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Mostaccioli

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Hey All!!

Sorry for the hiatus in posting, life got hectic. But no excuses!! Now that my views are in the tens I better be a more responsible blogger 🙂

Today I wanna show you a super yummy little cookie that is so good when you need to fill a chocolate craving! The om nommie Mostaccioli

Low calorie cookies

Chocolate anyone?

I got this recipe way back when I started counting calories (like 4 weeks ago) from Delish. Click the link to get all the baking details. These cookies ended up being super simple to make and glazing them is super fun!! It’s more of a cake cookie and they freeze awesome. The pictures on the blog are actually of ones I had baked 2 weeks previously and stuck in the freezer. I don’t think you can even tell. You know, I am a big fan of freezing cookies! That way you don’t feel rushed to eat them all before they go stale and you have little treats in you freezer for whenever you need a pick me up 🙂

Low Calorie Cookies

Recognize the bird pick?

Enough about frozen cookies though. Each of these babies will set you back a measly 55 calories! Way better than reaching for that chocolate bar 🙂

And on the topic of calorie counting, I would just like to toot my own horn a bit and brag that I am now down 10 pounds since May 6th!! It’s amazing what being aware of my calorie intake has done for me, I definitely suggest that if you wanna lose weight in a slow and steady manner, try it out!

~Crafty Nerd

Brownie Covered Oreos!

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So this week while Stumbling at work (shhhh, don’t tell my boss) I came across a mouth-watering recipe that just had to be baked! Diet be damned!

The original recipe can be found on Picky Palate and will seriously melt your face off if you are into chocolatey deliciousness.

OM NOM!

I didn’t get a pic of the Oreo insides but there’s a nice one on Picky Palate. I used low fat Oreos, but some people use mint or golden, all sounds awesome!

One thing many people mentioned online was that their Brownie Oreos were coming shaped like a cake. For mine I used very little brownie mix (just enough to cover the cookies), and as soon as they came out of the oven, I went around the sides with a plastic knife. This helped unstick the brownie from the side but also had the nice side effect of rounding the brownies edge, giving it a nicer cookie shape. And if you don’t rush and have actual spray oil for the pan (unlike me) you will get nice clean sides (again…unlike me.)

Anywho, this recipe was simple, fast, and looks super impressive. One box of brownie batter did the whole box of Oreos so I ended up with 28 cookies at approximately 110 calories a cookie.

My DnD group will love these tomorrow!

Enjoy!

~Crafty Nerd