Sugar and I have a wonky relationship. I have fond memories of being civilized with it, eating one bite of something and leaving it alone. Lots of people display this talent. I used to be one of them. To be honest, I don’t know if I had more self-control in the past, or I overhauled my diet now, but we are no longer friends. I think it’s dietary, because it wasn’t until I went cold turkey and added it back in that my body realized how good it felt without it. It now messes up my mood, makes me feel anxious, and makes me look pregnant. This has been a sad revelation for me.
I love how I just spent a paragraph talking about how sugar is my arch nemesis, yet here I am, posting a super amazing cookie with sugar all up in its butt. There’s a reason. Although I abstain, there are rare occasions where I will still eat it. Because I believe that 100% abstinence, 100% of the time, for the rest of eternity, can make you feel like a lunatic. Sweet treats adorn celebration and happiness, and sometimes, you just want to feel like a normal person who eats their feelings and freaking chocolate cookies.
These cookies are free of all gluten, nuts, and dairy but sshhh. If there’s anyone who’s picky about recipes, it’s yours truly. I haven’t had a brownie in way too long, but one bite of these transported me to brownie bliss world. It felt really good.
I made them twice in a week; once for a friend’s engagement celebration and another for a friend’s birthday. They were met with silence and delight.
If you have a limited diet, these will be waiting for you when you’re jonesin’.
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