Holiday Baking

Oh boy. All I did today was bake! Seriously. No workout no nothing. Just me, my mixer, and a whole bunch of butter, sugar, and flour. I now have 4 out of 5 of the recipes I’d planned done. I saved the best and most tedious for last. My goal is to have all cookies baked and gifted by Solstice (this Thursday)!

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I started out with a hearty breakfast of a multigrain English muffin with flaxseed peanut butter and orange marmalade. Plus a banana and peanut butter and a glass of milk. I knew the nut butter would keep me going!

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Before the baking started, Ophelia did a little prayer to the baking gods that her mother would not be in the kitchen all day and instead spend time in bed with her. Her prayers went unanswered.

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Once I had completed baked good #2 and #3 ( Spiced Oatmeal Raisin Cookies and Pumpkin Molasses Cookies ) I had to do a taste test to make sure I wasn’t giving people bad cookies! I ended up eating 3 of the molasses and one of the oatmeal with a small glass of milk over the course of the day. Yeah..I’m not too proud of it. =/ Most of the time it was just to get rid of the burnt ones too. >.< They didn’t even taste good due to the char.

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Eventually around 3pm I decided I better eat some lunch to stop the cookie munching and to get some veggies into me. I decided on a simple wrap with string cheese, mixed greens, and a mixture of a Tofurky sausage, yellow pepper, and marinara sauce. It was tasty enough.

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And then after many many struggles (the dough was very difficult to work with plus I dumped almost the entire bottle of peppermint extract on the floor…) cookie #4 was complete! These Colorful Spiral Cookies are pretty to look at but sooo not worth the trouble in my book! I only ended up making one batch of these instead of the planned two. I decided even though I hate these(!) that I would at least give them a try. I ate one and oh my. They are soooo good. Seriously, maybe everyone should just make them once.

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Due to my large cookie consumption over the day my dinner was super small. Seriously only 210 kcals at the complete max. I had a Morningstar Farms Corndog and some steamed broccoli while Chase an I watched Predator. (Have I mentioned I’m a big Aliens and Predator fan!)

Now that it’s been a good many hours since all the cookies were consumed, I’m starting to feel pretty damn hungry! I’m thinking I may pop some low fat popcorn and enjoy a good cup of hot chocolate while we watch another movie. =)

Overall I had a productive weekend and look forward to a very filled week!

How is your holiday baking going?

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4 thoughts on “Holiday Baking

  1. thanks for trying out my cookies – i will take the 3 cookies consumed as a good indication you enjoyed them 🙂

    hope you don’t beat yourself up too much! just enjoy the holiday season my dear!

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