Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Break Up Cookies That Won't Weigh On You - vegan, macrobiotic, gluten free, sugar free, dairy free...

When the beautiful women of Step Up Women's Network first experienced these cookies, they dubbed them "The Break Up Cookies."  They are so low in calories, you could basically eat the whole batch and have it be less of a burden on your body than eating just a few Oreos.... The crispness helps get out some anger issues, and chocolate is always a welcome ingredient for self medication....especially in the love department.  

I like them anytime.  I used to make a hundred and take them to events, where everyone ate them up so fast I didn't have time to tell them why they are pretty healthy....

Lovely Lace Cookies
1 Cup Oat Flour
¼ tsp. sea salt
¼ Cup arrowroot powder
¼ Cup safflower oil
½ Cup Brown rice syrup
½ Cup maple syrup (or use all brown rice syrup)
1 tsp. vanilla extract

Sunspire grain sweetened chocolate chips for drizzling

Preheat your oven to 325°.
Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl
Mix the wet ingredients in another bowl
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix well.  The batter will be on the thin side.  If it is runny just let it sit for several hours or overnight in the refrigerator.  This is normal depending on what flour is used.  It will thicken enough to place on the cookie sheet but not so that it can be broken off like other cookie dough.
Drop by teaspoonfuls onto parchment lined cookie sheets.  Leave plenty of room between cookies because they spread like crazy.
Bake about 15 minutes until edges are golden brown.

Melt chocolate chips in a pan over low heat, stirring continuously.  Drizzle over cookies.

To make ginger lace cookies add 1 tsp. ginger and ½ tsp. mace.
To make lemon or orange cookies use those extracts instead of the vanilla or in addition to it.

For Gluten Free experiment with your favorite flour...

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