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Five (or more) Cookie Friday

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Starting my morning with a homemade cafe misto thanks for the frother I bought at TJ Maxx for $6.99.  Foam on top of your coffee just makes it much more decadent.

I started last night with these truffles (after getting my butt kicked at spin class, thank God):

Chubby Hubby from Brown Eyed Baker (my husband liked the taste of these but not the name ;))

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Oreo Cheesecake from Brown Eyed Baker – so indulgent

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Next on my list are these white chocolate strawberry oatmeal cookies (I’m planning on using cranberries) from Monica Nelson Fitness, some of Averie’s chocolate saltine toffee, and maybe a batch of puppy chow or Chex mix, thanks to all of my comments on yesterday’s post.

I want to make these triple chocolate meringue cookies

but I’m out of egg whites and was planning on avoiding all shopping areas like the plague.

I made these low fat chocolate chip cookies earlier this week and they were phenomenal.  The first “healthified” cookie I’ve made that genuinely tasted like the real deal.  Skinnytaste is a great resource, and all about the recipes!

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My plans today: yoga (gotta relieve the holiday stress), Shellac manicure (yay!), wrapping gifts (which I’m dreading), and baking (obviously).

How are you spending the day before the day before Christmas?

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18 responses to “Five (or more) Cookie Friday

  1. sprint2thetable December 23, 2011 at 10:18 am

    I’m all over the cookies today too – I think the new year is going to bring a serious sugar detox! 🙂

    Good luck with the wrapping. That’s my least favorite Christmas activity. Unwrapping is glorious though!

    • Claire @ Live and Love to Eat December 23, 2011 at 11:18 am

      I feel like such a grown up because now I enjoy watching others unwrap the gifts I give them. Merry Christmas! 🙂

  2. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga December 23, 2011 at 10:39 am

    Omg one thing looks and sounds better than the next.

    I hope you try the chocolate saltine toffee (or some puppy chow) but you’ve got no shortage of delish looking ideas here!

  3. peaceloveandoats December 23, 2011 at 11:57 am

    that is some serious baking! they all look so delicious!!!

  4. Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance December 23, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    I love skinnytaste! That woman is a genius 🙂

  5. Kathleen December 23, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    I agree that having a frother at home transform a simple coffee in a real treat! I’m a fan of mine since I’ve bought it. Now, I can’t do a coffee at home without using it.. it’s addictive, you should be aware! 😉

    Your truffles look delightful! I used to make truffles in the past years… This year, I decided to bake cookies instead of truffles to change things up a bit 😉

    Today, I’ll take it easy and relax. I’ve planned to cook, workout and clean a bit. Fortunately, all my gifts are bought and wrapped, I won’t have to go in a shopping center today!! It’s so crazy at this time of year, I prefer to avoid it as much as I can 🙂

    Have a nice day! Can’t you believe it already Christmas eve tomorrow ? Time goes by so fast!!!

  6. monicanelsonfitness December 23, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    Hi! YUM. All of these sound so good. I just got done doing all my baking and whoa… What a task! it was so fun but so much work too, ha. 😉
    Good luck with my recipe, it is so easy and good… you just can’t go wrong.

    HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!

  7. eatingRD December 23, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    You are a busy little baker! Looks great. I’m at work today booo. Happy Holidays!!!

  8. Jenny December 23, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    Whoaaa so many cookies, how delish! 🙂

  9. Life's a Bowl December 24, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    I’ve been wanting to try some recipes from Skinnygirl but never had- good to know her “healthified” versions are delic!

  10. Katie@Real Food Katie's Way December 24, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    I participated in a baking exchange last weekend and those oreo cheesecake truffles were a part of it…Only they were dipped in melted white chocolate…SO good!!!

    I am spending Christmas eve with my husbands family…It’s a mad house!

  11. teabagginit December 25, 2011 at 2:38 am

    now i really want to make those chubby hubby cookie things – they look great! i tried avoiding the store today and yesterday. ended up there three times in two days. fail!

  12. kristina December 26, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    ah! more cookies!! love that “c” mug, so cute and personal ~ and i’ve always wanted to try the shellac mani 😉 hope you had a great holiday claire!!
    xo, k

  13. Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic December 27, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    All the cookies sound great! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

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