Day 277 - Day 6 of the 12 Days of Cookies - Chocolate Peppermint Frosted Cookies

Day 277 - Day 6 of the 12 Days of Cookies - Chocolate Peppermint Frosted Cookies

Too much weight gain over the Thanksgiving holiday makes Lynne a not so happy camper.

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  • It had been staying pretty consistent, fluctuating between 119 and 121 lbs.
  • This week, an entirely different story.
  • I’ve hit bottom and I’m not happy about it.
  • Most people looking at me would say I’m “thin” or at the weight I probably should be.
  • But to me, my body does not feel the way it’s supposed to, and at this point, I’m very uncomfortable with it.
  • And yes, this is coming from a girl (ok, I am a woman now) who, when she got married over 21 years ago, was underweight at 98 lbs.
  • Ah yes, it was an amazing time in my life, being able to eat anything without gaining any weight.
  • And I know, I’ve had three children, but that’s no excuse.
  • Point blank, I haven’t taken care of myself and it’s catching up to me.
  • Long story short, I stood on the scale this morning and it said 123.
  • If I remember correctly, when I started this blog my weigh was at 124.  So, according to our scale, I’m still a pound less than when I started.
  • But I did say our scale.
  • I took about a 3 mile brisk walk with the dog at lunch time and then decided to join Mr. 365 and our son for a trip to the local gym.
  • We worked out, and then the boys decided they were going to weigh themselves.  I was going to pass, but then at the last minute, changed my mind.
  • I guess at this point, I’m glad I did because there’s no hiding it now.
  • The gym scale said 126.5, and there was no teetering, either.
  • I know, some of you are probably thinking I’m making WAY too big a deal about 126.5 lbs. and I know you could be also be thinking, “What I’d GIVE to be 126.5 lbs!!!!”  because I’ve heard that, too.
  • When I started this blog, I made a conscious decision to share with all of you things about my cooking/baking, and my life and to be completely honest about both.
  • This is it, folks.  I’m putting it out there and I’m exposing my feelings.
  • I have a HUGE desire to throw out all of the cookies that are in the fridge, and I’ve already done that with some of them, but I know I need to do this in moderation, eating healthier, exercising, and snacking only on “good-for-my-body” stuff.
  • So, here goes.
  • I’ll still be tasting what I bake because I have to rate it, but only one bite, one cookie, and if it’s dinner, a smaller sized portion with a bigger salad.
  • I am SOOOOOOOO NOT looking forward to this because I LOVE to eat and yes, I LOVE to gorge myself on really.   good.   FOOD.
  • So join me, won’t you, as I begin this next journey?  Don’t worry, I’m not going to go changing the blog to be all healthy and all.  I think that would push me over the edge.
  • Just to let you know that there may be some days where I’m not so happy and go off on a rant, just wanted to warn you all.  
  • I do that sometimes now when I’m hormonal, so it actually wouldn’t be that much different.
  • Ok, thank you for listening.  I really needed to vent.
  • I’m excited and motivated now, even thinking about taking before and after pictures, but…I don’t know.
  • Now onto some REALLY delicious cookies…
  • I used my Fannie Farmer Cookbook for the chocolate refrigerator cookie recipe then added the frosting and crushed candies.  It is the cookbook’s Thirteenth Edition, p.626; author, Marion Cunningham; publisher, Alfred A. Knopf, a division of Random House, Inc.; ISBN 0-394-56788-9.
  • Chocolate Peppermint Frosted Cookies – makes about 65 cookies
  • 1/4 pound butter, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 ounces (2 squares) unsweetened chocolate, melted
  • Cream the butter and vanilla together.
  • Beat in both the brown and granulated sugars.
  • Beat in the melted chocolate and the egg until thoroughly combined.
Read the whole recipe on 365 Days of Baking