Note to Self: Put Down the Peanut Butter Cookies {Plus a Recipe}


Occasionally, I have to take a little blogging break and write a note to myself. Someone needs to say it and who better than the person in my mirror? You can read similar posts here

Dear Self, 

You've got to stop. I know it's been a whole month since you've had anything so gooey, sweet, and peanut buttery as these delicious Peanut Butter Cookies, but enough is enough. 

The recipe said it only made 1 dozen. Just 12 cookies. You thought you could handle 12 cookies. A few for you, a few for your husband, several for the kids, and the cookies would be gone. The perfect picture of moderation.

Well, recipes lie (no surprise there!). However, that doesn't mean you have to each ALL 2 1/2 dozen cookies by yourself. Yes, you needed to taste test the dough before you put them in the oven. That's a given. And yes, you needed to try the first few when they were hot and gooey, just to make sure they were done. And I'll agree that you even had to lick every last bit of peanut butter dough out of the mixing bowl (it's important not to be wasteful). But honestly, I'm not sure the 6+ cookies you've eaten since then were completely necessary. 

See, here's the deal. We struggled through our Whole30 this past month. You were feeling great, looking good, and enjoying this new found confidence in healthy eating. And now, just two short days later, you are licking the cookie bowl during nap time and wondering where you can hide these sweet morsels so your kids don't find them. 

That's just wrong. It's got to stop. 

Peanut butter cookies may be a gift from heaven, but even heavenly gifts can make you unhealthy, give you a headache, and spike your blood sugar so high you come crashing down in tears a few hours later. 

I'm not saying you can't ever eat them, but maybe it's time you step out of the kitchen and regain your composure. 

Moderation, dear self. Moderation. 

Sick and Tired From Too Much Sugar

Recipe inspired by these Three Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies, but I followed several of the suggestions in the comments and added vanilla and baking soda. 

Keep It Simple Peanut Butter Cookies
1 Cup Peanut Butter 
1 Cup Sugar
1 Egg
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp baking soda

Mix together in a small mixing bowl. Drop spoonfuls of dough onto a greased cookie sheet or baking stone. Crisscross with a fork dipped in sugar. Bake for 6-8 mins at 350 degrees. Cookies will harden up a bit as they cool. Made a little over two dozen cookies for me. 

*Note- I use all-natural, sugar free peanut butter, organic sugar, and real vanilla extract, thus keeping it clean and simple. The only real tragedy here is that I can't eat the whole batch!

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  1. I so can relate! For me, anything chocolate. Or baking. I struggle so much with self-control and sweet things. As a mum, sometimes it's all you feel like...all day! I try and keep my baking to a minimum, only for my husband's lunches. I made cinnimon scrolls yesterday, had one, froze the rest. I try and keep my treats for one night a week, maybe the Friday or Saturday. This week I've been good, but some I'm just terrible. Sigh. I think it's part of our hormones. Truly.

    1. I'm glad I'm not the only one. I've spiraled out of control coming off of our Whole30. I think we are going to institute Sweet Treat Night at our house, one night a week where we are allowed to have desserts. I just need help with the whole moderation thing...

  2. Hello, I allow myself two small cookies after my meal, so it helps with the feeling of I NEED SUGAR!
    It has really helped me stay within a normal weight range for me. Have you ever read the book Why French Women Are not Fat? I kinda remember it had some really good thoughts on daily eating a good fat and sweet! Not to deprive yourself. It was just different, but I liked the concept a lot!
    Blessings, Roxy
    If you leave a reply, please leave it in my email



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