Eyebrows + Cookie Recipe!

I’ve got a great healthy chocolate chip cookie recipe for you, but need to get to business before pleasure.

My wedding tasks today included:

  • work on vows
  • get eyebrows waxed

Boys, I know the second sounds silly, but you have no idea how much better I feel now that my brows are under control.

I had a 515 appointment at Brows on 15th in Denver.

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I am ashamed to admit that I haven’t had my eye brows done since I was in Chicago, so when my make up artist saw me a few weeks ago she basically made me an appointment for week of.

My appointment was about 15 minutes late due to the person before me being very late, but otherwise my experience at Brow was great!  Kat, the woman who worked on my bushes, and I had a really interesting conversation about marriage and her advice for me.

Oh, and I did get a start on my vows.  I’m starting to feel MUCH better about the whole idea of us writing our own vows…


I didn’t get home until after 6, and Zach was still busy himself, but he had at least gone to get what we need for dinner tonight.

On the Menu: lamb shank, corn on the cob, and homemade fruit salad.

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Zach had crusted the lamb with herbs, toasted bread and butter.  The corn was grilled as is.  And the fruit salad included blueberries, raspberries and melon.

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And now, to the good stuff. What I’ve kept you all waiting for.

The cookie recipe from yesterday 🙂

Small(ish) Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Yields 12 smallish cookies


  • 1/4 cup Whole Wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup All Purpose flour
  • large pinch of baking soda
  • large pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup of applesauce
  • 1/4 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup of granulated sugar (plus 1 tablespoon added to taste at end)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 cup of chocolate chips
  • Splash of milk


  • Begin by preheating your oven to 350 degrees and spraying/buttering your cookie sheet
  • Sift the flours, salt, and baking soda together in a mixing bowl
  • Mix the sugars and applesauce together well in a large mixing bowl.
  • Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, adding the dry in stages
  • Add the egg white to the mixture
  • Add the chocolate chips to the mixture
  • I added a tablespoon of sugar and splash of milk at the end based on taste and teture.
  • Using a spoon or small ice cream scoop, place dough on cookie sheet with 1-2 inches between each cookie.
  • Bake for 9-12 minute
  • Enjoy!

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Review:  I have decided that I THINK it’s the applesauce (in place of butter) that keeps cookies from being crunchy and thin like some chocolate chip cookies.  With applesauce, cookies always come out a bit more like cake.  These cookies were still a bit cake like, but not as much as my other healthy cookies.  I approve of this healthy version, and I think Zach does as well!

OK — snuggle time with the family.  Well that and cookies 🙂