Heeeey guys, one last post before Christmas! I couldn’t leave you without something delicious and boozy.
Because, as I tell you every year, I’m not doing my Christmas Eve all night wrapping session without Elf on in the background and some kind of delicious beverage next to me.
Before we get to that though, I wanna say thank you for coming back, for all the emails, for checking on me if I don’t post for a few days, for stopping me in Target and saying hi, for everything this blog has given me. These last couple years have been a real rollercoaster for me and having this little space on the internet full of people who share the same interest as me has been one of the only constants in my life. I appreciate it all more than I can express.
This may be my last post of the year (other than my yearly favorite recipes – that’s still happening) so I hope you have a fabulous Christmas and a safe and happy New Year!
Hey guys, happy almost Friday! Hooray for a short week, right?
The boys and I are headed to San Antonio this weekend and this is probably our last San Antonio trip before we move, so send me all the must eats! All I care about is the food.
I mean, obviously we’ll see The Alamo again and we have other plans but really, I’m just going for the food. I already have a list of, like, 15 places and I plan on teaching the boys the fine art of eating like a food blogger.
Not much else going on around here right now. I finally stopped breaking all my resolutions on the 11th so that’s been good.
Today I’ve got these yummy Pumpkin White Chocolate Cookies! Pumpkin and white chocolate is one of my favorite combos in the fall. Something about the earthy pumpkin with the super sweet white chocolate just makes my mouth happy.
For the cookies, I tried out the Monk Fruit In The Raw® for the first time. You guys know I love the In The Raw® family of sweeteners for my coffee every morning and I’ve really enjoyed trying all of them in baked goods this year.
Monk Fruit In The Raw® is made from delicious vine-ripened monk fruit. It has 0 calories and it’s perfect for coffee or tea. And since it measures cup for cup like sugar, it’s perfect for baking!
The cookies are fabulous. I made them on a Saturday and my kids immediately started claiming them for their school lunches. As if they were going to last that long!
It’s a really simple recipe and thanks to the Monk Fruit In The Raw®, the sugar content is really low compared to other cookies. I did use 1/2 cup brown sugar but only because it makes the cookies a bit chewier than they would have otherwise been.
Seriously, you have to make these before fall ends!
To find a store that sells Monk Fruit In The Raw®, use the store locator. There are also coupons available!
This Blog Hop featured the new Pillsbury Purely Simple baking mixes. They contain simple ingredients, no colors, no preservatives, and no artificial ingredients. Have you tried them yet?
I used the Pillsbury Purely Simple for these Loaded Cookie Bars and it was fabulous. The mix only requires a stick of butter and an egg if you want to make sugar cookies. I, of course, added more than that! This bars have white chocolate chips, semisweet chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, coconut, and milk chocolate candies!
I would’ve added more but I ran out of things in my baking cabinet!
I love these kinds of bars! Something fun and different in every bite! Plus the chewy cookie itself!
And since I started with the Pillsbury Purely Simple baking mix, these took no time to whip up! The hardest part was waiting for the butter to soften!