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From the desk of Lauren Palmer

Hello friends!

I have not published a new recipe on TAOLB in a long time, and even longer since I published one of my own recipes…Lorie takes care of it usually these days. But I have to share with you a new cookie that Brian and I have been freaking out over. And the Big kid loves them too. (The Little one still prefers Joe Joe’s.)

It all started at the beginning of January when I signed up to the 14-Day Detox with Shelley Can Help. Through this program Shelley sends you 2 weeks worth of recipes that help you press the “reset” button on food–>it’s an excellent program; you should definitely check it out! One of the recipes was for a Sunbutter Cookie that is gluten-free and only calls for 4 ingredients! Shelley’s cookie has no flour, no white sugar, no brown sugar, no butter, no baking powder or baking soda. They are super clean!!

After the detox I started thinking about adapting her cookie formula (GF with a small amount of ingredients) into other flavors of cookies. These would obviously be better for you than anything processed that you get at the store. 

On a whim I began experimenting and struck gold! Here is my first flavor of Shelley’s adapted cookie, one I’m calling the Quad C. (Cashew-Coconut-Chocolate-Cookie)


1 cup Cashew Butter, unsweetened

1 Egg

1/4 cup Coconut Sugar

3/4 cup GF Whole Grain Rolled Oats

1 Dark Chocolate Toffee Divine Chocolate Bar, chopped

1/3 cup Coconut Flakes, unsweetened


Mix everything well with a KitchenAid Stand Mixer. Scoop small balls onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for about 12 minutes (in my convection oven) at 350°. Let cool before eating. So incredibly delicious! (Makes 12)

NOTE about the Divine Chocolate bars: I found these at Fair & Square in Downtown McKinney a few years ago when I visited while on the We Ate Well Food Tour. These are my absolute favorite chocolate bars because…

Divine Chocolate is a global, farmer-owned chocolate company. We use the amazing power of chocolate to delight and engage. We bring people together to create dignified trading relations, empowering both producers and consumers. —

…they are a fair trade company and because they don’t use palm or soy products in their chocolate bars nor any GMOs. I love that they “create dignified trading relations.” Go grab some bars today and make yourself a batch of these incredible cookies!

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