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Gooey, Chewy, Chocolatey

Gooey, Chewy, Chocolatey

Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and

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  1. Lori

    Hmmmm…. favorite cookie. That’s a tough one. I do love a simple shortbread cookie with icing! There is a blog called Dessert for Two, which you might want to check out because she has scaled down recipes of all kinds of things so you won’t have a bunch of stuff in the house.

    It’s funny, but I can’t do anything with splenda/sucralose. I can taste it immediately. It’s sits on the back of my throat as a bitter coating. I have to scrutinize ingredients (found out the hard way with Emerald Cocoa Almonds). Sometimes John will want to bake cookies or bars with the blend and I have no desire to eat them at all, which I guess can be a good thing.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thank you for the recommendation. I will definitely check out that blog. I like halving recipes for just the two of us so that I’m tempted to EAT IT ALL.

      That’s weird about splenda! I don’t taste the BLEND at all–maybe because the splenda is in smaller doses? But if it was straight splenda I could taste it. I used to use it in my coffee and it was nasty.

  2. Deb

    White chocolate chip with cranberries, or oatmeal raisin. Or anything lemon! Love lemon!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      YES! Anything lemon! Lemon bars are my FAVORITE.

  3. RunEatRepeat

    I’m on a life long search for the best chocolate chip cookie 🙂

    1. Lisa Eirene

      If you find the BEST chocolate chip cookie recipe, let me know. I’m on that same search. 🙂

  4. Raeesa

    Favorite cookie: chocolate on chocolate on chocolate chip cookies. I baked oatmeal raisin (hub’s favorite) cookies yesterday, but they were a bummer 🙁
    Can’t wait to try this recipe out next time he gets a craving, they look awesome! It’s amazing that it didn’t occur to me to store cookie dough and just make a little at a time.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      It’s a trick I use often! When we get those quick “take and bake” cookie doughs I keep it in the fridge or freezer and just bake a serving at a time. It’s much easier and less tempting.

  5. Lisa

    I also can’t control myself around cookies, so I try not to make them for just my family. I had a small group to go to last week and made Oatmeal Craisin. It worked out perfectly because there were about 15 that didn’t make the cut (they got eaten or weren’t quite perfect), and all the rest went with us and none returned :)! A man told me they were the best oatmeal cookies he’d ever had, which I thought was quite a compliment. It’s sad that more people don’t bake their own cookies rather than buy the store kind or the slice and bake. Store baked taste good, but there’s nothing like a homemade cookie.
    My fav’s are Chocolate Chip with Pecans, Oatmeal Craisin, and a buttery sugar cookie.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      What recipe did you use? The oatmeal craisin cookie sounds delicious. And yes, it’s sad when people don’t make their own food for potlucks. That happens a lot at my office–people just pick up chips or crackers or a pizza. The great thing about potlucks is trying everyone’s food.

  6. Jill

    I can’t control myself around cookies. I really just don’t eat them anymore- unless it is a homemade chocolate chip peanut butter cookie. MMmmMMMm- warm and fresh out of the oven!!!!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I get that! That’s why I only make a few at a time.

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