Christmas Rice Crispy Cookies + Auto Accountability

Boy do I have a yummy Christmas cookie recipe for you today!


Each day this week, I’ll be featuring one of the Christmas cookies/candy I made this weekend, and will post the recipe (or link if it’s not mine.)


Since I’m way too impatient to save the best for last, I’m posting about it today – right now, in fact!


I love a soft, chew cookie, but wanted the satisfaction of a good crunch too. So I came up with these Christmas Rice Crispy Cookies.


Unfortunately the first batch was a bust, but I altered the flour and b. soda (I always underestimate!) amounts a bit and now they’re perfect! Chewy – with the crunch from the crispies.

Christmas Rice Krispie Cookies

1 stick unsalted butter, softened

1 egg

1 tsp. vanilla extract

3/4 c. brown sugar

1 1/2 c. flour

1/2 c. oats

1/2 c. brown rice krispies (I used Uncle Sam brand)

3/4 tsp. baking soda

1/4 tsp. baking powder

handful m&m’s (~half cup)

handful chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a mixer, beat the butter, egg, extract, and sugar. Gradually stir in the rest of the ingredients. It might look a bit dry, but keep stirring until a dough forms. Roll the dough into rounded tablespoonfuls onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes.


This morning I got my butt to the gym for a spin class! I didn’t have my usual client beforehand, so it made it a lot easier for my willpower to go since I had the extra time.

In fact, I got there a little early and did this lower body workout

Warm up: walking lunches, sit squat to stands, quad pulls, glute pulls, then


  • Sumo deadlift – 8x7x6x5 (increasing in weight each set)
  • Overhead squat –6x6x6x6 (staying the same each set)

and straight set:

  • Romanian deadlift – 8x7x7x6 (increasing in weight each set)

Burn, baby, burn!

I have to admit, I was tempted to go home at this point. Luckily, I saw Julie, my spin instructor, on Saturday and told her I was making it to her class on Monday. Gotta love that accountability Winking smile


Once home, I was famished. As soon as I got out of the shower, I devoured this breakfast:



2 eggs + cheese, kale, all cooked in a little organic butter. This was yummy, but a freezer cookie was calling my name, heh. That freezer trick does not work, for the record! I grabbed one for later, but settled on a couple cuties for now.


Anyway, now the office is calling my name, booo. At least it’s a short week this week Open-mouthed smile

Have a fab Monday!

How do you hold yourself accountable when making it to the gym? Sometimes the blog even holds me accountable! My mom also attends RPM classes – but in another city, so if we talk and tell each other we’ll both be spinning it out the next morning, I’m more likely to make it.

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  1. I try to put my cookies in the freezer too. But I actually like them frozen better!

  2. Monday AM workouts are the bestest. Teaching classes holds me accountable 😉 If its an on my own day, I workout at a pre-determined time (based on Kay’s scedule). Since its the only time I”ll be able to workout- I have to make it happen! Those cookies sound so good. I love krispies

  3. Even though I’m a Jazzercise instructor, I still like to go to classes because all of our instructor’s are so great. I often tell them when I’m going to come to their class and I never skip because they expect me to be there!

  4. Totally with you…the freezer hasn’t slapped my hand away not once.

  5. I schedule group fitness classes for the week in my calendar. I am a schedule nazi so once I schedule something, it’s hard for me to change it!

    Also props to you for doing a leg workout and then following it with spin! On days I do spin I cannot find the willpower to do anything else involving my legs hahaha.

  6. Those cookies look delicious. I absolutely love krispies in things (rice crispy treats, Krackle candy bars, in a bowl, etc.) so this is perfect.

    I usually figure out on Sunday which days I’ll want to work out, but the duration and actual workout is usually a game time decision, depending on how I feel.


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