Cookie Friday: Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies + You Gave Me A Fright!

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Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies (via Eat Live Run) Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 3 cups gluten-free oats (or old-fashioned)
  • 1 10-oz bag dark chocolate chips
  • 1 cup almond butter
  • 2 tbsp ground flax mixed with 6 tbsp warm water
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream together the coconut oil, almond butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar until well blended. Add vanilla extract and ground flax + water water mixture. Keep beating until everything is combined.  In another bowl, mix together the oats, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Add to wet ingredients along with chocolate chips. Mix until just combined—be careful not to overmix! Roll small balls of dough and place three inches apart on a silpat or parchment paper-lined sheet tray. Do not flatten dough balls. Bake for 10-12 minutes until puffy. Let cool for 5 minutes on sheet tray before transferring to cooling rack to cool completely.

SUPER DELICIOUS COOKIE DOUGH!!!! And it doesn’t even have any eggs? Why would you cook these? However, I will warn you. You should actually follow the directions and mix the wet/dry ingredients separately. The consistency of the almond butter ended up weird in some of the cookies since it wasn’t mixed well enough. Oh well.

Sunflowers on my run with Pippa this morning. Pippa and I made a little of puppy friends! We were kind of walk/jogging it out. We met a greyhound named Scary. She was named after her parents Scott + Terri. How cute is that? We also met another nice dog named Gracie. I don’t know the human names Lol. We did a 3.5 mile loop before heading home for some more cafe and cleaning! Don’t these two look so sweet & innocent?

They were planning today’s JAILBREAK!

At about 5:30, I let the dogs out. I was kind of looking at my phone so I didn’t notice it right away… Pippa broke through the fence back by our garage!!! Just body slammed right through it!! As soon as I noticed, I started running. You’re not going to like this, but I left the Boykin behind and focused my efforts on tracking down Pippa. Boyd got distracted by a lady walking her dogs so I was hoping she would keep an eye on him since it was obvious what was going on. I eventually ended up ditching my flip-flops and was running barefoot down the street trying to catch up with Pippa. Of course, I didn’t have my glasses on so I couldn’t see a thing!!!

Pippa made it a few blocks before I lost sight of her!! I was sooooooo scared! Thankfully, some people noticed my plight and were able to trap her in their fence. They have a dog so Pippa went right in!! But then I had to circle back and try to catch the Boyd! By that time, he was nowhere to be seen!! A neighbor stopped to help me look for Boyd, and just then Kevin got home from work!!! I felt so bad because I left Boyd behind while I was trying to chase Pippa! We drove around for a while, and I finally found Boyd just across the street in the alley. He must have been in someone’s yard the first time we drove past. I scooped him up and carried him to the car. I don’t care how much he wiggled!!!!!

My girl is back!! She is SO GOOD all the time, it shocked me the way she made a run for it. IF we call her in the house, she always comes. I can’t get her away from me most of the time!! Boyd is a totally different story, but he’s easy to catch. I’m definitely working on training Pippa, but a week was just not long enough!

No seriously. This time these two are grounded till they’re 18!!!!

Kevin immediately repaired the fence, but I think Pippa Cordelia is going to be on the leash for a while. At least until we get a tag on her with our info!!!

Kevin took me to the gym to calm me down a little bit after that traumatizing experience chasing the dogs. Guys, I totally looked so white trashy. I was running barefoot without my glasses… hysterically screaming at the top of my lungs. That’s how I like to introduce myself to the neighborhood. Oh boy.

Taco Pizza with Red Hot Blues for dinner. Definitely made my husband very happy. The dogs got the crusts. We still love them. <3

Name the movie this quote is from: You gave me a fright! 

When you’re baking do you actually put the ingredients in the bowl in the correct order? Really never. I try to do eggs towards the beginning, but other than that, it’s usually kind of whatever I find first. This is usually no problem. I blame the almond butter, but really all that happened is that a few cookies were crumbly due to poor distribution.

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20 thoughts on “Cookie Friday: Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies + You Gave Me A Fright!

  1. Oh man, I am so glad you got home with both dogs safely! I’m sure that must’ve been so scary! Oreo has gotten out a few times and it scares the gracious out of me every time. He loves to run after cats and I always afraid one of these days he’s going to run into a busy road. :( Anyway, so far so good! And I’m glad yours are great too!

  2. Our recent adopted dog from the humane society is a bolter. Any chance he gets he bolts. So, we have to watch him. A complete difference from my other dog who just lies in the driveway and chills. We are working on the bolting with our one dog. Hopefully he chills out soon.

  3. Glad the pups are OK. Kostas ran off on T-giving a few years ago. Out in open fields, during deer hunting season. Very, very scary.
    We found him just trotting along the side of a country road about an hour after he ran off.
    I don’t bake with coconut oil- what’s the sub for that?

  4. The first thing I noticed was your shoes – I take it you’re keeping the grey? I actually like them, with the coloured accents!

    Our dog got out a few times when I was young, and she managed to track me down at school (which was over a couple main roads!), but she never got out when we were at home. Lucky both of them turned up for you, it would have been scary for sure!

  5. Glad to hear all turned out okay with Pippa. scary! I would have run around like a mad person, too!

    I never mix the wet stuff seperately, then the dry stuff and then combine. I’m just not that patient and have an issue with dirty-ing more dishes. This is probably why I don’t bake much. :)

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