• No Bake Mint Thin Cookies by Real Food Girl: Unmodified. Get your GS Cookie fix here!
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    No-Bake Mint Thins

    Oh YES I did! And you are so very welcome my dear, sweet, Food Hippies! I have trampled through the forbidden field of Girl Scout cookies and have found a recipe that has fooled even my discerning, well-trained taste buds. These little no-bake puppies are sooo good. I am not ashamed to admit I shoveled these chocolaty, minty bites of heaven into my mouth at breakneck speeds. All of them. One at a time. Sometimes two at a time. They’re tiny. They’re much better than the ones that are made for the Girl Scouts and those are my justifications and I’m sticking to them. Before you judge, know that as soon as you eat…

  • Old-Fashioned Coconut Icebox Cookies by Real Food Girl: Unmodified. Soft, and chewy and loaded with coconut!
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    Old Fashioned Coconut Icebox Cookies

    If you’re a fan of Dexter, you immediately thought about the Icebox Killer when you read the title of this recipe.  Luckily for us all, no brightly colored, manicured nails or unassuming serial killers made their way into this recipe.  Nope- just good old-fashioned yumminess.  Oh, and gobs and oodles of coconut.  It’s like a coconutty extravaganza y’all! Like lemons, I love coconuts. I think my top three dessert choices always have either lemon, coconut or a berry, such as raspberries or strawberries.  When I saw this recipe, I knew I had to try it. I made a few changes, changed out some of the not-so-good ingredients (like vegetable shortening) for butter, and replaced…

  • Lemon Gems-- Lemon curd filled sandwich cookies by Real Food Girl: Unmodified
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    Lemon Gem Cookies

    It’s spring!! It’s been spring for a while here in South Carolina, but I try not to talk about it since they still have snow up in MN where I’m from.  For weeks I’ve wondered why none of my neighbors has opened their windows to air out their homes, let in the lovely fresh air and enjoy the breezes and the singing birds. Then one day when I had the windows wide open and fans blowing, too I discovered that an eighth of an inch of pollen covered every surface of my house inside and out and I’ve been blowing my nose non-stop.  On principle alone, I refuse to shut the windows and…

  • Real Food Girl: Unmodified| Cranberry-Coconut Oatmeal Cookies. Chewy cookies with dried cranberries, sweet coconut, tasty organic oats, cinnamon and nutmeg! Yes Please!
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    Cranberry-Coconut Oatmeal Cookies

    Cookies!!  There aren’t too many people that don’t love a good cookie. I love home baked goods over store bought any day. Even thought I don’t make them all the time- mainly because since switching over to eating more whole, fresh, clean, real foods, I simply don’t crave these nearly as often as I once did, these really are scrumptious. Since ‘healthifying’ the way we eat, I’ve adopted the “Good, Better, Best” mindset.  An example would be, good is an organic, non-gmo packaged cookie with minimal ingredients, and ones that you can pronounce. In other words, no chemicals or nasties.  Better would be making the cookies from scratch, using as many organic ingredients…

  • Real Food Girl: Unmodified The Best Chocolate Chip Cookie
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    The Quest for the Best Chocolate Chip Cookie

    You know that episode of FRIENDS where Phoebe misplaces her grandmother’s chocolate chip cookie recipe (which happens to be the famous Nestle Tollhouse recipe) and Monica spends an entire day in the kitchen making like 23 different chocolate chip cookie recipes so she can try and duplicate the taste and texture of that one amazing chocolate chip cookie that Phoebe gave her?  Well, that’s me. I’m in search for a chocolate chip cookie that doesn’t make me grumpy.  I’m looking for the best chocolate chip cookie. A cookie that has some depth of flavor to it, subtle nuances, something more than just sugar, butter, flour and chocolate.  I want a cookie that makes…

  • Soft & Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies. Organic and featured on Real Food Girl: Unmodified
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    Soft & Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies

    Several months ago I posted my “Not Half Bad Peanut Butter Cookies” recipe.  Being that I’m not a peanut butter cookie fan, yet I am a huge fan or peanut butter, I felt those cookies really weren’t half bad.  After experimenting with some new recipes, I have to tell you, that these cookies are spectacular, seriously good, kinda-almost-rolled-my-eyes-when-I-took-a-bite scrumptious. Amen, Holy Mary, The End, Good Night!   <—– I have no idea where all that came from, but we’re gonna just move right on past it.  Stop the rubber necking folks, it’s just an accident.  Ya see ’em every day.  It happens to the best of us. I have been using my original PB…

  • White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies- Made with awesome non-GMO ingredients. Real Food Girl: Unmodified
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    Macadamia & White Chocolate Cookies

    There are only 3 reasons that I can think of why White Chocolate exists.  The first reason is to be baked into a cookie.  Any cookie. It doesn’t really matter; white chocolate tastes good in cookies.  The second reason is as a coating for pretzels.  I love white chocolate covered pretzels and prior to going all Food Hippie and striving to eliminate processed foods from my diet, I used to eat pretzels covered in white chocolate.  Great. Now I want pretzels.

  • A little crispy around the edges and soft and chewy in the middle. It's not fancy, but this little peanut butter cookie will hit the spot when you're craving some PB! #Real Food Girl: Unmodified
    Desserts,  Snacks

    (Not Half Bad) Peanut Butter Cookies (Organic-GMO-Free)

    Do you like peanut butter?  I do.  TSM also has a fondness for peanut butter.  I don’t think he’s ever tried anything with PB that he hasn’t liked except a smoothie.  He doesn’t care for PB in a smoothie. For some reason when it comes to peanut butter cookies, there is no love lost on me.  I find this peculiar since I really do like peanut butter.  I’ll eat a peanut butter cookie if I make a batch, but for the most part I make these because it is TSM’s favorite cookie and I enjoy spoiling him.  I probably spoil him too much but he’s cute and stud muffinly, so I don’t see…