I am an only child. While I wished at times I had a brother or sister to play with, I felt very blessed to have my parents all to myself. I was treated like an individual, older than I was. No kids table talk, no sharing, no baby sitting… and while I knew Christmas wasn’t all about the gifts, I did pretty well on Christmas morning.
My most memorable Christmas morning gift was my NES (Nintendo Entertainment System). I was killing Bowser by the age of 8 and I still love video games today. And yes, I still have my NES system and yes, it still works! What can I say: I’m a nerdy gamer and a Nintendo fan for life! My favorite game: Zelda. Oh, I do love me some Zelda!
What was your most memorable Christmas morning gift?
Almond Chocolate Chip Cookies: These beauties are vegan, gluten free and mighty tasty! They are chewy and filled with almond chocolaty goodness!
ALMOND- CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
[vegan and gluten-free]
Recipe and pictures from Kitchen Grrrrls
1 cup almond flour (we just ground up some whole almonds-nothing special)
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/8 tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. canola oil
2 Tbsp. agave nectar
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 cup vegan semisweet chocolate chips
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or silpat mats
2. In a medium bowl, whisk together almond flour, baking soda and salt. In a small bowl, whisk together oil, agave and vanilla. Pour wet mixture into dry and stir until blended. Stir in chocolate chips.
3. Drop dough by level teaspoonful (literally- a teaspoon!) onto baking sheet, 2 inches apart. Bake 7 to 8 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes before removing to a rack to cool completely.
Yield: 24 little cookies