Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies (gf) & a Letter to the Menfolk

So, I need to talk about something. Something that has bothered me for a while, but I always told myself that voicing my opinion about would be rash.That’s dumb. Don’t ever tell yourself not to say something that needs to be said.

Men/Guys/Fellas, I need to speak with you a moment . . .

I know, it’s the holiday season. It’s getting chillier outside. It’s the time of year that you want to spend time with your family, friends, and loved ones. It’s the time of the year for cuddling and snuggling, for having the person that gives your warm fuzzies by your side.

But sometimes, you don’t have that person that gives you warm fuzzies with you. Sometimes you don’t have that warm fuzzy person at all. But that doesn’t mean that you should take that lovey, flirtatious energy that you would invest in that other person and let it spill out onto people around you.

Now, don’t get me wrong, I am all about loving others; just let me explain.

When you feel this way but don’t have a special lady friend, that doesn’t mean that you all of a sudden are allowed to extend these lovey words onto all your other lovely lady friends.   Because when you do that, you aren’t actually wanting to compliment them, their beauty, or their personality, etc, but you simply saying these things to them to get a response to make yourself feel better about yourself. It’s the equivalent of a “good boy’s” booty call, contacting another person to get something from them to make you feel better about yourself. It’s not fair to the other person, and really, it’s not fair to you.

Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying never compliment a lady, because we like that sort of thing. But if it is your intention shower a friend with, “You are beautiful”s only because you are needing some lady attention, maybe don’t. Because she can probably see through  you.

Just check yo’self before you wreck yo’self, Mister Man.

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These cookies are gluten free and full of coconut goodness. Chocolate chips, pecans, & coconut flakes.Also, baking with coconut flour is no walk in the park! All the normal rules that apply to baking with flour should be thrown out the window. Ok, maybe not all, but quite a few.

First attempt . . .

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Oh look! They’re pretty and cute.Oh! These are dry & crumbly & falling apart. What . . .

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Hey. These are chewy and wonderful and I’m going to eat the whole pan. See ya guys.Just kidding. I won’t. Well, I might, but that’s not the point.

Here’s a wee tip: when you bake with coconut flour, you will need a lot more to keep these guys, ahem, moist (sorry for using that word . . . it’s . . . weird). They require applesauce and yogurt and extra eggs.

And a little bit of extra lovin’, of course.

Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies
makes a couple dozen, depending on size . . .

1 cup coconut flour
½ cup butter, melted
1/2 cup brown sugar*1/3 cup honey*
5 eggs1 teaspoon vanilla
⅛ teaspoon salt1/4 cup applesauce2-3 Tbsp. yogurt (plain or vanilla)
1½ cups grated or flaked coconut
¾ cup semisweet chocolate chips1/4-1/3 cup chopped pecans

*The original recipe called for 1 cup brown sugar, but I didn’t think it needed that much, and I wanted to use an alternative sweetener. You are welcome to change it up however you like! Using honey, agave, brown sugar, stevia, a mixture of these, whatever your lil heart desires.

Mix together butter, sugar, honey, eggs, vanilla, salt, applesauce, & yogurt. Stir in coconut, chocolate chips, pecans, and coconut flour. Drop batter in spoon-sized mounds 1 inch apart on greased cookie sheet. Bake at 190 Degree C (375F) for 12 to 15 minutes. Cool slightly and remove from cookie sheet.

Source: barely adapted from Tiana Organics
Watching: The Fantastic Mr. Fox

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