Never Over-rated: Cookie Break

Today during a SoulCycle class master instructor Kym Perfetto yelled out serious motivation with sticking power.

“Skinny is over-rated but hot is not!” the ripped Kym screamed as she proceeded to tell us about how she hates when people equate working out to punishing themselves for enjoying a delicious dessert. This is a girl after my own heart. Let’s face it, y’all; life is hard and short. There just isn’t enough time to get all wrapped up in what you shouldn’t. The time to enjoy is now. Let’s work it out and then go and have lunch!

After class I went home and began a sunday baking spree. I had cookies on me mind. And the only way to satisfy a cookie craving is by baking a batch, of course!Recipe adapted from Katie

(Makes 14-20 cookies)

  • 2/3 cup plus 1/2 cup whole wheat flour (could also use oat flour)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 8 tbsp brown sugar or brown coconut sugar
  • 4 tbsp white sugar
  • 1/4 cup chopped nuts (I used peanuts)
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (I never bother to measure)
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil ( or 1 stick melted butter)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all dry ingredients and stir. Add wet ingredients gradually. For softer cookies, I refrigerated dough until cold. Bake 10 minutes until barely golden. Remove from oven ( you want cookies to be a little undercooked). Here’s the hard part, let cookies cool at least 10 minutes before trying to remove from tray, as they’ll continue to cook while cooling.

Enjoy with a tall glass of milk and a dopey cookie loving grin on your grill. You deserve dessert. We all do.

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