I think we can all agree that I’m no one’s epitome of normal. For starts, I fell out of a parked car (sober) a solid week ago and no one was even surprised. I sing songs about my cats. I regularly wear fossil necklaces and even have a shirt with gold glittery dinosaur fossils on it. So really, the fact that I have dinosaur cookie cutters shouldn’t come as any surprise to anyone. So let’s try not to dwell on my having literally no other blog appropriate cookie cutters. Mmmkay?
More importantly, let me tell you about my birthday night out at the bar. I was wearing the most obnoxiously shiny, totally sequin covered shirt that I own, naturally. A random girl sits down in the booth with us (it’s a big booth, so it’s only marginally weird) and keeps leaning over to her companions pretending like she wants to pet my shirt and saying how much she loves it. I lean over and tell her where I got it (Old Navy, if you must know) and she instantly takes this as a sign that we’re besties.
Rando immediately starts complimenting everything I own, which includes a $5 pair of moccasins that are basically my “I’ve given up” shoes — not complaining, obviously she’s just being nice/drunk. She insists on getting my number because I’m the most stylish person she’s ever met (see first paragraph re: dinosaur shirt and fossil necklaces) and we need to go shopping together. When I give her my number (confession: I had the ulterior motive of setting her up with a friend, I don’t normally hand out my number like that), she realizes she never got my name. When I tell her, she squees with glee — her name is Kellia. Is that a name? Apparently! And now she’s my new best friend forever.
Only she hasn’t texted me yet. Weird, right?
Not weird? Dinosaur cookies. Those are totally normal. I made these quite a bit healthier than my family’s standard recipe by swapping sour cream for fat free Greek yogurt, subbing in whole wheat flour, and cutting down the butter. I didn’t roll my cookies very thin, because I love when cut outs are puffy and cakey. If you roll them thinner (more like 1/4 inch) and cook a bit longer, you can get a crunchier/firmer cookie.
Love cooking with Greek yogurt? Check out Chobani’s recipe page for more inspiration.