Sentence per picture.

May 21, 2014

There is not a snack in the world better than this one:

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Hi-Chews come in second place especially when eaten while drooling over 400 outfits that I need from the J. Crew catalogue.

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Why are backpacks and helmets 5 trillion times cuter on kids compared to adults?

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Hooked on turkey bacon and jam is a must on all of my family’s grilled cheese sandwiches.

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Brooke will be gone this weekend so I am stealing as many kisses as possible and keeping her up way past her bedtime for some quality time together.

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Jess has a killer 1/2 trail marathon this weekend (with over 2,000 ft elevation gain) and so I am being a good friend and helping her carb load for the big day.

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The Wednesday night softball games are always a good time and penguin blanket accompanies me.

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I will be doing THIS ab workout today after my 90 minutes of pool running (ps to track my ‘mileage’ in the pool I am just saying 1 mile = 10 minutes of pool running).

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REMEMBER THESE COOKIES—> I have the recipe for you now!

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Best cookies you will ever have:

1 c butter

1 c sugar

1 c packed brown sugar

2 large eggs

1tsp vanilla

2 c flour

1tsp baking soda

1 tsp baking powder 

2.5 c blended oatmeal (2.5 cups before you blend)

1/2 tsp salt

12 oz chocolate chips

1 4 oz grated hershey bar

Blend oatmeal to fine powder.  Cream butter and both sugars.  Add eggs and vanilla.  Mix with flour, oatmeal, salt, baking powders and baking soda.  Add chocolate chips and grated Hershey bar.  Refrigerate dough for a few hours.  Bake at 375 until cookies are light brown on top (about 10 minutes).   These cookies are best when you make them extra big.  

My quad started feeling a tiny bit better last night, I am guessing that means I will be running by the end of next week… playing it beyond safe this time around.

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Only 3.4 weeks until the marathon, nothing to stress about;)

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Give ME a random sentence!!! About anything and everything!  

Karien @ Running the Race May 21, 2014 at 11:31 pm

That picture of Brooke in a helmet…!!! Such a cutie :) .

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Alina May 21, 2014 at 11:33 pm

I only have two more weeks before I leave my twin to train for Teach for America :( Why can’t she come with me? #gonnabehard

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Kathee Brimley May 22, 2014 at 1:48 am

I am working all night and my foot itches.

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DontBlameTheKids May 22, 2014 at 4:49 am

This made me laugh!

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Debbie @ Deb Runs May 22, 2014 at 5:42 pm

I was actually scratching my itchy foot as I scrolled down to your comment! Really!

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Hollie May 22, 2014 at 2:39 am

A random sentence:

During my last few runs, I’ve listened to Fancy on repeat. Now I know the entire song and can probably rap it…I guess it’s not really rap though. Anyways-I need to carb load with you because you do it the right way. Although I’m more into carbloading with massive diner pancakes followed by ice cream. LOL.

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Annie May 22, 2014 at 2:49 am

Woke up at 4:40 a.m. to run. Lightning! Thunder! Eliptical… :(

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Lauren @ Will Run for Boston May 22, 2014 at 2:50 am

My random sentence: I’m heading out for a tempo run right now and hoping that pizza and ice cream at 9 PM last night was a good way to fuel for this workout…

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meredith @ The Cookie ChRUNicles May 22, 2014 at 3:22 am

Brooke with the helmet and backpack is too adorable yet the sentence you chose to describe had me laughing out loud. So so true!

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Laura@twinsontherun May 22, 2014 at 3:23 am

Getting up for a 4 am baby feeding is always better when there is a new post of yours to read :)

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emma @ be mom strong May 22, 2014 at 3:41 am

Random sentence- Why is it Corona Light season and I’m pregnant? Or maybe that’s a question… need better planning next time around!

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Emily May 22, 2014 at 3:44 am

question about the cookies….do you take 2.5 cups of oatmeal and blend it? or do you blend it first then measure out 2.5 cups? I am going to have a very happy fiance after I make those :)

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The Hungry Runner Girl May 22, 2014 at 4:54 am

Great question! I will ask the cookie creator and get back to you ASAP!

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courtney! May 22, 2014 at 5:24 am

woohoo! glad you asked– i was wondering the same thing. so excited to make these =] have a beautiful day!!!

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Crissy May 22, 2014 at 6:17 am

I was curious about the same thing! I didn’t understand if you make oatmeal and then blend it, or do you mean just to blend the oats? Thanks! I love your recipes!

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The Hungry Runner Girl May 22, 2014 at 9:48 am

Straight from the source:
It’s 2.5 cups of oatmeal before the blend. Which is important because it makes the dough more dense which allows it to better retain it’s shape and thus undercooked to perfection center.

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Losing Lindy May 22, 2014 at 3:53 am

icing my hammy is much easier on the couch than at work

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Michele @ paleorunningmomma May 22, 2014 at 3:59 am

Random sentence: I like rainy rest days! Love when it works out randomly that a planned rest day is a gross weather day :)

The helmet picture of Brooke is super sweet!

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mark matthews May 22, 2014 at 4:10 am

The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.

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Nicole May 22, 2014 at 4:16 am

After a stressful and busy day at work (I’m in Australia) I love, love, love reading your blog and all the great people that comment. Makes you real use how many gorgeous souls are in this world! :-)

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courtney! May 22, 2014 at 5:26 am

i 1239587% agree!!! we are a good bunch :]

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Sally @ sweat out the small stuff May 22, 2014 at 4:20 am

Thank you for the cookie recipe. My name is Sally and I am a cookieholic.

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Livi May 22, 2014 at 4:21 am

That is my FAVORITE snack- chocolate chips and almond butter YUM!

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Jackie May 22, 2014 at 4:29 am

You will be running again in no time! :-)

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Abi@AbsofSteel May 22, 2014 at 4:31 am

I’d like to eat a whole entire batch of those cookies!

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DontBlameTheKids May 22, 2014 at 4:49 am

Random sentence: Daycare is closed tomorrow, so four day weekend!

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christina (sisters running the kitchen) May 22, 2014 at 4:57 am

awesome. thanks for the workout and cookies. pinned both of those puppies!

my sister is trying pool running after work today! I am going to go with her to cheer her on ;) haha

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Caroline May 22, 2014 at 5:00 am

Fact- kids look adorable in helmets, and adults do not so much. I wish I could rock my helmet like Brooke does :)

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Melissa E. May 22, 2014 at 5:00 am

Be the reason someone smiles today.

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Sara @ LovingOnTheRun May 22, 2014 at 5:00 am

Wow you are right helmets are SO much cuter on babies!! So adorable!

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Nicole@thegirlwhoraneverywhere May 22, 2014 at 5:03 am

Apples and any kind of butter are just the greatest snack on the planet!

Good luck to your friend!

My random sentence…”One more day til Friday..THANK GOD”

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Kristina @ Blog About Running May 22, 2014 at 5:17 am

My run on sentence is that I haven’t been tracking pool running mileage at all, although I have been thinking about it and wondering what a good conversion might be – thank you! :)

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Linda @running4two May 22, 2014 at 5:27 am

My throat hurts…might need to self medicate with some ice cream later.

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Megan May 22, 2014 at 5:50 am

Stoked to check out Lauren’s ab work out.

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Blaire @ Just Been Running May 22, 2014 at 5:54 am

I wish it was Friday (ready for the long weekend) !!!!!

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Flower May 22, 2014 at 6:08 am

I want those cookies but I am way too lazy to make them.

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Alyssa @ See This Girl Run May 22, 2014 at 6:16 am

My mantra lately: “do everything in your power and then be still” (paraphrased obvi)
Froyo is my favorite carb loading.

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kim May 22, 2014 at 6:29 am

Random sentence: I want to be a blessing today not a burden

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Marissa @ Run Riss Run May 22, 2014 at 6:30 am

My hair is giving me a headache right now.

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Brianna @ I run He Tris May 22, 2014 at 6:30 am

I think I’m getting sick, but I have a 5k on Monday. :(

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Jill May 22, 2014 at 6:33 am

I am trying out honey in my morning coffee instead of white sugar. It tastes pretty good!!

Hope the quad feels better don’t let it stress u out too much! I have a half marathon race next weekend and have a bit of plantar fasciitis. Luckily it only hurts after running and not during but I’ve been working it out as best I can before the big day.

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Mary@RunWalkLift May 22, 2014 at 6:39 am

“Mom. I forget everything when I go to bed. Except my name and how to tie my shoes.”
From my kindergartener.

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tess May 22, 2014 at 7:03 am

OH MY GOSH! I forgot to tell you I made your S’mores bars! I risked my life! I’m Celiac so I can’t actually touch flour or any kind of gluten. It was a rough day. But I did it anyway to make it for my work friends and my husband before he left for an overseas job. I included the Rolos.

They all love me now. A lot. Amazing. Thanks! I altered them, no graham crackers. But they loved them anyway! Thanks!

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Megan @ The Skinny-Life May 22, 2014 at 7:11 am

I’m loving the nut butter chocolate chip snack too! I’m convinced anything can be out with nut butter.
Random sentence. I’m annoyed of hearing Pharrell’s Happy song over & over again.

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Natalie @ Twenty-Something Talk May 22, 2014 at 7:13 am

My sentence : I will never achieve Lauren Fleshman abs if you keep tempting me with cookie recipes like the above.

:)

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Lisa May 22, 2014 at 7:13 am

I went to Trader Joe’s looking for kettle corn cookies and apparently they have been discontinued!

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Hayley C May 22, 2014 at 7:21 am

I went to get a massage this morning (since I was stupid, unlike you and ran a half marathon when i wasn’t ready :)) and he brought out the scraper! It killed but needless to say I am feeling a LOT better!

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Natalie in uk May 22, 2014 at 7:22 am

I have those nike capris and love them.

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Tantra May 22, 2014 at 7:26 am

I think I’m getting sick and I have a marathon on Sunday… timing is EVERYTHING!

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Laura Neuffer May 22, 2014 at 7:44 am

I appreciate that you have a countdown until the marathon, I’m running the same one and am not keeping track as well as you are. AND I’m also nursing an injury (shin splints). Same boat, sister. See you at the start :D

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Lisa @ Running Out Of Wine May 22, 2014 at 7:45 am

I will definitely be trying out those cookies sometime soon! I have been on a hunt for the BEST cookies ever so thank you for sharing!

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Amanda May 22, 2014 at 7:46 am

Brooke looks like she’s off to work for the day on her scooter!

Maybe she wants to go to work for me? ;)

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Sarah May 22, 2014 at 7:55 am

I wish I could snack like you! I am on a strict healthy eating routine. I’ve had 5 kids, it just is necessary after that!

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Amy @ fitnessmeetsfrosting May 22, 2014 at 8:24 am

I brought a container of fruit to work for my snack later, but I’ve been staring at it since I got in even though I ate breakfast an hour ago.

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Kristen @ Glitter and Dust May 22, 2014 at 8:27 am

Lauren Fleshman is awesome! She lives in Bend, OR (where I live) and is always doing really cool stuff in the community. Just yesterday she put together a “shake it out” run in prep for the local half marathon (Happy Girls Half) this weekend. No joke about her abs. :)

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sonia the mexigarian May 22, 2014 at 8:38 am

I wonder why this damn ache in my right hip flexor isn’t going away. :\ Hope you get good news for your quad.

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Laura @ RunningJunkie May 22, 2014 at 8:50 am

I hope you hear the results from your ultrasound soon. That has to be SO frustrating. Every single person here knows you’re going to kill that marathon though!

Is that maple almond butter?? YUM.

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Erica May 22, 2014 at 9:03 am

subway for lunch 4 the day in a row, to lazy to pack my lunch.

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Erica May 22, 2014 at 9:03 am

4th

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Christina May 22, 2014 at 9:22 am

Have a headache and cold haven’t ran since 5k last Saturday. Plus having sciatica pain. Felt like a champ sat after 5k. Now I feel like an 80 year old old lady…except for the one who ran the 5k last week. She rocked.

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Annette@FitnessPerks May 22, 2014 at 9:38 am

I am so glad summer is finally here!

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Heather May 22, 2014 at 9:41 am

My mom always loved marshmallows on her grilled cheese. But she also loved a bacon and jelly biscuit.

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Doni May 22, 2014 at 10:13 am

I ate a big breakfast and yet I’m still eyeballing the giant (Costco) bag of popcorn that’s been whispering my name.

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Greta @ fueledbyfresh May 22, 2014 at 10:20 am

4 Day weekend starts today! So excited!

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Bethany May 22, 2014 at 10:24 am

My daughter’s 19th today birthday cake and cupcakes!

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Kari @ Running Ricig May 22, 2014 at 10:46 am

What the heck are Hi-Chews??

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Kelly May 22, 2014 at 10:51 am

What are hi-chews?

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BriAnne May 22, 2014 at 10:53 am

My sister is in town and the heavens are singing! :)

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Kay May 22, 2014 at 11:34 am

I love Hi-Chews too, yay for fun Asian candy, haha!

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Nicole May 22, 2014 at 11:38 am

I want a giant hot fudge sundae and a nap right now.

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Michelle P. May 22, 2014 at 12:48 pm

Menchies, no; but Orangeleaf yes!

Sorry, not sorry. ;-)

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The Hungry Runner Girl May 22, 2014 at 1:38 pm

I will try to forgive you Michelle:)

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Polly @ Tasty Food Project May 22, 2014 at 1:44 pm

Trying to think of dinner ideas for tonight!

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Rachel @ My Adventures As A Rinderknecht May 22, 2014 at 1:55 pm

You go girl! You are such an inspiration!!

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Natalie May 22, 2014 at 2:45 pm

Today was my last day as a full-time teacher at my school, and in seven months we will be moving to Abu Dhabi!

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The Hungry Runner Girl May 22, 2014 at 3:31 pm

Wow!!!!! That is SO exciting Natalie!

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amy May 22, 2014 at 3:50 pm

I will be making those cookies!

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Dempsey May 22, 2014 at 4:20 pm

I have approximately $100 of free menchies rewards…gross or awesome?

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The Hungry Runner Girl May 22, 2014 at 5:57 pm

I respect you because of it

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Amanda May 22, 2014 at 4:23 pm

Can’t wit to make those cookies!!

Random sentence – Breakfast for dinner is probably the best thing ever

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Debbie @ Deb Runs May 22, 2014 at 5:48 pm

Random sentence: I am taking the RRCA coaching class this weekend!

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Bee May 22, 2014 at 5:57 pm

I just dont think there is anything more cute than that picture of Brook with her bike, helmet, and book bag; just so adorable!

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The Hungry Runner Girl May 23, 2014 at 8:21 am

Thank you! I agree!

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Runner Girl Eats May 22, 2014 at 6:08 pm

I’ve had three desserts today and only two meals. I’m ok with that.

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autismmum May 22, 2014 at 6:16 pm

I’m excited about the cookie recipe! I just checked and Hershey bars (personal size) are peanut free and I can buy them here. Now all I have to do is find a blender for the oats. (or maybe you could just send a batch over to Oz!).

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autismmum May 22, 2014 at 6:18 pm

oops – sorry, my comment was longer than one sentence!

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Amy May 22, 2014 at 7:10 pm

School is done.

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Erin @ Snapbacks and Racing Flats May 22, 2014 at 8:11 pm

Gosh, I wish I wasn’t allergic to almonds (and almond butter obviously)!

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Candice May 22, 2014 at 8:39 pm

I did that ab workout yesterday too!! After 8 minute abs, of course!

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Amy @ runlikeabird May 23, 2014 at 6:54 am

This sounds like the Neiman Marcus Cookie recipe! It’s a family fave. :)

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Jess May 23, 2014 at 8:36 am

I LOVE jelly on grilled cheese :)

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Rebecca May 26, 2014 at 7:27 am

I made the cookies. Please note, the directions say 1-4oz. Hershey bar not 14 oz. like I did! I couldn’t figure out why the dough was so stiff and I read the directions again and realized I misunderstood! 14oz. is two of the BIG Hershey bars……what was I thinking! They are still very good but a little too chocolatey if that’s possible!

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IslandRunnerGirl May 27, 2014 at 7:20 am

Hey Rebecca,
I made the cookies too. I didn’t have a Hershey bar, so I used extra chocolate chips. But the dough was crazy stiff and after refrigerating, was too stiff to work with. Sad face. :( :( :( My boyfriend kept asking if I missed a liquid or something, as we ended up having to throw most of the dough away. Shame!! Let me know if anyone figures it out!

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