A few weeks ago, I realized I eat salads pretty much every day for lunch and for a minute that depressed me. When you work in an office full of people who buy delicious smelling take-out everyday, eating a salad with some sort of protein, olive oil and lemon daily gets a bit depressing. Really it’s all a question of comparison.
But then I remember all the reasons I eat salads: health, tastiness, cost-effectiveness and of course, vanity– salads keep me in shape.
But that got me thinking: if I were a “naturally thin” person would I eat out all the time? Would I still go to crossfit?
I posed this question to my friend and her response was “But you love salads! You ate them every single day in school.”
Umm yeah, no. I’ve deluded myself (and led others) to believe that I love salad. I like salads just fine, but I don’t love salad. I love cookies. And pie.
But I make myself eat salad. Because being an adult means doing things you don’t love in the name of health. I don’t think that’s a bad thing. So I eat a ton of vegetables and I go to crossfit. I genuinely enjoy crossfit but I also genuinely enjoy my bed at 5:20am when my alarm goes off.
Vegetables and exercise are important. But let’s also remember that women cannot live on vegetables alone (although I know many try). Sometimes we just need a dang cookie. So I have one for you today.
This isn’t my recipe, but it’s a recipe that is awesome so I have to share it with you. If you’re looking for an awesome snickerdoodle recipe, look no further. I’ve got you covered.
adapted from All Recipes
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup vegetable shortening, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/3 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp cream of tartar
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
2 tbsp sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
Pre-heat oven to 400F. Cream together butter, shortening and 3/4 cup sugar. Beat until fluffy. Add egg and vanilla and beat another minute. Add flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, salt and beat until just combined.
On a plate, combine 2 tbsp sugar with cinnamon. Roll dough into walnut sized balls and roll into cinnamon/sugar mixture. Repeat until you get 24 dough balls
Lay dough balls on a parchment paper lined baking sheet a few inches apart. Bake 8-10 minutes. Remove from baking sheets and allow to cool. Serve and enjoy! This will make about 2 dozen cookies.
Remember that vegetables are healthy eats are super important in life, but there’s also room for cookies. So don’t forget to have one of those occasionally too.
What’s your favorite kind of cookie? I recently discovered this Molasses cookie with Apricot Chunks from Blackmarket Bakery that I’m in looooove with. I must try to recreate it soon.