So, I’ve been trying to lose a few pounds before this summer.
I’d love to say that it’s because I want to live a healthier lifestyle, but in all honesty, it’s because I already own a swimsuit that covers as much skin as a normal person can get away with.
If I can’t fit into that one-piece, there is a strong possibility that I will be known as the Shirt and Shorts In The Pool Lady.
And because I’m not very good at healthy food and calories and all that, I downloaded one of those calorie counting apps on my phone. Which is totally awesome, but not for the reasons you probably think.
I’ve started entering in the meals that I see people around me order at restaurants.
And then I privately judge them.
I know. It’s sick.
But….it’s sort of fun.
I’ve tried to get my husband to join me in this sick and twisted game, but he’s all, “I can’t believe you’re actually entering their food in,” and I’m all “I’m just curious, who cares and how many fries did that guy over there eat and how many do you think he dipped in ranch?”
Dieting is miserable, I’m restricted to 1200 calories a day, and I just want to feel superior for a few minutes. Is that so wrong?
But between you and me, I’m thinking I will keep this app long after my diet is over. Just for days when I need a little lift.
Spice cake is one of my absolute favorite cakes, and oatmeal cookies are my favorite cookies, so I combined the two and made a yummy and very easy cookie. I don’t really know how many calories are in them, but I think I’ve decided that they should only be like 5 calories a piece. I’m pretty sure that since it’s my blog, I can make stuff be however many calories I want.
1 (18.25 oz) box spice cake mix
1/2 cup butter (1 stick), softened
1 cup cinnamon chips
1 cup quick-cooking oats
1/4 cup sugar and 1/2 tsp cinnamon, mixed
can of cream cheese frosting
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray baking sheets with nonstick spray.
In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine the cake mix, butter, and eggs until smooth. Mix in the cinnamon chips and oatmeal.
Roll dough into about 1 1/2 inch balls and roll in the cinnamon sugar mixture. Place on cookie sheet and flatten slightly with a glass or the palm of your hand. Flattened cookies need to be about 2 inches apart.
Bake for 8-10 minutes or until cookies are just slightly golden around the edges. Allow to cool slightly and remove from baking sheets to a wire rack.
Once cool, warm frosting in the microwave for about 10-15 seconds, and drizzle over cookies if desired.
Makes about 25 large cookies.
If you don’t have, or can’t find cinnamon chips, you can substitute white chocolate chips or omit them entirely. Just make sure you make these cookies at some point. They are amazing.
Have a happy Monday and thanks for stopping by!!