Chocolate Crinkles

dsc_0009Let’s bake some chocolate crinkle cookies! They are so delicious, soft, moist, chewy and fudge-like on the inside, and slightly crisp on the outside. Well, they are just incredibly good! And there’s some kind of magic in these delightful cracks.

To make chocolate crinkles you need:

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 3-4 tbsp vegetable oil

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

  • 1 cup flour

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • 3-4 tbsp powdered sugar

You need to do:

downloadsMix the cocoa powder, sugar, and vegetable oil in a bowl. Add eggs, then stir in the vanilla. In another bowl combine the flour, baking powder and salt.

Stir flour mixture into the cocoa mixture. Cover dough bowl with plastic wrap, put in refrigerator, and chill for 4 hours.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 C).

Roll the dough into one inch balls. Coat each ball in powdered sugar before placing onto parchment-lined cookie sheets.

Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Let the cookies cool and then enjoy!dsc_0009dsc_0003


Vegan Oatmeal Cookies

DSC_0010 copyI have a new fantastic baking recipe for you. Hard to believe but these delicious cookies are vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, grain-free, flourless and contain no refined sugar.

To make these cookies you need:

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter

  • 1/3 cup maple syrup

  • 1/2 cup quick rolled oats

  • 1/2 cup raisins

  • some mini-chocolate chips

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

You need to do:

Preheat oven to 350 F (180 C).

Add peanut butter, maple syrup, oats, salt, baking powder and cinnamon to a bowl and stir until well combinedDSC_0001

Add raisins. Mix wellDSC_0002

Line a baking pan with parchment paper and scoop out about a tablespoon at a time and drop in onto the parchment paper. Add some chocolate chipsDSC_0003

Bake your cookies about 12 – 15 minutes, or until they become golden on top.

Let them cool completely before removing from the pan and enjoy your vegan peanut butter chocolate chip oatmeal cookies!DSC_0015 copy

Banana Coconut Cookies

DSC_0015 copyIt seems vegan recipes are becoming my passion! Today I’ll tell you how to make banana coconut cookies.

You need to have:

  • 2 bananas

  • 5 tbsp coconut flour or shredded coconut

  • 1 tbsp sugar (optional)

  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil

  • 2 tbsp wheat flour

  • 2 tsp sesame seeds

1348470986_37766664You need to do:

Mash the bananas with a fork or blender. Add the sugar and oil. Mix wellDSC_0002

Gradually pour coconut flour (or shredded coconut) and mixDSC_0004

Add some sesame seedsDSC_0005

Then add about 2 tbsp of wheat flour. The texture should be alike a wet cookie doughDSC_0009

Scoop dough onto the cookie sheet.You’ll get 10-12 cookies from this recipe. Sprinkle some sesame seeds on each cookieDSC_0012

Bake for 15 minutes at 350 F (180 C). Then enjoy! 🙂DSC_0018 copyDSC_0020 copy

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

Let’s make an easy and yummy Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies. Theу are great with a glass of cold milk or with a cup of hot tea, as you like. You need just 20 minutes to make these cookies, but be careful, you can eat them even faster!

You need to have:

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter

  • 1/2 cup sugar

  • 1 large egg

  • 1/2 cup oat flakes

  • 1/4 cup raisins

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

You need to do:

Mix peanut butter and sugar until fluffy

Beat in egg, add vanilla extract. Mix well

Add oats and raisins to creamed mixture; mix well.

Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets; flatten slightly. Bake at 360° for 10-12 minutes

Remove to wire racks to cool

Enjoy your Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies!

Lemon cookies

Try my new recipe of yummy lemon cookies. I used for them a whole wheat flour, but you can use just regular all-purpose flour.
You will need quite a bit of ingredients:

  • 1 cup flour

  • 1 stick butter

  • 1/2 cup sugar

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1 big lemon

You need to do:

Grate the zest and squeeze the juice from a lemon

Mix salt with sugar. Pour the melted butter

Add lemon juice and zest and mix

Pour the flour and knead the dough

Make a small balls and shape of them cookies. I also made the strips with a fork on the top of each cookie

Bake on parchment paper at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes until golden (or brown, if you use whole wheat flour)

The prepared cookies I sprinkled with powdered sugar

I got a very fragrant and delicious lemon cookies! And did you notice? I didn’t even need any eggs!

Yummy carrot cookies

Today I want to tell you how to bake delicious carrot cookies. These are my favorite cookies and I am sure you will like them too!
So, you need to have:

  • 2-3 carrots

  • Zest of 1 orange

  • Wheat flour – 12 tbs

  • 1 stick of butter, softened

  • 1 egg

  • Powdered sugar – 6  tbs (+ 1 to sprinkle the tops)

You need to do:

Preheat oven to 375 F. Mix butter and powdered sugar until well blendedRemove the zest from one orange and grate the carrotsWhisk the eggAdd carrot, zest and egg to butter mixture. Mix wellAdd flour and beat until well blendedForm the cookies round shape and place on a baking trayBake for 20-25 minutes.

Ready cookies you can sprinkle with powdered sugarEnjoy your wonderful and tender carrot cookies!

Funny cookies

Idea of funny cookies I spied in Maa Tamagosan’s blog

To prepare the cookies you can use a simple recipe but don’t forget the nuts!
You need to have:

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1,5 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1,5 tsp Vanilla Extract, cinnamon (optional)
  • 2,5-3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Nuts: almonds, cashews, pecans

You need to do:

Preheat oven to 350 F. Mix butter and sugar until well blended

Beat in egg and Vanilla Extract (cinnamon), mix wellCombine flour and salt. Add to butter mixtureBeat until well blendedKnead and roll out the dough. Make cookies shapes

If you want to make a classic cookies, you can use any form. But I suggest you to try some funny thing

Choose forms like little men, rabbits, squirrels or bears. And before you put the cookies in the oven, place the nuts in their little hands or paws.

Lightly spray baking pan with vegetable oil and put the cookies on it. Bake cookies 10-15 minutes until light brown around edges. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Than remove cookies and cool completely.Enjoy your funny cookies with tea or milk!