im doing it. i am going on a sugar fast. eeek. if you know me at all. i love sugar. a little too much. i dream about cupcakes, constantly bake cookies, and even carry lemon heads in my car just in case i am in a sugar emergency. but- tomorrow starts my sugar fast. it will be hard. but i need to do it. i have been feeling really sick lately and my body feels heavy so i needed to change something in my diet. i can tell you that this sugar fast will not be something that will be around for too long but it will just be a way to cleanse my body, and readjust from there.
but i couldn't start a sugar fast until i made at least one more batch of cookies, so i thought i would share them with you (these are kinda healthier cookies!)
3 cups old-fashioned oats
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup unsalted butter
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 pure maple syrup
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1. preheat oven to 350 - stir oats, flour, salt and baking soda. in a second bowl beat butter and sugar on high until pale and fluffy, beat in maple syrup, egg, vanilla, and 1/4 cup water.
2. put the mixer on low, beat in oat mixture in 2 additions
3. drop dough in rounded teaspoons 2 inches apart onto parchment lined baking sheets (these cookies expand and are very very sticky!) bake until edges are golden (11 minutes or so) make sure to rotate cookies half way through.
let cookies cool on sheets until set. (2 minutes or so)
**these cookies are VERY good but they are extremely difficult to get off the baking sheets, they are worth the effort, i made them for chad and he loved them. and he doesn't usually like anything even remotely healthy ;)
have you ever given up anything food related? how hard was it (or do i not want to know until this little fast is over?!)