The Cookie Monster Strikes Again!…and the Amy’s Giveaway Winner

I’ve told you before that I love cookies. I officially turn into a Cookie Monster when they’re around.

Alas, the soft, gooey, chewy Mrs. Fields cookies I loved so much growing up now make me feel so ill from all of their truckloads of sugar that cookies are a rare treat to be enjoyed only when I bother to make a batch.

I’ve been baking with stevia and agave, and both produce good cookies. Really yummy, delicious cookies, like these I made only a month or so ago.

Oh they were delicious.

What I’ve really been trying to recreate, however, is the gooey-ness on the inside with the slight crispness on the outside.

So I’m going to give myself a quick pat on the back because – ahem – I just did it.

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First of all, I can’t take all the credit, because major props have to be given to the girls at Naturally Sweet Recipes for introducing me to coconut sugar. Ah, the wonders of coconut sugar. I don’t feel sick when I eat it! My thoughts don’t race, my heart doesn’t race, I don’t get shaky or feel nauseous! No energy crashes! Wonder of wonders. I LOVE this stuff.

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And these cookies are proof that this coconut sugar stuff does the job. The recipe is below but wait! It seems as though it’s becoming a Friday tradition, but I have a giveaway winner to announce!

On Monday I announced that Amy’s had generously offered to gift one of my readers with a prize pack including an Amy’s eco tote and coupons for three free Amy’s products, redeemable at any supermarket.

The giveaway closed last night and I can now announce that the lucky winner is…Janice E. H!

Congrats Janice!

Please email me with your full name, mailing address (no PO Boxes please), phone number and email address.

Now onto that recipe…

INGREDIENTS (makes 24 small cookies)

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1 1/4 cups white flour (you can use wholewheat too)
8 tbsp Olivina (olive oil-based margarine) or Earth Balance, butter, other margarine etc.
3/4 cup coconut sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 large egg
3/4 cup 70% chocolate chunks


1. Preheat oven to 350 F.

2. In a bowl, cream margarine and sugar together. Add vanilla essence and egg, stirring till combined.

3. Fold in flour and chocolate chunks, mixing until just combined.

4. Drop in spoonfuls onto a greased baking sheet. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until soft on the inside but golden on the outside. Enjoy!

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Nutritional information is for each cookie if recipe makes 24:

Nutritional information courtesy of


  1. 😀 YAY! Im so happy. I’ve never won anything before! Me eyes literally popped open when I saw my name lol. These cookies look delicious by the way! Im a cookie monster myself. Also, the link to your email wont work 😦 Is it possible I can send you the information in email through facebook?

    • Oh that’s strange, the link works for me…

      • I just got your email though so I guess it worked out! Congratulations! Make sure to let me know when you get your prize and let me know what meals you choose 🙂

  2. Yum! Cookies look super yummy. I have never heard of coconut sugar before!

    • It’s amazing, I’m so glad I discovered it. I find it in Whole Foods or any other natural food store. It has a bit of a caramely taste, I find…but I guess it depends what you use it in!

  3. Happy weekend!! These cookies look amazing! The dark chocolate chunk usage , brilliant!

    Congrats to the winner!!!


  4. I will def let you know what I choose! Thanks again! 😀

  5. Cograts to Jancie!

    i hhink these cookies look very good… not bad n.i. for cookies with REAL ingredients.!

    • I know they’re so guiltless! I have at least 2 or 3 in one sitting though, so it’s not like they’re totally harmless 😉 but a really great treat!

  6. Congrats to the winner! These cookies are to die for 🙂

  7. Those cookies look so yummy! And the stats are pretty good too! 🙂
    Congrats to the giveway winner!

  8. Those cookies look so yummy! And the stats are great too! 🙂
    Congrats to the giveaway winner!

  9. These look awesome! Cookies are great with coconut sugar. I’m so glad you like it and that you feel great after eating it! And thanks for the mention. 🙂

  10. Thought I’d let you know that I got my gift this Monday! I haven’t gotten the chance to go to the supermarket and use it but I’m going to this weekend! Not sure what I will get but I might get one of those pizzas without the cheese -I hope it comes in family size!- Also the bistro burger and maybe one of those gluten free shortbreads so I can share with everyone 😀 Or maybe the orange cake. 🙂

    • Yay! I’m so glad it reached you! I really hope you get all of those goodies and enjoy them :). The bag’s kinda cute too, huh?


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