Maybe 2-3 Bites….
Ahhhh a moment of silence. I just laid the kids down for a nap after a morning of taking them clothes shopping. I don’t know if there will ever be a time in my life when I enjoy shopping. I never really have enjoyed it, and I still don’t. Ok, there was one short period in my life where I loved shopping and that is when the kids were between birth and 2 years old, before they got opinionated about what they want to wear. Try explaining to a 3-year-old that the store doesn’t have a Sophia outfit in her size and the size she has a death grip on will look like a crop top and Daisy Duke shorts. Then at the same time try rationalizing with a 4-year-old when it comes to picking the ugliest clothes on the rack, or wanting to get a suit and tie to wear when he is playing in the mud. Needless to say we got out of the store with a couple of outfits that satisfied mom and kids and one pair of sandals. We will have to go looking for boy’s sandals another day.
Now that our little excursion is over, and everyone within ear shot in the store thinks I’m either crazy, or just plain mean, I can sit down with my cup of coffee and think for a minute or two. I haven’t had a chance to sit down and blog in the middle of the day in a couple of weeks. Over the last two weeks I have been writing my blogs while cooking dinner, and doing dishes, at the end of the day. Hopefully this is the new norm again, but we will see. 😉 Currently I am trying to get my creative recipe skills back, and they are wavering a tad, so if you have something you would like to see, please, let me know! I am all ears, and I love new ideas!
Today’s recipe is cookie dough bites, although I’m not really sure that you can call them “bites” because of their size. I used my Tablespoon cookie scoop and they came out to be 2-3 bites worth. I need one scoop smaller, but for now, these are ok as bigger bites. 😉 Maybe they are just man size bites. These cookies are super easy, and oh, so yummy! They are a no fail as long as you make sure that you press them into the scoop very firmly and then keep them in the freezer. Otherwise they get kind of crumbly and make a mess. (I suppose if you wanted to get totally chocofied you could dip the entire bite in chocolate at the end and hold all the crumbs in!) I can tell you this though, the kids love them, hubby loves them, and I think they are amazing. So you can’t go wrong with 4/4! Whether you make ‘em big or make ‘em small, sit back, relax, and enjoy!
Cookie Dough Bites
By Angie Gouchenour
½ cup natural crunchy peanut butter – melted
3 Tablespoons Sugar 2.0
2 teaspoons vanilla flavoring, or extract
½ cup wheat flour
2 Tablespoons dairy free mini chocolate chips (2 teaspoons reserved for drizzling)
In a medium bowl cream together the melted peanut butter, Sugar 2.0, and vanilla
Stir in the flour until fully combined
Fold in 1 Tablespoon and 1 teaspoon of chocolate chips
Using a small cookie scoop pack the scoop ¾ of the way with dough FIRMLY
Freeze bites on a tray, or plate
In a microwave safe bowl melt chocolate chips 30-60 seconds stirring after 30 seconds
I used a snack Ziploc bag and just cut the tip off to drizzle the chocolate, but you can just use a spoon if you’d rather, or parchment paper
Remove bites from the freezer, drizzle with chocolate, and pop them back in the freezer until the chocolate sets
100 calories per bite
Modified from A Dash of Sanity