Yesterday, after a butt-kicking workout and a mountain of prep-work for my video shoot in Europe, I whipped up a batch of cookie. I’m confident that by working out six days a week, drinking obscene amounts of water, and watching my portions, I can shed a few pounds before I get in front of the camera and instantly look ten pounds heavier (sad, but true.) I started thinking that maybe I could also LOOK smaller, by baking cookies for EVERYONE I KNOW before I leave, so that EVERYONE I KNOW plumps up a bit, while I try desperately to slim down. Is that weird? Or brilliant? I’m not sure yet.
For my deliciously diabolical plan, I started with Coconut and Chocolate Chip Cookies. They are ridiculously quick to make, super buttery, and can be made with the contents of your (moderately well-stocked)pantry. They nearly make themselves!
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 egg 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/3 cups flaked coconut
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
I literally took ONE bite of these cookies (to make sure they were as yummy as they smelled. They were!!) and knew I would inhale the entire batch if I didn’t immediately pack them up for my husband’s lunch. Yes, a dozen coconut cookies in his lunch. “Gee Megan, are you losing weight? You look so slender.” Muhahah!!
If you take issue with my plan to fatten up everyone around me, feel free to come on over to my house, and discuss it over cookies. I’ll be eating celery sticks, but I’m making up a new batch of cookies right now- just for you!