Whew.

What a day. I’m pooped.

Why you ask? Because I spent all day baking cookies.

I didn’t have any appointments today and kind of wanted to do something to distract so I just wasn’t sitting around all day.  So I decided I was going to bake cookie’s for Matt’s co-workers.  Let me tell you. Baking is a great distraction.  I was running around all day!  But you know what I had a blast!  I also thought this would be a nice little challenge for me and my eating disorder as well. Because I made real cookies. You heard me. Butter, Oil, Eggs. Everything. And I told myself I would taste every single batter. I even made Oreo Truffles.  Another point I made myself do was eat a whole Oreo.

You know what.  It wasn’t nearly as hard as I thought it would be, and I didn’t feel nearly as guilty as I thought I would. I had no desire to restrict the rest of the day at all.

Do you know how refreshing that is? It’s very refreshing. I think I may be on my way!

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So for this What I Ate Wednesday I thought I would share my cookie extravaganza with you!

But before we start this What I Ate Wednesday, in all it’s cookie glory-ness, let’s head over to Jenn’s at PeasandCrayons and thank her for being such a lovely host.

 

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First let me show you what I had decided to make and where I got my lovely inspirations. Because these ladies are all amazing and deserve a little spot light as well.
If you’ve been following my blog at all you know all the camera issues I am having so it might be nice to see some nice pictures of what I made.
I will admit mine all came out super tasty, so it might only be the photography that is better. ;)
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oreo truffles

Recipe from Sweet Tooth Sweet Life

(the lovely miss Courtney)

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cookie butter reese's cup cookies

Recipe from Iowa Girl Eats

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pumpkin spice cookies

Recipe from Peanut Butter Fingers

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Now on to my creations.

Let’s start with the Oreo Truffles because I they got a lot more picture time than most.

(By the 4th batch I was not as picture happy)

crushing oreos is harder than it looks. i wanted to devour this whole bowl.

Ok so I didn’t eat the whole bowl, but I did eat one whole Oreo. and.enjoyed.every.bite.

Go me!

these were nothing short of amazing.

I was so rushed trying to get everything done in time to drive up to Matt’s work to deliver them I forgot to take pictures after the second coating of crushed Oreos. So use your imagination!

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Up next.

Pumpkin Spice Cookies.

two ingredients. count them. easy-peasy.

Easiest cookies ever made. And super delicious. Don’t let the simplicity fool you.

this batter may or may not have entered my mouth.

topped with cream cheese frosting and an extra sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice.

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Up next, another super easy cookie.

Well this turned kind of into a mini cake because my batter was too runny to make it on a cookie sheet. So into the muffin pan it went.

Little chocolate cakes!

i mean who doesn't love little chocolate cakes. i know i did.

these were so moist. sprinkled with some extra sugar to give it a nice little touch.

I’m seriously a sucker for anything chocolate.

banana's you got nothing on these little chocolate cake wonderfuls.

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And last, but very not least.

-dies-

Peanut Butter Cookies with Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.

Really? How could these not be amazing.

these were filled with love. love in the form of a mini reese's cup.

I was the most nervous about these because I actually made these from scratch.  Matt (and everyone else) said they were amazing.  The speed at which they were devoured was record breaking.

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Finished Product.

cute little plate all ready to go to broken bulb studios

Sadly not all the plates got ribbon like I planned.  Packaging did not really happen other than in the form of saran wrap.

This girl ran out of time.

And energy.

i added the m&m's kind of last minute. talk about impulse buy. but who doesn't love a little extra chocolate?

all of these cookies were so tasty. and all so easy to make.

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So overall the cookies went over great!  Seriously the best compliment was, by time I was done passing out the plates to the entire office, the first people I gave plates to had already finished their whole entire plate!  I got nothing but compliments.  Made my crazy day very worth it, and I’m glad I got to see everyone actually enjoy them. And I also had a great time in the kitchen and again the fact that I did not feel horrible about myself after indulging was so refreshing.

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 Have you baked cookies this holiday season?

What is your favorite cookie?

If you want any recipes please let me know and I can post them!