I have been doing a few grain free baking experiments lately. The older Penelope gets, the more sugar seems to pop up everywhere. Her memory of those times I have given her a cookie at a party or special time are strong, so she asks for cookies a lot. I don’t want to deprive her, but I want to keep grain and sugar consumption down to the bare minimum for both of us. I have such a sweet tooth. I have bought good organic cookies or cookie dough for years, but I want to try to only eat cookies if I made them myself.
So when I saw this grain free cookie recipe, I knew I had to try it. But most of the time when I make a healthy cookie, all it does is make me want a damn Thin Mint even more because it was so unsatisfying. So my interpretation of the recipe has more natural sweet things added to it, because if you are gonna call it a cookie, it needs to taste like a dern cookie!
Namely, I put in lots of chocolate chips. Oh yeah.
While I was making the cookies, Penelope was next to me in her learning tower, making a mess with the shredded coconut.
After mixing in my $10 garage sale Cuisinart food processor, I spooned some out to be baked that day and some to be frozen for a later day. Just lay your cookie portions onto something flat and freeze them for about 20 minutes.
Then you can dump them into a freezer bag, lay it flat and put it into your freezer, which of course is next to your slow cooker freezer meals, right? The day you want to cook them, just take out as many as you want and put them straight into the oven. Cook for about 1 to 2 minutes longer than if the dough was at room temperature.< When you have about two minutes left to bake, take them out and press them down with a fork. They will not spread without you pressing them into a cookie shape. Then put them back in and cook for the last few minutes.
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