I ❤ Cookies!

In all shapes and forms. Chewy or crunchy. With or without milk. Nutty, fruity, gooey, decadent…                              I’m already salivating.

However, due to this wonderful yet, limiting thing called breastfeeding, dairy, for now, is off the menu. Bye bye late night chocolate indulgences!

But my sweet tooth would not be silenced. As I often do, I was perusing Pinterest, when I came across this – (a cookie I feel less guilty about!) – trail mix cookies! You can find the recipe here:

http://celebratingsweets.com/oatmeal-trail-mix-cookies/

I used a trail mix consisting primarily of dried fruit, which I chopped a little smaller, and threw in some pecans. My favorite part is the yummy chunks of cocunut that were in the mix!

I also tried this recipe a second time with HALF the sugar – the dried fruit and honey kept it tasty, but I think I’ll keep to the orginal amount when I make them again. 😉

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* Note: I found this recipe makes about 12-16 cookies; maybe a little less, if you like bigger cookies. 🙂

Eggnog Chocolate Chunk Cookies

A friend had posted a link to this website, http://www.ohbiteit.com/2013/11/egg-nog-chocolate-chunk-cookies.html
with a recipe for Eggnog cookies. I tried these out and they were pretty good; quite a hit at work too! 🙂
( I realize eggnog season is basically over, but I couldn’t resist posting!)

Here’s the recipe:

2 cups all purpose flour

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 cup melted butter

2 cups sugar

2/3 cup Egg Nog

2 cups Chocolate Chunk Morsels

(Yes, there are only 7 ingredients, and no eggs!)

Directions:

preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

In a med. bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt.
In a large bowl, combine the melted butter with the Sugar and Egg Nog.

Combine the dry ingredients into the wet, a little bit at a time.
Mix until smooth and thick.  Now stir in the Chocolate Chunks.

Place 1-inch balls of dough onto a baking sheet, leaving about two inches between them.

Bake for 10-12 minutes, until cookies are set around the edges.

Here’s my own picture of the cookies! 

Eggnog ChocChip Cookies