Much to my husband’s dismay, the junk will NOT be getting replaced in my pantry. Once it is gone, it’s gone. Not only will the processed foods be vanishing from our home, I am also committing myself to a $500/month food budget.
As my family dives head-first into this healthier eating plan on a budget, I will be sharing my meal planning and any helpful tricks and tips that I come across.
As we have finished off the last of the Christmas cookies and my fridge is still stuffed full of leftovers from various family holiday celebrations, my first recipe to share is cookies.
I also needed an excuse to test out my new Nordic Ware baking sheets (http://amzn.to/2qiksCx) that are highly recommended in several cooking communities as being the best for even heating/browning. After years of using Wilton baking sheets, one batch of cookies on these beauties and I’m sold! (As an added benefit, these also have an optional lid that will be extra useful!)
These are one of my favorite cookies, packed full of good things that are even relatively good for you. The recipe was sent in an email from America’s Test Kitchen quite a while ago. I’ve changed it just a bit to suit my personal preferences. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookies with Toasted Pecans and Dried Cherries
Modified to America’s Test Kitchen
Makes Approx 3 dozen cookies