Chip Chocolate Spice Cookies

So I made up a gluten-free and dairy- free cookie (at least from the recipes I have ever seen I have made up a recipe) and I am pretty proud of it as it has won over every person who has tried it. No one could tell it was dairy and gluten-free. Now don’t get scared of the spice in the cookies, it is just noticeable enough for you to say… “what is in that cookie?” So here it is my debut of my…OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Chocolate Chip Spice Cookie

You will need:OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

1/2 cup Shortening

3/4 cups light brown sugar

1/4 cup Truvia/Stevia sweetener (or any of your choice)

2 tbsp. almond milk

2 tbsp. vanilla

1 egg

1 3/4 cups gluten-free all-purpose flour

1 tsp. salt

3/4 tbsp. baking soda

3/4 tbsp. baking powder

3/4 tsp. pumpkin pie spice

3/4  bag dairy free chocolate chips

I used my food processor to mix all the ingredients with the bread blade and used a small bowel to mix the dry ingredients before adding them (see below). But mix with what you have 🙂 OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

To make:

Preheat oven to 375* and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

In your food processor (or you can combine in a bowel and use a hand or other mixer) combine shortening, brown sugar, truvia, almond milk, and vanilla. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Blend until well mixed scraping sides if needed.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Add egg and cream into mixture.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Add in the pumpkin pie spice and combine scraping sides.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

In a small bowel combine flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Add this dry mixture slowly into the food processor ( I add it in three sections) until combined. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Scrap sides before adding the dry mixture each time.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Once dry mixture is combined add in the chocolate chipsOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

And combine. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Using a small ice cream scoop drop round scoops onto the baking sheets with a little space to spread out in between. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Bake for 8-10 minutes until they are slightly brown. Don’t overbake. Allow to cool on the pan for a few minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.

I keep my cookies in one of two cookie jars. This rooster one (below) or my chicken one…OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

It reminds hubby of his grandmother always having cookies in her cookie jar when he was growing up 🙂 Look inside…OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAEnjoy with someone you love 🙂

Brownie Cake Pops

I enjoy being my own person and don’t like to really follow trends, or styles, etc. Yet sometimes things are cute or a good idea to me so I try them. I got a cake pop pan this past Halloween as my step-father wanted some of those cake pops… so I made some for his birthday. Recently I decided to make some brownies for the super bowel party we were attending and I got to thinking I bet they would make good cake pops too… so Chase and I set about to makes some…Chase

Normally I make all things dessert from scratch, but I had been given a gluten-free brownie mix for Christmas and decided to try it. Feb  (12)

You put the brownie mix, milk, applesauce, etc in and mix…Feb  (13)

Then I used a small ice cream scoop to put the batter into the cake pop pan and baked at 350* for 12 minutes and placed a stick in them once they were cooled enough to pop out of the pan…Feb  (15)

Finally I used melting chocolate and dipped them in adding sprinkles in the coordinating colors of the teams playing in the Superbowl…Feb  (10)

They were a big hit with the family and with my co-workers (who I saved some for and took in the next day 😉 )… I think this is a trend I can make my own 🙂