In our maintenance Google group we have a, “What’s Cookin, Good Lookin’?” thread, and Katie3908 shared that she had made “Cowboy Cookies.” I never heard of these so I asked for a URL and she provided one.
I thought I had all of the ingredients when I began making these, but I was wrong and had to do on-the-fly substitutions (bad pantry management. Oops). So these are, “Not Cowboy Cookies.” 😂
Although they have eggs, the coconut in them reminds me a little of Anzac Biscuits. Here is what is actually in what I made (screenshots from the LoseIt app)
These have minimal chocolate chips, no rolled oats, and no nuts. Instead they have unsweetened coconut, flax seeds, and dried cranberries. I used home-ground whole wheat flour instead of regular flour, decreased the butter a little, and cut the sugar by 30%. They still seem awfully sweet, so I think next time I’ll cut the sugar to half what the original recipe called for. I had trouble sticking them together so I used 3 eggs instead of two.
H pronounced them, “good,” so they are serving their intended purpose, whatever you want to call them. 😉
PS. We have LOTS of steel cut oats, but no rolled, that I could find. So I finally broke down and bought a flake mill to go with my stand mixer.
Sock update: The toes are finally starting to look like something.
The white kitty is in a sampler I knit to learn how to construct a gansey. The orange kitty is in a gansey I made later, because I wanted to see if I could do the first gansey better, for the way a cat is shaped (has to do with arm position)
This is the first month we’ve had maintenance anniversaries to announce, and no SP to announce it on…
It saddens me to know that many of the people on the Hall of Fame won’t see us celebrating their anniversary when it comes around, since few have provided a URL or place to find them. So I’ll try a few things besides announcing it on the Google group, including posting an announcement here.
If you happen to see this and are in touch with former Sparkers elsewhere*, such as on FB, or MFP, or any other place, please feel free to copy and re-post, to spread the word!
*And if they have a visible profile at this -elsewhere-, please encourage them to update their maintenance info to include a URL to it, so anyone else on that platform can also congratulate them! ❤️
– The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80%+ to 95% (various sources). – When you’ve maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%.* – When you’ve maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%!*
*This group is agnostic with regard to tracker and/or fitness platform. Our members are using: LoseIt, MFP, Cronometer, FatSecret, MyNetDiary, 1st Phorm, etc. We encourage folks to use whatever works best for them, personally. The main thing is having the support of other maintainers, people who get what it’s like, to be in this for the long haul. 💖