Month: March 2011

Date Syrup Winner!

Date Syrup Winner!

There’s good news and bad news. Good news: Organics are for everyone. That’s true. Anyone can buy organic, eat organic, and live organic(ally). Bad news: But sadly, not everyone can win the date syrup from Organics Are For Everyone. Good news: Since you may not 

Figs, Figs, the Wonderful Fruit

Figs, Figs, the Wonderful Fruit

Thanks to all the birthday wishes for Sascha! He reads my blog so he saw them! 🙂 I have to tell you, I did SO much baking this past weekend. I mean a lot. I had time, a sweet tooth, some thanking to send, and 

Vegan Chocolate Chip Thank You Cookies

Vegan Chocolate Chip Thank You Cookies






And so addictive, you’ll think they’re made with crack. But crack probably isn’t vegan (or gluten-free, or even something you’d want to consume if you’re reading my blog since you’re obviously interested in healthy things…) so you’re safe.

A long time ago, in a far away galaxy, as Katie would say, a fun and amazing yogi, personal trainer, and best friend named Anne, had a Superbowl party (I told you it was a long time ago). During this Superbowl party Anne made vegan brownies and cookies. Lori, from What Runs Lori and eater of said brownies and cookies, loved the cookies so much that she decided to nag Anne until she gave up her secret… and that’s where it all began…

Or that’s where the recipe came from. I just made them gluten free. But damn, they’re good. Make these for someone you need to thank… and trust me, thank them you will.

Chocolate Chip Thank You Cookies

[vegan and gluten-free, and made with appreciation]

adapted to be gluten-free from Anne’s recipe

  • 2 1/4 cups gluten-free flour mix
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp Xanthan Gum
  • 1/2 cup organic turbinado gugar (Sugar in the Raw) <–key to a wonderful crunch!
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar (or NuNatural’s Baking Blend)
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla extact
  • 2 flax eggs (2 tbsp ground flax, soaked in 6 tbsp warm water for 5 min)
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup walnuts (optional, obviously)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine flour, baking soda, and salt together in a medium bowl.

Beat sugars and butter on medium speed until light and fluffy.  Add vanilla and flax eggs and beat until combined.

Slowly add flour mixture and mix until combined.  Stir in chocolate chips.

Drop by rounded tablespoons, 3 inches apart on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.  Bake 10 min or until lightly browned and cool on baking sheet for 2 min.  Cool completely on wire racks.

(You can also see more pictures of cookies (yay!) in Food Porn)

And you do know what today is, don’t you? Why, it’s the last day of the Date Syrup giveaway aaaaaaaaaaaaannnnnnnnnddddddddddd Boyfriend’s birthday!!!

Happy Birthday, Sascha! 27 years old… you’re all grown up now time to grow up. 😉

Boyfriend gets the monster cookie. 😉

So. Much. Sugar.

What is your favorite thing to bake?

Baking or cooking? Which do you prefer?

Have you entered my giveaway yet? It’s the last day!!