Flat Kitty Loves Cookies- A Healthy Dessert Swap and Cookie Recipes

 

What can I say, this guy loves his cookies.

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Yes, in case you’re wondering, I was too lazy to cut Flat Kitty out (or to look for the other ones that might be lying around the house somewhere). I’ve spent my fair share of time with multiple copies of him this week. Ha. I was really excited though to see on Facebook that a few friends got their “thank you” packets.

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Thank you Sandy and Erin for making my night! And a very happy birthday to both of you! Either that’s a pretty funny coincidence or Flat Kitty has some amazing timing. Ha ha!

 

Oh man I have big plans for Flat Kitty Fridays in 2012. You’ll help me out, right? More on that later. If you really want a Flat Kitty though I may be able to hook you up. I have a few left over.

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On to business….

I’m still recovering from my marathon baking night (and from sampling a few too many cookies during the wee hours of the morning- I do NOT recommend doing that).

And since these are some of the few remains after all of our deliveries the past two days

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I’m going to give you these two recipes and a little Flatout creation I made for my dessert (in lieu of any cookies).

Sound good?

Okay.

Here’s my Flatout Foldit creation first.

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I took one of these Flatout Foldits (that were so generously given by Flatout as part of their sponsorship for our half marathon for Amelia), cut it in half,

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topped it with 1/3 of a leftover ripe banana (yep, leftover and had been sitting on the counter for over 2 hours- that’s my life) and a little cinnamon,

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attempted to fold them up all cute

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and stuck them in my favorite sandwich maker (that was sprayed with nonstick spray).

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After a few minutes I had these little gems (approximately 150 calories for both of them).

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Look at that warm banana gooeyness oozing out.

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Mmmmm hmmm.

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Someone thought I might share.

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He was wrong.

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He had a 50% chance.

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Sorry Flat Kitty. I still love you.

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And…

I still love you all too.

Here are the recipes.

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Bisquick Peanut Butter Blossoms

I used this recipe for Chocolate-Candy Peanut Butter Cookies.

All I can say is that Betty Crocker sure knows her stuff. I subbed in the Heart Smart Bisquick instead of the original. other than that I just followed the recipe. I want to try these with SunButter next time.

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Next up:

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I tweaked this recipe a bit.

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Magic Cookie Bars

1/2 cup light butter or margarine

1 cup crushed graham or animal crackers (I used Costco animal crackers)

1/2 cup oats

1 1/2 cups butterscotch chips

1 1/2 cups reduced fat shredded coconut (I used these)

1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

1 can fat free sweetened condensed milk

 

Directions:

1. Place butter in 13×9 baking pan and heat in oven at 350 degrees until melted.

2. Mix cracker crumbs and oats in small bowl. Sprinkle evenly over butter in pan and press down with a fork (or your fingers),

3. Layer butterscotch chips, coconut and chocolate chips. Drizzle sweetened condensed milk evenly over top.

4. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes or until lightly browned.

 

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That was the one I ate.

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Happy Flat Kitty Friday!

I have a 19 mile training run this morning and a stack of presents I need to start to wrap at some point in the next 24 hours.

Lovely.

I see a few dark chocolate peppermint mocha drinks in the near future. By the way, I tried sugar free gingerbread syrup in my mocha yesterday morning instead of peppermint and it was divine.

Have a wonderful day!

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Comments

  1. 1

    I love Magic Bars. I love making them and tweaking them and adding all kinds of “extras”, too.

    And that banana/bread wrap…yum!

  2. 2

    I like your recipe photograph method! Very wise! Have a good 19 mile run!! And a Very Merry Christmas!

  3. 3

    Merry Christmas, my friend!! love you!!

  4. 4

    Grilling flat outs is the best idea ever! I’m going to have to remember to buy some for my post-holiday grocery store trip.

    I haven’t see magic bars in forever! My mom used to make them every year. So addicting. :)

  5. 5

    love the sounds of your new Flatout creation! i would add a little PB in there too… ;)

    those bars look amazing. i don’t think they’d stand a chance at staying in our kitchen for long…. yum.

  6. 6

    Those magic cookie bars have my name all over them, I need to make some very soon!! Love the wrap idea too, yum :)

  7. 7

    Merry Christmas to you and your family! Enjoy the weekend! :)

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    Erin says:

    I think Maxx and Flat Kitty will be best buds. ;-)

    I was on the Torani Web site and had $40+ worth of syrup in my basket. I do not need that much syrup! I’m gong to prioritize and make an order today. Your mochas are making me very jealous!

    • 8.1
      STUFT Mama says:

      I was the same way with the Torani. Do they still have their free shipping offer? Oh, you will love them. Let me know which ones you get. :) And, um, yes, Maxx and Flat Kitty are naturally best friends. :) ha ha! Thanks so much for the picture!

  9. 9

    OMG, please oh PLEASE send me a Flat Kitty! I will happy to take him on amazing adventures and I promise to feed him and give him water and take him on walks and… and… ;) I’ll even make him a sweater for those chilly winter nights (so he can steal my soul with that creep-o piercing gaze of his!)

  10. 10

    19 miles?! God speed. I love the gangster “Stuft mama” tattoo on the picture of flat kitty. You could really tattoo him if it wasn’t the most inhumane thing ever.

  11. 11
    jennifer says:

    I tried your green oats and berries this morning and my daughter loved them! So excited about it!

  12. 12

    Love the shirt! Perfectly fitting! Your treats look perfect too and so festive. I’m sure all the recipients enjoyed the tasty morsels. If I don’t get a chance to say it before now, have a Merry Christmas my friend and enjoy ever second with your family (as I’m sure you will). xoxo

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    Kris says:

    me Me ME!! I want a flat kitty. if I ever make my Basil of the Month calendar I’ll trade ya. ;)

    happy holidays to all of you, my friend! XO

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