Thursday, March 31, 2011

Sweet Tooth Fix

Hopefully this rainy weather isn't putting you in a bad mood... tomorrow is Friday! That should help cheer you up a bit :) I have been dying to make my own frozen yogurt. I live with a guy who has an extremely large sweet tooth who loves to come home with donuts and ice cream on occasion. Yup, I just totally called my boyfriend out! You bet I went there.

As many of you know my mom had an ice cream maker in the basement that had my name all over it once I spotted that bad boy! Too bad I am completely clueless when it comes to making ice cream/frozen yogurt and didn't know you had to have an army of ice cubes in your freezer to complete the task! What's a girl to do? Make some stuffed oatmeal and chocolate chip cookies! I stuffed reese's peanut cups inside of my cookie dough and let me tell you they lasted approx. .342243 seconds at work this morning!

warning: these cookies are not low in fat but they are high in deliciousness!!!

Reese's Peanut Butter Stuffed Oatmeal Cookies
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup of steel cut oats
Couple dashes of cinnamin
Reese's miniature peanut butter cups

Prepare your cookie dough as follows... Cream together your butter and sugars. Add the egg and vanilla extract. Combine the rest of your dry ingredients. Next take a spoonful of your cookie dough and flatten it out in your hand. Place the peanut butter cup in the center of the flattened dough, cover the entire candy with the surrounding dough and form into a ball. Repeat until your cookie sheet is full of deliciousness! Cook in a 375 degree oven and bake for 8-10 minutes. I like my cookies soft in the center so I take out as soon as they are brown around the edges. Cool on a cooling rack and enjoy!

If that isn't eye candy I don't know what is. Even a chocolate hater like me couldn't resist these bad boys!

Fat Free Strawberry Banana Cheesecake Frozen Yogurt:
8 ounces of chopped strawberries
1 medium sized ripe banana
2 cups fat free yogurt or fat free greek yogurt
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup sugar or sugar substitute
8 ounces fat free cream cheese

Chop your strawberries and bananas. Combine all ingredients into a food processor or blender. Blend until smooth. Follow your ice cream machine's directions. Add in chopped walnuts if you'd like :-) For 4 portions this recipe is about 150 calories.

I can't decide what to do with all these cookies and leftover frozen yogurt. Oh, wait. Fro yo cookie sandwiches. My cube is going to be the most popular cube on the block tomorrow at work!

Wrapping these babies in some plastic wrap and freezing over night! I'm off to the gym so my pants still fit tomorrow!

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What's your favorite frozen yogurt flavor and toppings?



  1. ahhhhh you're making me want something sweet now! they look and sound delish!!! <3

  2. Yumm Yumm Yummmmmmm I'll take one or 500 million of those please.

  3. Everyone is making stuffed cookies now!! I need to hop on that bandwagon. I think my boyfriend would have went crazy if I had made these for him haha!

  4. Oh Cara, I have a great idea for your leftovers - BRING THEM TO ME.

  5. Well Alyssa, you are definitely my number one inspiration for sweets! I can't wait to make some of your cake balls for my sisters graduation in May! Bring it on!

  6. @Sophia @ Raven Waves
    Oh did I mention I made a huge batch of chocolate chip stuffed cookies too? Probably not since my sister and boyfriend ate them ALL before I could get a pic!

  7. That frozen yogurt looks yummy and so do the cookies! I've recently discovered Yogi Berry and love to explore different flavors and toppings. I have to say that oreo is my favorite so far.

  8. lol I love your warning :) Its ok because the froyo totally balances it all out right?! Whyyy havent I made my own froyo ever? Ice cream maker is goin' on my bday list! haha

  9. i will be waiting on your doorstep for any one of these sweet tooth treats! how yummy! xox have a fabulous friday dear! xo

  10. Omg those cookies look delicious! And I love that fro-yo recipe! I am definitely stealing this one from you ;)

  11. do it! It turned out really good, even better after a few hours in the freezer! Now I just have to make a chocolate version for the bf!

  12. i absolutely love your fix to have too many leftover cookies! ice cream cookie sandwiches!! ^^ and i can't wait to see the chocolate version. peanut butter cookies with CHOCOLATE FRO YO = heaven

  13. OMG! Those cookies look insanely good. Can you send me one? hehe

  14. Oh. My. I'm going to have to make those cookies for my dad's birthday. He's a reeses addict...and those look amazing!

  15. Hi!! I am so glad you came by my blog!! I am in LOVE with yours!! love the name I have to say too!! It's so pretty!

    Those cookies, look amazing!!!! Yeah not the healthiest, lol, but hey moderation!

    Have a beautiful day!!!

    the Peanut Butter is amazing, i cant believe you cant find it : p

  16. @katieDefinitely! I am so glad I follow you on twitter now! Makes keeping up so much easier! I can't find it! I think I just need to make a trip to Whole Foods soon!