**(Updated Recipe!)** Red, Pink and Chocolate Chip

6 Feb

Scalloped hearts from youngheartslove etsy.com shop

**Recipe is being revised. Please check back soon! 10/26/13***

Something is happening to me in my old age. I’m loving colors I never really responded to before. Has that ever happened to you? I once asked my husband, the scientist, if there was any correlation that he is aware of between mood-levels and color-affinity. For example, I used to loathe the color red. I mean really and truly hate. I’m not sure if it was the excessive use of red, black and white in 80s home decor (please don’t even try to lie to yourself right now. You know you were a part of that ‘situation’). Maybe it was the excess of red leather jackets, also occurring in the 80s, that rubbed me the wrong way? Maybe it was just the 80s in general and what they did to color? Who knows but what I can tell you is that immediately after our wedding I started L-O-V-I-N-G loving the color red. Someone got us a set of red Fiesta ware plates for our wedding and I couldn’t stop using the mug. I was so drawn to the color. It just made me so happy so I figured, well, I am so happy in life so maybe red is the color of happiness? From there I started wearing red shoes and started the search for the perfect red lipstick (I am still, in fact, on that search) and my red obsession hasn’t stopped.

Just me and my red leather jacket circa 1983

Just me and my red leather jacket circa 1983

This brings us to pink. When my daughter was born, I felt very strongly about the color pink. Actually, let me correct myself. Before my daughter was born I felt very strongly about the color pink. In fact, I enlisted my bestie, Jackie, to send a message, not literally but rather to be a point person if need be, to let folks know that should they be looking to get us a gift, please please please, do. not. get. anything. pink. Incidentally, I also asked that there should be nothing with the words, “princess”, “queen”, “cutie”, or “sweetie” on it. In case you haven’t noticed, I’m somewhat opinionated. Anywho, the point is, no pink. Of course, the inevitable happened and it was like a pink parade. I mean seriously, there was pink coming out of our ears at her Simchat Bat. You can’t fight it. People love giving little girls pink stuff. We’ve been conditioned to do it. And I tried fighting it. I really, really did. When she was really tiny, I would dress her in as much gender-neutral color as possible while strolling her in her gender-neutral colored stroller or carrying her in her gender-neutral colored Baby K’tan and I would always get comments when we were out. “How old is your little boy?”, asked well-meaning Bubbie from across the hall. “What an adorable little boy. What’s his name?”, asked well-meaning Bubbie at Target. “Oh, your little boy sure is bald”, said well-meaning Bubbie at Winn-Dixie. For the record, little boys do not have the market cornered on bald and the color orange. Regardless, the point is. I fought it and Bubbies all across South Florida were pissed. So it came to pass that on the random occasion I dressed her in something pink. Maybe a hand-me-down from a dear friend at work (my fancy friend. Y’all have a ‘fancy’ friend, right? That one friend who wears designer clothing, drives a luxury car, goes on fancy vacations but can still hang.) who gave us a bunch of clothing from her baby girl and you know, even I had to admit that it looked cute but I was still worried about the ‘gender box’ so nothing was too frilly. But then it happened. Oh dear. It happened. My sister-in-law, Caitlin, gave us a hand-me-down of a pink polka-dot dress with matching leggings that her dad’s neighbor made and oh sweet Lord when it was on, that was it. The pink flood gates opened. Now, OK, I’m not fully embracing pink and you can tell the day care ladies are desperate for me to dress her in more pink since every time I pick her up she’s conveniently wearing all of the extra clothing I brought throughout the week that just happens to be pink but still, I love it. In fact, I’m typing this while wearing my new pink and white stripped pajamas that I got from scientist husband for Chanukah this year. Hmmm . . . I wonder if they have this in baby sizes?

Embracing our pink

Embracing our pink

So all this talk of red and pink has me excited for Valentine’s Day. And yes, we’re Jews, observant-y Jews at that so we don’t really “do” Valentine’s Day. But, I can still oggle all the pink and red hearts all over Pinterest these days and I will possibly pick up a super cute Valentine’s Day mug at Target just for myself because hey, besides my mom, I was my original Valentine. And, of course, with Valentine’s Day comes cookies. The following cookie recipe is a healthy one because I care about your heart too!

Getting There

Getting There

I recently made Paleo cookies for my friend and customer, Dana, and she actually liked them. I want to use the term “cookie” loosely here because I think they’re better described as ‘treat’. A breakfast treat at that. I used coconut flour for this recipe but I had made these a while back with almond flour and much preferred the taste and texture of the almond flour versus the coconut flour. I scoured the internet for recipes but eventually took bits and pieces of several recipes and created my own. I hope you enjoy! They’re best enjoyed in the morning with a hot cup of coffee . . . .possibly in a red mug.

Recipe Updated! — Happy Heart Chocolate Chip Cookies

What’s That!?

  • 1 cup of almond flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup of coconut oil
  • 3 tbs of maple syrup
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp of sea salt
  • 1/2 cup of chocolate chips
A place for everyone and everyone in it's place.

A place for everyone and everyone in it’s place.

How’s That Now?!

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Melt the coconut oil on the stove for until runny
  3. In a large bowl mix together the coconut oil, syrup, eggs, vanilla extract and sea salt.
  4. Stir in the coconut flour and chocolate chips.
  5. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and roll out little tbs size balls of cookie dough. Place on the baking sheet and gently press down so they look pretty once baked πŸ™‚
  6. Bake for 12-15 or until golden brown.
LET THEM COOL -- they'll harden up after a few minutes of cooling.

LET THEM COOL — they’ll harden up after a few minutes of cooling.

***Scalloped hearts photo taken from youngheartslove etsy shop. Check them out here.

15 Responses to “**(Updated Recipe!)** Red, Pink and Chocolate Chip”

  1. Hindy February 6, 2013 at 8:50 pm #

    These look fantastic! I made something similar over Passover last year! They were a huge hit. I must make these again!

    • jewhungry February 6, 2013 at 9:42 pm #

      Yes! So great for Passover. Thank you fit reading and for commenting!

      • Linda Kennedy September 22, 2013 at 5:16 pm #

        HI, I followed your recipe. Once all ingredients were mixed, I still did not get a dough like pictured above. I got a very runny consistency. Also, step 4 calls for coconut flour, but I did not see coconut flour in the ingredient list…

      • Whitney September 29, 2013 at 3:25 pm #

        Hi Linda,

        I’m so sorry I am only now responding. I was off the grid as it has been the Jewish holidays and we do not use electricity on those days. I appreciate your feedback. I’m wondering if the coconut flour wasn’t enough in your attempt? Thank you for letting know about the ingredient list! That really helps. I created that recipe when I first got into blogging and wasn’t as on top of things then as I am now. I’ve had good feedback on those cookies so am wondering how much flour you did end up using due to my goof? Thanks!

  2. Mama B February 6, 2013 at 10:31 pm #

    Halleluiah…….it only took 6 months for you to agree that pink is an acceptable color for a little girl!!!!!

  3. Ilana Bendel February 7, 2013 at 6:29 am #

    Whitney,
    Even if you dressed her up in nothing but pink you would still get comments of “he’s so cute” or “how old is he”.
    This comment comes from loads of experience πŸ™‚ I don’t mind to dress in pink and people will still ask me if she is a he (while wearing earrings and pink flowers…!)

  4. thejoyofcaitlin February 7, 2013 at 7:30 pm #

    1. That insanely charming little polka dotted dress could sway even the staunchest pink hater. 2. I remember those Bubbies in the post office ganging up on you about the “boy” clothes. They were so offended! 3. Siona’s beautiful smile is all anyone should be noticing anyway.

  5. Sarah Klinkowitz February 9, 2013 at 7:18 pm #

    Have to keep this recipe – it looks fantastic

  6. Alessandra (DinnerInVenice) February 10, 2013 at 9:23 am #

    First of all your baby is delicious! 2nd, these looks great and I love the use of almond flour!

  7. Heather October 24, 2013 at 1:54 pm #

    Recipe was also very runny for me, am I missing something?

    • Whitney October 26, 2013 at 8:25 pm #

      Hi Heather, I apologize for this recipe. I will be working on it this week. This was one of my first recipes and first forays into blogging and clearly, it needs rehashing. Thank you.

  8. g November 4, 2013 at 10:31 pm #

    my batch was not of a thick enough consistentcy. I added about a 1/4 cup of Coconut flour and it came out just right.

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