C is for Cookie!

by Jenn (eating bender) on November 24, 2008

Bonjour! Hola! Hello!

I’d like to start with a confession.

I saw Twilight AGAIN. And it was just as good, if not better, the second time around because there weren’t swarms of screaming girls. Not that I minded that the first time because I was squealing, too! But this time, we went to a matinee show and the theater was relatively empty.

Phew, glad I could get that off my chest 😉 You really must read these books!

Moving on, I was happy to see that so many of you enjoyed the re-posting of my ‘Pump’ It Up Muffins! They definitely are great for the kiddies :) They taste particularly good with nut butter or jam. Or both!

Breakfast this morning was my tribute to the lovely Gina, aka The Fitnessista or, my personal favorite, G$ 😉 So just what did I make that was inspired by her awesome blog?


Why, a BREAKFAST COOKIE, of course! I followed G$’s recipe to a T – my nut butter of choice was Dark Chocolate Dreams and I used chocolate almond milk to give it an extra cocoa kick. My mix-ins were 1/2 a banana and 1 tbsp. flax. Set it and forget it!


And what did I think of this breakfast creation? Well, for once, I’m going to take my fingers off of the keyboard and let the picture do the talking!


Alright, I’m back :mrgreen: As you can see, I LOVED it! G$ is obviously short for G-E-N-I-U-S! I can’t wait to mix up the recipe and perhaps try it with a cool topping like Greek yogurt. Thank you, Fitnessista! If you haven’t checked out Gina’s blog, head on over (after you finish reading this post, haha) because you’re in for a treat. She is full of spunk and will completely motivate you to get your butt moving!

Of course, I enjoyed her cookie with a mug of Coffee Cocoa on the side. I was beyond thrilled to see that Miss Gliding Calm tried out my recipe both here and here. She’s my first tester as far as I know – has anyone else ever tried it? Let me know if you have!


Today I also received an email from Rena, the lovely sender of those fabulous Arnold Bread samples. She has some information about an exciting new contest that I want to share with you:

I wanted to let you know about a very exciting online contest hosted by Boboli that I thought you and your readers would be interested in!

Every city has a flavor of its own– and Boboli is looking for pizza recipe submissions that reflect your favorite football city.  To give you an idea, last year we had submissions like New England “Clam Bake” pizza, Miami “Halftime in Havana” pizza and Tennessee “Coin Toss” fried chicken pizza.

At the conclusion of the entry period, judges will determine up to 4 Semi-Finalist entries which will be posted online for visitors to vote and determine the winners. Online voters will also be entered into a random draw sweepstakes for the chance to win prizes. Some entries, which are not necessarily Semi-Finalists, may be featured on www.boboli.com/football from time to time during the promotion period.

Here are some additional guidelines:

  • The recipe must be original
  • Entry must include the name of your pizza recipe,
  • Entry must include the ingredients, exact U.S. measurements and preparation instructions

For all of the official rules, please visit http://boboli.gwbakeries.com/football/rules.cfm.  The contest will end at 11:59 p.m. ET on January 1st – so please get all of your recipes in before then.

The grand prize winner will receive a TV-Room Makeover worth $5,000 and three runner ups will receive a prize package worth $500.

Check it out, if you’re interested! If you do submit something, please let me know. It would be very cool to read about the various submissions from football cities that readers are living in!

I’ve got one other “nugget” of information for you. Pardon my pun…


The “Nuggets” from Udi’s Granola is outstanding! It is literally granola CHUNKS made with honey, oats, and various nuts that you can pick out and eat, which makes packing them in a bag for a snack that much easier. As Udi puts it, this is “granola you can holda” :) I like that!

So, to recap:

  1. Go see Twilight.
  2. Go make and eat a breakfast cookie.
  3. Go see Twilight – again.

And enjoy your week! T-minus 2 days, 3 hours and 11 minutes until T-day! Yes, I do have a countdown of my Google homepage :mrgreen:

1 VeggieGirl November 24, 2008 at 8:56 pm

Haha, you’re going to be all “Twilighted” out, girl!! 😀

BREAKFAST COOKIE!! COFFE COCOA!! You know what I’m going to say about those, so I’ll avoid using my signature phrase again JUST this once 😉

Hooray for your T-day countdown!!

Good night!!

2 Erica November 24, 2008 at 8:58 pm

mmmm I’m all for granola nuggets! The chunky pieces are the best so a whole bag full of chunks? I’m in! I love all the info you provide- you rock!

3 marafaye November 24, 2008 at 9:00 pm

OMG I LOVED TWILIGHT!!!! I loved the books, i loved the movie… i need to see it again!
Must make breakfast cookie too… looks too good to pass up!

4 Marianne November 24, 2008 at 9:01 pm

That chocolately breakfast cookie looks like a great way to start the day!

And I would love to try your coffee cocoa…if I drank coffee 😉

5 sweetandnatural November 24, 2008 at 9:07 pm

Ok, ok, I have to see this movie!

6 chocolatecoveredvegan November 24, 2008 at 9:08 pm

Everyone’s been trying those cookies… I need to jump on the bandwagon!

7 runningwithfood November 24, 2008 at 9:09 pm

So many great eats … all I can think to say is YUM!!!!

Would you just die to know that I’ve never even heard of the Twilight books before last week?! I know, I know … I live a very sheltered life, obviously!!! Very sad.

Great info about the Boboli pizza contest – as you know, I LOVE PIZZA!! :)

8 Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) November 24, 2008 at 9:17 pm

Everyone has been making Gina’s breakfast cookie lately! I really must try it!

9 Megan November 24, 2008 at 9:25 pm

Seems like everyone is making these breakfast cookies! I better get to it!

10 Grounded Fitness November 24, 2008 at 9:35 pm

No fair!! you saw it twice? That’s it, we’re fighting.


That’s scary, right?

Kelly Turner

11 Sharon November 24, 2008 at 9:53 pm

Haha, I haven’t even got to see Twilight once!!! LOL

12 eatingbirdfood November 24, 2008 at 10:08 pm

Twin breakfast bloggers!!!! Your b-fast cookie looks delish. I wish I had had a banana to add to mine. I’ll try that next time considering I’ll definitely be making it again.

I haven’t read or seen the Twlight movies, but judging by how much you like them I might need to….

And the UDI’s nuggets…. totally yummy. I always pick through granola for the pick chunks. Theres no picking through to do with you got the nugs.

13 eatingbirdfood November 24, 2008 at 10:09 pm

**pick = big

14 glidingcalm November 24, 2008 at 10:25 pm

ha G$. that is aweeesome.

yay for coffee cocoa! I had it again today……..TWICE? or three times? i duno but it’s soooo good! im addictedddddddd!

15 rachelfresh November 24, 2008 at 10:41 pm

A cookie the size of my head that’s actually healthy?? I’ve GOT to try that!!

16 Kristie November 24, 2008 at 10:42 pm

Ha. I’ve called my grandparents G$. So I especially love the term.

I keep meaning to make one of those breakfast cookies and keep foregetting. I’m seriously missing out. NO GOOD. I must fix this asap.

Maybe I’ll just skip the Twilight book readings and go see the film since you say it’s so good. I don’t know if I can hold off until I get around to reading them. Then again, maybe I wouldn’t appreciate it as much not having the background knowledge from the books? Oh what a dilemma!

17 Melissa S. November 24, 2008 at 10:56 pm

hahahaha…i love that you have a countdown to t-day!

love Gina’s name as G$..hahaha…I need to try her bfast cookie but i don’t have protein powder…any suggestions? i’ll have to ask gina too! i’m afraid if i opt it out it won’t work!

and i wish i drank coffee so i could try your coffee cocoa…but it gives me a headache. boo.

love that you saw twilight 2x…when titanic came out, i saw it EIGHT times…in 3 weeks. HAHAHAHAHa…so lame at the age of what, 10? hehe…

now it’s less than 2 days!

18 tiffanie November 24, 2008 at 11:27 pm

i made a breakfast cookie tonight for tomorrow morning! how fun! have seen them popping up all over the net so i figured i’d jump on the bandwagon.

and i JUST started reading “Twilight” this week, and the other 3 books arrived in the mail today…so we’ll see how fast i get through those.

also…i want to try your coffee cocoa. what’s the recipe? i know i ran across it once but forgot to print it out!

19 Maggie November 24, 2008 at 11:30 pm

Okay, I definitely need to make the cookie. And your coffee. Yum!! Gina’s so sweet and creative :)

20 gina (fitnessista) November 24, 2008 at 11:53 pm

whoo hoo! i’m so glad you liked the b-fast cookie! that plate looks EXACTLY like mine does when i’m finished with one.. i scrape every last bit off 😀 thank you, as always, for the sweet and lovely shout out!!! i appreciate it so much and thanks for making my night <3
ok i need to see twilight. do you think it will be ok to see it since i haven’t read the book yet, or will i enjoy it more if i’ve read it?? i’m so tempted.. the posters are all over the mall and i was like LET’S GO SEE IT!
i’ve been wanting to try that coffee cocoa ever since i started reading your blog.. might be time to jump on that…
have a wonderful night! 2 DAYS UNTIL YOU’RE HERE IN GORGEOUS AZ!

21 Katie November 25, 2008 at 2:13 am


I just want to say that I really enjoy your blog and especially your recipes. I don’t comment often, but your blog has some of my favorite recipes: easy, healthy tasting, but still delicious and with fun/tasty combos of ingredients. Keep it up, please! Thanks a lot!


22 Lindsay November 25, 2008 at 5:32 am

i wanted to tell you that i am going to make your pump it up muffins for a holiday party i have for the kiddies – i think they’ll love them – they are just TOO cute!!

23 ksgoodeats November 25, 2008 at 7:23 am

Granola chunks? – Yes, please!

I need to try G$’s (love that) breakfast cookie ASAP! Have a great Tuesday 😀

24 Sarah November 25, 2008 at 7:40 am

twilight = my life.

thank you

25 Aimee November 25, 2008 at 7:45 am

This pizza contest sounds like something my husband should try, thanks for the link:)

26 Allison November 25, 2008 at 8:05 am

LOL – looks like you found the breakfast cookie to be pretty gross! 😛

27 Rose November 25, 2008 at 8:25 am

You’re hysterical! You saw Twilight again?? You crack me up!

The breakfast cookie looks like it was MORE than just good.

So excited for vaca! Wooo!

28 HeatherBakes November 25, 2008 at 8:58 am

I STILL haven’t seen Twilight!!!! It’s killing me- although I’ve heard some mixed reviews (mostly good).

That breakfast cookie looks delicious :)

29 Erin November 25, 2008 at 11:54 am

You are so upbeat and fun and I just love you to pieces!!!!!!

30 zestycook November 25, 2008 at 12:14 pm

Bender…. enough of TWILIGHT! :) kidding…. those nuggets sounds amazing.


31 runjess November 25, 2008 at 1:31 pm

I LOVE the Dark Chocolate Dreams PB!

32 catms916 November 25, 2008 at 1:36 pm

oooh granola nuggests, must try. Don’t tell though, I’m supposed to be loyal to Bare Naked. My older sister’s bff growing up actually invented it – yay Kelly!! For my sis’ wedding she brought a huge bag of granola for snackies during the grueling rehearsal / photo sessions.

Haven’t seen Twilight yet!! Don’t hate me for that…

33 artur November 25, 2008 at 2:55 pm
34 bobbi November 25, 2008 at 4:03 pm

ok so I guess I need to see Twighlight;) and I am making one of those cookies as soon as I get back home!!!!

35 Fit Bottomed Girls November 25, 2008 at 5:33 pm

Love the countdown!

And someone has to do a bbq pizza for Kansas City..I’m not foodie enough to do it, but someone else totally should!

36 Hangry Pants November 25, 2008 at 6:53 pm

You are so cute with these posts. The breakfast cookie looks v. yummy!

I put cocoa in my coffee, but I don’t add the topping. I might just drink coffee all day long if it were dessert in a mug!

37 Kristie Lynn November 26, 2008 at 8:38 am

Hey — I don’t have a blog to post it on, but I have had your coffee cocoa for the past few days now… beware folks, it’s addicting!!! And, I found Green & Black’s Dark Hot Chocolate mix to use… mmmmm.

38 seeleelive November 26, 2008 at 5:04 pm

i love love love how you cleaned the plate ! such a priceless picture!! <3 have a great night

39 Mark November 26, 2008 at 5:26 pm

Have a nice Thanksgiving!

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