It is Los Angeles Marathon Eve and I am up baking. My boyfriend is running the 25th Anniversary race from Dodger Stadium to the Santa Monica Pier. I am now wishing that I stuck with my training all year so I could run as well, but I’ll just have to live vicariously through him.
I don’t know if he told me he was running the LA marathon or if I saw the recipe for these cookies first, but I knew I wanted to make them as soon as I saw the post (surprise, surprise, it is one from 101 Cookbooks). Heidi Swanson calls these Marathon cookies because she baked them for her husband’s 2nd marathon. I was intrigued by the addition of white beans to cookies. Anise is not a favorite flavor of mine, so I subbed that with Cardamon. I thought rolling the cookies in almonds would go better than sesame seeds with the Cardamon flavor.
When I went to get the Marathon Cookies recipe, I saw that Heidi had a link to another “healthy cookie” recipe. I thought I’d try those too, just in case the Marathon ones didn’t turn out as planned and you know…who needs sleep? Nikki’s Healthy Cookies are a must try. SO DELICIOUS and practically guilt free. Although after 26.2, you can eat whatever you want.
If you’re watching the marathon in LA, be sure to cheer for the people in the Homeboy Industries t-shirts. My favorite runner will be among them.