I was pleased. Not only did I get an awesome hike in but I got an awesome meal afterwards. Food after hiking is always like the best thing that's ever happened to you since birth. Okay... maybe a bit of exaggeration but that only shows you how much I love food.
Once the rain started though, there was nothing that says relaxing than being indoors with a hot cup of tea or hot beverage curled up with a book or baking in the kitchen. I decided since it was early enough, I could probably do both. What a perfect way to spend a Saturday afternoon. Gosh I sound like a retired 70 year old lady...which is why I can't wait! Some people dread being old but I'm looking forward to being 70... if I get there that means I've made it! Everything: whatever it is, whoever I'll meet, whatever I've made myself, its all done! Now I just sit back and enjoy the show.
For the time being, I think its safe to come back to reality. So here is a warm cookie recipe to share for when you are spending a cold afternoon indoors or needing to curb a cookie craving.
Chocolate Chunks Pecan Cookies!
makes approx 36-40 cookies, roughly 120 calories via myfitnesspal
- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tbsp cornstarch
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 1/2 cup flour
- 2 cups chocolate pieces (I used white chocolate chunks and dark chocolate chips)
- 1 1/2 cup chopped nuts (pecans, macadamia, walnuts, etc)
- Whisk together flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt. Set aside
- Mix together with mixer, butter, brown sugar, and sugar until pale and fluffy. Mix in eggs one at a time and then add in vanilla. Mix until combined. Slowly incorporate the dry ingredients.
- Stir in nuts and chocolates
- Bake at 350 F degrees for 8-10 minutes or until the edges are light brown.