Thursday, December 1, 2011

Cookie Trials + Our Favourite Hummus

A few months ago, we had the idea of starting up a cookie business, we're not sure if we're actually going to follow through with it but we still like to experiment when we can with some gluten-free baking! 

Sometimes they turn out really good, sometimes they turn out just downright weird! Like these sweet potato cookies, the concept is good, I was so excited about it! It tastes like sweet potato pie (yyyum!), but the texture is exactly what you'd think would be like if you mixed a potato into a cookie. Kind of rubbery and dense...

Sweet potato puree, brown rice flour, tapioca flour, almonds, cinnamon, coconut sugar, vanilla, safflower oil.

These next ones on the other hand turned out great! Chocolate Chip Sunflower Seed Cookies. I just made a small batch, so you will end up with around 1 dozen.

Cookie rounds w/ chocolate chip and sunflower seeds

1/2 cup white rice flour
1/4 cup buckwheat flour
1/4 cup millet flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup coconut sugar
1/4 cup agave nectar
1/4 cup safflower oil
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 tbsp water
Dash of cinnamon (optional)
2 tbsp mini chocolate chips
2 tbsp sunflower seeds

Preheat oven to 350F. Combine dry ingredients together. In a separate bowl combine sugar, agave, oil, vanilla and water. Pour dry into wet. Stir until combined. Mix in cinnamon, chocolate chips and seeds. Drop spoonfuls of dough onto a parchment lined baking sheet, flatten with hand, and then bake for 13-15 minutes. 

They ended up being soft and chewy which is always nice, but now I'm looking for a way to make gluten-free crunchy cookies!! Anyone have any suggestions??

Next up, I just wanted to share with you guys my favourite hummus of all time: Fontaine Sante Eggplant and Olive!! Mmmmmm. 

Taking the hummus experience to a whole. notha. level.

Half way hummus

Enjoy with crackers!! Pictured here: Sesame-Brown Rice Crackers (recipe soon)

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  1. i think i would really like the sweet potato cookie! i like that dense sticky texture. reminds me of mochi cakes :). i've been on a sugar cleanse for one month now! its amazing how much better i feel. :)

  2. I love sweet potato cookies! (pumpkin cookies are grand, too). You should totally start up a cookie business! I'd definitely buy some!

    Eggplant hummus is like my two favorite dips mixed into one (I love baba ganouj!) -- tasty!

  3. @lauren: :) thanks for the encouragement! we're still thinking maybe down the road of doing it, we just love cookies so much haha XD.

  4. @Junia: I've had mocha cakes before and love em! these on the other hand were just...let's just say different. ;) sugar cleanses are amazing, you feel the effects almost instantly eh?

  5. A cookie business how fun! They book look delish, even if the sweet potato ones were a flop.
    Just one thing...I think you've forgotten to list the oil in the ingredients as it's mentioned in the directions?

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  7. A cookie business sounds great! I was never a baker, and I wish there were some healthy cookies I could buy now and then :)))

  8. This looks really yummy. Cookies have always been my comfort food and I love munching on them while watching a good movie all alone.