Thursday, December 12, 2013

Holiday Baking With Safeway, PLUS a Gluten-Free Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe {Giveaway - Ends 12/18}

I don't bake often throughout the year, but during the holidays I seem to catch up a bit. My need for gluten-free, (and my preference for) organic ingredients can sometimes make it difficult to find what I need though. I have several go-to grocery stores I check, and Safeway is one of those.

I received a gift card for review purposes. All opinions are 100% my own.

I've noticed in the past year that Safeway is continuing to expand their gluten-free and organic options throughout the store. Last week I was really thrilled to see lots of gluten-free baking mixes, because I enjoy the convenience of not always having to bake from scratch. Safeway's organic brand, O Organics, also has several ingredients, like organic brown sugar and organic vanilla extract that I picked up.

 With Christmas just around the corner, baking is in high gear in kitchens everywhere. Finding the right ingredients in no longer a big issue for me, since Safeway has lots of gluten-free options that are also either organic, or pretty natural!

As a kid my mom used to bake several kinds of goodies for cookie exchanges, neighbor gifts, and Christmas parties. Since I grew up eating gluten, there's a huge learning curve for me with baking, even over a year after going gluten-free. I've mastered only a few recipes that have become favorites, and here's a recent one that's staying in my roundup of good ones for holiday events, parties, and anytime Buddy wants to help me bake up a treat.

This awesome gluten-free cookie recipe was inspired by The Rehomesteaders', recipe. It's perfect for holiday parties! I've tweaked it a bit, and swapped out the peanut butter for almond butter for a better nutrient profile. They taste amazing, the texture is soft, and they're super easy to make! I also love that this recipe makes only a dozen cookies, so I don't have too many sweet treats hanging around my house to tempt me.

Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 cup Almond Butter 
2 Eggs
1/2 cup Brown Sugar
1 Tablespoon Molasses
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
2/3 cup Quick Cooking Oats
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
3/4 cup Chocolate Chips


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Combine almond butter, eggs, brown sugar, molasses and vanilla until combined.

3. Add oats and baking soda. Fold in chocolate chips.

4. Using a cookie scoop, drop onto a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.

Let cool and enjoy! Makes 1 dozen. 

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Brittney Minor said...

Mexican Wedding Cookies

Nancy said...

I love to bake home-made Yeast Cinnamon Rolls.

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ape2016 said...

I love to bake sugar cookies.

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Kathy Davis said...

I love to bake sugar cookies and then ices them, YUM!
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aperry said...

Fresh ginger and molasses cookies

Seyma Bennett Shabbir said...

I love to bake baklava and Ricotta Orange cheesecake!

mysweetiepiepie said...

I love to bake cookies. And more cookies. And even more... cookies :+)

deb c said...

I baked 35 dozen cookies of all types this week. My favorite are just the decorated Christmas sugar

Ray said...

Homemade Pumpkin Pie!

Becca said...

I love making peanut butter cookies with hersheys kisses on top. I forget what they're called.

latanya t said...

sugar cookies

Amanda said...

I love making Monster Cookies!

carolwegs said...

we love to make cookie cutter cookies. the kids love to decorate them with sprinkles. thanks

Ruby said...

Sugar cookies

lisa said...

sugar cookies

Some Lucky Dog said...

cookies and cinnamon rolls!

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Julie said...

my mom's frosted sugar cookies

Deb K said...

My mom's Spritz cookies!

Nina H said...

I love baking gingerbread men!

tannawings said...

I love making all kinds of sugar coookies

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meredith m said...

I like to bake sugar cookies!

Brittany Chelette said...

We honestly love baking chocolate chip cookies! Probably a little too much hahaha

lmurley2000 said...

I cook a lot of cookies and fugde