November 21, 2013

DIY Healthy Cookie Mix – Holiday Gift Idea

Writing so many scientific essays at the uni has my brain a little confused. Using words and phrases like "furthermore" or "on the other hand" or "despite this" are too formal for my Spanish-speaking brain. Plus, writing here at the blog doesn't help me practice. Here I get to be very informal and make as many grammar mistakes as I want (just don't tell anyone I actually don't realize I'm making mistakes). 

Drastically changing the subject, one of the things I love about The Recipe Redux is that it allows me to do something different than the usual thing here at the blog. I don’t think I’ve explained what it is though. Long story short, on the 1st of every month they propose a secret theme and on the 21st members have to blog something on that theme. This month’s theme is a DIY offering from our kitchens.

My inner-self loves crafts and DIY's. When I was younger one of my favourite TV shows was Art Attack. My mom once even bought me an art attack book and it was the-best-book-in-the-whole-wide-world. I'm not sure if I was good at it. But it's ok, my mom always said everything looked pretty and that's what matters, right?

If I had more time, I would have a DIY blog and then fill it with scrapbooks, flower vases and scarves. Good thing Redux chose a DIY theme this month. That way I get to use the right side of my brain and still do something food related because, let me be clear, I love DIY's but nothing beats food. 

Serves 12 cookies

Add in a jar in the following order:
-1/2 cup whole grain flour
-2 tablespoons normal flour
-1/2 teaspoon baking soda
-1/2 teaspoon baking powder
-Pinch of salt
-1/2 cup cooking oats
-3/4 cup dark chocolate chips
-1/2 cup brown sugar

Add a label to indicate the following:
-Add ½ a beaten egg
-1/4 cup reduced fat margarine
-1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Mix everything together and make small balls of dough. Add in a baking tray and bake at 350 for 15 minutes or until golden. 

Adapted from Mix Things Up


  1. I've never had wholemeal choc chip cookies before, will have to try them out. Oh, and I totally get where you are coming from with the scientific writing thing. I spent years writing scientific articles before starting my blog so now I have to keep stopping myself from writing "furthermore" or "in contrast" and other things like that when writing my blog posts. Instead I try to use simpler words such as "and" or "but" since that's the way I would talk :)

  2. Exactly! I'm always trying to switch my brain into blog-mode when I type! I hope you like the cookies :)

  3. Love the side shot of the cookie!! (: I want one right now!!! Good luck at uni...whew...sorta makes my brain hurt thinking about it! So glad to have you in ReDux!

    1. Thanks!!! Yeah, my brain is hurt too, haha! I'm also glad to be part of it! :)

  4. Looks so delicious! I think anyone would love to receive cookie mix!