the cookie monster.

Good morning love doves, and happy weekend! How are you?

Today I am smiling ear-to-ear for a few reasons.

  1. Last night CK got the most views in the history of the bloggy! Honeybunches I cannot even explain to you how warm and fuzzy my heart is right now, can we all have a bloggy sleepover please and eat tons of homemade cookies? More on that in a bit:)
  2. Yesterday I had the honor of being featured on So Delicious Dairy Free’s Fan Page! And there is a SLIGHT possibility there will be a giveaway involved sometime in the near future:)
  3. Yesterday I took Body Pump for the first time in, uh, a year. WHY DID I SKIMP OUT FOR A WHOLE YEAR I missed it so muchhh! And now my hammies are sore as a beeyotch. Glorious. From the Padre, quote: “My butt hurts.” Hahaha that marathoner cried wee wee wee all the way home:)

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    ^^ Got mah game face on.

    Don’t be fooled by how tan I look. I am actually super pale, I love my camera! It makes me look less pasty:)

  4. I slept more than twelve hours last night. Much needed, and much deserved. As a student I rarely get enough sleep (in my books I need at least 8 hours), so this was especially special:)
  5. Tonight I will be having din din with one of my favorite blends (bloggy friends), Hollie! Can’t wait to stuff our faces with cookies togeths girl!
  6. I am currently watching The Biggest Loser while blogging. I freaking love Hulu.
  7. I spent the entire night baking. Cookies. Approximately fifty of them. Allow me to explain. I put four times the amount of baking soda necessary for my base cookie recipes, so the Madre said I had “no choice but to quadruple the recipe”. The Padre jokingly said that it would be a TERRIBLE thing to have four times more cookies in the house. I couldn’t help but agree;)

Behold, two new cookie recipes!

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All are based off of my Gluten-Free Raspberry Amaretto Cookies, Orange-Cranberry Cookies, and Chocolate-Covered Banana Cookies.

As usual, they are gluten-free, vegan, sugar-free, whole-grain, and full of protein and healthy fats. Uh, scoresky!

Since I didn’t want a million of the same type of cookie, I figured why not divide up the dry mix and try out a couple new flava flavs?

So I did.

Since there are so many photographs, this story I am going to tell in pictures. Enjoy!

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^^ Hahaha that is definitely not normal.

Chocolate-Covered Banana Cookies (below. Click for the recipe!)

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Thin Mint Meringue Cookies

Dense and fluffy at the same time, these cookies have a flavor similar to that of the childhood favorite with the appearance of a meringue cookie.

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup + 1/4 cup quinoa flour
  • 3/4 cup + 1/3 cup garbanzo bean flour
  • 1/3 cup almond meal (almond flour)
  • 1/4 cup NuStevia Baking Blend (or your choice of sweetener)
  • 1/3 cup cocoa or carob powder (unsweetened)
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tbsp. xanthan gum
  • 1 flax egg (1 tbsp. ground flax seeds mixed into wet ingredients)
  • 1 tbsp. chocolate extract
  • 1/2 tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tbsp. peppermint extract
  • Non-dairy milk (I used Unsweetened So Delicious Coconut Milk)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease a cookie sheet with coconut oil.
  2. Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl, except for flax seeds.
  3. In a separate, smaller bowl, mix wet ingredients and flax seed meal. Let sit for a few minutes.
  4. Combine wet and dry in the larger bowl and add coconut milk until desired cookie-dough consistency. You want it thick enough to hold its shape, but not so thick that they may turn out dry.
  5. Scoop by the tablespoon onto your cookie sheet and flatten slightly if necessary.
  6. Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  7. Enjoy!

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If that thin mint deliciousness was not enough for you, here is recipe numero dos!

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Coconut-Almond Macaroons

Dense and delicious, these are not your typical macaroons. Enjoy with a tall glass of non-dairy milk, or some pineapple!

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup + 1/4 cup quinoa flour
  • 1/3 cup + 1/4 cup garbanzo bean flour
  • 1/3 cup almond meal (almond flour)
  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/4 cup NuStevia Baking Blend (or your choice of sweetener)
  • 1 flax egg (1 tbsp. flax mixed with wet ingredients)
  • 1 tbsp. almond extract
  • 1/2 tbsp. vanilla extract
  • Non-dairy milk (I used Unsweetened So Delicious Coconut)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease a cookie sheet with coconut oil.
  2. Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl, except for flax seeds.
  3. In a separate, smaller bowl, mix wet ingredients and flax seed meal. Let sit for a few minutes.
  4. Combine wet and dry in the larger bowl and add coconut milk until desired cookie-dough consistency. You want it thick enough to hold its shape, but not so thick that they may turn out dry.
  5. Scoop by the tablespoon onto your cookie sheet and flatten slightly if necessary.
  6. Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  7. Enjoy!

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I ate way too many cookies last night.

I mean, what is a girl to do when there are bowls to lick and warm cookies to eat?

Uh, eat.

So I did.

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I would call that a “great success” numero dos:)

And now my freezer is full of cookies. Looks like I won’t be doing much baking for awhile!

I am off to shower and then go see The King’s Speech. Later on I’ll be having dinner and TONS of cookies with Holls!

See you tomorrow lovlies:)

Workout Song of the Day:

Backseat by New Boyz. Don’t judge the artist name, I promise you will rock out to this song. It is best on zee spin bike!:)

p.s. I have been way too serious-sounding for my liking lately. Don’t worry my crazykins self will show itself again tomorrow, don’t worry chickadees Winking smile

What are your Saturday plans?

King’s Speech, sprucing up at home, dinner, then stuffing my face with cookies and watching Biggest Loser with my homegirl.

Any cookie flavor requests?

I am MORE than happy to make more cookies:)

Are you obsessed with the Biggest Loser too?!

I recently became hooked. Why I never watched it before I am stumped. I LOVE YOU HULU

xoxox,

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25 responses to “the cookie monster.

  1. mmmmhm ok can we just say I LOVE your posts! I think we can officially justify that I am your number one (ok maybe behind hollie!) biggest stalker! haha have fun with her tonight btw chica, I’m uber jealous of ya’llz!

  2. Thin Mints!! These ALL look so good, Katelyn! I have a gluten free flour blend of quinoa, amaranth and barley flours, I think I’ll use that for the quinoa flour!

  3. have fun with hollie!!! i LOVE biggest loser- so good.. but we get shows behind the US. so the season thats on tv here is still the one with bob and jillian! LOVE COOKIES– how about making lemony cookies? or zucchini bread cookies!

  4. Girl, those thin mint cookies look amazing! Do you think that whole wheat pastry flour would work? I don’t have any gluten-free flours… I could probably make quinoa flour by grinding some quinoa in my blender, but other than that, all I have are oats. Plus, quinoa is expensive so I’d rather not use it. 😛

  5. Kaila @healthyhelperblog!

    I just made cookies too!!! I love the idea of thin mint cookies…chcolate and mint is one of my fave combos! Congrats on the views!!! How many do you typically get? (if your comfortable with sharing…..just curious lol!)

  6. Is it okay if I just eat that batter? um, yumm!

  7. Ally (oatsandspice)

    Ahhh can you come bake for me?! Your cookies look ahhhmazigggg 🙂

    Let me know how Kings Speech is – I’m thinking of seeing it but I’m not sure bc its one of those dated movie (but considering it won a ton of oscars, I bet its great)! Have fun chica!

  8. Those those cookies look delicious!

  9. I love how many different types of extracts you have! Have you ever tried Coconut Extract? 🙂

    Your Cookies look FAB! 😀

    xoxo
    Kathleen

  10. Seriously sugar free cookies. Oh my goodness, my I can eat my little prediabetic heart out of them.

    They look delicious. I love that you added too much baking soda so you decided it was good to just make 4X. I think that is something I would do (and actually have done my first few times making pancakes).

    See you soon. 🙂

  11. Katelyn, I HAVE to say, your blog is like the prime example of what I LOVE about blogging. You’re so positive and inspiring! I love looking at all your amazing recipes, and I just love the confidence and joy you spread to other bloggers!

    Hope you’re having a great weekend, girl!

  12. So many cookies! I’d totally devour them too.

    I love the mix of quinoa and chickpea flour. Do you just grind quinoa into a flour or buy it already ground?

  13. obv u had make more cookies!!!! can’t let that delish dough go to waste 😉 all of those sound yummmyyy, especially the thin mints!

  14. Tabitha

    I found your blog through so delious post of your cookies, YUMMO!!! I have 4 kiddos and I need all the dessert recipes I can find that are healthy. Thanks for sharing, LOVE your recipes!!!

  15. so glad I found these ive been wanting to make vegan gluten free cookies for awhile now!

  16. Those cookies look amazing! I pretty much love coconut in everything, though! Soooo good. Gotta love the excuse to just bake MORE. I had to miss a friend’s surprise party today because of prior plans. So what did I do? Of course you know I baked… 😉

    Enjoy the rest of your Saturday, lady!

  17. Ahhh those cookies look delishhh! And seriously I want to take a bodypump class I read about them all the time but I dont know where to take them!

    Ps. you are meeting hollie today and I am super jealous that hollie gets to meet you!!! (that noob and i go to college together shes beyond awesome sauce as you clearly will find out at dinski)

    Have fun tonighttt!!

  18. I am going to have to try those Thin Mint ones! OMG, yum. I want to see The King’s Speech so badly, ever since I first saw the trailer. It probably will be one of the first things i watch when I get back to the states!

  19. The Teenage Taste

    Those Thin Mint Meringue Cookies look amazing. I love soft, fluffy cookies! Thanks for sharing the recipes! 😀

  20. MMMMMMMmmmmmMMM! Bloogie sleepover, please? I’m dreaming in cookies—> totally bookmarking this.

  21. So many coooooookies!! Awesome! I feel like I haven’t baked in forever. Forever is probably a week.

    My Saturday has involved 2 hours of driving, work, and then.. um.. listening to music and dancing. My sister and I invented some new moves – the backstroke, the flamingo, the apple picker, the cartwheel… yup, we’re cool.. haha. 8)

  22. Be fit and be fabulous

    It’s only Sunday morning and your cookie post has made me all sorts of hungry! I thank the magical powers of Hulu- I’m obsessed (big emphasis on that word) with biggest loser. That, and Glee.

    and I’m totes jel that you’re seeing the Kings Speech- Colin Firth is one of the few that ages really, really well. 😉

  23. I’m not so obsessed with the Biggest Loser this year. I used to watch it but it kinda makes me sad when people get sent home because I feel like they might lose all their progress and be super sad 😦

    And have you ever made like fruit and nut and oat cookies? I wanna make my own recipe but I would have NO idea what to put into it 😉

    My saturday plans WERE BodyPump and BodyCombat:), a photoshoot to apply for modelling for Les Mills (the makers of BodyPump and all that) and hangin with my family! 😀 Beeteedubs I’m TOTALLY jeally that you got to eat amazing healthy cookies all night, they look fan-freakin-tastic! Lol.

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  25. Dawn

    I love when you put a workout song on here! I’m always needing new music, and I always love whatever songs you mention. They are such great songs to get you and keep you moving!

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