Coconut Flour Cookies Bars

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Man I have been working and doing so much cooking for other people, that I have been neglecting my own creativity and this site (my baby!). Naturally I woke up on Saturday, for what felt like my first day off in weeks, and got down to business. Kale had been taunting me in the fridge for days. The venison in the freezer has been calling my name for weeks, pleading with me to grind it. Cookies, cookies, cookies, I’ve had a feeling that I needed to make some cookies. Finally I silenced my inner creativity and wanna baker.

With coconut flour on hand, I felt like I could rock some coconut flour cookies. The batter was runnier than I’d hoped for, so instead of adding more flour (coconut can get kind of chalky to me), I poured it into a pan and made some lovely cookie bars. Sprinkle some cinnamon on top and I personally called it day. It would be perfect for a cookie pizza, maybe (hint, hint).

Coconut Flour Cookie Bars

  • 1 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/ cup melted lard
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 6 local, pasture-raised eggs
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • Cinnamon and Coconut Sugar to sprinkle on top

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No Bake Cookies

016Finally here are the no bakes! Today we had a cookie exchange with the Dreher women. So much fun. What a great way to get together the family matriarchs for the holidays. Depending on the number of attendees, bake enough for 3 cookies per person. In the end you get a huge assortment of cookies. Make it more fun by requiring each member to bring wine or voting for the best/worst cookies. Plus the men and kids will love you when you return with a plate full of cookies. I of course opted for gluten-free, Paleo cookies. My family growing up were no bakes fiends. Verdict is that this is a good recipe. I also made this for my cousin’s Crossfit boyfriend for Christmas and he told her she HAD to get the recipe or have these make them for him. In the midst of sugar, gluten-filled cookies, these no bakes still shine.

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Note: I added walnuts and that made them uber good! Continue reading “No Bake Cookies”

Paleo Cookie Sampler

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This radical site Paleo Grubs used one of my cookies on their site. How freaking cool!?! Holidays are about sharing, so I was pumped to have my recipe shared with a broader group of people. But I was also enthused to discover other bloggers and recipes. I decided then to bake some of the featured cookies, plus revisit my Butternut recipe. Tis the season for cookies. I personally have two cookie exchanges the next week, so I have some major baking in my future, not to mention the gluten-free goodies I take for Christmas Eve with the Paulin’s (my family with a Celiac history) and Christmas day with the Dreher’s. Check back soon because No-Bakes are a family favorite, which is why they didn’t make it today, they got gobbled up before I could photograph them. Sorry, but the good news is I’m making them for my cookie exchange and will take pics this time! So come to Bliss Delish for a verdict on the No- Bakes! I am so grateful to be a part of this blogging, sharing, community.

001Bacon Trail Mix Cookies Continue reading “Paleo Cookie Sampler”

Gingersnaps

284Part of what I love about the farmer’s market is the community feel of it. The friendly farmer lovingly tending and raising your food. Bring it to you at the market. I also love Midwestern values. People can just be downright friendly. Last week when my tent was blowing away with the wind, they stepped into to help me. Another instantly gave me her number and address when I expressed an interest in kefir. Call me, come right over when you’re done here, I’ll give you some grains. Not only did I get some gifted grains, but I got an instructional lesson and a taste (boy was it good, more to come on this soon). Then today’s post happened thanks to these giving people. My dear friend Mary brings me some Sorghum and says: I want some gingersnaps. I can do that, I’m on it. Then at the end of the market the Amish couple diagonally across from me came bearing gifts of sorghum. Take it, I just made it this week. Holy cow, I think I need to take this and I need to make some gingersnaps. I confess I was a sugar-cookie, sandie kind of cookie girl, but my family (notably my mom and my grandma Dreher claims them to be their favorites) are avid fans. So for them, for you I have made some gingersnap cookies. Thank you Mary. Thank you to the Market. Thank you, thank you to all.

Gingersnaps

Accidental Apple Crisp

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Sometimes a fuck up can turn out light years better than the original intent. I had in my mind I was going to make these DELICIOUS  apple cookies, that I was then going to smother in caramel. These cookies didn’t like my idea. I look at them halfway through and they have spread themselves out all along the bottom of the cookie sheet. Hmm….I am not going to let these cookies get out of becoming a delicious treat. What can I do? Boom, ideas and intuition kick in. Let them finish baking. Crumble them up. Toss and saute a fresh apple. Lovingly sprinkle the crumble over the top. My friend has been asking for a crumble and these cookies have manifested into one. It was perfect. So next time you feel discouraged because something didn’t turn out perfectly, dig deep. Let it be an opportunity to be creative. Let it be a chance to make something even better. Don’t give up just because something turns challenging. Turn apples into an apple crisp.

Accidental Apple Crisp

  • 1/8 cup homemade apple sauce (I put a bunch of apples in the crock pot with a tablespoon of maple and cinnamon)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 1/4 cup almond meal
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Cinnamon Butternut Stuffed Cookies

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I am declaring the next week Butternut Week on the blog. I know fall makes everyone pumpkin-crazed, but I make my own rules and seeing as I’m in charge of this blog I am replacing pumpkin with my new favorite squash: BUTTERNUT. I am kicking this week off with a butternut stuffed cookie. I’ll admit I was a tiny bit apprehensive about trying these after all the peanut butter and chocolate recipe. I think this was the best out of the group, hands down. Homey and absolutely Falltastic. Give it a shot, I think you’ll be surprised.

Cinnamon Butternut Stuffed Cookies

Reverse Reese Cookies

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Last week I posted a Reese inspired gluten-free cookie (click the link to check it out and to blow your mind). I also decided to reverse rolls and create a reserve cookie. This is the by-product. A yummy, chocolate gooey centered, almond butter cookie. I think these were probably better than the chocolate one, although if chocolate is a sore spot for you, the reese is probably the way to go. Try them both, mix and match.

Reverse Reese Cookie

Reese Cookies

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Confession: I am a peanut butter girl. Growing up with a father who could down jars of the stuff, it’s no matter I fall victim to the same kind of infatuation. So when I challenged myself to make a goodie basket for a friend whose niece discovered she had a gluten intolerance, it came to me instantly to do a reese inspire cookie. The verdict? These cookies are GOOD!

Reese Cookies

Nutty for No Bakes

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If someone mentions that something sounds good, or that they are craving something, I am right on the case. Both mom and TAb talked about No Bakes cookies this last week, so I decided to make it happen. I discovered I needed more coconut, but a trip to the store produced no unsweetened coconut. Hmm…. I’m standing in the aisle pondering what to do and it hits me: Let’s make use nuts. This was the end result and I think they ended up better than original coconut dominate recipe. You know how I know they were the real deal? My sister has a sweet tooth, when my mom was pregnant with her, she caved some major sugar. I gave my mom 3 of these last week: one for her and one  for each of my nephews Trenton and Gavin. Well she left them in my sister’s refrigerator. The next day Amanda had to know where those cookies came from. Did Brittany make these? I love my sister, but praise isn’t an everyday thing in our relationship. So if she dishes out some praise, I know it’s good. Plus if a 4 and 6 year-old tell me they are soooo goooood, then I know I’ve nailed it! The even proportions of nuts to coconut worked out beautifully.

Nutty for No Bakes

Brittany’s Cookie Dough Blizzard

005I can’t remember the last time I had real ice cream. I would lean towards years. That’s not to say I don’t enjoy it, I just don’t eat it. Kind of like bread and cookies (or I try to tweak them to fit my needs). I saw an ad for Blizzard’s the other day and it made me reflect back to my childhood. We didn’t eat out often, so any time we got a treat while running around town, was a mini celebration of its own. I like my father, had a fondness for cookie dough ice cream. Naturally I decided to take the ad, incorporate my nostalgia, and make it something better. Here is what I came up with!

Brittany’s Cookie Dough Blizzard

  • Can of coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • Dark Chocolate (like 80%+)
  • Cookies (click the link)

Let’s Make it Happen: Mix honey, milk, and chopped chocolate. Freeze in a glass container. Keep a close eye on it. I didn’t want it to freeze completely solid. Meanwhile mix cookie recipe. Roll into thin little balls. Arrange on a plate. Freeze these as well. Blend the ice cream a little bit more when you take it out. Toss in the cookie dough bits, stir, and you are in Blizzard bliss!