{Healthy} Chocolate Chip Cookies

(To get the recipe for the ‘Happy’ version of our favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies, go HERE.)

It’s no secret that I love making Chocolate Chip Cookies. Every time I get out my big Kitchen Aid mixer and my large bag of chocolate chips, my family knows what is coming!

Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies

When it came to putting together a healthier recipe, I knew that the cookies had to be just as addicting as the Happy version. I’ve made my fair share of healthy cookies, but I needed this one to stand out…

And more importantly….

I needed my family not to really notice a difference.


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These cookies, in my mind, are healthy. To others they might still be a ‘treat’, and that’s ok. They are packed with wholesome grains, naturally sweetened, and made with coconut oil instead of butter :).

You could skip the chocolate chips, add nuts and raisins…

But raisins in cookies are just so un cool…

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Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • 1 c. white whole wheat flour
  • 1 c. unbleached white flour
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • ¾ c. coconut oil, softened
  • ½ c. coconut sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 TB. vanilla
  • 1 ripe large banana, mashed
  • 1 c. old fashioned oats
  • 2 c. chocolate chips, carob chips, or chopped dark chocolate
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Set aside.
  3. In a bowl fitted with a mixer, add coconut oil and sugar. Beat for 2-3 minutes, or until fluffy. Add egg, and mix in, followed by vanilla.
  4. Next mix in mashed banana.
  5. Slowly incorporate the flour mixture to the wet mixture. Next mix in the oats, and once that is all mixed, then add in the chocolate chips and mix.
  6. Scoop dough onto prepared baking sheet using a small cookie scoop. Flatten the tops of the cookies a little.
  7. Bake for 9-11 minutes. (We like to undercook them slightly, and let harden on the tray.)


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Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies via The Diva Dish

(Making her work hard for her cookie!)

Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies via The Diva Dish

What other recipes would you like to see Happy and Healthy?! Let me know in the comments below!

{Happy} Our Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies

I’ve been wanting to share this cookie recipe for a LONG time, because everyone loves a classic chocolate chip cookie recipe right? I’m sure there are a million different recipes for the perfect chocolate chip cookie, and believe me I have tried A LOT of them.

I wanted a recipe that would stick with our family forever. One that my kids would know were their mom’s chocolate chip cookies. A recipe that my friends and family would beg for, where I could hold it over their head hostage and demand their secrets for mine.

And a recipe that wasn’t on the bag of the Nestle Toll House bag… 😉

I’m not going to write a long drawn out post and explain why I love chocolate chip cookies so much, so….

Here you go!

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Our Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies via The Diva Dish


Our Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies via The Diva Dish

{Happy} Our Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • 2 sticks salted butter, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 TB. vanilla
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 2½ cups flour
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 2½-3 cups chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a stand mixer, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes.
  2. Add vanilla and egg yolks one at a time, mixing after each one.
  3. In a separate bowl, add your flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix, then slowly mix into batter until incorporated.
  4. Mix in chocolate chips. (These are full of chocolate chips, so if you want, you can reduce the amount.)
  5. Using a large cookie scoop, measure out cookie dough onto prepared baking sheet (with parchment paper). Using your palm, flatten the tops of the cookies slightly.
  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes. I like to undertake mine, then let cool on the hot pan for a minute or two before transferring to a wire rack. Careful not to overbake :). Store in an air tight container. Best eating the first 1-3 days.
  7. I also store cookies in the freezer and pull them out in the morning and pack them in my girls lunches. By lunch time they have thawed and are perfect to eat.


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Our Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies via The Diva Dish

Our Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies via The Diva Dish

Do you have a favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe? How do you like your cookies? Flat, thick, chewy, crispy, chippy?

Almond Flour Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

I can’t tell you how much these cookies saved my sanity. I’m talking a serious Hallelujah moment. I was this close to throwing it all away and digging right into my jar of ‘regular chocolate chip cookies’ after the first day my oldest went back to school.

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I never realized how much my oldest played a major part in the entertaining of my two youngest. They followed her everywhere, played what she played, and did what she did. The minute we got home from dropping her off, the two youngest both looked at me like, “Now what?”

The whole day was spent playing, reading, peek-a-boo-ing, songs, games, and then I told myself…”I’m out of ideas!” It was only lunch time and I still had 3 hours to go…

So we started round 2 of play dough and “Let it Go” on replay and I busted these cookies out in desperation. Usually when I do things like that, the recipe NEVER turns out. But I think the sanity Gods were on my side, because 5 cookies later I decided these were something that definitely needed to be shared…


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Almond Flour Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • 2½ cups almond meal/flour
  • 2 TB. coconut flour
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ¼ c. almond butter**
  • 1 TB. vanilla
  • ½ c. pure maple syrup
  • ¼ c. melted coconut oil
  • ¾ c. chocolate chips
  • ½ c. unsweetened shredded coconut
  • **I used stir natural almond butter, which contains more oil than a no stir almond butter. If your almond butter isn't a natural kind, or has a less oily base, just add 1-2 tsp. additional oil.**
  1. In a small bowl, whisk together flours, salt, and baking soda. Set aside.
  2. In a larger bowl, whisk together almond butter and vanilla. Next whisk in maple syrup. Slowly whisk in coconut oil until incorporated. Add the dry to the wet, and using beaters, beat together on slow the ingredients.
  3. Fold in the chocolate chips and coconut.
  4. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  5. Using a small ice cream scoop, scoop batter onto cookie sheet. Using your fingers, flatten the tops of the cookies slightly.
  6. Bake 8-9 minutes, let cook and eat!
  7. Cookies will soften a little once stored in a container.


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And by shared I mean alone in your room sharing with you, yourself, and…you.

These cookies are soft and chewy on the inside, with a slight crunch on the outside! I couldn’t believe how perfect they turned out, especially being made without regular flour and liquid sweetener!

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Save the ‘regular’ chocolate cookies for when things start looking really bad…

Like when your daughter asks to play “Let It Go’ for the 645 time. That’s when you know it’s bad.


Mom’s Gingerbread Cookies

*This is not an exaggeration. Hands down, these are the best Gingerbread cookies I’ve ever had. And many friends and family agree!*

Not many grandmas have Facebook pages created on behalf of things they’ve said…But mine does.

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I’m pretty sure I’ve talked about her before on the blog, and her name is Grandma B. Every so often she will come out to visit my little family and spend a few days. It’s always an adventure. There are always memories made. And you never forget when Grandma B. visits. Ever.

From the second you open the door you hear squeals of delight from three tiny girls, and a “Ooooooohhhh hellOOO!”, from Grandma B. herself. Her slight Argentine accent peaks through as she talks about the weather in Las Vegas and how beautiful it really is. She then proceeds to walk around the house stating, “Ok, let’s see what’s new around here.”, as she examines each piece of furniture/decor debating whether that was here last time she stayed with us.

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She brings with her chamomile tea, english muffins, and orange marmalade for her to have for breakfast each morning, alongside the LA Times. She talks about uncomfortable positions in politics and asks if I need eye makeup for Christmas since she hasn’t seen me wear any in the 2 days she’s been here.

My girls love to get her attention by making the loudest noise possible, which of course she loves. She always asks the right questions, like about my breasts and time of the month schedule. Quickly followed by remarking in front of the kids how hard it must be for me to hide the elf on the shelf every morning. Don’t worry, they didn’t catch on. They also missed when she asked them if they saw the real Santa at our church Christmas party or a pretend one…

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And each times she visits, we laugh, we play, and we eat lots of food. (She also folds my laundry!!) It might be uncomfortable at times, and I probably will never use the word breasts again, but isn’t that what the holidays are all about?! Awkward, fun, memorable, uncomfortable, family togetherness.

And dessert.


Because if there is one thing I did inherit from my grandmother it’s that there must always be something to eat for dessert after breakfast lunch dinner. No matter what.

And what better way to honor that than with my mom’s gingerbread cookies! After all, it’s all about family.

And breasts.


Mom's Gingerbread Cookies
  • (Royal Icing)
  • 6 cups all purpose flour, sifted
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 c. dark brown sugar, packed
  • 4 tsp. ground ginger
  • 4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1½ tsp. ground cloves
  • 1 tsp. finely ground black pepper
  • 1½ tsp. salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 c. unsulfured molasses
  • (Royal Icing)
  • ¼ c. merengue powder
  • 4 c. powdered sugar
  • ½ c. cold water
  1. In a bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, and baking powder.
  2. In a mixer, beat together the butter and brown sugar until fluffy. Mix in the spices and salt, then the eggs, followed by the molasses.
  3. Add flour mixture slowly.
  4. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and chill for at least an hour.
  5. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Roll out a portion of the dough, cut into desired shapes, and place on baking sheet. (Use parchment paper!)
  6. Chill the shapes for 20 minutes.
  7. Bake for 8 minutes, or until golden. Do no overtake!
  8. Cool on a wire rack, and frost when completely cool.
  9. (Royal Icing)
  10. Beat all ingredients together. Dye your color of choice.

Obviously my girls inherited my impeccable cookie decorating skills, not to toot my own horn or anything…

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The Best Gingerbread Cookies via The Diva Dish

I promise you, despite the heavy sprinkle gear and hot pink frosting, these cookies are irresistible to anyone! Even when Grandma B. says, “well I’ll be the judge of that!”

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I hope your holidays are as awkward as mine! 😉

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies (Muffin Tops & Ice Cream Sandwiches)

Let me share with you the conversations that a household of girls might experience…

Healthier Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies (Muffin Tops)

Conversation between the 5 year old and 3 year old while getting ready for school in the bathroom:

5 year old: “Is Jack going to be at school today? Don’t you think he’s cute?! Is he your Boooooyyyyffrriiieennndd?!!!”

3 year old: “HE’S NOT MY BOYFRIEND! We are just friends! We are JUST FRIENDS!”

5 year old: “No, he’s your boyfriend. OOOOOHHH! You have a boyfriend! You have a boyfriend!”

3 year old:”(Inaudible screaming) Moooooooom! Tell Gia that Jack is just my friend. You can have boys and they can be friends, but not be boyfriends!! Mom, tell Gia!”

5 year old: “Boy friend! Boyfriend! Boyfriend! Boyfriend.”

3 year old: (More inaudible screams) “AHHHHHHHHHH!!! NOOOOOOOOO!!!”

Baby: (Sitting and staring)

I’ll spare you the rest of that scene.


Conversation between the 5 year old, the 3 year old, and myself after school:

5 year old: MOOOOOM! I don’t have ANYTHING to wear. I have NO clothes! I just want a shirt that doesn’t have a print on it, but has pretty things on it! Can I wear one of Myla’s shirts?

3 year old: NOOO! Those are my clothes! (Starts crying) Don’t take my clothes! You are too big and they don’ts fit you! (Yes. Don’ts)

Me: Gia, you have plenty of clean clothes hanging in your closet. Go find a shirt in there, you aren’t wearing your sisters shirts. And why are you changing anyways?

5 year old: Ahhh! Why can’t you just let me do what I want?! All I want to do is have a cute shirt to match this skirt!

3 year old: (Crying. Loud.) DON’TS TAKE MY SHIRTS! THOSE ARE MINE!

End scene.


Conversation with the 5 year old, 3 year old, and myself:

Me: “Girls, I made cookies! Come have one and tell me about school today.”

Girls: (Grab cookies and sit down and eat)

Me: “So what did you do? What is one thing you learned?

Girls: (Eating. No response.)

Me: “Were you nice to everyone, and kind?”

3 year old: (Takes the last bite of her cookie.) ” Mom, I look like you don’t I?

5 year old: “No, you look like daddy.”

3 year old: “NOOOOOO! I don’t want to look like daddy!!”

Me: “Here, have another cookie.”



Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies (Muffin Tops & Ice Cream Sandwiches)
  • 1 c. pumpkin puree
  • 1 c. coconut sugar
  • ½ c. melted coconut oil
  • 1 TB. vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups. white whole wheat flour, oat flour, or unbleached white flour
  • 1½ tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. milk + 1 tsp. baking soda, mixed together
  • 1½ c. chocolate chips
  1. Preheat the oven to 375. In a bowl mix together the puree, sugar, oil, vanilla, and the egg.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour spices, and baking powder.
  3. Add the dry ingredients to the wet, along with the baking soda mixture, and mix until combined.
  4. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  5. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper and using a medium cookie scoop, scoop the batter onto the baking sheet. Slightly press down the cookie a little.
  6. Bake for about 10 minutes.
  7. The cookies will resemble a soft pillow/muffin top texture!

Cookies adapted from here.

You don’t have to make ice cream sandwiches out of these cookies, but they are the perfect texture for them! I made the ice cream out of frozen greek yogurt ice cubes, and the recipe can be found HERE!


So what did we learn today friends?

Giving your kids cookies will shut them up.


Just kidding. I mean, kind of. Maybe for a second it will…


Conversation between my 5 year old, 3 year old and myself while tucking them into bed:

5 year old: (Squeezing my arm) “Mom, I just want to lay here and cuddle you. You are just the best mom.”

3 year old: (Reaching her arms out) “Hugs. Hugs. Hugs.” (Gives me a big hug) “Kiss. Kiss. Kiss” (Gives me a big kiss)

5 year old to 3 year old: (Hugging each other) “I love you little sister.”

3 year old to 5 year old: (Looking at her sister, then gives her a big kiss.) “I love you.”

Me: (Tears)

3 year old to 5 year old: “GIIAA, those are my pajamas!!”

Me:  “Is it too late for cookies?”


And ya know what…

I wouldn’t change anything.

No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

There was this one time last week where I’m positive people wanted to call CPS on me…


It was a day like every other. The girls requested to dress them selves, which meant rain boots, pink dresses, matching head bands, and crocs. My 4 year old did the makeup of her self and the two year old. Although they looked as if they both had black eyes, I’ve learned in my few years of being their mommy that I need to pick my battles wisely. Rain boots and black eyes for make-up were fine in my book…that day…

We entered into the store, Hobby Lobby, and the girls eyes lit up as they noticed Christmas, Halloween, and pink sparkly things placed strategically around the store. I knew immediately keeping them in the cart was going to be nearly impossible…I knew things might end badly. I should have turned around. But I didn’t.

I became too confident in my parenting skills.


As we walked around the store searching for the things I needed, all the trinkets and sparkly things started to affect the children. GREATLY. They ran, they screamed, they grabbed, they pulled. (By they I mean the two year old.) I tried my best to keep them in control, threatening them with loosing toys and iPad time, then bribing them with old food at the bottom of my bag.

Then things got bad. Real bad.

The two year old had about had it. I tried my hardest to buckle her in the cart, but the screams made it embarrassing and impossible to continue. As we headed for the checkout line I stupidly let me girls play with the GOSH FREAKING DARN toys that sit near the register.

DUMB Arielle. DUMB.


I noticed the two year old taking a liking to a pink unicorn and in my head knew crap was about to hit the fan. I planned an escape rout in my head, which involved dropping the toy and running out the door.

But then, in the process of the toy being dropped and the screams beginning…The 4 year old had to pee. BAD. BAD as in it’s coming out bad. So we rushed to the back of the store, one child holding them selves, the other screaming a scream only people have nightmares about.  We then rushed into the bathroom stall and handled business.

The two year old was still screaming, and this time even louder. I tried everything I could to calm her, but clearly she wasn’t having it. A good 10 minutes went by in that bathroom, because I was too embarrassed to leave. I thought, maybe if she just stops we can run out and no one will notice.

Then an employee comes to check on us, ya know, because it sounded like I was BEATING MY CHILD. At that moment I knew I had to leave.



As we walked to the front of the store with the screaming, legs and arms flailing child in my arms, I saw and felt each entire person’s eyes glaring and me. I could read their thoughts,  “Unfit mother, spoiled brats, OMG SHE’S PREGNANT WITH ANOTHER!!”…

I had to bite my tongue from screaming, “WHAT THE HECK IS EVERYONE LOOKING AT?!”

As we got in the car, dramatically I might add, I sat there and started to laugh…and then cry. No way did that just happen.

And as I looked up in my rear view mirror to look at my two precious darling little divas, I heard a quiet whimpering voice say,

“Mommy…Can I have a Chookie?”


5.0 from 2 reviews
No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies
  • ½ c. honey
  • ¼ c. coconut oil
  • ¼ c. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • dash of salt
  • ½ c. peanut butter or almond butter*
  • ¾ c. quick oats
  • ⅓ c. dried cranberries
  • ⅓ c. unsweetened coconut
  • 2 TB. chopped dark chocolate
  • 1 TB. chia seeds
  • * If you use a more natural peanut butter, they tend to have more oil to them. Take this into consideration when making the cookies. You may need to take a way 1 TB. of coconut oil if your nut butter seems really oily.
  1. In a sauce pan, melt honey, coconut oil, and salt. Stir in cocoa powder and nut butter until combined and melted, about 2-3 minutes.
  2. Remove the pot from the heat, cover it with a lid, and let it sit for about 5 minutes.
  3. Remove the lid, stir in the oats, cranberries, coconut, chocolate, and chia seeds.
  4. Using a small cookie cutter, scoop the cookies out onto a baking sheet fitted with parchment paper or baking mat.
  5. You can top the cookies with additional coconut if desired.
  6. Place the cookies in the fridge and let them set for at least 30 minutes. Keep them in an airtight container in the fridge.
  7. Enjoy!!
  8. Adapted from Food Network Magazine



And that my friends is why I will never go to the store ever again in my life.

The end.

Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Balls

We’ve all heard about those kind of kids…

Messy Hands

The ones whose pictures float across the internet of them covered in diaper cream while standing in a gallon of spilled milk. Or THAT kid who flush wallets, watches, and other valuables down the toilet…Or worse yet, swallows them.

Or how about that kids who screams like a baby piglet when they don’t get their way in the store…seriously? Whose child is that?

Before I had kids, I remember thinking to my self, “How on earth did that child end up in THAT situation?! Wasn’t anyone watching the kid?” (For example; diaper cream switch.) Or, “Seriously, those parents are the WORST parents ever to have that screaming kid! If that was my child…”

And then one day, I birthed THAT child.

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The child who finds her self in the most unbelievable messiest situations when I run to the bathroom. The child who shoves a pearl in her ear. The child who screams like a piglet when she wants G-U-M at the store…

The child who whenever they see a glass full of liquid HAS to dump it all over my open and perfectly working computer…And then play with it.

AND THEN, when you take that computer to the store to get fixed, said child throws a major tantrum on the floor because she wanted G-U-FLIPPEN-M.

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I love THAT child.

I love that child’s multiple kisses and hugs. I love her funny phrases, songs, and noises, (most of them.)

I love that child’s bubbly, bright, and silly personality. That sneaky smile and the way she closes her eyes, bows her head, and folds those chubby arms when she says her prayers.

I love that child more than life it self…

Even if she cost me $234983749.98 to fix my dang computer. (And all my pictures, videos, programs…etc.) #yup

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Dear child,

Please continue to be THAT child. And I promise I’ll continue to be one of THOSE parents.



Now…For some much needed cookie dough balls ya?

(I shared a picture of these cookies on my Facebook page and the results were outstanding! I knew I had to share the recipe with all of you! xo)

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Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Balls
These don't last long in our household! They are perfect for a quick pick me up, since they are full of protein! They also work great for treats in kids school lunches! Either way you eat, enjoy!
  • 1 c. raw peanuts
  • ½ c. oats
  • 2 TB. honey
  • 2 TB. maple syrup
  • 1½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • ½ c. chocolate chips (or more if needed)
  1. In a food processor or blender, add peanuts and blend until a fine flour comes together to form a dough. (Don't process after that or you will get peanut butter!!) Note: Don't process all ingredients together because the mixture won't turn out. You will get a cookie crumble, which is totally fine, but it won't form into balls!
  2. Next add the rest of the ingredients, besides chocolate chips, and blend until combined. (Not too much blending!)
  3. Add the chocolate chips and pulse a few times to mix.
  4. Using a small cookie scoop, make balls and keep in the fridge or freezer!
  5. Makes 14-16 small balls!


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THAT child loves these PB cookie dough balls.

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And THAT child makes a huge mess when she eats them, and then dumps her milk all over the place to top it off…

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I love that child.

Sea Salt Chocolate Cookies-Paleo Friendly


I’ve got a delicious Chocolate Cookie recipe for you today over on Venus Williams blog! It’s the perfect balance of sweetness with a hint of salt. It’s made with almond flour, which makes it paleo friendly. And it’s sweetened with bananas, and no other added sweeteners or sugars!

It’s the perfect cookie when you need to conquer that sweet tooth, and I think it would even make the perfect breakfast cookie topped with a little nut butter!

Head on over to Venus Williams Blog (Eleven by Venus) to get the recipe!



Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies

I am…SO tired.


I noticed the other day that the bags under my eyes are more noticeable, and my hours of staying up late are now starting to affect me. I guess I think I’m 19 and in college…

Except in college I slept in, never cleaned, took long showers, and used my brain.

Now, at 25 I don’t sleep ever, I clean constantly, shower…HA…, and I just sent my mom a mother’s day card and addressed it to MY current address.


The funny thing is, as I lie in bed at night asking my husband if I locked the doors and turned on the alarm for the 56th time, I know that I wouldn’t trade any of it.

I wouldn’t trade the sleepless nights, rocking my baby till she finally falls asleep. I’m still so grateful even when my girls are fighting over a fork. Although, thank goodness my friends at EllieLyn sent the girls and I matching necklaces…

And I love every moment of changing them in different princess dresses 108 times a day. I wouldn’t trade it. Ever.


Thank you Boo and Sweet Pea for making me tired, because I wouldn’t have it any other way!

And thank you for giving me a reason to make chocolate chip cookies, and for being there to eat them with me first thing in the morning. THAT I would never change :).



5.0 from 1 reviews
Peanut Butter Banana Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • 2 c. + 2 TB. spelt flour, whole wheat pastry flour, or all purpose flour
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • dash of salt
  • ½ c. melted coconut oil, cooled
  • 6 TB. melted peanut butter, cooled
  • 1 c. coconut sugar
  • 1 TB. vanilla
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 small ripe bananas
  • 1¼ c. dark chocolate chopped
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In a small bowl, whisk together dry ingredients and set aside.
  2. In another bowl whisk together oil and peanut butter. Add in coconut sugar and vanilla, and whisk together.
  3. Whisk in the egg yolk and bananas until combined.
  4. Add dry ingredients to wet, and mix together until combined. The batter will be thick and oily. Fold in the chocolate.
  5. Scoop cookies onto prepared baking sheet and bake in the oven for 10-11 minutes. Allow to cool on baking sheet for a few minutes, then remove onto cooling rack!
  6. Enjoy!

The original recipe for these cookies was made by Jessica at How Sweet It Is! I only changed a few things, so check out her cookies too! They look amazing!



Now…Let’s hurry up and go to bed! Because first thing tomorrow morning, we eat cookies!

Just Desserts Mother’s Day Recipes

As promised, I have all the recipes from THIS Mother’s Day: All Desserts Menu. I will say that I’ve gladly been enjoying each and every single dessert on a…daily basis. Especially the Chocolate Truffles! I’ve had to fight my husband off for those.

I hope everyone had an enjoyable Mother’s Day! The recipes will be a link that you click on that will take you to a PDF Word Document of the recipe (Since there are 4 recipes on this post.) Once you click on the PDF, you can print them out!




Chocolate Vegan Cupcakes with Vegan Vanilla Frosting 

I’ve been wanting to make a vegan frosting FOREVER that didn’t use powdered sugar! So grateful I found the perfect recipe to play around with, and actually make a FLUFFY frosting that I could add to a piping bag!

Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes w: Vegan Chocolate Frosting



Chocolate Peanut Butter Crispy Bars (TO DIE FOR)

I find myself sneaking a bite here and there from the fridge. They remind me of no bake peanut butter cookies, which I remember making and eating all the time as a kid!

Click the link below for the recipe:

Chocolate Peanut Butter Crispy Bars



Dark Chocolate Ganache Drizzled Strawberries 

The ganache is so simple to cook up and incredible delicious, you will most likely start making it often and putting it on everything. Even pizza…maybe?

Click the link below for the recipe.

Dark Chocolate Ganache Covered Strawberries




Rich Chocolate Truffles (I WILL MAKE THESE WEEKLY!)

If you have ever had  a truffle from See’s candy that just satisfies that chocolate craving like no other…well, life is about to get a whole lot better :). These cure ANY chocolate craving, and they have the added health benefits! Cocoa powder, healthy fats from coconut oil, and naturally sweetened with maple syrup!

Click the link below for the recipe.

Rich Chocolate Truffles