From Buns to Cookies

He likes big buns and he cannot lie!


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… 

Cinnabon CookiesWP_004846

  • 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).
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.”

Forgot My Carrots

I wanted a filling but not too heavy dinner for work tonight so I opted for my garlic cauli soup and saltines. I really enjoy eating this soup with some baby carrots. As I walked out if the house, on my way to work, I could feel like I was forgetting something, but just couldn’t put my finger on it. Literally, as I turned into the parking garage, it hit me! Carrots!

At least my breakfast had some carrots! Breakfast was a smoothie bowl that had intrigued me:

1/3 carrots, microwaved for 30 secWP_001389
1/2 frozen banana
1/2 cup frozen pineapple
2 scoops vanilla Herbalife
1/4 tsp xanthum

It was actually really tasty! I added some ground flax to play off the earth-tones of the carrots. This was paired with not one, but two, cups of coffee!

WP_001390Have I mentioned im exhausted?

After my drowzy play with the MagicBullet, I watched a bit of a lecture then headed back to work.

I was surprised,again, when I got to work. That patient I told you about yesterday, who named her stuffed puppy dog after me, made me a thank you cars and got me lotion and Lindor truffles! How sweet is that!?


Mom asked for my email address to keep me updated on her and so she could come visit me when I work. This is an amazing feeling!


On my way home, the late night munch kicked in. A trip to 7-Eleven resulted in a product I have never seen but that I needed to buy: Chex Mix Snickerdoodle Muddie Buddies! Yes, you read that correctly and might I say, absolutely phemon!!!!