Yesterday, I had to admit to myself that the nightly dessert is going to have to come to an end. In a few short months, baby girl will be one, and that means I’ll be done feeding her which means I can say goodbye to the 500 daily calories that burns (such an easy exercise routine).
So, I came up with the following plan: I will only eat desserts on weekends (Friday, Saturday and Sunday). I’m the kind of gal who would rather have an extra scoop of the entree rather than dessert, but I do enjoy baking so I sure won’t say no to a good sweet treat. As with all good plans, though, this one comes with a few exceptions…
- Unless it is someone’s birthday, anniversary, wedding, new job celebration, dog just got housebroken, etc. (It would be wrong not to participate in someone’s big moment.)
- Unless it is snowing. (We need the extra padding to stay warm.)
- Unless it is a holiday. (Do I even need to explain? And yes, Arbor Day does count!)
- Unless it is an unexpected trip to the doctor’s office which just happens to be right next to our favorite bakery. (I can’t help it. When in Rome, right?)
- Unless it is a particularly stressful day in which myself or someone I love needs a little hug via a delicious treat to maintain sanity. (What’s a friend for?)
- Unless I’m on vacation (Vacation is deemed as anywhere that requires a driving trip of over one hour… or sometimes less….)
As you can clearly see, we are in the realm of #2 on this particular day. Therefore, I am perfectly free to bake oatmeal butterscotch cookies. Bring on the extra padding!!!
Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies
- 4 1/2 cups oats
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp vanilla1 cup honey
- 1 cup butter, softened/melted (I like it to be mostly melted)
- 1 cup butterscotch chips
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
- Mix butter and honey together really well.
- Add other ingredients except for the butterscotch chips and mix.
- Add butterscotch chips.
- Roll into loose balls (they will be a little loose, but that’s okay).
- Bake for around 12 minutes or just until slightly brown on the top. (If you’re like me, mine are barely toasted dough 😉
Plans were made to have exceptions, right! Enjoy!