Pinspire Me Friday – Volume 8

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Happy 4th of July! Happy Independence Day! How are you celebrating?

I started my July 4th holiday with a 3-mile run and a visit to Ki’netik. It felt like a master’s class today, and was completely self-paced except for three exercises. We did 50 reps of each unless otherwise specified. Here’s a list of what we did:

  • burpees
  • skaters (50/side)
  • renegade rows
  • dumbbell chest press
  • wall ball
  • plank rows with bands (50/side)
  • wheel roll-outs (30)
  • rope slams
  • med-ball slams on the wall
  • Swimmers (exercise with the band)
  • 3 cardio exercises (stationary bike, jumping jacks, Ali Shuffle in the ladders (2 min/each)

After getting home I took to cleaning our place before jumping in the shower. I then started my baking 🙂 I struggled to find sprinkles for my initial plan, so I ended up buying the holiday Funfetti Cake Mix and icing. They had a recipe on the side for cookies.

Love how patriotic they are!

Love how patriotic they are!

Despite battling a headache, I decided to try a new cookie recipe for oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. This recipe is this week’s Pinterest find! A big thank you to Shena at Radiant Dust for sharing her recipe on her blog!

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Mmmm!

Mmmm!

Ingredients
1 cup butter (2 sticks), softened
1 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup white sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
1 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp. salt
3 cups quick-cooking oats
1 cup chocolate chips

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
2. In a large bowl, cream the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs one at a time, then add the vanilla.
3. Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt and add o the mixture and blend.
4. Stir in the quick oats, and chocolate chips.
5. Drop by heaping spoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheet.
6. Bake for 11-12 minutes. Allow to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes.

Notes: I baked the cookies for 13 minutes and still let them cool for 5 minutes. Feel out your oven with the first tray to see what you need. I also used 1 cup of dark chocolate chips and a 1/2 cup of semi sweet chips.

Enjoy!

Question: What’s your favorite kind of cookie?

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