Thank You, Lola

Oh Bloggies, this week has been a week. Between recovering from last weekend’s half marathon, LCC Dad being in town until Tuesday, having a million errands to run, getting sick on Wednesday, and adjusting to my busy regular work schedule. Blogging got left behind last week. I’m still trying to get into the groove of working and blogging. I feel like I fell off the edge of the earth a bit this week. Thank goodness for weekend recovery and thank goodness for chunky Lola.

Chunky Lola cookies are another majestic creation from the Flour Cookbook. I actually make them pretty frequently but somehow they have managed to escape the grasps of the blog. It’s always a good idea to keep cookie dough in the fridge, right?


And there is nothing better than butter, sugar, and brown sugar mixes together for 10 mins.

Seriously. The Flour cookbook has opened my eyes to the fact that butter and sugar should always be mixed together for a minimum of 10 mins.

Cookie recipes really don’t deviate too much. Lola’s, however, are amazing because they have coconut, chocolate chips, and toasted pecans.

The other reason I love all Flour Cookbook cookie recipes is that they all call for the dough to be refrigerated. I’m not totally sure why but I’ve found that cookies are always better when the dough has been chilled. Weird, I know but it always makes it better.

And the final product?

Exactly what I needed to make it though a busy week.

For real, if it weren’t for these babies I don’t think I would have made it past Tuesday. On a happier note, I’m starting to feel less sick. I only have a cold but I’m such a baby when I have a cold. Half marathons? No problem! Light head cold? I crawl into the fetal position. Don’t worry I have plenty of awesome posts coming in the next week. You want a preview? Let’s just say that there will be bacon ice cream, marathon training plans, half marathon training wrap up, and a new pizza recipe!

What helps you get through crazy weeks? Obviously I rely on cookies, wine, friends, and bad reality TV.