I may be done with workouts for this pregnancyâ€¦
First of all, the strap on my goggles broke! I was super sad because Iâ€™ve had these goggles for five years or so â€“ Iâ€™ve worn them for every single triathlon that Iâ€™ve ever done. I think I can just buy a replacement strap â€“ but still. Bad omen.
Second of all, I swam 500 yards on Tuesday and it completely destroyed me. When I got into the water, I thought to myself, â€œI will try to do 750!â€ but quickly realized that was probably not the best idea. I felt good throughout the workout, but two hours later, I was so sleepy (and sore) that I was actually WAVERING from exhaustion. I almost fell asleep standing up! And Iâ€™m getting to the point where I haaaaate to be unshowered, tired, sore, or hungry for even one second because Iâ€™m afraid thatâ€™s the moment that Iâ€™ll go into labor â€“ hah.
So â€“ I may be hanging up the (broken) goggles for now. Plus, there are lots of other things that need to be done, like baking Christmas cookies!
I was thumbing through Real Simpleâ€™s Christmas issue and stumbled across this recipe for Peanut Butter and Chocolate Thumbprints. I actually initially thought they misprinted the recipe because it doesnâ€™t include flour. A gluten-free recipe without oddball specialty ingredients in a major magazine?! Too good to be true. I texted a screenshot of the page to a few of my girlfriends, and they assured me that they had made similar cookies and the recipe would actually work without flour. So Henry and I gave it a whirlâ€¦
This is a truly awesome cookie recipe. It would be a perfect recipe for a Christmas Cookie Swap! The base of the cookie is made with eggs, sugar, and peanut butter, and the chocolate thumbprint center is cream and chocolate. Thatâ€™s it! Super easy, huh?
Again, hereâ€™s the recipe —> Peanut Butter and Chocolate Thumbprints.
I used heavy coconut cream + chocolate to make the center, making these cookies dairy-free as well as gluten-free. It was a pretty straightforward swap.
After eating â€“ you know â€“ approximately one million of these last night, I put the rest in a plastic bag and tossed them in the back of the freezer (which is my #1 trick for portion-controlling homemade sweets). These cookies are soooo good! I canâ€™t leave them out on the counter and in my faceâ€¦ Going into labor with spiking and crashing blood sugar wouldnâ€™t be fun, either.
Whatâ€™s your favorite cookie recipe?