Wednesday, April 6, 2011

I run for cookies

So in all honesty, part of my running motivation comes from the fact that when I run 4 miles, I justify things like oatmeal chocolate chip cookies as an appropriate addition to my daily plates.

This is probably not a good plan overall, but hey, who said I was a good role model?

Last night I baked up a storm with the aforementioned oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. This recipe made a TON, which is possibly problematic since they'll sit on my counter tempting me for days (although I did manage to get rid of 2 of the 4 batches, so that's a good start).

I've made oatmeal chocolate chip cookies before and they were pretty disastrous. seriously. epic failure.

these on the other hand are phenomenal. Woo hoo for delicious cookies.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
adapted from Mel's Kitchen: here

1 cup brown sugar (I mixed half light brown sugar and half dark brown sugar. not sure if this had any impact on the cookies, but like i mentioned before - phenomenal)
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups whole wheat flour (note: you can sub all-purpose or white whole wheat, or do a mix. I've done it all ways -- these cookies are quite forgiving)
2 3/4 cup oats
~1.5 cups chocolate chips

cream the sugar and the butter (in your fancy kitchenaid, or by hand). add in eggs and vanilla. mix until soft and fluffy. add power, soda, and salt. add flour oats and chocochips. scoop in 2 tbsp. servings onto parchment paper lined baking sheets.

bake for 10-12 minutes (they'll be VERY soft at first, but once they cool they turn perfectly chewy. mine took 12 minutes)

TADA! (I also had to recreate this for you all because I was rushing to get the broomball and didnt have time to snap the final product)

The motivation for cookie making was my fabulous broomball team.

Broomball is a crazy sport played in tennis shoes on half of an ice rink with mini-soccer balls, and sticks with paddles on the end.  sounds ridiculous, i know, but so much fun.

Obligatory youtube video explaining it. (skip to around 3:00 to see the actual game)

also, i actually know people in this video. pretty cool.

Broomball can be pretty vicious though. check out this battle wound:

stick to the thumb right there people.
also check out the green nail polish - hell yeah martian 5k!


  1. Yum, you should add sea salt on top of those :)

  2. haha, I have to admit that if I actually watched what I ate/drank I probably wouldn't work out at all. but I enjoy working out and would rather do that than count calories, soo...

  3. those look delicious!!! payoffs for running are really nice. and! unfortunately. those are not my shoes! i just liked the picture :)