So I’m watching my carbs. ☹ And it’s awful and makes me sad, though it’s more habit that actual cravings…still, I’m pouting. I’m not on a keto diet, because I know there is no way I can continue that long term and in my opinion if it’s not something you can’t continue then it’s not worth doing. But I’m not so much worried about pounds as I am health. I’ve read so many things about brain health and the keto diet and I want some of those benefits.  Therefore I’m making an effort to lower my bad carbs. 

I’m limiting bad carbs like bread and cookies to special occasions and every once in awhile. I’m totally carving up on my birthday.  Hello cake, ice cream, and cookies. I might even make brownies too!  LOL.  

However, it’s not easy and I find myself wanting cookies… or more specifically, cookie dough.  Yup, I’m one of those and no matter what you say I will never stop. I’ve been eating dough and batter for over 47 years and have never ever been sick. Not saying it can’t happen, just saying the odds are with me and to me it’s worth the risk. So yeah. <insert more pouting>  That is where I’m at this moment.  I want to bake cookies!  So since I am not going to bake cookies I thought I’d share the recipe for them and dream. 🙂

BTW, I think AllRecipes is conspiring against me.  they just sent me a newsletter with cookies.  Fie on them!  LOL

Crunch Cookies

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp baking soda, dissolved in 2 tsp hot water
  • 2 tsps vanilla
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups oat flour
  • 3 Nestle Crunch bars, broken up into small pieces
  • chocolate chips to taste
  • pecans to taste 

Preheat to 350 degrees. 

Mix sugars, butter and eggs till creamy.  

Add in baking soda, salt and vanilla. 

Mix in flours. 

Add nuts, candy and chips last. 

Note: I usually just add a handful of chocolate chips and about a cup and a half of nuts.