I know I’ve been MIA for quite sometime now, and I must say I apologize from the bottom of my heart! I seriously wake up everyday with the idea of blogging, but I feel as though I just never have the time to get around to it, which is a shame because it’s something I love to do, and it makes me smile when I see people enjoying my posts and recipes.
What has been keeping me so busy is school, school, school, oh and school. Don’t get me wrong I throughly enjoy school, but this being the fall of my senior year, I’ve been quite the busy bee. College essays, applications, visits, you name it I’ve probably done it. I’m also involved in theater, and my best friend and I are also a president of a club at school, which is time consuming, but I love it so it’s totally worth it!
Now that my college apps are in, and my essays are done I will have time once more to come back to blogging! So here I’am back again to share with you a yummy skinny recipe! This past week was Thanksgiving so I got the fabulous opportunity to bake up several delish skinny desserts. For the next couple of weeks I will be posting all these recipes, so be sure to stay tuned. We have reeses cookie cups, pumpkin pie, brownies, red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting, and white chocolate cranberry cookies! Yum, yum in your tum!
The holiday to gorge yourself until you can’t eat anymore. Maybe not everyone is that way, but I know I definitely am guilty. Not only is it a time to eat, eat, eat, but also a time to be thankful for the bountiful, delicious food we have. I really thought about how my skinny desserts could tie into being thankful, and when I thought about it I came to the conclusion that I should be thankful for the healthy, beautiful body I’ve been given and in turn I should nourish it with food that is healthier, so that I can maintain the body I’ve been given. So as a late celebration of Thanksgiving I dare you to thank your body, and treat it right by feeding it ‘better for you’ food, not all the time, but the majority of the time. Like I always say there is room for indulgence, but maintaining a mostly healthy diet is key.
As I said above for Thanksgiving I whipped up several super delish desserts to share with my family at our Thanksgiving celebration. Everyone loved everything, and nobody, I repeat nobody knew they were skinny, which is a feat in itself.
I’ve decided to start with everyone’s favorite recipe:
Reeses Cookie Cups!
Skinny of course.
These delicious cups consist of a rich reeses cups baked into a buttery, sweet chocolate chip cookie. Heaven in a cup!
(Photo by Me- Brooke B.)
Skinny Reeses Cookie Cups
Recipe by Me (Brooke B.)
1/2 cup + 1 tbsp white flour
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tbsp granulated sugar
2 tbsp stevia in the raw- or the equivalent of 2 tbsp of sugar (any sugar substitute will do)
2 tbsp butter, softened
1/2 a large egg white
1/4 tsp vanilla
1/16 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup mini semi sweet chocolate chips
26 minature reeses cups (not minis, the individual wrapped minatures)
1. Preheat oven to 350. Spray a mini cupcake pan really well with pam spray.
2. Beat butter and sugars.
3. Beat in egg white and vanilla, and mix for 1 minute on med-high.
4. Whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt.
5. Mix butter mixture and flour mixture. Once the flour mixture is almost completely mixed in add mini chocolate chips and just mix until stirred in throughout the batter.
6. Spoon batter into the cupcake pan by the 1/2 tbsp. Make round balls of dough, then press into the bottom of the cupcake spaces. After place a minature cup into each.
7. Bake for 9 minutes, or until lightly golden brown.
8. Allow to cool for 5-10 minutes, then move to a cooling rack.
(Photo by Me- Brooke B.)
There you have it. If you are making these at home I suggest halving the recipe… trust me when I say they are addicting.. so plan to share or only make a few, or just indulge yourself, either way enjoy! (: