Right now we’re all thinking about goodbyes.
Saying goodbye to a year filled with events,
Saying goodbye to big and small moments,
Saying goodbye to empowering thoughts and emotions, as well as those which were holding us back.
Saying goodbye to who we were and anticipating who we will be very soon.
I will conclude my year in just a moment.
And just a minute before concluding,
Let’s eat a little good and wonderful sweets.
This recipe was made especially for those of us who are celebrating at home.
In my mind I painted a picture of me and you deciding to make something festive and super joyful that you wait for in anticipation.
A sweet bite,
A bite that holds surprises in it,
A bite you make in just a few minutes,
A bite you fall in love with at first sight.
I imagined a couple or a family who wanted to celebrate and stay relaxed.
Spice up their New Year’s Eve,
And leave a sweet memory of togetherness.
These cookies were made with a lot of thought,
Thought about the moment you decide to make them,
Thought about the quick and fun baking process,
Thought about the togetherness you’ll find in making them,
Thought about the waiting time while the cookie is baked,
Thought about the moment where it leaves the oven,
And the hypnotizing moment where you cut it into two,
In that moment chocolate waves and peanut butter are discovered,
They won’t spill like in the movies, but they’ll be vivacious and wonderful.
While waiting for the cookies to bake in the oven I decided that I was going to write five happy things that had happened to me this year,
Next to that I wrote five marvelous things that I expect to fulfill next year.
Every year the notes change,
The dreams are coming true,
The gratitude is deep and genuine,
The self learning is big and great,
And the heart is whole and accepting all the good that is expected to come.
So really what we have here is a recipe with a mission,
Mission that is all about self empowering,
One that makes both me and you stop, look back and say thank you for what was,
Look at the present, the right here & right now and say thank you for what is.
And mainly expect all the good that is yet to come.
May we all have a marvelous year,
Filled with health, joy and empowerment.
A year of together,
A year of love and self acceptance.
A year in which we will continue to thank the beauty of the clouds, the wonderful rays of sunshine,
Thank nature’s presents and the seasons.
I’ll finish with thanking you,
For being an inseparable part of this journey of mine,
Without you my personal fulfillment would be different.
And I thank everyday for you being by my side.
To the strongest health,
To sweet happy moments,
To beautiful and hypnotizing sky and clouds,
To the wealth and happiness that food brings us,
To us all,
New and happy days are waiting for us all 🙂
New Year’s Cookies
Ingredients: suitable for 2 large indulging cookies or 4 equal medium size cookies for snack
- ½ cup almond butter (For alternatives, have a look at “A little extra From Me”)
- ⅓ cup maple syrup / agave
- Pinch of salt
- 1 tablespoon cocoa
- 3 tablespoons oat flour (For alternatives, have a look at “A little extra From Me”)
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 40g chopped dark chocolate
- 2 tablespoon peanut butter (Not a must)
- Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C) on turbo mode and line the baking pan with parchment paper.
- In a bowl put almond butter, maple syrup and salt and mix well.
- To the bowl add cocoa, oat flour and baking powder and mix well until forming a dough that’s comfortable to work with.
- Split the cookie dough into the number of cookies that you would like to make and turn each part into a ball.
- Take the balls of dough, flatten them using your hands and fill with add-ins, first put the chopped dark chocolate and right after put the peanut butter, about 1 tablespoon of peanut butter into one big cookie, and about half a tablespoon into medium size cookie (Have a sneak peek at the pictures).
- Close the cookies and roll them. Place the cookies on the baking pan and flatten them a little.
- Put in the oven and bake for between 10-15 minutes, until they raise a little and stabilize.
Take out of the oven, cool for a little while and gobble 🙂
A little extra from me:
- Can be kept in a sealed box on the counter for up to 3 days.
- Can be made without using the cocoa, as tasty vanilla cookies.
- Click here to see how to grind oat flour at home.
- Oat flour can be substituted for 4 tablespoons of almond flour / coconut flour.
- Almond butter can be substituted for any other nut spread.
- The cookies can be made without the filling.
- Instead of filling the cookies with dark chocolate, you can mix the dark chocolate in the cookie dough.
- The cookies can be filled with only peanut butter and no dark chocolate.
- A little salt can be sprinkled on top of the cookies 🙂
- The cookies can be filled with chopped pistachio or pistachio cream.
How to grind oat at home 😊