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

Ingredients:
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

6 comments:

  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 :)

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

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  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!

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

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

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