Guilt-less Desserts & Treats for your Family
Pro Tip: if you want to feel old watch the reunion episodes of your favourite old shows and sit there for the next hour judging how old everyone looks now…and then realise that you too have aged that much!!
Case in point; Season 4 of the awesome Veronica Mars. Season 3 ended abruptly back in 2008 but since then there has been a crowd funded movie in 2014 and now a finale season in 2019. Whilst I’m still not emotionally ready to disuss the ending (so angry!!) I did notice one thing. Whilst the majority of the cast always looked about their age there was one character pulling a ‘Luke Perry’; Weevil, the leader of the PCH’ers. Now Weevil already looked like he could have 2 kids and a mortgage in the original series, and now in Season 4 I kept expecting a small child to jump out and call him Grandpa.
I thought I’d do a little research into my Luke Perry theory and I was quite surprised with what I found. (NB; doing a Luke Perry is when a much older character plays a teenager) It turns out the actor who plays Weevil is actually 3 years younger than Kristen Bell, the actor playing the heroine Veronica Mars. He’s also younger than Logan and Duncan (now a IRL lawyer…I do like a bit of IMDB ‘research’!).
So there you go. Maybe age has nothing to do with how old you look. Maybe age is simply a number and how you feel is more important (my silent mantra to myself as I edge very quickly into the 4-0).
These Sprinkle Cookies are Miss L’s favourite biscuits. Not surprisingly, she loves the colours and thinks that they would be Rainbow Dash’s power food. Miss L has been ‘helping’ me in the kitchen a lot lately and these Sprinkle Cookies have been the perfect baked item of choice.
These Sprinkle Cookies are a simple 1 bowl or blender bake. Everything goes in the blender and out of the oven come lots of colourful yummy cookies. The sprinkles can be folded into the mixture and/or sprinkled on top before baking.
Now before you get all Sprinkle nazi on me, these Sprinkles are additive free and made with natural colourings. The amount of actual sprinkles in each cookie isn’t much, and with the recipe making about 20 cookies there’s less than a teaspoon of sweetener in each.
These Sprinkle Cookies have made regular guest appearances in the kids lunch boxes recently. We even made them into thumbprint cookies by adding lemon zest to the mixture and adding a few berries to the top of each cookie.
- 1/4 Cup melted Coconut Oil needs to be melted
- 1/4 Cup Maple Syrup/Rice Malt Syrup
- 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
- 1 Egg
- 1 Cup Arrowroot
- 1/2 Cup Coconut Flour
- 1/2 teaspoon Cream of Tartar
- 1/2 teaspoon Bicarb Soda Baking Soda
- Dash of Salt
- Preheat the oven to 180C/360Line and grease 2 baking trays.
- Place all the wet ingredients in a blender and mix til combined. Alternatively a kitchen stand mixer can be used or it can be done by hand with a big spoon/whisk and a strong arm.
- Add the dry ingredients and blend until a nice dough forms. Scrape down the edges of the bowl at least once to make sure all the ingredients are incorporated.
- If you want to, stir thru 1/4 cup of spriknles.
- Take 2 teaspoons amounts of mixture and form into a ball.
- Place the ball on the tray and, using your palm or a spoon, flatten 1/2 to 2/3 way down. The cookies will only spread a little bit. Repeat and use the other trays. Spoon/sprinkle the sprinkles on top of each cookie.
- Bake the Sprinkle Cookies for 10 minutes.
- Allow to cool on the tray and then eat lots! Cooled cookies can be kept in an airtight container but they will soften the longer they are left (so eat more!)