Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Last Minute Christmas Eve

Tomorrow is Christmas Eve! Can you believe it? Bring on the cookies, pumpkin pie, and roast beast (if you're a who)! It's probably a good idea to have a healthy, but still seasonally appropriate breakfast before the big day. These chocolate chip cranberry breakfast cookies are delicious, and are the perfect breakfast treat.

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Fresh Cranberry Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookies
(adapted from this recipe)
makes about 45
2 cups quick oats
½ cup sugar
1 ½ tsp cinnamon
½ cup applesauce
2 ripe bananas, mashed
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 egg white
¾ cup coarsely chopped cranberries
¾ cup chocolate chips

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees and cover two baking sheets with parchment paper. Mix together the oats, cinnamon, and sugar. Add in the egg, applesauce, bananas, and vanilla. Sit until everything is well incorporated. Finally, mix in the chocolate chips and cranberries. Let the mixture sit for 10 minutes to thicken. Scoop out tablespoonfuls of the dough out at a time onto the prepared baking sheets 1” apart. Lightly press the cookies with the back of a spoon to flatten slightly. Bake for 16 minutes. Allow the cookies to cool for 5 minutes before removing from the pan.

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I love the cute Christmas tower of gifts idea for a card. You can make it into a birthday card easily by switching up the patterned paper. This is a simple last minute Christmas card for a Christmas Eve/ Day party or family get together.

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