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Chocolate Chip Cookie In A Mug

Say What?!? You can make a chocolate chip cookie in a mug? Yup, you sure can. And it’s good, too. I wasn’t sure I was going to like the texture, but it really wasn’t a big deal. It isn’t rubbery and it isn’t slimy. And it tastes great! It’s almost as good as a ‘real’ chocolate chip cookie! And since #1 I can’t have the real thing because I’m gluten intolerant and #2 I can’t have the real thing because I don’t eat sugar, this will definitely be a fabulous alternative!!

thm cookie in a mug

Doesn’t that ^^^^^ look fabulous?!?!

I found a few different recipes online for a chocolate chip cookie in a mug.  Some used refined sugar, some didn’t. Some used white flour or whole wheat, some didn’t.  Some still yet called for baking powder and some did not.  I’ve tried it a few different ways and through some trial and error, this is the best recipe (in my opinion) right here…

Gluten/Sugar-Free Chocolate Chip Cookie In A Mug (Click HERE to print recipe)

Get This:

  • 1 tbsp. butter or coconut oil
  • 1 T. THM brown sugar
  • 1 packet truvia
  • splash of vanilla extract
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1 egg
  • 4 T. almond flour
  • 1 T. coconut flour
  • handful sugar-free chocolate chips

Do This:

  1. In a microwave safe mug, melt your butter or oil.
  2. Add sweetener and extracts.
  3. Next add your egg and beat into mixture.
  4. Add salt and flours and mix well.
  5. Fold in chocolate chips at the end.
  6. Cookie dough will seem too wet, but should be quite thick.
  7. Microwave 55s – 1m 10s, depending on how you like your cookies. 55 seconds will be done on the outside but still gooey on the inside. 1m 10s will be done and not gooey at all in the center.

If you are a THM’er you MUST try this ‘S’ recipe!! It’s super yummy!!

Live, laugh, love and be kind!  xoxo

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Celiac Awareness Month

By a raise of hands, how many of you know that May is Celiac Awareness Month?  Raise you hands high!! Ok…we have a lot of smarties out there…

I only recently learned of this information.  Of course, I am new to this whole thing.  Being gluten-free, that is.  I’ve been gluten-free for about 2 months now give or take.  You would be surprised how many people think that means I can’t have cheese or ice cream or any number of other things that have NOTHING to do with gluten whatsoever!  LOL

Can’t really blame people though, for not knowing what gluten is…it’s not really a common thing, to be gluten intolerant or to have Celiac Disease, although it is becoming more and more so.  I think a lot of people suffer from gluten intolerance to some degree and don’t even realize it.  I think I have been sick for some time and didn’t even have a clue.  I’m still dealing with some of my symptoms, truth be told. I think that’s because I’m still being ‘glutened’.

Like yesterday…we went to one of our favorite places to eat…a sandwich shop known for their sub sandwiches.  They will make any of their subs into a salad.  While I had her change her gloves before she made my salad, all of the items she put in my salad (cucumbers, spinach, lettuce, tomatoes, onion, etc) had been handled by hands (albeit gloved) that had handled bread….something that I hadn’t thought of until I started feeling poorly later in the day.  I’m just going to have to realize that some places just aren’t going to be an option for me anymore…

That isn’t really what this post is all about though.  Not really.  What I really wanted to tell you about is this really awesome website called freedible.com.  It’s a site for bloggers and companies and others to join together and share their recipes and stories and whathaveyou.  It’s a place where those of us with new-found food allergies can find companies that offer allergy-free foods geared toward our specific allergy.  Also, bloggers can find other bloggers who are blogging about similar things, because as we all know, it is wonderful to be able to network and build an audience that can relate to what you are writing about!

Also this post is to tell you about Glutino and how amazing they are!  Of all of the companies I have worked with so far, I would have to say that their products have been the most reliable and the most consistent so far.  Everything I have tried of theirs has been good and I would recommend to anyone who is starting the gluten-free lifestyle or who has been eating gluten-free but hasn’t had a chance to try their products. They have a wide variety of products as well.  Everything from pre-made cookies  and cookie mixes to pasta and frozen meals! I haven’t had the pleasure of trying EVERYTHING they have to offer, but like I said, it’s only been a couple of months.

In honor of Celiac Awareness month, Glutino sent me a box of their Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix along with a recipe for Beth Hillson’s ‘Cookies for a Cause’ recipe. As per usual I didn’t make the recipe exactly as written, cuz that’s how I roll, yo!

Her recipe was my inspiration, though. And here’s my version…

Glutino Cookies For A Cause

Glutino Double Chocolate Chip Cookies For A Cause (Click HERE to print recipe)

Get This:

  • 1 box Glutino Gluten Free Pantry Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix
  • 1/4 c. unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/2 c. unsweetened coconut
  • 1 1/2 sticks butter, softened
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 T. honey (or sweetener of choice)
  • 2 t. vanilla

Do This:

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Spray a cookie sheet with non-stick cooking spray or line with parchment paper; set aside
  3. In a medium size bowl, add first 3 ingredients; stir to combine and set aside.
  4. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream butter.
  5. Add eggs and beat until smooth.
  6. Add honey and vanilla; beat again to combine well.
  7. Add dry ingredients to wet and mix just until everything is moistened and combined. DO NOT OVERMIX.
  8. Using a cookie scoop or tablespoon, drop cookies onto prepared baking sheet(s), leaving about an inch in between cookies.
  9. Press to flatten slightly.
  10. Bake 10-12 minutes, or until just set.
  11. Cool on cookie sheets a couple of minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.
  12. Store in an airtight container.

I really like these cookies! Like I said before, Glutinos has great, quality products.  They are consistently great.  Great flavor, texture, everything.  And the variety of products they offer is just amazing.

And now for the surprise I was telling you about before…

Glutinos is letting me give one lucky reader a prize package for Celiac Awareness Month!!! Not just any prize, though! This prize package will include the following:

·         Toaster Pastries (Strawberry & Apple Cinnamon)

·         Honey Mustard Pretzels

·         Pretzel Chips

·         Instant Pancake Mix

·         Rosemary & Olive Oil Crackers

·         Cinnamon and Sugar Bagel Chips

·         Wafer Bites

·         Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

·         Gluten Free All Purpose Flour

·         Glutino SWAG

Isn’t that AWESOME?!?!?! Yeah, so make sure you click on the link below to enter this awesome giveaway!!!

ENTER HERE!!!

Live, laugh, love and be kind! xoxo

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Coffeecake Connection Company

I got connected with CCC by chance on Facebook, through Christine Welch, who happens to be the OWNER of The Coffeecake Connection Company (CCC). I don’t remember how we came to be acquainted, but the important thing IS, we did!

Because look at what I got in the mail the other day…

Coffeecake Connection

It all came wrapped beautifully in a pretty box tied in a bow of twine, with paper confetti ribbons in the box!  It really was quite lovely.  I should have taken a before and after!  She sent me a small variety of just about everything they sell and, can I just say, ‘WOW!’

They make several different kinds of cookies, brownies, coffee cakes, cake-a-lettes (cupcake/muffin), and they also sell a couple of flavors of frozen batter (I believe a Chocolate and Signature) that can be used for anything you can think of.  It comes ready-made and you can just scoop and use. From donuts to coffee cake, anything you can think of you can probably make with it! You are going to be able to order that and have it shipped soon! As of right now you can only buy it at their headquarters in Chicago and at some stores.

I was super stoked to try the cookies as they are ginormous and looked so very good! I was not disappointed AT ALL!  Their cookie flavors include: Snickerdoodle, Milk Chocolate Chunk and Cranberry White Chocolate.I was sent one of each and I can attest that they are all very good!

Their brownie flavors include: Milk Chocolate and Chocolate Caramel.  I was sent two of the milk chocolate brownies.  They are also very good.  A little on the dry side, but still very good. I am going to ask them about what they use to make them and see if I can help them out with the dryness…. 😉

The cake-a-lettes flavors include: Signature, cinnamon, chocolate chip, double chocolate chip, and triple berry.  I was sent the triple berry, chocolate chip and Signature flavors.  I tried the chocolate chip one and the triple berry.  The chocolate chip one was not very good. The chocolate chip cake-a-lette was a little dry and didn’t have a lot of flavor.  I think was just a fluke, because during shipping  it’s little case had popped open and it was completely upside down in it.  The triple berry one was VERY GOOD.  Nice and moist.  The cake was just sweet enough and the berries were a fabulous addition to the little cake! These are to be frozen or refrigerated and the company… and I recommend warming them slightly before eating.  Just 10s or so in the microwave and they are perfect!

So overall, I can say that this is a great company and now I will give you the actual review…

Coffeecake Connection Company  ♥♥♥♥♥

Five hearts!  I can totally recommend this company!  Their goodies are totally gluten-free made in a gluten-free facility and the products have fabulous flavor and texture.  I would recommend these treats for any get-together… Mother/Daughter banquets, family reunions, graduations, ANYTHING that you need gluten-free sweet treats for and you don’t want or can’t make them yourself for.

Now let me state these are NOT sugar-free OR low-calorie, or anything of the sort!  These are for SPECIAL OCCASIONS and TREATS! Not something I would ever recommend on a daily basis!  Everything in moderation! These lovely baked goods would make WONDERFUL gifts for loved ones and friends!

And now, I have been told by Christine that she would like one of my readers to be able to enjoy some of her goodies as well!! So, we are going to have a GIVEAWAY!!!  Yay!!  One of you lucky readers is going to receive a small gluten-free cookie/brownie sampler!! Oh, boy are you in for a treat!!  Just click the link below to enter!!

Enter HERE!!

Good Luck!!

LIVE, laugh, love and Be kind! xoxo

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Udi’s Gluten Free Soft & Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

I am really loving Udi’s gluten-free products.  This gluten-free lifestyle is going to be smooth sailing if I have all this yumminess to look forward to! I had heard such horror stories of gluten-free products being dry and void of flavor. I guess they’ve come a long way in a short time because I have had only a couple things I’ve thought were actually bad.

These Udi’s Gluten Free Soft & Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies are exactly what they say they are…soft, chewy and delicious!

udis-gluten-free-oatmeal-raisin-cookies

I don’t expect to be eating all these sweets all the time, though.  After all, I am trying to lose weight.  And we all know that isn’t going to happen eating all these cookies and muffins and brownies!! As much as I’d like to, I just can’t! It has been fun trying them and reviewing them, though, I will say that! 🙂

Soft and Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies (gluten, soy and nut free)

IMPORTANT INFO:

  • serving size : 2 cookies
  • calories : 200
  • fat: 8 grams
  • 3 grams of protein
  • 2 grams dietary fiber

**note: CONTAINS EGGS, MILK**

These cookies were no exception!  Soft and chewy and moist.  With raisins throughout.  Just the right amount of sweetness.  Soy and nut-free as well as gluten-free. Perfect! These were my husband’s favorite of the cookies/sweets. I feel he is biased, though… oatmeal raisin cookies are his favorite.  😉

I give Udi’s Soft & Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies  ♥♥♥♥♥ (out of 5)

Live, laugh, love and be kind! xoxo