Butterless Cookies

That’s right… I did not use butter in the cookies I made over the weekend! What a rainy weekend we had…

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But then the rainbow came…

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And the sun came out :)

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Blue skies! So the plants are recovering from ALL the rain… A little much for them but they’ll be begging for that in a month when it’s 100+ degrees out!

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I’ve been visiting the market on Thursday’s when I can… Scored some farm fresh eggs. Can’t tell you how excited I was to see the egg lady!

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My mom came into town Friday (geez I’m doing that backwards story story… I’ll get back to the cookie recipe ASAP!) evening for a special dinner for Mother’s Day… I treated her to Epiphany!

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We had food hahah but we also tried some dark chocolate espresso mousse cake… Wow! Topped off with this…

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So fresh and strong! I love strong black coffee. So then I came home and had this… Double shot of sleepy time tea…

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And while sipping that I ran across the movie Leap Year and a cookie recipe…

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The recipe was found on a blog that I enjoy to follow, How Sweet It Is. Be sure to click here for the recipe in its entirety…. How Sweet It Is Mini Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies. Go make ‘em now. Hurry! Well after you read this post ;)
Luckily I had all the ingredients except a few minor ones… I ran out of vanilla extract. And I didn’t have coconut extract. But all in all I used her wonderful recipe exactly as it appeared on her blog!
First I assembled the troops…

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Mixed the sugars and melted coconut oil– let that mixture sit a bit.

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Then combined that mixture with the flour and egg (everything but the chocolate chips and coconut) mixture.

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Using my hands I combined the dark chocolate chips and shredded coconut with the dough.

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Then baked for about 8 minutes on 325 degrees. Quick cooking… Amazing! Since they have a coconut oil base, which hardens when it’s cold, be sure to serve them warm/room temp not out of the fridge! They are so good- David gave them the stamp of “best cookies ever” and I couldn’t agree more!

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In other news… I started back to work at my ol’ stomping grounds on campus… My boss is the best. She is staying on top of me and my thesis writing and welcomed me back with an Icee! Very happy to be back over there working ;)
And Crossfit has been kicking my toosh this week… Shocking I know! That’s why I love it… It’s different and never the same. I worked on my hand stand push ups on Sunday and made some big improvements! The WODs have been challenging this week and have really pushed me! Happy about that!
Speaking of happy stuff… My very best friend graduates from law school tomorrow. I couldn’t be happier :) I’m very excited to get to attend her graduation (and reception before). Funny I remember coming to the campus 3 years ago and she pointed out where the graduation reception would be… Look at her now giving me directions to come to her very own graduation!!

Hope today has been great… Thursday, right?

Laugh (and go bake these cookies!!),
Courtney

P.S. If you’re not sure about coconut oil or don’t have any, I highly encourage you to get some! Here’s the kind I use…

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Guess what? That is also my facial moisturizer! I’ll do a post about that in the future!

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