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Oct 19

pumpkin chocolate chip cookies

People, it’s officially fall. And I am overjoyed at that fact. It’s finally starting to look and feel like fall here in NC. The weather is staying in the high 60′s to low 70′s and the leaves are starting to turn colors and fall off the trees. pumpkin-chocolate-chip-cookies I was talking with a friend at church and we were saying how we are ready to wear a chunky sweater and boots, with a scarf around our necks, and a hot pumpkin spice latte in our hands. It’s not quite that cold out, yet. But we are eagerly awaiting that time. But for now, I will stick with pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. pumpkin-chocolate-chip-cookies-3 I found this cookie recipe a few weeks ago and have been waiting to try it out. The first week seemed like the perfect time to try it. It was a big hit with the family. They were soft and chewy without being too “cakey”, like lots of pumpkin cookies can tend to be.

chocolate-chip-cookies-2 I was going to take the pumpkiny goodness to some friends who are moving, but I don’t think there are enough to take the cookies over to them. I can’t show up with 5 cookies on a plate. How lame would that be? I guess we will have to suffer through the rest of the batch.

As shared on Frugally Sustainable.

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Aug 14

powerhouse monster cookies

These cookies are C-R-A-Z-Y good! I like most cookies but these are definitely near the top of my list of favorites. I love that they are a powerhouse when it comes to super foods with out losing any of that yummy cookie taste. I made these when a family in the church came over for dinner and their four kids, couldn’t get enough. I also took these cookies to our church anniversary celebration. I am even baking up a batch as I type this post. And I know I am going to be hard pressed to not eat 5 right when they come out of the oven. I love eating warm cookies that are soft and gooey. healthy monster cookies I love that they are a take on the monster cookie – meaning they are chalked full of nutritious ingredients but still loaded with yummy stuff. Yes, there is still lots of sugar in them but, they are a cookie after all. IMG_0439 I am so glad I came across this inspiring recipe over at monster cookies2

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Jul 11

no bake cookies for one

I really wanted a giant chocolate chip cookie, but in fear I would eat the whole pan, I decided to come up with an alternative. No-bake cookies. These have a great chocolatey flavor infused with a perfect peanut butter compliment. There is a hint of coconut flavor if you add the coconut, but it’s very subtile.  IMG_6483 I love no-bake cookies but, to be honest, I love most cookies. However, I have a history with these cookies. My high school English teacher, Patti Frisk, would make them for our birthdays. Yes, she made cookies, or something yummy, for every high school student and the class on their birthdays. She blessed many with her sweet spirit and yummy cookies.

IMG_6485 So as I thought of my high school teacher and began to miss her dearly, I began thinking up this recipe. So, for those hot days that you don’t want to turn your oven on, or missing your high school teacher, or a day you just need some yummy chocolate … here’s a great recipe to try.

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Jun 21

almond meal chocolate chip cookies

I am a cookie addict. There, I said it. Warm chocolate chip cookies are my weakness. They are so yummy. I have to make small batches of them to keep myself from eating all 5 dozen in a day or two. This batch makes one pan full, which is perfect for those who can’t stop themselves.

These cookies have a great slightly nutty taste due to the almond flour. I love that this recipes uses both butter and coconut oil. They keep true to the buttery goodness of a chocolate chip cookie while having some added nutritional goodness from the coconut oil. The dark chocolate has just the right amount of bitterness to balance out the sweetness of the cookie. I recommend you go and bake up a batch of these as soon as you can. IMG_7841 IMG_7856 IMG_7863 IMG_7865

(as adapted from the nourishing home)

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Jun 12

the best chocolate chip cookies ever

I do not take the words “the best” lightly. I usually stay away from recipes that start with “the best”. But these chocolate chip cookies, they need “THE BEST” in the title for sure. These chocolate chip cookies have a perfect combination of sweet dough infused with bitter dark chocolate, with a hint of saltiness running through and through. They are ooey, gooey in the center with a nice crispy outside. These are sure to make any chocolate chip cookie lover happy. I am sure you will have a hard time stopping at just one. And if you want to take this recipe OVER THE TOP, in the best sense possible, serve a warm cookie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream atop. You will not be disappointed. 8IMG_7607 2IMG_7616 2IMG_7605

(recipe adapted from Tidy Mom) Shared on Metamorphosis Monday.

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