Hello there! Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Kayle and I’m the writer of “The Cooking Actress”-a (primarily) food blog where I share crave-worthy, mostly from scratch, recipes! In case the name didn’t give it away…I’m an actress-who cooks/bakes! I lived in NYC up until last year when I moved back to my home state of Ohio to be closer to family and prepare for my upcoming nuptials to the main eater of my creations-Michael. And-lucky for me and hopefully lucky for you-I’ll be occasionally popping over here to the Golden Barrel blog to share some deliciousness with all of you! Sound good? Great!
For my first recipe over here I really wanted to use a few different Golden Barrel products. Also, due to the fact that I’m getting wedding ready, I’ve been trying to make healthier versions of my favorite treats. And, with these cookies, I’d say I successfully merged my 2 objectives!
First thing I must say-these cookies contain no butter. They’re made with Coconut Oil (can I get a what-what for healthier fat options!) but WAIT-they don’t taste like coconut, at all. Stay with me on this. These cookies are made using Raw Sugar (I’m all about keeping things as unrefined as possible!) and Supreme Baking Molasses—which combine to create what is essentially extra flavorful dark brown sugar that gives your cookies a bit of extra crunch. Which is delightful.
They have dark chocolate, sea salt, a healthy dose of vanilla, oat flour (which adds texture AND a bit of extra nutrition, which never hurts, amiright?) and really…these cookies just taste like quality. Like you’d buy them from some ultra trendy high-end bakery that uses all natural ingredients so you can feel good about yourself while shoveling cookies into your face. That’s what these cookies are like.
I kid you not when I say these are the tastiest cookies I’ve made in AWHILE. Are they good for you? Well…no. They’re not. Are they better than other butter-laden and refined sugar stuffed desserts? YES! And…seriously…they taste fantastic. Like a classic chocolate chip cookie—but better! The texture is to die for thanks to the oat flour and that fantastic raw sugar and they are FULL of flavor. They taste almost caramelized and nutty and then you get the decadent dark chocolate and the bites of sea salt to jettison them into nirvana territory…oh yes. I loved them. My fiance’ loved them. You’ll love them—I know we’ve just met but…trust me on this. They’re heavenly. You’ll LOVE ‘EM!
Adapted from “Exceptional Chocolate Chip Cookies”
Kayle works as an actress in Cleveland, OH and also has a passion for cooking, baking, and recipe development. You can see some of her other crave-worthy deliciousness on her own food blog.