From Buns to Cookies

He likes big buns and he cannot lie!

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When I found this recipe, I was immediately intrigued. As I rummaged through my baking supplies, I found the one cookie mix I did not have was sugar. Hmmm… snickerdoodles have cinnamon and sugar… this could work… 

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  • 1 pouch (17.5 oz.) Betty Crocker Snickerdoodle Cookie mix
  • 1/2 cup light buttery spread, like Brummel and Brown, room temp
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp whole wheat flour, for dusting
  • 1/4 cup liquid egg substitute
  • 1 Tbsp. light buttery spread, melted
  • 2 Tbsp granulated Splenda
  • 1 Tbsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. Flax milk
In medium bowl, stir cookie mix (cinnamon sugar packet included), buttery spread, ap flour, and egg until dough forms.On a floured surface, roll dough to about ¼-inch thickness.Brush with melted butter.In a small bowl, mix together sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle this mixture evenly over dough.Begin to roll up dough, starting at the long side. If the dough tears at all, do not worry. This dough is very forgiving. Just pinch it back together, it will still bake up nicely.Cut dough log in half. Wrap in plastic wrap and pop dough in the freezer for about 20-30 minutes (until firm – not hard).
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Preheat oven to 375F degrees. Cover your baking sheet with parchment paper. Take dough out of freezer and begin cutting into coins to your desired width. Bake 10-12 minutes or until edges are lightly golden brown. Cool for about 2 minutes, remove from cookie sheet to cooling racks to cool completely.
In a small bowl, mix powdered sugar and milk until smooth. Using a basting brush, paint the glaze over the cookies.
You might be wondering what dad’s opinion of these cookies are… May I present the following text:
“The cinnamon bun cookies may be the best cookies I’ve ever had.”

V Day

V- Day…. Sounds an awful lot like D-Day, doesn’t it?

I’m really not that cynical when it comes to February 14th. I’m just not too pleased with the result of my exam today. In fact, I came home thinking I did pretty well, checked my grade, and dug into to PB for emotional support.

So I met my girlfriends at Dunkin, as I do every test morning and enjoyed a small coffee and oatmeal. I ate Better Oats Fit Cinnamon Bun oatmeal. It really hit the spot! Before the exam, popped my Russell Stover’s sugar free Mint Pattie.

Apparently, the grades of the exam were all over the place! Luckily, I had my valentine dinner to look forward to.

My Valentine

My Valentine

Valentine’s Day is the one day a year, dad and I make sure we get to eat steak! We headed to Texas Road House! YUM!

I love the sweet rolls and cinnamon butter (no matter how high the calories are)!WP_001154

Dad can’t resist the onion blossom.

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Me? I love picking out my own steak! I got the

Dallas filet with some amazingly bright and crisp streamed vegetable and a side  salad.

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Dad got the country-fried steak with a side salad and bleu cheese and mashed potatoes with gravy.

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Happy Valentine’s Day!