Healthy S’mores Cookies

Is there anything better than devoting an entire day to getting in the Christmas spirit? Baking, watching Xmas movies, rocking out to holiday music…

Especially since it’s 6 DAYS away. Yes, if you haven’t started your shopping, Amazon quick shipping may just be your best friend over the next few days. No shame.

Except, yes, there is. Go shop. But before you do, make these cookies? I promise you won’t regret it!

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If you want to know the truth, I love these cookies, a LOT. I honestly didn’t think they would turn out, but thank goodness they did! The marshmallows add a perfect consistency, making it complete as a s’mores cookie.

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This cookie qualifies as a breakfast/snack/dessert ALL IN ONE. Mhmmmm

Ingredients

1 cup whole wheat flour

1/4 cup all purpose flour

1/4 cup ground flax

1/4 t salt

1 t cornstarch

2 t baking powder

2 mashed bananas

1 t vanilla

1 egg

2 graham crackers

3 marshmallows

1/2 cup chocolate chips

Directions

Mix dry ingredients (except marshmallows and chocolate chips) in a bowl and set aside. Mash bananas and mix wet ingredients all together in a big bowl. Add flour mix to wet ingredients slowly, while stirring. After they are all combined, break marshmallows into pieces and fold them and the chips in carefully. Place T sized dough on a cookie sheet and bake for 14 minutes. Let sit for a couple minutes and enjoy!

Question: What is your favorite way to get into the Christmas spirit?

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Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bakes

Can I tell you a secret?

I love baking late at night. Like, really love it. Like, I get excited when everybody is asleep because that means I can make a huge mess in the kitchen and clean it up way before anybody notices.

And all that’s left is a couple mouthwatering batches of fresh cookies.

I mean, you could yell. Or you could have a cookie. Or twelve.

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Can we talk about these no bakes?

First, you have the base. And by that I mean the cookie part.

The cookie without those wondrous toppings is exceptional. It’s absolutely a finger-licking “dough”. It’s a happy cookie, but if you wanna take YOUR happiness up about 10000 levels, go ahead and melt some PB and throw some c chips on there.

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It looks a little like an energy bite. Energy bites are great. When you need energy. But when it’s 12:30am and you have an insatiable craving for chocolate, this won’t necessarily cut it.

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Please, do yourself a favor and whip up a batch of these. Whether people are awake or not. You could pretend to share. Or you could go ahead and eat them at 1:30 in the morning. I won’t be mad, promise.

Ingredients

1 mashed banana

1/3 cup honey

2 1/2 cups oats

1 cup peanut butter

1/4 cup milk (I used almond milk)

1/8 t salt

1/4 cup unsweetened dark cocoa powder

1/2 cup chocolate chips

Directions

Melt 1/2 cup peanut butter and mashed banana on stovetop on medium heat. Constantly stir, as the peanut butter can easily burn. Once it’s melted, turn heat to low and add the rest of the ingredients except chocolate chips and the rest of the peanut butter. Stir gently, until all of the oats are covered with chocolate. Remove from heat. Form dough into balls about 1 1/2 tbsps big. Press down with spatula to make them cookie forms. (Or leave in ball form for energy bites!) Melt the rest of the peanut butter in the microwave for about 30 seconds and distribute on top of cookies. Sprinkle chocolate chips on top and ENJOY!

Adapted from Sally’s Baking Addiction

 

Update

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Here is a quick look at what is coming your way tomorrow! I have spent the night baking and have a couple of recipes for y’all! In the meantime, please, enjoy these pictures and this ADORABLE puppy that I do not know but I love and I wish he was mine.

P.S. I just made an Instagram for Jesus and PB, feel free to follow! @jesusandpb
That is it, sleep well beautiful people.