If I can’t bring you to the hotel, I can bring the hotel to you…

Everyone needs a CANYON RANCH in their life right now—who expected that this wellness, fitness and spa retreat would be a necessity and not a luxury, even if it is fabulously luxurious!!!


Since sharing is caring, kudos to Demo Kitchen Chef Shawn from Canyon Ranch, Tucson for the following recipe which I aptly named:


Comfort Chocolate Chip Cookie to Combat Cabin Fever


1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, cold

1/3 cup low-fat cream cheese, cold

1 cup firmly packed brown sugar

2 large egg yolks

3/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour


1/3 cup whole-wheat flour

3/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

1 package semi-sweet chocolate chips, about 6 ounces


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Lightly coat a baking sheet with canola oil spray.
  2. With an electric mixer on high speed, cream butter, cream cheese and brown
    sugar. Turn mixer to low and add egg yolks and vanilla and mix until just
  3. In a medium bowl, combine remaining ingredients. Add to butter mixture and
    mix by hand until combined.
  4. Drop rounded heaping teaspoonfuls (or use a 3/4 ounce scoop) onto baking

sheet about 1 1/2 inches apart.

  1. Bake for 7 minutes. Lightly flatten cookies with finger. Rotate baking
    sheet in oven and bake 3 minutes more, or until golden. Cool on baking sheet

until cookies are set. Transfer to cooling rack until completely cooled. Store in
a tightly sealed container.

Makes 38 cookies, each containing approximately:

85 calories

13 gm. carbohydrate

3 gm. fat

16 mg. cholesterol

1 gm. protein

58 mg. sodium

0 mg. fiber




Canyon Ranch locations:

Tucson, AZ

Lenox, MA

Woodside, CA

Las Vegas, NV


Contact info@bearandbear.travel for details on any of the Canyon Ranch retreats.