Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Snickerdoodles + Beneficial Drinks!

Snickerdoodles have always been an enigma for us. Our mom never made them when we were kids, I only had my first snicker doodle at a Christmas party last year. I guess it's more of an American thing? I'm not quite sure why lol.

Anyways if you haven't tried these cinnamon-y delights, it's high time you do!

The thing with these cookies is you probably already have everything you need in your cupboard, no special, or expensive ingredients.

I used whole wheat flour, but you could use spelt, or a gluten-free flour as well! Check out our gluten-free blend formula here, it seems to magically work in any baked good we put it in so I'm positive it will work perfectly here.

The recipe was inspired by Oh She Glows, but as always we adjusted a few things willy nilly such as adding both brown and regular sugars, as well as subbing Earth Balance butter for coconut oil, and using an egg-egg instead of a flax egg.

2 cups whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cream of tartar (this gives them their "signature" texture)
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1/3 cup + 1 tbsp evaporated cane juice
1/3 cup + 1 tsp organic brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup coconut oil, semi-melted
1 tsp vanilla

Cinnamon sugar (cinnamon and evaporated cane juice, for rolling)

Melt coconut oil, cream with sugar, vanilla and egg. Add flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, salt and cinnamon. Stir until combined into a cookie dough. Shape into 1.5 inch balls, roll in cinnamon sugar and flatten with palm on parchment lined cookie sheet. Bake 375F for 10-12 minutes (12 if you want it crispier). Makes 20 cookies!



These cookies are really crunchy if you're a crispy cookie fan as opposed to chewy. I find most homemade cookie recipes end up chewy for me for some reason, but these are anything but., and the cinnamon sugar makes a hard candy coating, Jenn and I ate a whole plate in one day…how else would you behave around homemade cookies. 

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These drinks you see below are indeed, Apple Cider Vinegar drinks. When we eat something sugary such as an entire plate of cookies...it's always good to be mindful of balancing your glycemic index so that, you won't reach for even more sugar and just to alkalize and balance your whole system. 

There's a bunch of ways to do this, protein powder (mellows sugar spike), probiotics (eats harmful bacteria that multiplies when you eat sugar, therefore balancing PH- or something like that :P), and Apple cider vinegar! Which is our favourite way to combat that junk food hangover feeling, and to just generally help you feel a little more balanced. (It's all the things you want in your body: anti-viral, anti-bacteria, anti-inflammatory, ant-acid! Just…it's good for you.)

But despite how good it is for you, it's kind of a pain to drink, hence vinegar. But we've found a way to make it totally delicious!

2 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar (unfiltered)
3-4 cups water
Pinch of stevia, to taste (I like a lot of stevia, some people only like a little bit)
Dash of cinnamon OR grated ginger

Shake up, and store in fridge for 3-4 days. 

Basically you can add in anything that goes well with apple and it will taste pretty darn good. And I find if I make a bunch of these they're always ready to drink and it just makes you think about one less thing in your day. 

Left: Ginger…. Right: Cinnamon





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