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The BEST Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies {made with quinoa flour & coconut oil}

Could this be the best gluten-free chocolate chip cookie recipe ever?! Made with quinoa flour and coconut oil, this cookie will surprise you with flavor and texture. They’re so easy to make and best of all, you’d never know they’re gluten-free or made without butter!

The BEST Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies made with coconut oil and quinoa flour

There should be an explanation for my absence from the blog. As in, why would I leave you this long without a recipe? Shame on me. I do that a lot. But hey, I’m back now and I made you cookies!

First, how was your weekend? I had a little mini vaca in Arizona; it made me realize how much I miss the warmth of the sunshine. I swear just being outside brought a smile to my face. When will someone figure out how to create Vitamin D cigarettes? You know without any junk. Just pure vitamin D. I’d puff on that energy. For reals.

In all seriousness, I love mini vacations because it gives me time to relax, forget about work and just enjoy the little things in life. Like margaritas. Lots of them.

Tony&M

Besides margs, Tony and I hiked Camelback mountain, consumed frozen yogurt til our bellies hurt, and saw the second 300 movie in 3D. We’re kind of movie nerds BTW.

Wanna know what else I did? Worked out every single day while I was there! Usually I bring my Jillian Michaels DVDs when I travel and never end up using them, but this time I had no excuses; the weather was beautiful enough to run outside. Even if it was only three or four miles, it felt good to get my exercise in.

Well and you know… when I’m not working out my main thoughts are about cookies. Outrageously delicious, ooey-gooey, mind-blowing cookies.

The BEST Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies made with coconut oil and quinoa flour

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6-ingredient Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Before I shove more cookies in your face, I have some very exciting news to share!

I’m headed back to Australia!

During college, I studied abroad on the Gold Coast and it literally changed my life. I’m not sure if it was the travel aspect or meeting new people, but I felt like a new person after living there. Most of all, I felt so lucky to meet one of my best friends, Susie.

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Susie and I hit it off right away; it’s as though we were sisters, I swear! We met in a public speaking course at Bond University and immediately clicked. Our daily ritual consisted of drinking soy lattes, eating white chocolate chip macadamia nut muffins, and laughing nonstop. We supported each other, shared secrets, and talked about what we wanted to do when we graduated from college. Of course, we both had big dreams: Susie wanted to be a reporter or a pilot (she now flies a small private jet), and I wanted to own my own business (check!). Now it’s been nearly four years since I’ve seen Susie, but our friendship hasn’t changed one bit.

Well, except for the fact that she’s getting married! And best of all, I’m beyond thrilled that she asked me to be her Maid of Honor! I won’t be there to help her plan many of the details, but we’re going to Skype and I’ll do as much as possible from America! She deserves this happiness more than anything.

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Thick & Chewy White Chocolate Cherry Macadamia Nut Oatmeal Cookies {made with coconut oil}

Super chewy White Chocolate Cherry Macadamia Nut Oatmeal Cookies. These cookies are made with coconut oil and whole wheat flour for a hearty cookie that everyone will love!

I’ve always believed that doing little things is what really matters in a relationship. You always look back and appreciate those moments.

Oh you know, like those times when your boyfriend opened the car door for you. Or when he wrapped you in his jacket because you were freezing. The moments when he gave you a kiss on the forehead when you were down. When he made you dinner because you were too busy to cook for yourself. When he showed up with flowers just because. All of the little things add up. To me, they matter.

Okayyyyyy it’s true, I’m a romantic at heart; I always have been. And the best way I know how to show I care is by baking. I’ve found that a way to a man’s heart is with cookies. Because let’s face it: no one can resist a freshly baked cookie. Especially my cookies.

This holiday season I’ve been baking more cookies then I know what to do with. Too many to eat, too many to give away. I wish you guys could come over and eat cookies with me. And drink wine. Because I like wine. A LOT.

But seriously, I need to be put on a baking restriction. I’m considering locking my mixing bowls and flour in a closet until January.

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Video: How to Make Brown Butter Snickerdoodles

Oh look! It’s another video just in time for your Christmas cookie exchange! And these. OH MY GOODNESS.

These Snickerdoodles are extraordinary. Literally BEST snickerdoodle you will have have in your life. And come on, you know I don’t mess around when it comes to cookies.

You can find the recipe here.

Hope you make them! I’ll be back with another cookie recipe tomorrow. xoxo.