The Cookie Experiment!

The lovely folks at Swanson sent me some products to review and I was more than happy to oblige.

There are few things I enjoy more than just playing in the kitchen. Does that make me lame? Probably. I can live with that.

Look at all these goodies! Where to begin?!

I decided to go with the ultimate challenge: Work in all of these ingredients into one recipe.

Crazy? No, it’s efficient.ย It took some trial an error, but I did come up with a pretty sweet recipe. Ch-check it out.

Coconut Almond Cookies

Gluten free, vegan and delicious

I wanted these to be gluten free (for my name twin, Liz) and vegan, because, well, that’s just more fun!

I’m not a fan of mixing ingredients in a certain order. I honestly just threw everything into a bowl and then stirred it. Scientific, I know. But it’s easier that way. Then just pop them into the oven at 350 for about 11 minutes. Easy-peasy.

Then restrain yourself from tasting until they’re cool.

Warning: These are on the crumbly side. I think next time I might add in a flax seed egg. Just to see what would happen. But the taste is perfect!

Now if only I could sneak tofu into these. “Anti-veggie-guy” refuses to even try tofu. When I brought it up he said:

“Tofu is nasty and genetically engineered from alien poop.”


I’m going to have to be sneaky on this one.

Thank you, Swanson folks, for allowing me to review your products! Honestly, they were all fantastic, but I think the date sugar is my favorite! I also used it in my cinnamon almond butter!

What’s the craziest cookie recipe you’ve ever tried? (Or just the craziest cookie you ever had!)

<3 Liz


  1. these look so cool! haha -alien poop, never heard that one before ๐Ÿ˜‰ I have not tried any random or weird cookie before…at least not that I can remember!

  2. Hey that recipe looks surprisingly delicious! I bet the sunbutter makes them taste insanely good ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. I love swanson they sent me stuff too! ๐Ÿ™‚ Those cookies sound awesome!


  4. Your cookies look awesome!!!

  5. I really enjoy recipes that only use one bowl (aka throw it all in at once). My roommate and I are quirkly and decided to go without using the dishwasher… so uh, one bowl recipes totally help…

  6. omg your a genius. I think Im going to go buy all these things so I can make these!! Or you can send me some. Want my address?? ๐Ÿ˜‰
    I kid, but really.

    • Hahaha the good news is, I’m sure you could swap out sugar for the date sugar, and flour for all the coconut and almond flour, and nut butter for the sunbutter. Totally adaptable for what you have in your pantry!

  7. I got paul to eat it!!! The general tso tofu and fried rice got it into him and now he steals the tofu off my plate at thai restaurants but orders chicken to cradle his ego (he admitted once he liked my dish better) muahaha! good luck!

    and these look great!

  8. Lucky girl and nice work!

    I go pretty ‘safe’ when it comes to cookies and baked goods because I give them all away and I don’t want my reputation to be for the odd yucky desserts..haha

  9. My bf would eat whatever I put in front of his face ๐Ÿ˜€ haha

  10. Ooo, yum! And I love your way of trying everything out at once ๐Ÿ˜€ My weirdest cookie idea was carrot/ginger, and then it ended up being amazing. I want to give these a try, I love crumbly cookies (I find a direct correlation between the messiness of a food and the tastiness of that food).

  11. they look fab! well done fitting all those ingredients.

  12. These looks wonderful! Cant fail with all that nutbutter in there!
    Maybe not crazy, but crazy-good: chocolate macadamia cookies from The Candle Cafe in New York!

  13. yea a flax egg might have helped but i love my cookies crumbly- sometimes when you pick them up and they fall apart- they’re the best..that way they work when you put them over yogurt, into oatmeal, or even ice cream! YUMS <3

  14. Wow they look great! Awesome job and coming up with a recipe that combines all of the ingredients ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Those cookies sound and look really good!

    Alien poop?! Guys are so weird sometimes! haha. Here’s a way to get him to eat tofu and I know it for a fact because it worked on my husband :] Melt chocolate chips, throw ’em in a food processor with a block of firm/extra firm tofu until very smooth. Pour into a graham cracker pie crust and stick in the fridge to set for 2-4 hours. SO GOOD!

  16. Haha, I reckon if they labelled tofu as “genetically modified alien poop”, more people would buy it – they’d be more intrigued!
    The cookies look amazing, what a great haul!

  17. I got that date sugar too! I’ve been searching around for recipes that I can come up with for it. These look amazing (sometimes the crumbly the better if you ask me!)

    Also – that tofu quote could have come directly from my boyfriend’s mouth – I’m in complete agreement with you “BOYS!” ๐Ÿ˜‰

  18. I have never tried tofu, but I think his “alien poop” comment makes a lot of sense.
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

  19. Yummm these cookies look GREAT! ๐Ÿ™‚ I get nervous of trying new things out and messing up. But I realize mistakes are totally fine and want to try experimenting a bit more

  20. I love this Liz! Exactly my type of recipe – all my favorite ingredients! I did a Oatmeal Coconut Chia one a while ago with similar stuff. I must try this!!

    How do you keep your almond butter so melty though? Mine dries up pretty quick…

  21. those sound delicious!! swanson’s product sound pretty awesome. I may need to try some!

  22. I love making nut butters at home. I used to be like fearful of nut butters too until I discovered that there are healthy versions out there. Great post! Thanks for stopping by, this is my first time here but I love what I see, I’ll be back!

  23. That recipe sounds really good! ๐Ÿ™‚ I love that you made a cookie with all of the foods you got. ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. YUM! Those look so, so good. I love simple flavors.


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