Recipes

Shani's chocolate chip cookies

 
 
 
Oooey gooey....no eggs in the batter so....a couple of finger fulls won't hurt! 

Oooey gooey....no eggs in the batter so....a couple of finger fulls won't hurt! 

 
Backdrop courtesy of a lovely Ghanaian woman who makes these gorgeous placemats out of Ghanaian cloth...I bought two sets just for myself! 

Backdrop courtesy of a lovely Ghanaian woman who makes these gorgeous placemats out of Ghanaian cloth...I bought two sets just for myself! 

I wanted to send my husband on his next business trip with some treats. I made him a couple of things and among them are these cookies. Enjoy! 

3 Cups Oat Flour

1 and 1/2 tsp baking soda

3/4 tsp fine sea or himalayan salt

1 Cup Avocado oil

1 and 1/2 C coconut sugar

flax meal egg replacement ( 2 Tbs. flax meal soaked in 6 Tbs. water for 5 minutes or until jelly-like and thickened. )

1 Tbs. Vanilla extract

1/2 tsp. Almond extract (or more for extra almond flavor punch)

1 Cup mini (dark if you can find them) chocolate chips

1.5 Cups mini white chocolate chips

Dash of cinnamon

Directions: mix everything together in a large bowl and drop on a prepared cookie sheet. I made these pretty big and they spread out thin so I put them in rows of two, but of course line them up whatever size that pleases you. The first batch came out a little crispy and the second batch came out softer. These are flatter cookies and if you want them a little thicker, I would say add a little more flour to the dough. I baked them about 15 minutes or so, it may depend on your oven and how crispy or soft you want them.

My husband loved them! They are all in two freezer bags in the freezer for him to pack in his luggage for when he arrives at his destination. He says he wants to watch what he is eating so they may last awhile! Before I had to change my diet to save my health, my Mom would make batches and batches of the most decadent chocolate chip cookies ever! She would pop them in the freezer so they didn't go bad and I would just eat some right out of the freezer...

Even though I won't be eating these cookies, my husband enjoys them and they help to keep a family sane and happy when one is transitioning to healthier and cleaner options and experimenting with alternative flours and sweeteners. I have made plenty a hockey puck and paper weight and doorstop in the name of baking but I have found some very nice ways to make them work out so they are enjoyable for friends and family who are not quite ready to quit sugar completely or who just really enjoy a nice whole grain cookie once in awhile along their healthy journey of salads, raw foods, sugar-free and whole foods. Please enjoy! 

Kindly, 

Shannon