Sunday, February 12, 2012

Oh My...Cookies!

(originally posted here)


Made these this afternoon... Oh My Deliciousness! I modified the recipe for Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies from The Vegan Table (page 159, for those interested).


Vegan (Crunchy) Almond Butter and (Cherry) Preserves Cookies

75g coconut butter (about 1/3 cup)
1/2c light brown sugar
1/2c crunchy almond butter
2tbsp unsweetened almond milk
1tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat all purpose flour
3/4 tsp baking powder
2tbsp cherry preserves

Preheat oven to 375. Spray a cookie sheet with non-stick spray.

Beat together coconut butter, brown sugar, almond butter, almond milk, and vanilla.

Mix flours and baking powder in a bowl. Slowly beat into the wet ingredients.

Make 20 balls with the dough. (I cook 2 rounds of 10 balls each). Using your thumb, make an indentation in the cookie balls as you are flattening them. Place them on the baking sheet and spoon in 1/4 tsp of cherry preserves into the thumb indentation.

Bake for 10 minutes at 375. Cool on the rack for 2 minutes before moving to a cooling rack. Cool for 5 minutes before eating.

20 cookies at 115 calories each

Monday, February 6, 2012

1/30-2/5/12

Date: 30th
Weight: 174
Total Calories: 2525
Exercise: ---

Date: 31st
Weight: 174
Total Calories: 2100
Exercise: run (2m)
Date: 1st
Weight: 173.5
Total Calories: 2520
Exercise: run (4m)
Date: 2nd
Weight: 173
Total Calories: 2920
Exercise: ---
Date: 3rd
Weight: 172
Total Calories: 2285
Exercise: ---
Date: 4th
Weight: 173
Total Calories: 2225
Exercise: run (6m)
Date: 5th
Weight: 172.5
Total Calories: 1850
Exercise: run (3m)

Total Calories for the week goal: 11,900
Total Calories for the week: 16,425
Difference: +4525