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Monday, November 18, 2013

Black Friday Energy Cookies

Ginny and I are taking on Black Friday today. Can you believe it's only 13 days away!?! One thing you might not know about me....I do not like crowds, especially when I'm trying to shop. I've never been one of the brave people to wait in line for Black Friday sales. We do, however, venture out to Express and Limited after lunch for their specials. This works for me because all the crazies are already at home passed out.

Black Friday Energy Cookies - packed with coconut, pecans, oat, and chocolate to keep you moving on Black Friday!

Last year I did attempt to go to Target at midnight to buy a new camera. Jacob, his dad, and I drove to Target. The line to get into the store was all the way around the building. We didn't even park....I said forget it and bought it online for the same price.

Black Friday Energy Cookies - packed with coconut, pecans, oat, and chocolate to keep you moving on Black Friday!


I might not be brave enough, but I still love watching social media as we work towards Black Friday - it's fun to see so many people prepping and how it's become one of their family traditions.

To help you prep for your Black Friday Shopping Extravaganza, and ensure you have energy to stand in line, run in and out of stores, and cram all your bags into your car, I made you energy cookies. These cookies are chewy and packed with oats, pecans, coconut, and chocolate. Keep these suckers in your purse and you'll be ready to dominate. They might work for bribes to butt in line too.

Black Friday Energy Cookies - packed with coconut, pecans, oat, and chocolate to keep you moving on Black Friday!

Black Friday Energy Cookies - packed with coconut, pecans, oat, and chocolate to keep you moving on Black Friday!

Black Friday Energy Cookies

1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1 1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1/4 cup water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup quick oats
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup shredded coconut
1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or a baking mat. Set aside.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream butter and peanut butter. Add in sugar and beat for 5 minutes. Add in egg, water and vanilla, cream until well combined. Gradually add in the flour mixture, scraping down bowl to make sure its all combines.

Add in oats, chopped pecans, coconut, and chocolate chips. Use a cookie scoop, or tablespoon, to drop dough onto prepared cookies sheets.

Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until edges just start to turn light brown. Allow cookies to cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes or so before transferring to a cooling rack. Store in airtight container.

Makes about 4 dozen cookies.

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Black Friday Energy Cookies - packed with coconut, pecans, oat, and chocolate to keep you moving on Black Friday!


Let's see what Ginny thinks you should wear on Black Friday. As always, classy and beautiful. Make sure you pop over for all the details. You won't believe where she found that vest and what she paid.