Amazing Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Amazing Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Okay this is the best gluten free cookie recipe I have made in a while! When you read the ingredient list, you may think to yourself (huh?). I promise these Amazing Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies are amazingly good! I was hesitant too, and you should have seen my kids face when I told them what was in them! When they and I tried these, they were hooked. My son, Zachary, ate 5 the first night and my daughter, Leigh had 3 (and they have been begging me to make them again). These cookies are so simple and will melt in your mouth. Trust me on this one and let me know what you think! Have a great weekend, and here’s to awesome healthy, fabulous cookies!

Gluten Free Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Lately, I have been on the hunt for a gluten-free cookie mix that is all natural with no preservatives. And most importantly…one that tastes good. Guess what? I found one. Simple Mills is all-natural almond flour based baking mixes that are naturally gluten-free and paleo friendly. The beauty of the mixes is that they only contain real ingredients, such as baking soda and coconut sugar so they’re not filled with preservatives like other mixes.

Simple Mills Cookies

I am so excited to be a part of their “12 Days of Cookie Campaign,” and each cookie during the campaign connects to a specific personality type. I am creating a cookie recipe that fits my personality, “classic and traditional.”  I used their Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix to create these Double Chocolate Chip Cookies. This recipe reflects my personality of my classic and traditional fashion sense, but also because if you follow me, you know I like to take a classic traditional recipe and put my healthy twist on it. In this recipe, I added cacao powder instead cocoa powder because I like its chocolate flavor and that it is made with less processing. It gives the traditional chocolate chip cookie an extra health boost and scrumptious chocolate kick.

These cookies are perfect to give as gifts over the holidays, especially if you have friends or loved ones who like gluten-free and paleo sweets. Those cookies are so easy to prepare, only 15 minutes, perfect for the holiday rush.  Follow Simple Mills and their cookie campaign and amazing products and recipes on social media channels below. Be sure to check out the Pinterest account as there are board gift ideas for every personality.

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6 Gluten Free Valentine Recipes

Super Bowl is over and Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Here are 6 gluten free Valentine recipes not to be missed! Have a great week everyone!

Banana Bread Almond Flour Pancakes via The Roasted Root

Kid’s Bubbly Love Potion from Ingredients Inc

Root Beer Float Cupcakes via All Day I Dream about Food

Almond Joy Truffles via High Heals and Grills

Flourless Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies from Two Peas & Their Pod

Homemade Cranberry Granola from The Healthy Apple

Flourless Chocolate Cookies

A friend recently passed me this recipe for Flourless Chocolate Cookies, and she told me to try them. I am always willing to try any new flourless or gluten free recipe, especially when it comes to dessert.  She was absolutely correct when she said they were simple as can be. If you’re on a gluten-free diet or trying to watch your flour intake, these are perfect for you. Feel free to double the recipe because they go really fast. Just be sure to store them in a cool, dry place. These cookies would also be wonderful served on Passover so stash this one away for next spring.

No-Bake Nutella Oatmeal Cookies

I made these No-Bake Nutella Oatmeal Cookies a few weeks ago, and they were too good to be true. Not only are they a “No-Bake” cookie recipe, but they are filled with my favorite ingredients: Nutella, peanut or almond butter, dark cocoa powder, oats and almond milk. These are an ideal afternoon gluten-free snack or dessert. I think I definitely need to make a batch for Mother’s Day.

No-Bake Paleo and Gluten-Free Cookies

These No-Bake Paleo Cookies were introduced to me by my friend, Tanya, who has been having success with the Paleo Diet. What I love about these cookies is that they are gluten free, high in omega 3 fatty acids, and best of all, taste great. This recipe is great if you’re on a gluten-free diet, trying to eat low carbohydrates or following the the Paleo Diet, which is based around eating quality sources of protein, fresh fruits, vegetables, lean meats, seafoods, fats high in omega-3 and low-glycemic carbohydrates. This is a low-carb diet which omits refined sugars and grains, dairy, trans fats, salt, high-glycemic carbohydrates, and processed foods. For more information see The Paleo Diet. Best of all, these cookies are no bake!

Food Blogger Bake Sale to Benefit Share Our Strength

I am so excited the Birmingham edition of the Food Blogger Bake Sale (organized by Gaby Dalkin of “What’s Gaby Cooking”) is this Saturday from 10 to 3 at the corner of 18th Street and 29th Avenue in downtown Homewood, across the street from Urban Cookhouse. Jason Horn, my awesome partner on the bake sale has a great blog, The Messy Epicure. Check it out.

 

Bloggers from across the country will be selling wonderful baked treats to raise money for Share our Strength, a charity working to end childhood hunger in the U.S. We want to thank Birmingham favorites, Edgars Bakery, Urban Standard, Teds Restaurant, Urban Cookhouse, Dreamcakes, Olexas, Dunkin Doughnuts and more for donating their awesome baked goods. I will also be selling my famous Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies. Come by and say hi!

This Saturday: Pepper Place Farmers Market and Gluten-Free Cookies

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Come see me this Saturday, June 12th at Pepper Place Farmers Market and my Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chips Cookies. It’s a great way to spend saturday morning purchasing the best of the best in fresh produce, flowers and other great items. I went last weekend, and I purchased the most delicious and fresh blackberries, squash, tomatoes and peaches. Hope to see some local friends there.

Great Valentine Ideas on Fashion Blog: Inspector Snew and Ingredients Inc.

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My niece, Meredith, is a very talented college student at the University of Alabama. She writes an incredible fashion blog called http://inspectorsnew.wordpress.com. I always get great fashion ideas from her blog. Last week I was honored to have my Gluten Free Cookies featured among her great Valentine gifts. Check out her blog and the incredible work of a college student and my cookies below.

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Healthy Valentine Gift: Gluten-Free Valentine Cookies: 5 Days Left To Order

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There’s only five days left to order Gluten-Free Valentine Cookies. They have been the rage and so popular! I’m so happy that everyone is so excited, and the response is so positive. If you want to try them, (and you live in Birmingham), head to Max’s Deli in the Collonade. They’re selling my cookies like “hotcakes”. Click on the link on the main page to right to order your cookies today. Thanks, Alison