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Cookie Contest!

First the Cookie…..

Going along with the Flour Free theme of this past weekend, I made some chocolate chip cookies with no refined flour OR refined sugar. These are by far my favorite homemade cookies. They are crispy, but still melt in your mouth and to quote my friend Rob (I overheard him say this the day after) – “They were so good that I made a cookie sandwich, where I took one cookie and smothered it with two other cookies and ate all three at once”

Having a flour free 4th of July….The recipe is so easy that I hope you’ll never think about buying Pillsbury or Nestle cookie refrigerator dough again.
This is Rob. Who hasn’t done this while waiting for cookies?

Now the Contest….

Robyn O’Brien is considered the Erin Brockovich of the food industry – she one of my heroes. Check out this TED presentation where she explains how she became aware of how chemicals in food affects us and learn information she has uncovered about the food industry. It is startling to say the least.


Robyn read the blog about my Dad where I suggested her best seller ”The Unhealthy Truth” as a good resource to educate your family about food. Robyn immediately got in touch with me and offered to send me a copy of the book gratis and give it away to my readers. How cool is that, right?

The Unhealthy Truth by Robyn O’Brien
Robyn signed this copy for me…don’t worry I have a fresh copy for my readers!

What’s the catch? The only thing you need to do is go to my Facebook Fan Page “Like It” and then post a question on my wall you would like to know about me, exercise, travel, food chemical concern or any other random healthy lifestyle question.

I’ll add your questions to the list of FAQs I am compiling and post it on my site to share with everyone. I will randomly draw a name from the questions submitted by the end of July and send the book out to the winner. Good luck to everyone!

(For those of you who don’t have a Facebook account or wish to remain anonymous, you can email me or post your question in the comment section below)

Takes less than 10 mins of prep work – just do it!

Food Babe's Chocolate Chip Cookies

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
25 mins

Serves:  8


  • 1 cup almond butter (nut allergy - use sunflower seed butter)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ½ cup date sugar
  • 2 teaspoons unsulphured molasses
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 4 ounces chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F and line large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Mix sugar, molasses, egg, vanilla, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl.
  3. Add almond butter, and stir well to combine.
  4. Fold in chocolate chips.
  5. Scoop 1 tablespoon size balls onto parchment lined baking sheet.
  6. Cook for about 12-15 minutes (longer if you like crispy cookies).
  7. Place cookies on a cooling rack and cool for 5 minutes.


All the ingredients – notice the grain sweetened chocolate chips. The sugar made from non-gmo whole grain malted barley and corn.
Weighing my almond butter, because I don’t like to dirty a measuring cup for no reason
The uncooked dough is lumpy and very soft – perfect to taste test
This is a one tablespoon ice cream scoop – perfect for measuring the size of these cookies
Looks can be deceiving – These little cookies might look done sooner than expected, because of the color of the molasses
Fresh out of the oven – These took 15 mins to bake, but go longer if you want crispy cookies
Must cool on a rack for at least 5 mins – or they’ll fall apart in your hands. However, that is not a totally bad thing, if you are hands are clean and you can lick them dry 🙂

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17 responses to “Cookie Contest!

  1. Hey,
    The cookies look great. Can you ship me all the ingredients?
    Next step to have all the ingredients for sale.
    Tried beet hummus at your mom’s, loved it.

  2. Wow, thanks for posting that link to the video. That seriously just rocked my world.

  3. I am just now reading this blog entry, and I was so thrilled to see this book mentioned. I read this book while pregnant with my first child in 2009 and it really sent shockwaves through me. It was my first introduction to anything being “wrong” with our food system. I Was just oblivious before this and probably never read a label before this book.
    I have been trying since then to eat as real as possible…but of course I continue to get reminders of ways to improve (ie your Chick-fil-a post which I have not been to Cfla since I read that and used to go at least 2x a week). I am at least making a HUGE effort with my children and I have to attribute at least part of how wonderful they are to a healthy diet.:) Thanks for your posts and recipes!!

  4. I am just making your brownies! And still recipe surfing… I am wondering if I could sub coconut sugar for the date sugar? Have you tried that or do you think it’ll work??

    Thanks for sharing these great recipes!

    1. Yes of course! You could sub coconut sugar for the whole amount of sugar if you like.

  5. I noticed in your recipes you use a combination of warm water & flax seed to replace egg. Have you tried that for this particular recipe or do you think it would work for this recipe?

  6. Hi Food Babe,
    I would love to make these for my family. We are fairly new to this whole thing. My son is allergic to tree nuts so almond butter is out. Can I sub regular organic butter in these?
    Thank you!!

  7. I’m allergic to Almonds. What can you recommend for a tree nut allergy safe substitute for almond butter? Can i use regular butter?

  8. Your are my favorite blog. I thought I was super knowledgeable as to nutrition, but I am learning plenty from you that I didn’t know. Thank you. I would really appreciate your adding the calorie count. I love healthy foods, but oftimes they can contain many calories albiet low glycemic and fast metabolizing. I still like to keep a handle on my caloric intake.

    Thanks so much,



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