I participated in a Valentine’s Day Blogger Swap organized by Christina over at Hungry Meets Healthy and the lovely lady I was paired with, Sara, had some favorites I could totally relate to: pumpkin, oats, and chocolate. Smart girl.
In my search for the ultimate recipe that combines Sara’s faves, I found this guy. WOO!
I read through the comments and made a few changes to make it a *tiny bit* healthier and the results were most certainly worth sharing!
1. Replaced 1 of the cups of all-purpose flour with 1 cup wheat flour
2. Replaced 1 stick of butter with 1/2 cup of applesauce
3. Only used 1/2 cup brown sugar
4. Only used 1/2 cup granulate sugar
5. Replaced 1 cup raisins with 1 cup MILK CHOCOLATE chips (okay so #5 doesn’t necessarily make the original recipe HEALTHIER…but it makes it yummier.)
I followed the directions exactly as they were written to make the dough. However after it was made I put it in the fridge for about an hour before I made the cookies. I’m not sure how much of a difference that made but because MY outcome was so delectable I wanted to make sure you all had the same experience
The cookies were so soft, moist, and chocolatey. The were not overly sweet and the slight hint of pumpkin made them addicting. If you, like myself and Sara, are a lover of oats, pumpkin and chocolate…MAKE THESE SUCKERS!
Team Judy Bracelets
Some of you might have already heard, but this weekend when I was visiting Jon’s parents, my mother-in-law presented me with something that absolutely warmed my heart.
Denise had Team Judy bracelets made. They were to be worn by the people that Judy could always call on if she ever needed anything. They were made to signify our support for Judy during this trying time in her life. They are a reminder to send our thoughts, prayers, and positive vibes to Judy every day as she makes her journey to recovery.
If you are interested in a bracelet, please email me at KatyHaveYouHurd at gmail dot com with your address and I will make sure you get one. In return all I ask is you consider donating to the American Cancer Society. You can do so in honor of Judy right here.
The American Cancer Society has done A LOT to help Mom and I know she’d greatly appreciate your support.
Denise, thank you so much for such a thoughtful gift and gesture. And as always, we love you all, and thank you all so much for your constant love and support.