Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie (Gluten Free + Vegan)

This Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie is the ultimate thick, gooey oatmeal cookie! This gluten-free and vegan dessert is loaded with gooey chocolate. This one is sure to satisfy your chocolate cravings!

This Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie is the ultimate thick, gooey oatmeal cookie! This gluten-free and vegan dessert is loaded with gooey chocolate. This one is sure to satisfy your chocolate cravings!

I’m back from the Caribbean, and I’m missing it already! After spending a week on a catamaran in the sunshine looking out over the clearest water I’ve ever seen, San Diego’s cloudy day seems a little lackluster.

Let’s be honest though: just about any place seems lackluster in comparison to the British Virgin Islands. It’s truly a piece of paradise. It was a long week packed with activity, but it also flew by in a flash. [Read more…]

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies (Gluten Free + Vegan)

These Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies are gooey in the center with crispy edges and big chocolate chunks, just as the best cookies are! These delicious cookies are gluten-free, refined sugar free, and vegan. 

These Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies are gooey in the center with crispy edges and big chocolate chunks, just as the best cookies are! These delicious cookies are gluten-free, refined sugar free, and vegan.

Hi friends, happy Monday! As I’m writing this, I’m sitting in the coffee shop right by my apartment…but when you’re reading this, I’ll be floating on a catamaran in the Caribbean, hopefully soaking up some rays 😎 the forecast says it’s supposed to rain, but I’m hoping it changes it’s mind and we end up with sun all week long.

I’m going with my mom’s whole family and we’re piling on a big boat for the week to float around, hang out and enjoy each other’s company, and soak up our beaaautiful surroundings. [Read more…]

Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies (Paleo, Vegan + Nut-Free)

These Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies are ready in just 20 minutes and they are SO gooey, thick, and delicious. These easy cookies are Paleo, vegan, and nut-free.

These Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies are ready in just 20 minutes and they are SO gooey, thick, and delicious. These easy cookies are Paleo, vegan, and nut-free.

I had planned on posting this recipe next week, but I just posted a teaser picture of these cookies on Instagram and you guys pretty much demanded that I share them ASAP.

I hear you, loud and clear! So, I moved the recipe on up in the docket. Chocolate chip cookies should be prioritized over pretty much all else, right? Especialllllyyy when they’re looking as good as these ones are 😍 not going to lie, when I was editing these photos I was seriously regretting having given them all away to my aunt. [Read more…]

Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies

These Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies totally nail the taste and texture of your favorite classic treat – the taste testers who tried these had no idea they were Paleo! These gluten-free, dairy free, refined sugar-free chocolate chip cookies give you all the comfort without the guilt.

These Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies totally nail the taste and texture of your favorite classic treat - the taste testers who tried these had no idea they were Paleo! These gluten-free, dairy free, refined sugar-free chocolate chip cookies give you all the comfort without the guilt.

2017 Update: these Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies are the BOMB, and one of my favorite/your favorite recipes on the site. You guys seriously LOVE this one, and I don’t blame you. They’re so good. But…they also needed a photo update, so I’m republishing the post with the new photos! Unfortunately, I’m long out of college, but leaving the original post written below for nostalgia’s sake. Enjoy!!

I’m less than six weeks from graduating from college. How in the world did that happen? It feels like last year that I was writing a post about brioche and my college decision (throwback alert) and whipping up treats in my freshman year dorm room microwave for my (short) series on Dorm Life Eats.

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No-Bake Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Macaroons (Gluten-Free, Paleo + Vegan)

These No-Bake Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Macaroons are packed with strawberry flavor! It’s hard to resist these creamy gluten-free, Paleo + vegan coconut macaroons, and the chocolate dip and drizzle makes them even more delicious.

These No-Bake Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Macaroons are packed with strawberry flavor! It's hard to resist these creamy gluten-free, Paleo + vegan coconut macaroons, and the chocolate dip and drizzle makes them even more delicious.

I feel like I’ve rekindled my love for baking, post-Whole30. Not that it even left, but after not being able to make many of the recipes I dreamed up during my baking-free month, it feels so good to get back into the kitchen to create a whole bunch of new dessert goodness.

Testing, tasting, and tweaking recipes are some of my favorite things (obviously) and after a month without it, I really missed the process of developing new recipes. Of course, I did it during my Whole30 with my Whole30-approved recipes, but I wasn’t testing nearly as much as normal. [Read more…]

Snickerdoodles (Gluten Free, Paleo + Vegan)

These healthier Snickerdoodles are incredibly soft and flavorful. This gluten-free, Paleo, and vegan recipe comes together so quickly and easily in just twenty minutes, you won’t believe it!

These healthier Snickerdoodles are incredibly soft and flavorful. This gluten-free, Paleo, and vegan recipe comes together so quickly and easily in just twenty minutes, you won't believe it!

It’s somehow already December 23rd – 1 day until the first night of Hannukah, 2 days until Christmas, and 8 days until New Years Eve. I’m squeezing in one last cookie recipe before everyone goes on a diet or cleanse or whatever.

This one is a classic that I actually haven’t ever posted a recipe for, the snickerdoodle cookie. Traditionally full of sugar, butter, and cinnamon, it’s a soft and chewy cookie that gets rolled in cinnamon sugar before baking. It’s also usually not very healthy – at all. [Read more…]

Chocolate Rugelach (Gluten Free + Refined Sugar Free)

These Chocolate Rugelach are incredibly tender and flaky, thanks to the cream cheese-based dough. These refined sugar-free and gluten-free rugelach are filled with dark chocolate shavings for an irresistible holiday treat.

These Chocolate Rugelach are incredibly tender and flaky, thanks to the cream cheese-based dough. These refined sugar-free and gluten-free rugelach are filled with dark chocolate shavings for an irresistible holiday treat.For as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted a garden. Mostly because I found the idea of growing my own food to be a novel one, having grown up in suburban San Diego with not many gardens around that I remember, save for the garden in our school yard.

As soon as I got my first apartment out of college last year, I recruited my roommate Ally to help me assemble an herb garden. We loved and tended to it all summer and into fall, watching it thrive and using the fruits of our labor in our meals and letting them inspire my treats, like these Raspberry Mint Brownies. Then, Seattle winter came and our plants all died a sad death, turning into shriveled grey twigs. [Read more…]

Brown Butter Shortbread (Gluten Free + Refined Sugar Free)

These Brown Butter Shortbread are crisp and buttery with dark chocolate + flaky sea salt on top. These gluten free & refined sugar free cookies melt in your mouth and make the perfect addition to your holiday cookie tray!

These Brown Butter Shortbread are crisp and buttery with dark chocolate + flaky sea salt on top. These gluten free & refined sugar free cookies melt in your mouth and make the perfect addition to your holiday cookie tray!Hi friend! Coming at you on a Tuesday, a little off schedule but with something exciting to share – it’s officially holiday cookie season, and today marks the start of #HolidayCookieParty2016!

A few weeks back, my friend Rebecca from Displaced Housewife asked if I wanted to join a cookie exchange between a bunch of other bloggers/Instagrammers. Uh, receiving cookies in the mail from one of the people’s whose treats I drool over on the daily? YES, please. [Read more…]