Going to a grocery store with kids is not always easy. And especially hard is walking close to the bakery section where there is lots of sweets in every direction. “Can I have a cookie” is a question you are bound to hear. You might think buying Organic foods or GMO free foods can be expensive. And yes they usually have a higher price point, but if you are making your own food, it is still about the same price as buying ready made food. But instead of having an ingredient list of like 20 things for one cookie you can have a simple recipe with ingredients you can actually read! My daughter wanted a cookie today that was $1 dollar from the local grocery bakery department. I thought I much rather put that $1 dollar towards home made non GMO cookies, and plus they taste so much better warm! I wrote this recipe as a replacement for store bought Chocolate Chip Cookies, but it is not my usual healthy option. Those recipes will be coming soon. I want to help you adjust to GMO free eating without it being a huge shock. You can do this and it is not that hard. Just changing a few ingredients and using organic ingredients (at least for the known GMO foods) makes a huge difference and yet it’s so simple.
Ingredients: To ensure your cookies are GMO free the items with a * should be organic or have the Non-GMO project verified label. Although when possible use all organic ingredients.
- – 2 cups White Flour
- – 1 tsp baking soda
- – 1 tsp sea salt
- – 1/8 tsp Cinnamon
- – 1 cup Coconut oil
- – 1 cup Coconut Palm Sugar
- – 1 tsp vanilla extract
- – 2 eggs (Organic)*
- – 1 bag of GMO free Chocolate Chips*
-Have oven preheated to 350 F
-Mix Flour, baking soda and salt set apart
-Mix the coconut oil, coconut sugar and vanilla extract. Then beat in the eggs until creamy.
-Slowly pour in the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until all mixed. Then stir in the chocolate chips until all are in evenly mixed in. Use a spoon and place little balls onto baking sheet.
-Bake for 10-12 minutes or until edges are golden. Let cool for 3 min and then move to plate.
Tips: If you beat the Coconut oil at bit before mixing other ingredients it gives it a smoother feel. You can also do it with the eggs. But this isn’t needed it tastes good either way.
For a healthier version: Instead of 1 cup of coconut oil reduce it to ¾ cup. And you can also reduce the Coconut Sugar to ¾ cup.
For a richer but not so good for you version: You can add an extra 1/2 cup of Coconut Palm Sugar. And you could also replace the coconut oil for butter but make sure it is Organic otherwise it will be most likely have GMO’s in it. (Since cows eat corn that is genetically modified, unless they are given organic feed) DO NOT subsitute with cheap oils like vegatable oil, canola or corn. (These are all genetically modified) And if you do not have coconut sugar you may replace with regular sugar but it must be organic to make sure it is not GMO. (from genetically modified sugar beets)
If you really want to make sure the foods you are cooking are GMO free you need to look at the ingredient list. Most of the Chocolate Chips I have seen have some kind of filler in them that usually include a gmo ingredient or oil. Also look at the baking soda that it doesn’t include aluminum or corn starch unless it is organic, otherwise it most likely will be GMO. GM Wheat is not allowed to be sold as a food right now, thus there should not be any GM wheat products in the market. But there has been unapproved genetically modified wheat found in America. (Here is a news article on this) Therefore if you are really paranoid about GMO contamination I would buy only organic flour. Here is a link to the organic White Flour I used. Soon I will post cookies that are healthier using coconut flour. Stay tuned.
If you have any other non GMO ingredients you think would taste great or any other ideas let me know! Hope you enjoy.