Someone bring me to a mental hospital to get my brain checked.
On Monday, I smiled when I was running. I SMILED. WHILST RUNNING. I guess there is a first for everything… but things get stranger. My rest day was yesterday and I still worked out. AND THEN I was looking forward to my run ALL DAY today. Have I broke some sort of threshold of running hating forever? I certainly hope so. If you couldn’t tell I obviously think this is a miracle from the heavens.
My miracle inspired me to start my CHRISTMAS COOKIE EXTRAVAGANZA tonight, starring the weirdest Christmas cookie recipe I have ever seen. I had to try these first (I have 5 recipes I absolutely have to make) because I was just so curious- a mash up of ginger and peanut butter… and SALT AND PEPPER?
You can view the recipe from Rachael Ray’s site… it came in the December issue of her self-titled magazine.
These are great- they’re a little dry, but in a gingerbread-y sort of way, but still soft and chewy. The best part is getting to the PB cup in the middle… mmmmm. I made no substitutions, but I did nix the second powdered sugar coat just because I am lazy and did not want to get sticky again. The cookies did not need extra sugar anyway, they have the perfect amount of sweetness!