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Chocolate Almond Macaroon Cookies (from Oh She Glows!)

Greetings from the land of dirty diapers and typing with one hand.  I am quickly learning that a five day old baby is nothing like a twelve day old baby, and both the fun and the demands are changing on a daily (sometimes hourly) basis. 

We are still having so much fun getting to know Cullen, and I am trying my best to get in as much snuggle time as humanely possible, before he is all grown up and embarrassed by me. 

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My cooking hands are occupied right now, but I don’t want this blog to go food-less for too much longer!  Luckily I have some great recipes to share with you from some other very talented blogging friends of mine.  Some of them you might know already, and some might be new blogs for you to discover.  I’ll be sprinkling in some guest posts here and there as we continue to settle into life as parents.  I hope you enjoy!  Take it away, Angela

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meGood morning! I’m Angela from Oh She Glows and I’m delighted to be guest posting on Daily Garnish today.

Oh She Glows is a healthy vegan recipe blog, chronicling my favourite vegan recipes, photography, and occasional musings on body-image, my crazy cat, career happiness, and self-love.

I’ve been reading Emily’s blog for a couple years now and I always look forward to her thought-provoking writing and delicious, health-conscious recipes.

If I could pick two favourite posts by Emily they would be:

Check them out if you haven’t already!

Like Emily, I love making vegan desserts. There’s just something about the challenge of taking a traditional dessert and trying to make it healthier that really floats my boat.

Sure, I have my disasters, but it just makes the good recipes that much sweeter.

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Here are a few of my successful vegan desserts, along with a new cookie recipe below.

Pumpkin Gingerbread with Spiced ‘Buttercream’ 

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If you are a gingerbread fan you will go crazy for this loaf. Pumpkin is combined with a traditional gingerbread giving this dessert an unexpected and healthy twist. The frosting is spiced with cinnamon, bringing this loaf over the top.

Wedded Bliss Soft Ginger Cookies 

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Once upon a time, I made 375 of these cookies for my wedding. I don’t know if that makes me insane or just really fond of these cookies. Or both. Either way they are a hit with anyone who tries them!

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

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I’ve made several vegan chocolate chip cookies on the blog and these are by far the tastiest to date. They are chewy with a lightly crisp edge and are quick to throw together.

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Gluten-Free and Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Thin, crisp, and chewy! I made a gluten-free version of my favourite chocolate chip cookies. While these aren’t your typical soft and doughy cookies, we fell in love with them. The almond flour gives them a taffy/chewy texture and it was hard to eat just one.

Chocolate Cupcakes with Almond ‘Buttercream’ and Raspberry Glaze

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Delicious Chocolate cupcakes topped with fluffy sweet clouds of frosting and a fruity raspberry glaze! They are a fun cupcake for a party or gathering and you can use any type of seasonal fruit you desire.

And finally, I have a new cookie recipe to share with you today. It’s gluten-free, vegan, and hard to resist. You were warned.

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Chocolate Almond Macaroon Cookies

Part chocolate macaroon, part candy bar. These cookies have a slightly crisp outer shell and a soft, gooey centre. I recommend using almond butter in this recipe as I tried a version with peanut butter and it didn’t taste as good. However, sweetened sunflower butter (think Trader Joe’s) tasted great. Dipping in cold almond milk is encouraged.

Yield: 13 small cookies

Print this recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 1 flax egg (1 tbsp ground flax + 3 tbsp water, mixed)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened, shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup almonds, ground into a flour/meal
  • 1/2 cup Sucanat (brown sugar might work)
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder, sifted
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp almond milk
  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with parchment. Mix flax egg with water in a small bowl and set aside for 5 minutes. In a blender or processor, grind the almonds until a flour-like consistency.

2. In a large bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients. In a smaller bowl, mix together the wet ingredients. Add wet to dry and mix well. The dough will be very, very thick, but not to worry! Keep mixing.

3. Stir in the chocolate chips until combined.

4. With wet hands, shape balls and place on prepared baking sheet. I made 13 small cookies.

5. Bake for 14-15 minutes at 350F. Cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.

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A big thanks to Emily for the guest post opportunity today! Feel free to stop by Oh She Glows, browse some recipes, and say Hello!

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Nicole of Raspberry Stethoscope     at 3:34 pm

mmmmm looks super easy and delicious!! And being from Angela makes it even better. I love both of your blogs so much!

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Lindsey     at 3:34 pm

Yum! I love your recipes Angela! I am adding this to my holiday baking list :)

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Candy @ Healthy In Candy Land     at 3:38 pm

To Angela: Those all look beautifully delicious and I will be referring back to these during the holiday eating season!

To Emily: Snuggle away. We’ll still be here, but your baby will grow way too quickly. I have a 8 and 5 year old boys, and it seems like I was just holding them yesterday while doing everything else one-handed. Enjoy it!

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Jen Correa at Mom's Gotta Run Reply:

Agreed! It’s the best time ever and it’s gone in the blink of an eye.

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Kamaile     at 3:38 pm

haha What the…picture cracks me up. I love Oh She Glows and I HAVE to make the Pumpkin Gingerbread this year!

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Amy@ahealthyandhappyheart     at 3:41 pm

So glad Angela did a guest post! I love both of your blogs and recipes! Thanks for sharing :) xoxo

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Alayna @ Thyme Bombe     at 3:43 pm

Mmm, all of those look awesome. I’ve been eyeing that pumpkin gingerbread with spiced buttercream on Angela’s site since she first made it, and now on yours!

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Sana     at 3:45 pm

Awww, enjoy your time with baby cullen!

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Tanya E.     at 3:47 pm

yum. these all make me very hungry

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Army Amy*     at 3:48 pm

These recipes look yummy!*

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Kat     at 3:55 pm

I look forward to your posts everyday! The picture of Cullen laying on you in this one makes me melt :)

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Amanda     at 3:56 pm

I was just looking for a vegan chocolate macaroon recipe, so your timing is perfect! There’s a bakery near my house that makes he best chocolate macaroons – crispy on the outside, but gooey like a brownie on the inside. Unfortunately, they’re not vegan. :( This recipe will make a great alternative. Thanks, Angela!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) Reply:

I hope you enjoy them Amanda!

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Audrey     at 4:06 pm

I love Angela. Yours and hers are some of my very favorite blogs. :)

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Caitlin Reply:

I second that!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) Reply:

Thanks ladies :)

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Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga     at 4:08 pm

Awesome to see Angela over here…two great ladies teaming up? Love it.

Emily best of luck balancing it all…5 years later I am still making those daily/hourly tweaks and schedule adjustments…haha! :)

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Amber K     at 4:29 pm

I always love seeing bloggers I love spread the joy around. It’s like seeing one of those crossovers on TV. All of my favorite characters joined together ;)

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Kathi     at 4:37 pm

Those recipes look so yummy!

Emily, you are so wise to enjoy every moment, you don’t get these days/hours back. ;-)

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Aubre Rice     at 4:40 pm

YES, enjoy the snuggle time as much as you can! They grow so fast! My sweet boy is 4 years old now and I don’t know where the time has gone! I can’t tell you how much I love your blog, I’m so sad that it took me this long to find it. I thought I would share my blog with you, maybe you will enjoy my info. I blog alot about my 4 year old and happenings, also craft stuff, food stuff, and finding “trash” and turning it into treasure! Let me know if you visit! Here’s a link: http://thericesworld.blogspot.com/

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Red Deception     at 5:15 pm

I love macaroons! Yum yum!

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Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen)     at 5:17 pm

AAAAHHH, the land of dirty diapers! What a great place to be! Enjoy every second of it Emily! These cookies look amazing. I’m not much of a chocolate person, but for some reason, I am really craving it lately! Thanks for sharing this!

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Kari @ bite-sized thoughts     at 6:04 pm

Gorgeous recipe :) And I am quite glad for your sake you’re doing guest posts! Enjoy the snuggles!

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Erin @ Girl Gone Veggie     at 6:15 pm

Oh hi Angela! I love your blog too! How nice getting to see you on here and read about some of your awesome recipes!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) Reply:

Hi Erin!

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Kathleen     at 6:40 pm

Yay, another favorite blogger showcased. I love both of you and your fabulous recipes. I must make those choc. chip cookies stat! Enjoy your baby snuggle time Emily.

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Jenna     at 7:08 pm

Emily– this is totally unrelated to this post, but I wanted to tell you that the head chef / owner of Sutra in Seattle is on Top Chef this season! I was like ‘where have i heard of that restaurant before??’ and realized it was right here on your blog!!

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Diana @ frontyardfoodie     at 7:22 pm

Aww, so glad you’re getting the snuggle time in!

I LOVE vegan treats. There’s something so satisfying and somehow less rich…I mean that in the best possible way. They make me feel good.

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Jenna     at 7:29 pm

Oops.. i commented too soon! He was one of the first to be eliminated :(

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Jessica     at 9:05 pm

Hooray! I love it when my favorite bloggers blog on each other’s blogs! To readers-make the chocolate chip cookies. They are AWESOME! I have all ingredients for the macaroons, looks like they will be made soon.
Keep cuddling that baby, Emily! I just woke up from cuddling my 5 month old in the recliner.

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Kiran @ KiranTarun.com     at 11:29 pm

Angela – been a huge fan of your blog for a long time now :)

Emily – cherish as much snuggle as you can. These kiddo’s do grow up way faster than our imagination :)

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Angela (Oh She Glows) Reply:

Thank you Kiran :)

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Jen@FoodFamilyFitness     at 4:05 am

Emily: He looks like a good snuggle bunny :) Being a new mom is the hardest/most rewarding thing there is. You’ll get into a new groove…and then it will change again! Enjoy the cuddle time!!

Angela: Everything looks AMAZING!!!

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Reb Stevenson - Life Doesn't Have to Suck Blog     at 5:35 am

Hey Emily, don’t feel stressed about returning to the cooking posts if it’s too much to handle. I, for one, love hearing about life with the baby! :)

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Sarah     at 6:06 am

I love both of your sites – Angela’s for the desserts and awesome saladsa (and for living nearby) and Emily’s for the delicious dinners and interesting posts.

I’m making these tonight!

Congrats again, he’s beautiful.

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Elisabeth     at 7:03 am

Yay for a guest post from Angela!

Emily – just love that picture of you & Cullen snuggling :)

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Felicia (Natural + Balanced)     at 7:30 am

yummm! these are now on my list to make.

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Susan H. @ the food allergy chronicles     at 1:29 pm

Oh! The chocolate macaroons look delish…unfortunately I will not be able to make them due to my boys’ peanut/tree nut allergies. On the other hand…the pumpkin gingerbread and ginger cookies are do able! Susan H.

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Molly     at 3:16 pm

I love it when Daily Garnish and Oh She Glows get together–two of my favorite bloggers. Congrats on your adorable baby, Emily!

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Christina     at 6:51 pm

I’ve been dying to make the pumpkin gingerbread! I’m seriously debating on just inviting a few friends over just so I can make this and not end up eating the whole thing, sharing is caring :)

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Meagan     at 7:48 pm

This looks more like something I would make. Delicious.

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Kat @ living like the kings     at 10:25 am

that raspberry glaze looks to DIE for

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Emily     at 2:04 pm

Oh lordy!!! I made these for a dinner party last night and they are AWESOME!!! Oh, and I might add…they are totally gone! : ) MAKE THESE

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Brad     at 7:48 pm

This recipe looks great. I love it when I can find a vegan, gluten free, clean recipe like this. I’ll be making these macaroons this weekend!

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Tanya @ the sky and back     at 3:17 pm

I am making these for the second time in two weeks. This time I’m double-batching them. So. Effing. Good. Angela, keep the baked goods recipes coming–I love them! Emily, enjoy snuggling with your little one!

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Sourish Pau     at 8:32 am

cool article!!! I am so looking forward to reading
more.

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