There are certain times of the month that I absolutely must have cookies, or brownies, or cake…my goodness, who am I kidding? Just about anything sweet and decadent will do! It’s really not my fault—I totally blame it on my hormones. They take over my body and before I realize it, I’m in the kitchen digging for something to take off the need-something-sweet-now edge. You have totally been there too. I know it! I take solace in knowing I’m not alone (thank you very much!) and this is also where I started getting crafty with some cookie ideas.
These blondie cookies came out totally amazing. I know Blondies call for chocolate chips, but I ditched those and tried out my new Flavor God Gingerbread cookie seasoning. Since there is honey in the seasoning, I chose only to use this to dust the cookies at the end. That way no added sugar made its way into my cookies!
What You Need:
• 1 cup Almond butter, thick. I used Barney’s.
• 1/2 c Lankanto golden monkfruit. Adjust as needed for sweetness or add a little organic stevia. You can also use coconut palm sugar (if you’re paleo) or regular monk fruit could work too.
• 1 Organic egg, whisked
• ½ tsp Baking soda
• 1 tsp Vanilla extract
• Pinch of sea salt (I used pink Himalayan)
• Dash of Flavor God Gingerbread Cookie seasoning (or other organic favorite seasoning)
What You Do:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
In a large bowl, mix together almond butter and monk fruit. It took a minute or so to get this blended up. Then add egg and mix again until well combined.
Add all other ingredients (except Gingerbread or other seasoning) and completely combine.
Get out your cookie sheet and spritz it with some coconut oil spray (avocado, evoo is perfectly fine here). Using a spoon, scoop cookies and shape into balls. I got 9-10 cookies out of it. Get your Gingerbread cookie seasoning and lightly dust the tops of the cookies, then get a fork and press down on them (this make them more cookie-like and pretty).
Place into the oven and bake for 6-10 minutes. (I’ve learned oven heat and cooking time can vary per oven, so check it around 6 minutes or so). When the tops are golden brown, your cookies are done.
Remove from heat and let sit about 5-10 minutes. Then dig in!
What are some healthy variations of your favorite cookies? I’d love to hear from you. 🙂
PS: If you struggle with uncontrollable cravings, then having a Pink Drink (Slim) and taking ProBio5 could make a huge difference for you (like it does for me). I’ve also enjoyed amazing sleep since adding these to my daily routine. So double score!