You know what I think about when making cookies? About my little girl. I think and say to myself that I can’t wait for her to be old enough and eat my baked goods and mini treats.
People ask me if I’m going to feed her McDonalds, or Snickers or Lucky Charms as if those so-called “foods” were meant to mean something in anyone’s life. We’ve been bombarded with advertising since very young and have been taught to obsess and favor-over junk food.
Did you know that in the advertising world they attempt to hook your kids through TV commercials when they are 2-3 years of age? Reason being, once they get you that young and naive, they will have you for eternity! Junk-food commercials are aired 90% of the time during an average kids’ TV program. Hypnotizing your kid to want Blue candy is no joke!
We don’t have cable. At least I can control those junk ads out of my house. However, I won’t be able to control my daughter all the time. I don’t want to control her. I want to teach her, and give her the education and tools to take her own wise decisions.
A chocolate bar whose ingredients you can’t pronounce is not a food. A fast food restaurant that prepares its food with GM ingredients, hydrogenated fats, mass produced milk and cheese, and sells pink slime for hamburgers, is not food. Corn Syrup, colorants, and preservatives in a colorful box, is not food.
So for those wonderers asking me or telling me I’m going to deprive my girl of her childhood because she’s never going to McD’s, they are wrong.
She’s going to have a beautiful, energetic life free of disease and sickening symptoms caused by poor nutrition. She will know to make the right choices, respect life and her body. And if she wants a rainbow colored ice cream cone on top of a brownie with cookie dough bits, I’ll make it for her using real plant based ingredients. I’ll find my way into nature to please her. To give her the moon made out of [veggie] cheese if she asks for it.Back to cookies which was what sparked all these Momma Power thoughts in first place. Find below, a recipe for Vegan Double Chocolate Chip Cookies.
I got the recipe from Erin Mckenna’s Babycakes book.
Few modifications were done to the recipe to please my health tooth. Enjoy!
Vegan Double Chocolate Chip Cookies
– 1 C of Coconut Oil
– 1 1/4 C of Agave
– 1/3 C of Unsweetened Apple Sauce
– 3/4 C of Unsweetened Cacao
– 1 Tsp of Salt
– 2 Tbsp of Vanilla Extract
– 2 C of Brown Rice Flour
– 1/4 C of Grounded Flax
– 1 Tsp of Baking Soda
– 1 1/2 Tsp of Xanthan Gum (It’s what make ’em crunchy and hold together)
– 1 C (of more) of Chocolate Chips
– Preheat oven to 325′
– You need two bowls for this recipe. In one medium size bowl throw in the Coconut Oil, Agave, Apple Sauce, Cacao, Salt and Vanilla.
– In another bowl throw in and whisk the Flour, Flax, Baking Soda, Xanthan Gum.
– Using a spatula or a wooden spoon thrown the dry ingredients into the first bowl. Combine until dough texture is achieved.
– Then, add chocolate chips. Keep mixing with a wooden spoon to evenly distribute them throughout the dough.
– You will probably need 2 oven trays to fit all cookies. Line them with parchment paper.
– Using a Tablespoon measuring spoon, scoop out the dough and place it on lined trays. Cookies will grow, so leave around 1″ space between them.
– Bake for 20 min.
– Let cookies stand about 10 minutes in the tray before transferring to cooling rack. Let them cool down before taking a bite! Keep cookies in an air tight container at room temperature or fridge for them to last longer.