Why fit in when you were born to stand out?
~ Dr. Seuss
Welcome to a special 2 Post Friday here at IPOM! Holla! *So much fun*
Today I’ve got a guest post up at Cara’s amazing blog, Fork and Beans.
If you’ve never had a chance to visit her before now, I highly suggest you do after I tempt you with these delicious cookies (the link is up at the end of the post too!).
Today’s recipe, here at IPOM, is Carla’s favorite homemade cookie recipe, the one given to her on her wedding day in a family cookbook.
This version is slightly updated and it incorporates a few of our latest favorite super foods.
It is super. For reals.
I’ve also got to thank you readers for your responses and messages regarding the last post about Chris and Carla – if you liked what you read then be sure to keep up with us as we share more and more…it is only just beginning!
Now for the cookies…
But today – they team up with chocolate chips for an extra hit of rich sweet goodness!
Look for cocoa nibs online or in most health food stores these days. They aren’t cheap, but a little goes a long way.
Grown here in Canada (you’ve got to love local), they are loaded with healthy fats and protein that fill you up and keep on giving well into the end of your day.
I am a giant fan of enjoying them in the morning, they provide fuel for an evening run or workout that is amazing, and did I mention just a few tablespoons keep you satisfied for hours too? Pretty killer.
Less hydrogenated fats and oil mean less hard to identify compounds for your body. Less store bought treats means less packaging, waste, and preservatives. Less reliance on outside sources for snacks and goodies means more ways to make life simply delicious. Especially when it is this super-charged.
More superfood ingredients means more super-charged nutrition. More pure easy ingredients means more goodness that’s easily at hand. More homemade chocolatey treats means more tasty ways to share blessings, so you can spread thankfulness for today
Superfood Chocolate Chip Cookies:
- (1/2) cup brown sugar
- (1) cup butter (at room temperature)
- (2) eggs
- (2) tsp vanilla extract
- (2) tbsp milk
- (1) cup whole wheat flour
- (1) cup white flour
- (1) tsp baking soda
- (1) tsp baking powder
- (1) tsp salt
- (1/2) tsp salt
- (2) cups oatmeal
- (1) cup shredded coconut
- (1) cup hemp hearts (sub 1 more cup coconut of you don’t have these)
- (2) cups chocolate chips
- (1) cup cocoa nibs (sub 1 more cup chocolate chips if you don’t have these)
Start by heating the oven to 350 degrees.
Cream together the butter and brown sugar in a large mixing bowl. Add the wet ingredients and stir to combine.
Combine the dry ingredients in another mixing bowl and add to the wet ingredient bowl in batches, stirring in between to incorporate. Get in there with your hands!
Shape your cookies and set on a flat un-oiled cookie sheet. No need to press these down as they will make a lovely ‘cake-like’ cookie (like my mom used to make).
Bake for 8 minutes. Once ready, remove from the oven and let sit on the hot dry another 5 minutes before removing to cool on a wire rack.
This recipe does make a rather large batch of cookies. Of course, you could halve the recipe though I am sure the large batch size is for a reason ~ for sharing!
After all, who in your life could use a little thank you? Got a friend, co-worker, neighbour that likes cookies? I bet you do! Accountant, boss, arch enemy? No one could say no to a home baked cookie.*
*(unless you could)
There is no delight in owning anything unshared.
We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.
~ Winston S. Churchill
The world is what YOU think of it, so think of it DIFFERENTLY and your life will change.
~ Paul Arden, Whatever You Think, Think the Opposite
I’ll be busy planning an extra special dinner with some very special friends next weekend. I’ll be sure to update you all very soon on that one!
- What is your favorite cookie recipe?
- Anyone in your life that could use a little thank you?
I am so happy to share Carla’s favorite way to perk the office up with you today, we are always thankful for home baked treats!
Let us know your thoughts, and as always giant thanks to all for reading!
Make sure to come see us at Fork and Beans and meet Cara, you’ll be so happy you did, and thanks again to Cara for hosting me today!
Yours in Less,