When All You Need is a Cookie, Cookie

Have you ever had one of those days weeks when the only word that describes your mood is Poo? Well, I am in that sort of a funk right now. I’m tired, worn out, feeling displaced (whatever that means), and just reaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaally needing a cookie.

When in need of a cookie, as such this funk would requires, I have to bake them. No store bought items of warm, gooey comfort here. Cookies require home-baked love. And reduced sugar… since sugar might actually make the Poo feeling worse.

After looking up a few different cookie recipes I finally came to the conclusion I needed sweet and savory… and to make Angela‘s Salt-Kissed Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies… only my altered version

When All You Need is a Cookie, Cookie

aka: Creamy Chocolate Chip Cookie Bar

[packed with protein, gluten-free, and guaranteed to improve your mood]

  • 1Β  1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup NuNaturals Baking Blend
  • 2 tbsp protein powder, or other flour (I used Life’s Basics Vanilla plant protein)
  • 1/2 tsp fleur de sel (or reg. salt)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3-4 tsp non-dairy dark chocolate chips
  • 3 tbsp chunky almond butter or peanut butter
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt (I used 2% Fage) (may sub coconut yogurt or 1 ripe banana)
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • Fleur de sel, for garnish

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8×10 baking pan and set aside.

Mix all dry ingredients together: coconut flour, NuNaturals Baking Blend, protein powder (if using), salt and baking powder. Add in all the rest of the ingredient, mix thoroughly. The dough may be on the dryer side, due to the coconut flour, so feel free to add more almond milk, as needed.

Pour (or plop, depending on the consistency- mine was slightly dry) your batter into the greased baking pan, packing dough down evenly. Sprinkle with more Fleur de sel. Bake for 30 minutes, or until the sides of cookie bar bakes away from the sides.

Remove from oven and let cool, if you can, I couldn’t, for 20 minutes. Again, I did not wait for them to cool, and they were delicious warm and gooey.

After “sampling” two large squares of cookie goodness I realized a better description of my feelings might be Mmmmmmmmmmm, not poo. I felt much better after these. Not to mention, the addition of the large salt crystals, oh my, were outstanding. Talk about bursting with flavor.

There you have it, Creamy Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars. They’re addictive and healthy and wonderful in every gluten-free way. πŸ™‚ Oh, and they’re pretty much Paleo-approved, too.

And I’ll have to mention my new recipe goals for the next few weeks… to make everything, EVERYTHING Amber posted about. Go look at the food she’s eating… I’m drooling just thinking about the Curry Wraps and Dream Bars… oh my.

Have you ever experienced a Poo mood?

When all you need is a cookie, what do you do?

43 thoughts on “When All You Need is a Cookie, Cookie

  1. Glad those cookies didn’t make you feel like poo anymore! πŸ˜€ I love adding sea salt to the tops of cookies – love that sweet/savory combo. πŸ˜€

  2. Now I think I need a cookie too!

    Running, music, kombucha, chocolate, and movie marathons + popcorn are my go-to poo-mood remedies πŸ™‚

  3. glad these helped the funk! love how you up’ed the anty with protein powder πŸ™‚ i still have yet to play with coconut flour and stevia…

  4. Yayy for cookie bars!!!!!! I’ve definitely had that Poo feeling before- and baking, cooking, exercising or just spending time with friends/family is the only things that help! I have used the NuNaturals Baking Blend before but it upsets my husbands tummy. Bummer.

  5. I make myself a single-lady cookie since Max is evil and doesn’t like chocolate chip oatmeal cookies! He doesn’t like the texture the oats give the cookies. Where did I ever find him, anyway? Mars I think.

    Hope you’re feeling better sooooooooon!

  6. when i need a cookie … well, i never really crave cookies. i’m weird – i crave energy bars. for some reason i like the taste of fake chocolate – always have, don’t know why. anyhoo, i’ve learned that when i need or crave something, i need to give in. i’m not one of those people that can just say no & be done with it. it’ll end up in a binge. so, i eat my stupid energy/protein bars and then i don’t obsess. yes, sometimes they’re just for emotional comfort & everyone says food shouldn’t be your comfort but ya know what, f-that. sometimes food is comforting & i don’t always feel up to the mental battle! sometimes ya just got to have the cookie! πŸ™‚ hope you’re feeling better & sorry for my ramble! πŸ™‚

  7. I always need cookies. I have to make chocolate chip cookies today for my family coming tomorrow. They’ve requested them. πŸ˜€

    1. Thank you! You’d love them. They are a BIT dry but still really good. Not overly sweet and definitely filling with the coconut flour. πŸ™‚

    1. Actually this cookie dough is REALLY good… um… even with the raw egg (which I’m SO bad about not sampling…) But if you made it with flax eggs it’d be PERFECT for snacking on.

    1. I think you could get away with using fruit- like a banana or pumpkin. I’d probably throw in a little extra coconut oil if you did, just to keep it moist.

  8. Coconut flour!! Thats another one along with chickpea that I really want to try! But money is tight right now since I am going to be a party throwing freak soon, so I need to stop spending moeny on what I WANT and more on what I NEED. lol But the more I think about it, the more I NEED these cookies!!

  9. That cookie looks amazing! Got this recipe bookmarked and ready to be made πŸ™‚ I definitely have moods like that where I feel awful and all I want/need is a nice cookie or in my case, ice cream (enter: banana nice cream) lol I hope things get better!!

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