"The Health Nut" Cookie Recipe
(makes about 1 dozen large cookies)
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1/3 cup honey
- 2 Tbsp milk
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup whole white wheat flour
- 1/2 cup oats
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 cup (or more to taste) total of at least 3 different nuts (I used peanuts, almonds & walnuts)
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Place parchment paper on cookie sheet.
- In a large bowl, mix together the butter, honey, and milk. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla.
- In a separate bowl, combine the flour, oats, baking soda, baking power, and salt (and other spices you feel like adding such as cinnamon or nutmeg); stir into the honey mixture using a large spoon.
- Mix in the nuts until evenly distributed.
- Drop by teaspoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheets.
- Bake for 10-15 minutes in the preheated oven, until lightly browned.
- Cool for a minute on the cookie sheets before removing to wire racks to cool completely.
March 12athon Report
Boy am I glad this is over!
Ok, I may have overdone it this weekend and today. I was exhausted and felt like crap last night, so I took a sick day from work today. I slept until 7:30 am, instead of the usual 5 am, and I could tell I really needed it. I felt ok after breakfast, so I thought I would try to tackle the 12athon challenge to help me recover from yesterday. All I needed to do was cover 12 easy miles somehow, and I knew that running was out of the question so I did the "tris this" challenge which would let me cover them via 3 different sports, 6 miles of which had to be walking/running.
It was really tough. I spent 9 hours each on Friday and Saturday in RRCA running coach training, then ran my 14th half marathon yesterday, which was hot and somewhat hilly with 2 bridge crossings. I didn't PR, but that's because I was still recovering from the hard effort the previous sunday where I PRed big at HM #13. So I played it safe and took it easier yesterday, but I was still exhausted after the crazy busy weekend. Needless to say that running 12 miles today was not going to happen. I figured my best bet was the "tri this" challenge, and I wanted to attempt the "cookie badge" since I had been saving cookies for the last week.
- Tri This Challenge:
- 1 mile on roller blades
- 5 miles on bike
- 6 miles on foot (walked)
- Cookie Badge Challenge:
- 1 tagalong
- 4 caramel delights
- 2 (stale) shout outs
- 4 thin mint
- 1 health nut homemade cookie
Details Mile by Mile:
- mile 1: tagalong - I completed this mile in roller blades that I have not worn in years, and the rubber on the wheels started to fall apart within the first 1/4 mile. I had no other sport to attempt, so I just pressed on and hoped they would hold up. Thankfully I was only doing 1 mile. Needless to say, I can walk faster than this but 1) I had to remember how roller blade (I was never that good anyway), and 2) I was afraid to go too fast for fear they would fail and I would fall, and 3) without the rubber on the wheels they had no grip and all I could do was walk them across anything other than concrete and we had to cross a few streets that were brick or rough asphalt. I ended the mile at my trash can and promptly threw them away.
- mile 2: - caramel delight - this is my favorite cookie! this was mile 1 of the bike ride into the wind, of course
- mile 3: shout out - it was stale :-/ mile 2 on the bike
- mile 4: thin mint - 2nd favorite cookie - mile 3 on the bike and heading back home
- mile 5: caramel delight - mile 4 on bike with a tailwind
- mile 6: shout out - mile 5 on bike and back home
- mile 7: thin mint - mile 1 of walk - it was hot and the cookies were starting to melt!
- mile 8: caramel delight - mile 2 of walk - what a mess melty cookies make!
- mile 9: thin mint - mile 3 of walk. I stopped at home for a bit after mile 2 because I could not bare to walk 6 straight miles and Jason was going to do some with me. So I put the cookies in the fridge to unmelt, and then the thin mints got stuck together!
- mile 10: caramel delight - mile 4 of walk - I got Jason to do miles 9 - 10.5 with me as he had to run some errands close by. We walked to the bank and as he took care of his business there, I walked some more around the parking lot. I brought along some cookies for him and that sealed the deal. This took longer than the rest because he had to stop to take photos along the way, so I just walked circles around him until he was done.
- mile 11: thin mint - mile 5 of walk - finishing the last 1.5 miles alone and ready to be off my feet. Shins and ankles were killing me!
- mile 12: -health nut - this was my homemade girl scout cookie, which was awesome and a great reward to end the challenge. mile 6 of walk. Yay all done! :)