A friend’s girlfriend made these adorable and awesome Movember gingerbread men. Cookies are love, even when they’re growing out their facial hair for a month straight.

A friend’s girlfriend made these adorable and awesome Movember gingerbread men. Cookies are love, even when they’re growing out their facial hair for a month straight.

Over the past two months, I’ve been participating a wonderful program called Yoga in Action, which is a training designed around yoga and service, setting students on journeys of self-inquiry to uncover our purpose here on this mortal sphere. Surprisingly to me, what became clear is that I need to bake cookies for people and give them away.  Interesting. Yoga…cookies…natural progression. Aaaanyway, I made these cookies today as an offering of love for my Yoga in Action group, as tonight is sadly my last meeting with them.

This recipe was super simple, baked up in no time flat, and the results are stunning. Can’t wait to share!

Happy Halloween!
I love this holiday because it’s the ultimate declaration of love. Even as we move into the darker months- which often brings us face-to-face with the darkness in ourselves- we take time to celebrate that darkness within all of us, let our freak flags fly, and most of all enter into a shared community with your neighbors and even those you don’t know. It’s pretty magical, if you ask me.

Happy Halloween!
I love this holiday because it’s the ultimate declaration of love. Even as we move into the darker months- which often brings us face-to-face with the darkness in ourselves- we take time to celebrate that darkness within all of us, let our freak flags fly, and most of all enter into a shared community with your neighbors and even those you don’t know. It’s pretty magical, if you ask me.

Peanut Butter Love Cookies
These are straight up the easiest cookies I’ve ever made in my life. Fifteen minutes, start to finish, and always, always, always incredible. So no excuses that you don’t have time to bake cookies for someone you love!
Ingredients:
1 cup all-natural peanut butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg or egg replacement (1tbsp ground chia or flax seeds+ 2 tbsp water)
1 tsp baking soda
Preheat oven to 350*F.
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and beat until well combined. Roll into small balls and place 2 inches apart on foil-lined baking trays. Use a fork to cross the top of each ball, to create that classic criss-cross pattern. Bake for 10 minutes. Allow to cool for 2 minutes on cookie sheets before transferring straight to your mouth…I mean wire cooling rack.
Really! That’s it!

Peanut Butter Love Cookies

These are straight up the easiest cookies I’ve ever made in my life. Fifteen minutes, start to finish, and always, always, always incredible. So no excuses that you don’t have time to bake cookies for someone you love!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup all-natural peanut butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg or egg replacement (1tbsp ground chia or flax seeds+ 2 tbsp water)
  • 1 tsp baking soda

Preheat oven to 350*F.

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and beat until well combined. Roll into small balls and place 2 inches apart on foil-lined baking trays. Use a fork to cross the top of each ball, to create that classic criss-cross pattern. Bake for 10 minutes. Allow to cool for 2 minutes on cookie sheets before transferring straight to your mouth…I mean wire cooling rack.

Really! That’s it!

Because what says “I love you” more than a home-baked cookie?

Chocolate Chip CookieLove
adapted from Phoebe Buffet’s ancestor’s recipe….Nestle Tollhouse.
2 c whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (one stick) Earth Balance margarine
1/2 cup canola oil
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tbsp ground chia seeds + 4 tbsp hot water, whisked together and set aside to gel  (see note)
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 375*F.
Combine flour, salt, and baking soda in a bowl and set aside.
In a large bowl, beat together sugar, brown sugar, margarine, and oil until soft. Beat in chia seed mixture and vanilla until well combined. Slowly whisk in flour mixture until thoroughly incorporated. Stir in chocolate chips.
Line cookie sheets with foil or a silicon mat. Scoop dough by rounded tablespoon full onto baking sheets and slightly shape into balls. Bake for 8-10 minutes, rotating trays halfway through. Allow to cool for 2 minutes on baking sheets before transferring to a wire rack.
Store in an airtight container for up to a week, or freeze and heat as desired! 


*If you don’t have chia seeds, or have no clue what they are, use 2 eggs. Ground flax seeds can also be used here!

Because what says “I love you” more than a home-baked cookie?

Chocolate Chip CookieLove

adapted from Phoebe Buffet’s ancestor’s recipe….Nestle Tollhouse.

  • 2 c whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (one stick) Earth Balance margarine
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp ground chia seeds + 4 tbsp hot water, whisked together and set aside to gel  (see note)
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375*F.

Combine flour, salt, and baking soda in a bowl and set aside.

In a large bowl, beat together sugar, brown sugar, margarine, and oil until soft. Beat in chia seed mixture and vanilla until well combined. Slowly whisk in flour mixture until thoroughly incorporated. Stir in chocolate chips.

Line cookie sheets with foil or a silicon mat. Scoop dough by rounded tablespoon full onto baking sheets and slightly shape into balls. Bake for 8-10 minutes, rotating trays halfway through. Allow to cool for 2 minutes on baking sheets before transferring to a wire rack.

Store in an airtight container for up to a week, or freeze and heat as desired!

*If you don’t have chia seeds, or have no clue what they are, use 2 eggs. Ground flax seeds can also be used here!

CookieLove: The Mission

It’s simple! Bake a batch of cookies for someone you love, someone you hate, someone you don’t know, that guy who pulls your latte who’s name you don’t know even though you see him every morning, whoever.

Send me a picture and a recipe (cookiesayslove @ gmail . com) and tell me about who you’re spreading love to and I’ll share the love with the rest of the world!

xo,

The Cookie Fairy