i have created THE carrot cake cookie. no other carrot cake cookies even come close to tasting this amazing. seriously. if you make this recipe and it sucks, i will come clean your whole house. and anyone that knows me knows i hate cleaning.
im just going to go ahead and give you the recipe… and then ill get to all of the other random not as cool stuff ive done lately. because really, what matters more than making the best cookie ever?
oh and did i mention they’re vegan, have NO refined sugar and only 2 tablespoons of oil in the whole recipe?
yeah, i’m awesome. you can thank me after you wow your whole family and everyone you know with your baking prowess.
Carrot Cake Cookies (or should i just call them manna from
heaven gillian’s kitchen?)
preheat oven to 350
1 1/4 cup almond meal
1/2 cup whole wheat flour (use gluten free if you don’t eat gluten, i have no idea if that will work…)
1/3 cup oats
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon (do not skimp on this!!!)
1/2 tsp ginger
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup brown rice syrup (the combo of these is what makes them chewy and moist)
2 tbsp light tasting oil (i used vegetable i think..)
1/4 cup almond milk (next time i will try using 1-2 tablespoons- i think they would stay together better if the dough was a little bit drier)
1 cup shredded carrot
mix dry, then add wet. mix until you have a wet, doughy mess. you can try the batter, its vegan (no salmonella, duh)
scoop onto greased cookie sheet using a tablespoon measurer. leave about 1-2 inches between each cookie, as they will spread out during baking.
bake about 11-13 minutes
let cool for 10-15 minutes before using a spatula to take them off the cookie sheet… or you might have to eat them all because they will fall apart.
enjoy! i had 3 already.
IN OTHER NEWS……
3 things that happened this weekend:
1. i went hiking at mt. tam
2. almost got mugged. by a kid with a fake gun. how did i know it was fake? i grabbed it. i know, im nuts… at least thats what the cops said.
3. rode a tiny tricycle. actually, thats a lie. i did that last week, but this picture is so awesome i had to put it in here.
so, kids, ill end with these few words of advice.
– eat less sugar. sugar makes you crash. (like energy crash, not what happened to us on the tricycles 30 seconds after the above photo was taken)
-if a dude points a gun at you, it might be fake. but probably you should give him all of your stuff anyways… just in case.
-bake these goddamn cookies. then tell me about it.