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SnickerDoodle Cookies for my Cookie Lovers (Gluten Free)

The law of the Lord is perfect,

reviving the soul;

the testimony of the Lord is sure, 

making wise the simple;

the precepts of the Lord are right,

rejoicing the heart;

the commandment of the Lord is pure,

enlightening the eyes;

the fear of the Lord is clean,

enduring forever;

the rules of the Lord are true,

and righteous altogether.

More to be desired are they than gold,

even much fine gold;

sweeter also than honey

and drippings of the honeycomb.

Psalm 19:7-10

I love a good cookie recipe, don’t you? Snickerdoodles are probably one of my favorite cookie flavors. There is just something about the flavors of buttery cinnamon and vanilla and sugar. And the smell…..don’t get me started on the smells!

Whenever I am baking these goodies in my home, my house instantly fills up with the scents and my entire family begins to harass me about when those cookies will be ready for them to eat.

These cookies are gluten free (hooray!) and you can even make them paleo if you want by swapping out the butter for Coconut oil, but personally, I think the butter is better.

Gluten Free Snickerdoodle Cookies

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups almond flour (see note below)

2 TBSP tapioca flour

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

1 tsp cinnamon

1/4 cup grass-fed butter

1/2 cup coconut sugar

1 large egg

For Rolling:

2 TBSP coconut sugar

1 tsp cinnamon

*Preheat oven to 350 degrees

*Cream butter and sugar together. Add egg and beat until well incorporated but not overmixed.

*Add in all the dry ingredients except baking soda to wet ingredients and mix well.

*Add baking soda and mix.

*In a small bowl, combine the coconut sugar and cinnamon together.

*Roll Dough into equal sized balls. Rolls the balls in the cinnamon sugar mixture to fully coat the dough.

*Place balls on a cookie sheet and flatten each cookie about 1/2 inch thickness.

*Bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden. You want these cookies soft!

*Let cool on sheet for 2-3 minutes before transferring to a wire rack (although my husband refuses to wait until they are cool. Go ahead and eat them when you feel like it! )

A note about cookies:

I actually didn’t roll the cookies into the cinnamon sugar mixture.  I found that if I just used the 1 1/2 cups of almond flour, the dough was too sticky. So I just spooned them on my cookie sheet and then generously sprinkled the cinnamon sugar mixture onto them before baking. My family didn’t know the difference.  Add more flour to your mixture (I would say up to 2 1/2 to 3 cups total) if you are looking to roll the dough in any way. You will have to play with this recipe a little bit to get your dough how you want it.  

Enjoy and Be a Size You,

Tiffany

 

 

SuperBowl Snacks that are Delicious but not Diet Food

Sporting events, like the SuperBowl, are my jam. It is my time to not come up with a fixed dinner menu, but eat a ton of yummy snacks and enjoy a good game. We are a big sports family in our home and we love a little competition. But my husband’s biggest rule is that he wants good snacks. He doesn’t want to move from the couch. He wants to eat all the things and enjoy the game.

You got it dude! I aim to please.

However, since we are eating healthier, I don’t want to blow all of our hard work for the week. I want us to eat something delicious, but it doesn’t feel or look like diet food. Am I right?! 

Those cookbooks above are my two favorite resources right now for meals and snacks, but I have also rounded up my favorite snacks and their links.

Here we go!


SuperBowl Snacks from Fixate The Team Beachbody Blog always have a ton of ideas when it comes to the holidays. It is another favorite resource of mine to go to, especially for my challengers in my virtual bootcamps. There is always something you can find that is nutritious and delicious, but you don’t feel like you are on a diet.

Bacon Wrapped Buffalo Chicken Jalapeños by PaleOMG  

Chicken Wings Two Ways by Balanced Bites 

Buffalo Chicken Dip by Living Loving Paleo 

Oven Fries by Balanced Bites (make a homemade chili to go over these. Would be so amazing!!!!!

Kale Chips by Balanced Bites (add whatever seasoning that you want. The skies the limit. And of course, guacamole. Always the guacamole!) 

Need to have a main dish?

Pressure Cooker Kahlua Pig from Nom Nom Paleo. Grab Lettuce for wraps, or gluten free tortillas, all the fixings and you will have some pretty amazing tacos…and probably leftovers! 

So, who is ready for some Football? Who are you rooting for: The Falcons or The Patriots?

Or are you just watching for the food and the commercials?

Be a Size You,

Tiffany