Well, my son went back to college today, the holiday decorations need to be taken down, and the Christmas cookies are all gone.
If it weren’t for the days starting to lengthen, you might find me wallowing in a puddle of my own tears next to the empty cookie tins and the Advent calendar.
But cry I won’t. No. I have found a way to cope…. well, maybe just with the loss of the Christmas cookies. For those who know me, (or those who don’t know me, but read my recent blog about my addiction to canned whipped cream), you might be aware of my mammoth sweet tooth. In fact, I have a mouth full of teeth that adore sweets. So I have come up with a way to come down from that sugar high with…
Garbanzo Bean Cookies.
Yes, you read that correctly. Otherwise known as Chick Pea Bites, or more attractively…
Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Bites.
Made with chick peas.
In addition to all of those creative titles, I am calling these my…
Weaning Off Christmas Cookies Cookies.
But wait! Don’t run away! They are better than they sound. I swear. I made them today from a recipe I found on Texanerin.com.
And they are packed with protein. The most harmful ingredients are chocolate chips and honey. There is no flour, no sugar, no butter, no corn syrup, no oil, no eggs, and no shortening. Yay! Yes, I know chocolate chips are not so healthy, but we have to take this slow. I am weaning, remember?
Here’s what my cookies look like…
Ok, so they aren’t the most attractive of desserts, but they are quite delicious – even my daughter thinks so.
If you want to try these (and really, don’t be scared by the garbanzo beans – you don’t know they’re in there), you can find the recipe at Texanerin.com. Hers actually look better than mine. But all that matters is the taste, right?
So here’s to weaning off those holiday goodies! Maybe it won’t be as difficult as I think. Now, if I can only find a way to make taking down all those decorations less depressing. Any suggestions?
Thank you for reading!
Until next time,
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