I’ve decided I’m going to buy a treadmill and put it in the kitchen.
Do you think it’s too late to tell the Husband a treadmill is on my Christmas list? We’re t-12 days until Christmas, but I think one could be expedited over to the CEC household.
It actually, in fact, has absolutely nothing to do with the butter and chocolate that were lovingly put into these cookies.
It actually, in fact, has everything to do with my gym not opening up at 4:30 in the morning anymore. Okay, that’s a lie — technically, it never was supposed to open up at 4:30. It is really supposed to open up at 5:00. But, seeing as we have the best opener in the history of gym openers at my gym, she was willing to come an extra half hour for those of us who, you know, have to be done with their workout at 5:15 in the morning (and yes, there are other crazy people out there like me).
So here’s my dilemma — as of tomorrow, I lose out on my morning workout. This puts quite a damper on my excellent time management skills when it comes to exercising, working, blogging, and relaxing on my couch with my puppy in my lap. I’m sure you could imagine. I came up with a few solutions that might help me through this tough transition period. And by transition period, I mean sleeping an extra hour and not really fully realizing what I am missing out on. Bam.
One, I could still get up at 4:30 in the morning and cook to my heart’s desire for an hour before getting ready for work just to make sure you have recipes waiting in your reader. (uh.. no.) Two, I could exercise after school and spend less time with you all. (definitely not an option.) Three, I could install that treadmill into my kitchen so I have the ability to cook and run at the same time. (sounds like a fantastic idea to me!) Oh, and the treadmill would have to go in the kitchen because there is absolutely positively nowhere else for it to go unless I took over the Husband’s office — which of course, is always a possibility.
Seeing as none of those options are currently working for me, I decided on number four. Stop actually cooking things. Spend only 4 minutes making no bake cookies. Make them into hearts because I heart you and Love Grown’s Christmas cookie contest for Love Bloggers. Lick the spoon full of mint chocolaty mocha goodness and not share any with friends. Eat a cookie and decide later how in the heck I am going to manage my time from now on.
Yup, I just solved the world’s problem’s one cookie at a time.
Oh, and these definitely are not a health cookie. Thank me now — or later.
Mint Chocolate Mocha No Bake Cookies
- 1/2 cup turbinado sugar
- 2 tbsp. earth balance
- 1/2 cup mint chocolate soy milk
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 2 tbsp. coffee
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 3 tbsp. cocoa powder
- 3/4 cup Love Grown Cocoa Goodness***
- 1 and 1/2 cup old fashioned gluten free oats
Directions: In a medium saucepan, combine all ingredients except for granola and oats. Stir frequently and bring to a boil. Allow liquid to boil for 1 minute and remove from heat. Stir in the granola and oats until coated. Using a rounded tablespoon, drop cookies onto wax paper. Allow time to set at room temperature or in the fridge. Enjoy!
**If you do not have any granola, you can substitute another 3/4 cup oats
Uh, I could still use that treadmill.