Have you guys missed me? Good. I’ve missed you, too. School has been so flippin busy lately and I’ve been finding it hard to figure out a time to blog. I’ve made some yummy things over the last couple of weeks. Don’t worry, the recipes are all written down. It’s just the process of a blog post that I can’t manage to sit down to do during the week. But I’m being a little boring tonight. Well, I’m being extremely domestic tonight/today. I did laundry, vacuumed my apartment, dusted, took out the trash, and baked these lovely cookies for you all this evening. Better wife me up!
Aaaaaaanyway, guys. I have a little annoying story for you all. While driving back to D-pit after my lovely Easter break, I got pulled over for my window tint in Iowa. Never in my near 3 years of owning my car have I ever got pulled over for my window tint. I didn’t even think it was super tinted. And I drive that same route back and forth quite often. So you could say I was confused… Also, the officer made me go sit in the car with him. Why? I don’t know. So he can make extreeeeeemely awkward conversation with me while he’s pecking at his computer? Yea, that’s why. He made an effort to be interested in where I was driving that day and asked me what school I go to, etc. I’m thinking, ok, he’s just being nice because he knows this is kind of a bogus reason to pull someone over. Nope. He proceeds to then hand me a citation for my tint. $127.00. No fix-it ticket or anything like that. A straight up ticket. $127.00. Are you KIDDING me???? He also tells me I need to get the tint taken off my windows in 72 hours. To which I responded, “Oh you think that’s actually realistic?” I seriously said that. What a… I’ll refrain. Clearly I’m still mad about this. I’m sending a nice letter into the Clerk of Court. I’m sure this officer expected me to roll down the window and he’d find me, I don’t know, doing drugs, drinking and driving, transporting illegal things, open container. Something. He found laundry and groceries… Joke’s on you! But not really…joke’s on me. Because I have the $127.00 ticket in my hand. And he just met his quota for the month and is going to get a raise. What a twisted system.
But happier thoughts! Intramural softball has started! And the farmers market!! That means…NICE WEATHER!! My team, Hammerschlagen, is not exactly good at softball. BUT, we ARE good at drinking and having a good time. So that’s a plus. We need something to cut the stress of school. I was so excited to wake up this morning. The farmers market is enough to make my Saturday perfect, but even better, the weather was gorgeous today. I found my favorite lady who sells goats milk soap and quality organic produce. I call her the soap lady. She’s great. I meandered around and sampled a lot of things. That’s the best part. I recently followed a Paleo bakery that is here in Davenport on Facebook and they had a booth at the farmer’s market today! So I HAD to buy something. Paleo chunky monkey banana muffin. It was pretty amazing. But I gotta get off this whole sugar high I’ve been on. I’m starting Diane Sanfilippo’s 21-day sugar detox tomorrow. I did it in January and LOVED it. Excited for round 2!
Where was I….? Oh. Yea. Go make these cookies.
Candied Bacon Coconut Cookies
*Makes about 12 cookies
- 1 cup almond flour
- 1 tbsp coconut flour
- ¼ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 egg
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp coconut oil (melted)
- 1 tbsp room temp grassfed butter
- ¼ cup + 1-2 tbsp organic grade B maple syrup
- 2 strips of thick-cut nitrate free bacon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Rub or brush the 1-2 tbsp of maple syrup onto the bacon strips (both sides). Once the oven is preheated, bake the strips for about 20 minutes or until you see the bacon looks done/crisp.
While the bacon is cooking, in a small bowl, whisk together the egg, vanilla, and the ¼ cup of maple syrup.
In a larger bowl, mix together the dry ingredients: almond flour, coconut flour, salt, baking soda, and shredded coconut.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix with a hand mixer until incorporated.
Then add the coconut oil and butter. Mix again briefly until combined.
Once the bacon is done, let it cool enough so you can handle it. Crumble it up into your cookie dough. Mix the dough with a spatula or spoon a few times to get the bacon evenly distributed throughout the batter.
Leave the oven on at 350 degrees.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and drop small rounds of cookie dough onto the baking sheet, providing enough room for the cookie to expand. Press down the tops of each cookie slightly to flatten out.
Bake for 15-17 minute or until the cookies are just turning barely turning a golden brown. This will ensure a soft cookie.