It's a Twinderful Life

Looking For the Silver Lining in All of Life's Clouds

A Wednesday Pick-Me-Up

on April 25, 2012

Welcome to Wednesday everyone! Breanna is still feeling way under the weather, but she says hello and is looking forward to being her chipper, non-sick self soon.

I love Wednesdays, almost as much as I love Thursdays, but not quite. Wednesdays are like the last 1000 meters of a 2000 meter sprint – you’ve got the first thousand under your belt and you’re on the downhill slope. Thursdays are like the last 500 meters – you’re exhausted but somehow you find the energy to give it your all for those last few meters because you know that sweet victory is on the other side. Our victory? The weekend.

In order to celebrate it being Wednesday I thought I’d share my all-time FAVORITE allergy-friendly chocolate chip cookie recipe. It only calls for six ingredients folks. Yes, you heard me correctly, SIX. After learning about my food allergies/intolerances I searched for a cookie recipe that would bring me joy once more and that didn’t call for loads of exotic ingredients. I stumbled upon this recipe at one of my all-time FAVORITE food blogs, Elana’s Pantry.

To give you an idea of how amazing these cookies are, I give you Exhibit A: Breanna, detestor of chocolate chip cookies. Seriously, she’s tried probably 50 different types of chocolate chip cookies growing up and never liked a single one. The first time I made these I had to practically BEG her to try them and after the first bite she was hooked! It is dairy-free, gluten-free, and egg-free and uses almond flour (my all-time favorite gluten free flour because it is so easy to work with). Prepare yourselves:

      Elana’s Pantry Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • 2 ½ cups blanched almond flour
  • ½ teaspoon celtic sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ cup grapeseed oil
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup agave nectar
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips (I use Vegan Chocolate Chips from Whole Foods)
  1. Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl
  2. Stir together wet ingredients in a smaller bowl
  3. Mix wet ingredients into dry
  4. Form 1 inch balls and press onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet
  5. Bake at 350° for 7-10 minutes
  6. Cool and serve

Makes 24 cookies

Now I recommend that you stop reading, go make yourself a batch of these amazing cookies, and celebrate the fact that the weekend is only two short days away! Bon appetit!


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