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The Ultimate 20-minute Cookie

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http://gratitudehouse.org/programs-services/residential-services/ Let’s be honest, each and every one of us has a sweet-tooth, at least occasionally. I’m not crazy about sweet things, but time to time I do like to have something sweet. I’ve always loved baking, and currently I mostly bake for special occasions and for my kids. Having said that, it’s very important for me that my kids follow a healthy diet from an early age. I believe that when you introduce healthy eating to your kids from the beginning, they will naturally eat healthy later on in life as well. And when you encourage your kids to eat well, you yourself eat healthy as well. In my book the same principle applies to sweet treats. You can always opt for the healthier option, like these super easy and tasty chocolate cookies, that actually promote health rather than hindering it.

This recipe is great for anyone who likes to have their afternoon tea with cookies or who craves for the occasional sweet treat or who wants to offer their kids a tasty and healthy snack. And no joke, these cookies can be whipped up from start to finish in 20 minutes. Great news for anyone who’s pressed for time like I am. Hooray!

enter site Makes 10-12 cookies:

2 dl oat flour

2/3 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp Ceylon cinnamon

2 tbs chocolate flakes (I used Plamil No Added Sugar Plain Chocolate Flakes – these are sweetened with Xylitol) OR if you can’t get your hands on chocolate flakes, try with one tablespoon of cacao or cocoa powder or without anything

1-2 tbs raw honey or maple syrup (more if you like yours sweet)

1/2 dl of coconut/ almond milk (or other milk of choice)

1 tbs solid coconut oil (Extra virgin)

Hint of salt (Pink Himalayan sea salt)

Preheat the oven to 190 degrees. Take out a bowl and mix together the oat flour, chocolate flakes, honey/maple syrup and salt. Then add the coconut milk and blend it together with a spoon. Melt the coconut oil and add it to the mixture. Then take out a baking tray and line it with some baking paper (parchment paper). Then start making the cookies. I’ve measured that about one tablespoon makes one cookie. You can obviously make them as big or small as you like but try keep them uniform and not too thick, as they might not bake evenly. I decided to sprinkle some chocolate flakes on top of this batch (not necessary). And then, once you’re finished with this phase, place the cookies in the oven and bake until they start to have a nice golden tan to them (depending on your oven about 10-12 minutes).



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