You win, Christmas cookies

19 Dec

I had been doing SO WELL! I made cookies for a charity poker event…and didn’t eat any. I made another batch for the 1st Annual Dare 2 Share Cookie Exchange…and didn’t eat any. We exchanged our cookies and I had a whole platter of delicious cookies sitting behind me at work…only had one small piece of peppermint bark (which was delicious). The cookies sat on my kitchen counter the whole week…I only ate one little measly cookie.

But then yesterday, I had the bright idea to make more cookies (2 batches of 48 cookies is just not enough I guess). I should have just gone to take a nap because let me tell you, me tired + delicious cookies = me stuffing my face. But no, I decided to push through my tiredness…as I simultaneously pushed 700 calories of cookie dough into my mouth before the cookies had even set (they’re the no-bake kind).

You know when you’ve eaten about 3 lbs of a certain food because you thought it was so delicious and then 10 seconds later, just looking at that same food makes you want to puke? Yeah, that was me. I definitely paid for it too because last night, around 3 or 4 in the morning, I woke up with the *worst* cramps. That’s my stomach’s way of telling me, “Don’t you EVER do that again!! Do you hear me? Huh? Never!”

But I will say that these are some of the best cookies EVER. I just absolutely love them. And they’re not horrible for you…they’re just not that great. Let me delight you with the recipe (that I pathetically have memorized now):

I call them Grandma Dee’s Special Cookies but you could just use Unbaked Almond Bark Cookies

1 lb. Almond Bark

1/4 cup peanut butter

1 1/2 cups Captain Crunch’s Peanut Butter Crunch

1 cup Rice Krispies

1 cup dry roasted peanuts

1 cup small marshmallows

1. Melt almond bark in the microwave according to package directions.

2. Stir in peanut butter.

3. Pour mixture over rest of ingredients.

4. Quickly (it’s a race against time!) drop mixture by spoonfuls onto tinfoil.

5. Let cool/harden.

These are so easy to make and so delicious. Too delicious.

By the way, watch out for the jumping spoons. They just jump right into your mouth without notice. It’s a dangerous job, making these cookies.

But it’s oh so worth it.

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