I’ve been known to dabble in vegan and gluten-free cooking, and have done stints of vegetarianism and raw food-ism (coincidentally, during the period of time that I was doing 6 days of yoga a week). But these days, I am very much an omnivore – I eat what I want to. That doesn’t change my love for vegan, raw, or gluten-free dishes! Sometimes I just feel like eating extra clean, and I usually end up feeling better after a few days of eating this way. (Contrary to what some people believe, yes, there IS such a thing as too much butter, cheese, cream, and bacon.)
It just happens to be Girl Scout Cookie season in the US, and that means there are boxes and boxes of these delicious delights laying around our house, the office, etc. I could eat boxes upon boxes of Samoas, but at 75 calories per cookie, I wanted to find a somewhat healthier option to satisfy my sweets cravings. Enter Karlie’s Kookies, the result of a collaboration between supermodel Karlie Kloss, and Christina Tosi, pastry chef at the famous Momofuku Milk Bar in NYC. I made these at home – omitting the xantham gum fromt he original recipe – and they were a hit. Jules took half a dozen with him to work this morning!
The Perfect 10
Makes 8 large cookies or 16 smaller ones
200g almond flour
100g gluten-free whole oats
1g baking soda
2g baking powder
2g kosher salt30g slivered almonds, lightly toasted
120g mini dark chocolate chips (or carob chips – it will make your cookies vegan too!)
80g olive oil
90g agave syrup
Heat the oven to 300 degrees F. In a stand mixer, with the paddle attachment, mix the dry ingredients together. Add the liquid ingredients and paddle until well combined. Scoop cookies firmly with an ice cream scoop onto a parchment-lined sheet pan. Flatten each mound of cookie dough fully with the palm of your hand. Bake cookies for 10 minutes, or until golden brown. Store in an airtight container or eat right away!
Now, if making these treats at home seems like a daunting task, you can also buy them online here. Proceeds from these cookies go to FEED, a non-profit organization that provides meals to those in need.