Dear Exercise Bike,
I haven’t been avoiding you. No really. I might use you as a coat rack from time to time. I might even have let your seat collect dust. It’s a really uncomfortable seat by the way. You should look into that.
I know. I know. I told you I was going to ride you everyday. I promised you. I promised me. So I’m not the most motivated person in the world. You knew that getting into this relationship.
Don’t look at me like that. I’ve been busy, ok? Those four seasons of Mad Men aren’t going to watch themselves. Cookies need baking. Dough needs kneading. Hair needs washing. You know how it is.
Maybe we need to take a break. We obviously want different things. You’re a fitness enthusiast. I’m a sucker for cinnamon buns. You like action films. I like chick flicks. You like to wake up with the sun. I roll out of bed around ten.
It’s not you, it’s me. We just need some time apart. I think it’ll be good for us.
Tell you what, after the holidays if you’re still into me we’ll give this another shot. In the meantime just focus on yourself. I’ll eat these Sesame Cookies with half a pound of butter and you can fix that seat of yours.
Makes about 3 dozen cookies.
Source: My imagination
1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup honey
2 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup sesame seeds
In a large bowl with an electric mixer cream together the butter, sugars and honey. Mix in the egg until it’s just blended.
In a separate bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt then add that to the wet ingredients. Mix it together until it’s well incorporated then refrigerate the dough for 30 minutes to stiffen.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and position a rack in the center. Line your baking sheets with parchment paper then set them aside.
Spread the sesame seeds out into a shallow dish. Form the cookie dough into 1 inch balls then roll each in the sesame seeds until they’re covered. Flatten them slightly with your fingers and bake them for about 10 – 11 minutes until they’re golden brown. Transfer them to a cooling rack and enjoy!