Chocolate Chips with a Twist

May 7, 2012 § Leave a comment

The hubs and I participated in a Half Marathon this past weekend and I had to share the cookies I made for pre and post race energy. They were Ah-Maz-Balls (a little Giuliana shout-out)! I originally started my search for a cookie recipe that called for oat flour, as that was all I had on hand, and I ended up finding a recipe from Eat Drink Better that satisfied my sweet tooth while being gluten free, vegan (depending on any modifications) and healthy. Since oats are gentle on the tummy and a good source of complex carbs to provide energy, I am happy to say these cookies have instantly become my game day go to snack.

*Make sure to check out the original recipe for Vegan cookies

Oat Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies


  • 2 cups oat flour plus 1 cup whole oats (use certified gluten free oats for cookies to be 100% gf)
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup vegan margarine
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup canola or sunflower seed oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup vegan chocolate chips
  • Cooking Directions
    1. Pre-heat oven to 350°F and grease a baking tray.
    2.  Mix oat flour, sugar, salt, and baking soda in a bowl. Add margerine and oil and stir until mixed. If the mixture is too dry, add a tablespoon of soy milk. Add chocolate chips last and mix.
    3. Roll tablespoon-sized balls of dough and flatten them with the back of a wet spoon on your baking tray. Bake for about 10 minutes, or until golden brown.

PB & J

February 1, 2011 § Leave a comment

I came across these cookies the other day while I was blog-surfing and I instantly knew I had to make them as a surprise for my husband. I’ve never been one for the whole PB&J combo but he, on the other hand, simply adores it. Since we all know that a family pretty much eats whatever the cook likes/prepares I decided to  whip up a batch and make my hubby a very happy man.  These Peanut Butter & Jelly cookies (recipe here) turned out awesome. They were so great that my husband was a little hesitant to share. A few tips to go with this recipe: I used a teaspoon to keep the peanut butter cookies symetrical; jam spread best when it is warm, not hot (too runny).


January 23, 2011 § Leave a comment

Today is the big day my husband has been waiting for all week. Will the Jets pull out a big win today against the Steelers? As I have previously mentioned, my husband is a HUGE Jets fan. The AFC Championship game is happening today and will the Black and Yellow be defeated by Mark Sanchez (hottie) and his boys. My husband has been filling my brain with Jets trivia (because we all know a girl like me really needs to know this stuff) so I too can become a loyal fan and not just a supportive wife. Latest trivia divulged upon my brain is that Mark Sanchez in only the 2nd rookie quarterback to play in a  conference championship game his first two years in the league after Ben Roethlisberger. Now don’t you feel better about supporting the Jets now that you know that?

Anyways, for my husband, I hope Mark Sanchez is ready for a fight, Ladainian Tomlinson has his head in the game and makes some strong plays out of the backfield and Santanio Holmes can lift Gang Green to victory over his former team. Since football knowledge isn’t my strong suit, I did what I  do best and made cookies in honor of the game today. J-E-T-S, Jests, Jets, Jets. Win big today and defeat the Black and Yellow. Fingers crossed, onto the Superbowl.

Cookies, Cookies, Cookies

December 12, 2010 § Leave a comment

Last night I hosted my 2nd Annual Cookie Swap. I invited a few of my closest friends and requested  that they bring Christmas Cookies of all varieties. The turn out was great and my friends really surprised me with their choices. We had White Chocolate Macadamia Nut cookies, Spritz cookies, Hawaiian Christmas cookies, Peanut Butter Brownies Bars, Oatmeal Cranberry White Chocolate cookies, Russian Tea cookies and Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars just to name a few.

I organized the party to have everyone bring supplies to package their cookies into little boxes and bags with ribbons and bows. This way everyone left with their cookies ready to be distributed to their friends and family. After much taste testing and non-stop conversation we all had ready made gifts. Sharing Christmas cookies was the quickest way to put me in the Holiday spirit and leave me with a very satisfied husband. I love and appreciate all my friends for being willing to spend a few hours in the kitchen baking many dozens of cookies.

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