2 dozen

  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla extract

Combine in large bowl:

  • 1 cup white flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg

Combine in a separate, small bowl and blend into liquid mixture:

  • 1 cup finely shredded zucchini
  • 12 oz chocolate chips

Stir these into other ingredients, mix well. Drop by spoonful onto greased baking sheet, and flatten with the back of a spoon. Bake at 350°, 10 to 15 minutes.

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[rewind to this morning]

I woke up for an early-morning Body Pump class at the gym. Before I left the house, I munched on an Element Bar. I always need some sort of fuel in my stomach before a workout.

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At Body Pump, I took it easy on my legs as I have a long run tomorrow, but I still got a good workout and felt the “burn” in my quads, glutes, and hams. I’m actually sort of getting sick of Body Pump 74. Does anyone know when 75 will be released?

When I got home from Body Pump, Mal surprised me with pancakes for breakfast. He made my favorite recipe ! :-D

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This time, however, Mal used Stonyfield French Vanilla yogurt instead of the Greek variety, which made the pancakes turn out even more cake-like. Mmm!

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On the side, I had some fresh strawberries.

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And, an iced soy pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks, which was super, duper sweet. Next time, I’ll definitely order it with half of the amount of pumpkin syrup.

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What food do you refuse to eat?

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