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Merry, Merry Christmas + Hemp, Chia and Flax Seed Cookies!

Posted Dec 25 2012 12:06pm
Good Morning and Merry Christmas Everyone!




These two little people are my "everything" and I feel so blessed everyday.


Last night we went to a really fun Christmas Eve party where the kids played holiday games and Santa even made an appearance at the party.   So funny!  The kids did not know what to think.


Ms. Zoe got a new dress and shoes for the event.  So cute!


These two are looking "way" to grown-up and I wish they would stop growing.

 Me and My Kiddos!
 Cute pic of Dad and the Kiddos!


Zoe's Holiday Hairdo!

An EXPLOSION of Gifts!

 Santa brought Emmet a T-Shirt from his favorite restaurant- Boke Bowl!


And a Bow Tie!
 Ms. Zoe got an assortment of presents but is already back in bed getting a few zzz's.  I  wish I was in bed with her but decided to celebrate Christmas with a cup of full octane coffee and am feeling the buzz.  Ha!


My stocking was filled with goodies- Hemp Hearts, Cacoa Nibs and a Mandoline!  
I celebrated Christmas by making a fabulous bowl of Steel- Cut Oats topped with Fresh Blueberries and Raspberries, Hemp Hearts and Cacao Nibs.  Yum!
I also got a super cute outfit from Athleta  and a fuzzy jacket from Patagonia.  I must have been a super good girl this year.


Wow!  It is only 8:30am and I feel like I have been up for hours.  Oh wait.... I have been~

I do have a Christmas Gift for all of you and it is a recipe for the best Hemp, Chia and Flax Cookies!  I made these for Santa yesterday and they are a winner.  I am a wee bit obsessed with the "Hempseed Cookie" from Laughing Planet and wanted to try and re-create at home.  The best part is these cookies are Vegan and Gluten Free.  I heard that Santa was making some changes to his diet so I was trying to be conscious of that as well.



Hemp, Chia and Flax Seed Cookiesrecipe adapted from Melangery
These cookies are moist, dense and healthy enough to eat for breakfast.

Ingredients:

½ cup almond butter½ cup coconut oil, melted3/4 cup coconut palm sugar ( or brown sugar) 2 teaspoons vanilla1 Tbsp cornstarch1/4 Tbsp almond milk or water, cold + more if the dough is really dry1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar1 cup brown rice flour1/2 cup millet flour1 cup gluten-free rolled oats1 teaspoon baking powder1 teaspoon baking soda½ teaspoon salt1 Tbsp chia seeds2 Tbsp hemp seeds 1Tbsp flax seeds1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes1 cup chocolate chips, dairy-freeDirections:
Heat your oven to 350F. In a large bowl combine the almond butter, coconut oil, sugar, and vanilla. In a separate small bowl combine the ground flax seed, cornstarch, and almond milk (or water).  Mix well. Add the vinegar, let it sit for just a second or two and pour it into the almond butter mixture. Stir well. In a separate bowl mix the dry ingredients: flours, oatmeal, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Stir until combined. Add the chia, hemp, and give the dry ingredients.  Mix together.

Stir together the dry and the wet ingredients. If the mixture is too dry, feel free to add another tablespoon of almond milk (or water). Then add the coconut  and chocolate chips.  Mix well.

Drop by tablespoons on a parchment lined baking pan. Bake 10 – 12 minutes.  
These cookies are so darn good.  I seriously love these and my family does too!  These might just be our signature Christmas Cookies.

I am off to rest and relax until our next Christmas Party which starts at noon.  I am wishing all of you a VERY, Merry Christmas, filled with, love, good health, happiness,  delicious food and lots of joy~


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