The Great Cookie Debate

by Jen on September 20, 2011

I received a question on my last post about whether I’m a crunchy or soft cookie fan.

I am 100% in the soft cookie camp. My dad started me on this young. He made the best chocolate chip cookies and always under baked them.

Although I must agree with Tiff that cookie dough is also delicious and the highlight of baking homemade cookies.

Mmm….cookies. Which side are you on – crunchy or soft cookies? Random side note, although I love soft cookies, I also love frozen chocolate chip cookies right out of the freezer. Weird, I know. Don’t knock it ’til you try it! :P

Okay, so I’ve eaten things other than cookies over the last few days (although we just polished off the last of the cookies I made Sunday!).

Dinner Monday night was cajun tilapia with roasted sweet potatoes and roasted broccoli.

Breakfast today after teaching a vinyasa flow class was overnight oats in a TJs peanut butter jar. In the mix was oats, cinnamon, dried cranberries, chia seeds, apple, banana, Greek yogurt and almond milk. I swirled a little pumpkin butter on top.

Lunch was a tofu sandwich with tomato, spinach and smoked gouda. Carrots and Kettle Chips on the side.

And finally, dinner tonight was pasta with vodka sauce. We have been on quite the pasta kick lately, huh? Brandon and I had a discussion that Italian is probably our favorite cuisine because it includes pizza and pasta…which clearly we eat a lot of. ;)

Time to write a guest post and prep for tomorrow morning’s yoga class. Hope y’all are having a wonderful week.

{ 33 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Raffi Darrow September 20, 2011 at 9:47 pm

soft, undercooked, and licking the bowl while they bake.

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2 Jen September 21, 2011 at 11:05 am

just my style!

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3 Jessie September 20, 2011 at 9:53 pm

Soft cookies are without a doubt the best!

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4 Matt @ The Athlete's Plate September 20, 2011 at 9:57 pm

Soft all the way :)

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5 Holly September 20, 2011 at 10:02 pm

Chewy all the way! I remember in high school they had a snack cart with the chewy chocolate chip cookies for like 60-cents each. To die for!

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6 Marian September 20, 2011 at 10:19 pm

underbaked all the way!

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7 Laura @ LauraLikesDesign September 20, 2011 at 10:23 pm

I’m with ya–definitely soft cookies!

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8 Bess @ Bess Be Fit September 20, 2011 at 10:45 pm

soft cookies for sure girl!! soooo with you.

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9 Sana September 21, 2011 at 12:13 am

Both! I love all cookies!

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10 Pam Leverette September 21, 2011 at 7:39 am

the dough, soft under cooked, and frozen cookie dough in my yogurt…..

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11 Amy G. September 21, 2011 at 8:15 am

Soft cookies all the way! I love cookie dough and I’ve been dying to make some of the “safe to eat” aka egg free cookie dough dips for a party…too bad I don’t have any party to make it for yet!

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12 Jen September 21, 2011 at 11:04 am

oooohhh i have see those dips. they look so good! let me know if you try a good one.

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13 Mary Frances September 21, 2011 at 9:44 am

any results on the heart rate monitor and hot yoga? I just started hot yoga and LOVE it and sweat tons – i’m so curious about calories burned with exercise. Thanks! Peace and Light

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14 Jen September 21, 2011 at 11:04 am

mary frances – stay tuned…it’s turning into a bit of a bigger project. i’m trying to capture data from a variety of practices/class styles and having some friends do the same. i will do a big post in a few weeks about it!

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15 Kate September 21, 2011 at 11:08 am

i was JUST coming on to ask this!! kind of getting tired of my coworkers stating that hot vinyasa isn’t a legitimate workout/calorie burner. maybe the days that i crap out and lay on my mat…but most days it’s exhausting. my polar watch for my hrm won’t turn on so i can’t test it out myself! can’t wait for the post!

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16 Jen September 21, 2011 at 11:47 am

kate – have your co-workers come to our version of hot vinyasa!? it’s much more workout-centric than traditional vinyasa flow classes. i know for a fact that my heart rate gets up!

i will get the post up in the next few weeks!

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17 Jen September 21, 2011 at 11:48 am

oh and thank you for coming to class this morning! your practice was so strong!

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18 Mary Frances September 21, 2011 at 3:04 pm

Thanks so much Jen!!!! I love your blog. I live in Telluride, CO and grew up in Landis, NC (outside of Charlotte) and it makes me feel warm and fuzzy hearing you talk of NC.

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19 Anastasia September 21, 2011 at 10:11 am

I love soft cookies, but the crunchy ones are so good if you dip them in some almond milk for a few seconds. Yum!

The tofu sandwich you made looks incredible! I haven’t had gouda in so long and I’m not sure why since it’s so delicious.

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20 Jen September 21, 2011 at 11:02 am

i love tofu sandwiches! i don’t buy gouda often but it’s one of my faves!

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21 Clara September 21, 2011 at 10:42 am

SOFT. Hands down! Add a touch of sea salt and I have no self control :(.

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22 Jen September 21, 2011 at 10:59 am

clara – i have always loved slightly salty baked goods. i love to add an extra pinch of salt to my chocolate chip cookies. mmmm

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23 Sara September 21, 2011 at 10:57 am

I like making really big cookies so the edges are crispy and the middle is soft. Add a glass of milk and I’m a happy girl!

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24 Jen September 21, 2011 at 10:58 am

ohhh the best of both worlds! i like your style! :)

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25 JennyV September 21, 2011 at 11:12 am

Almost DOUGHY cookies are my favorites! However, when I hit up Whole Foods, I often go for their vegan pb cookie… it has crispy edges and the CHEWIEST center — so delicious!

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26 Jen September 21, 2011 at 11:46 am

jenny – agreed. there is something to be said for chewy cookies too! especially with peanut butter cookies! :)

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27 Diane M. September 21, 2011 at 3:09 pm

Soft and completely undercooked for sure! I’ve always eaten them underbaked and love it!
On another note, THANK YOU for leading such a wonderful class this morning. What a perfect way to start the day! :-)

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28 natalie (the sweets life) September 21, 2011 at 3:53 pm

I’m in the same boat as you—soft cookies but I love them frozen as well! :)

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29 Emily@RunningPerspective September 21, 2011 at 4:46 pm

can you pleaseeeee cook me these meals! they look amazing!! ant TOTALLYY a soft, undercooked cookie :) cant get any better than that!

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30 Alaina September 21, 2011 at 6:58 pm

I am definitely all about the soft cookie. I don’t like it when they get crunchy and then crumbly. Too much to clean up afterwards.

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31 Whitney September 22, 2011 at 8:39 am

Soft / under-baked cookies all the way! Though, Tates Bakeshop from my hometown makes THE best thin crispy cookies.

I keep chocolate chips in the freezer but haven’t tried cookies yet.

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32 Jen September 22, 2011 at 11:28 am

eat them frozen! you’ll love it!

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33 Stephanie September 22, 2011 at 10:40 pm

Soft cookies all the way! Especially right out of the oven when the chocolate chips are all melty!

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