Because Sometimes You Just Need A Cookie...

Story of my life. Funny story from part of my life... I used to run laps at the school track in the evening when I was in high school so I could go home and make {and devour} chocolate chip cookies. Ahh, balance. :)

See what I mean? Ooey, gooey chocolate-y goodness. How could I resist? 

See what I mean? Ooey, gooey chocolate-y goodness. How could I resist? 

Well, you all know I spent the last month challenging myself with Pure Barre and healthy eating to fit in my jeans by the time the cold hit. {If you missed it, check out my journey in the posts below.} Mission Accomplished! While I toned up quite a bit and dropped a few lb.'s, I'm still not done getting my pre baby body back. So, I decided to mull over my next personal challenge choices while enjoying a warm, soft, ooey and gooey chocolate chip cookie. :)

Here's the kicker. This is not my recipe. I did not even make these from scratch. You know why I didn't make a homemade cookie? Let me fill you in on a little secret... I can make healthy, yummy cookies and other baked goods with the best ingredients {grain free, gluten free, vegan, refined sugar free...} but, they stop being healthy as soon as I begin gathering the ingredients. I snack on soo many vegan, dark chocolate chocolate chips while preparing the batter, which, since it's vegan, I have to taste test as well. Before you know it, I just ate a gazillion calories and have a belly ache but still can't resist the tempting warm, gooey cookie from the oven once I finally get the dough ready and bake it. Sigh.

So, in an attempt to conquer my cookie craving, I headed to the store thinking I'd just come back with the gluten and dairy free Immaculate chocolate chip cookies from the freezer/refrigerated section. What I found was so much better. 

So worth it.

So worth it.

Let me introduce you to Cappello's Primal Palate's Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough. Let me warn you, this roll of cookie dough is not cheap. Nope. Not at all. It's $13 for 13 cookies. Thinking of it that way, $1 per cookie makes the pain of the price a little less severe. But, paying that much for cookie dough, means it will be treated like a treat as it should be. One that is savored and not completely devoured in one sitting. Otherwise, you go broke. True story.

And look at the ingredients you're paying for:

Almond Flour, Chocolate Chunks (Evaporated Cane Juice, Natural Chocolate Liquor (Non-Alcoholic), Non-Dairy Cocoa Butter) Organic Grade B Vermont Maple Syrup, Arrowroot Flour, Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Sea Salt, Organic Vanilla Extract, Baking Soda.

Gorgeous. And delicious. And instant gratification. 

*At the moment, these can be purchased at Earth Fare. I will be requesting Whole Foods to order them once they open! :) You're Welcome!