When people find out my dietary restrictions or that I can’t have certain things they might consider indulgences, they apologize. So, the next thing out of my mouth is that I usually just make things myself at home. To which they apologize again. And then I practice some self confidence and assure them that what I make is loads better than most things I can buy. And that my friends is the honest truth.
One of the reasons I started the baking business side of sweet miscellany was to offer people with allergies and dietary restrictions not only an option, but a damn good one. What’s the point of eating a mediocre cookie because it’s the only vegan/gluten free option? It just leaves you unfulfilled and kind of bitter. And for me it leaves my sweet tooth raging even harder than before.
So, in an effort to spread the love to my other special diet peeps, I’m gifting you these lovely cookies. I’ve had these on my to-do list for a while so when my newly planted peppermint started really bushing out this past week, I decided it was time to whip these up. These cookies are cakey and tender thanks to the oat flour and they even have the ability to cool you down on a hot day thanks to the bits of fresh mint. Since you can never go wrong with a little toasted coconut, I threw some of that in there, too. I think this might be my new favorite cookie (at least until I get back in my kitchen laboratory again) 😉