Dessert Rations

Dessert Rations

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…

  1. 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.)
  2. Unless it is snowing. (We need the extra padding to stay warm.)
  3. Unless it is a holiday. (Do I even need to explain? And yes, Arbor Day does count!)
  4. 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?)
  5. 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?)
  6. 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
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Mix butter and honey together really well.
  3. Add other ingredients except for the butterscotch chips and mix.
  4. Add butterscotch chips.
  5. Roll into loose balls (they will be a little loose, but that’s okay).
  6. 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!


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