Archive for April, 2013

Wow – a month since my last post. I suck! I have been crazy busy the past month, went home to Pittsburgh for a week for Easter and have for reals been lazy on the posts. Not that this is going to be one to write home about, but I do have a fab recipe to share.

Saturday night in Chicago was freezing cold and rainy, so my friend Cherith and I decided to make it a night in with a few bottles of wine and made dinner and hung out. I was feeling the baking bug (I haven’t baked anything in forever- and I LOVE baking). I was about to whip up a batch of paleo cookies and realized Cherith is allergic to nuts. Awwwww, nuts. What’s a girl to do? Make regular cookies full of white flour and sugar? Please.

I found this awesome recipe from PaleOMG (of course!) for nut free, dairy free AND grain free cookies. And they were surprisingly really good. I know you’re thinking- okay, so what even goes into it? Read on, my friend.

Giant Vanilla Bean Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredientsnutfreecookies
1 cup sunflower seed butter
⅓ cup raw honey
1 egg, whisked
1 vanilla bean stem, slit lengthwise, little baby beans removed with the edge of your knife
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon baking powder
pinch of salt
½-1 cup Enjoy Life Mega Chocolate Chips

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Place all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.
3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
4. Use an ice cream scoop to scoop out a dollop of cookie mix and pour onto baking sheet.
5. Bake for 18-20 minutes; be careful not to overcook these.
6. Let cool. Then eat up!

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