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The Great Cookie Roundup

R.Simple Life | The Best Cookie Recipes Roundup

I never thought the Sesame Street character I’d best relate to would be the Cookie Monster. But you guys. It’s true. Sweet teeth, I had none, until my pregnancy, when I started craving everything from brownies to butter pecan ice cream to salted caramel to cookies. Luckily, the only thing that stuck (aside from what stuck to my thighs… only kidding) was the cookie craving.

Oh Cookies. I could write a sonnet for you. This cookie addiction is only safe in a house where husbands don’t let wives give into cravings. Lucky for me, I live in a house like that. But that doesn’t stop me from pinning every cookie recipe I find. And drooling while I do so.

So I’m trying something. In order to let go and get these cookies off my mind, I’ve got a round up of the cookies I am most dying to try. Maybe if each of you made a batch of one of them and reported back, it would help.

Who am I kidding, this is just a spot for me to corral all my cookie cravings so I have something to drool over during those midnight feedings. Sorry Harry, I’ll get you a handkerchief.

the best oatmeal cookies you will ever have (I’d like to test that)
peanut butter pie cookies
soft batch dark brown sugar coconut oil cookies
healthy peanut butter oatmeal cookies
healthy oatmeal chocolate chip miracle cookies (I mean, they’re healthy)
honey chocolate chunk cookies
best ever skillet baked chocolate chip cookies
Nutella-stuffed brown sugar + sea salt chocolate chip cookies
sweet potato chocolate chip cookies

How’s that for a Friday roundup? Whose hungry?

xoxo, Mallory

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The Best Cookies Ever

banana oat cookies

You guys. Let’s talk about sweets for a minute. When I was pregnant with Harry, I craved sweets night and day. I’ve never been a chocolate girl, but Harry sure was a Chocolate boy. Cakes, cookies, candy? I could always say no. No problem. But Harry made me want to say yes. I was actually a little concerned that the sweets addiction would build while I was pregnant and then continue to thrive after I gave birth.

It didn’t. Thank goodness. But, I did come across this cookie recipe the other day, and I can’t get enough. It’s SO easy. Literally two ingredients (though I add a pinch of cinnamon and a handful of peanut butter chips). It takes me 17 minutes to make, and 16 minutes of that is baking time. And we eat the whole batch in a day.

But that’s okay. Because two bananas and a cup of oats is not so bad for us. In fact, it’s pretty good for us. Seriously, try them. You won’t regret it.

Poor Harry is going to grow up thinking this is what a cookie is. He’ll have his first chocolate chip caramel crunch cookie at a friends house one day and demand to know why he has been led to believe anything but that is a cookie. But he’ll thank me for it in the long run. And we can have cookies for breakfast if we want to.

xoxo, Mallory

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Peanut Butter Oatmeal White Chocolate Cookies


Holy crap. I don’t know if it’s that I’m pregnant, or if it’s the combination of peanut butter, oatmeal, and white chocolate chips (all my favorite kinds of cookies) but these cookies look like heaven. Like I’m tempted to ditch my date with the husband to make them. (I won’t, don’t worry.)

Let’s see what happens tomorrow… a batch of these guys might be sitting pretty on one of my Christmas plates… for about 10 seconds before I eat them all.

xoxo, Mallory

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I’ve never been a sweets person. I could turn down a cake, pass right by a box of donuts, and make a batch of cookies that would never get eaten. But since I’ve been pregnant, my number one craving, which I just now have realized, has been sweets. A little break from the Hershey’s with Almonds sitting in my refrigerator is my night cap of choice. I find myself pinning recipes for baked apple cinnamon donuts, craving funfetti cupcakes, and drooling over cookies every day.

I’ve been avoiding sweets (other than my Hershey’s night cap) to avoid all the extra sugar + pounds. But today I found a recipe for Brown Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies I might just need to try. I’ll let you know if their worth the risk of failing your glucose test once I’ve made them – and sent 90% of them to work with Jonathan, so I’m not too tempted.

xoxo, Mallory

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