Twelve Days of Gluten Free Cookies | Egg Nog Chocolate Chip Cookies (Day 12)

And we made it! The 12th day of Twelve Days of Gluten Free Cookies 2017. On this 12th day I’ve left the inspiration to the Brown Eyed Baker with these Dark Chocolate Chunk Eggnog Cookies. This post is from 2013 and these cookies are just as amazing now as they were then. These cookies are light and moist in the center with crispy edges just as I like them. The eggnog flavor is subtle but perfectly enhances this chocolate chip cookie.

Dark Chocolate Chunk Eggnog Cookies


1 cup + 2 tablespoons gluten free all purpose flour

1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt + 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
6 tablespoons earth balance
1/4 cup Silk “Nog”
1 egg yolk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup Enjoylife Mega Chocolate Chunks


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with a silpat
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt; set aside.
    Using an electric mixer, beat the earth balance and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  3. Scrape the sides of the bowl and add the eggnog, egg yolk, vanilla extract and nutmeg; continue beating on medium speed until completely combined, about 2 minutes.
  4. Reduce the mixer speed to low, add the dry ingredients and beat until just combined.
  5. Using a rubber spatula, fold in the chocolate chunks.
  6. Using a small or medium cookie scoop (1 or 2 tablespoons), drop dough onto the prepared baking sheets, spacing them 2 inches apart.
  7. Bake from 20 to 25 minutes (longer for larger cookies), or until the edges are set and the centers spring back when touched lightly.
  8. Remove from oven and, using a spatula, transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.

Photo credit: Brown Eyed Baker

Enjoylife Food’s Ancient Grain Brownie Mix | Product Review

This review is long overdue. Enjoylife Foods sent me samples of their new line of Ancient Grain baking mixes many many moons ago. As an avid Enjoylife fan and partner I can assure you that my crazy, hectic life is the culprit and not a subpar product on the part of Enjoylife. In fact, I have a batch of Ancient Grain Brownies in my convection oven as I type.

It’s Sunday and after a super long and productive day, I was craving something chocolate. Mentally I was going to whip up a one bowl chocolate cake but upon opening my pantry, I spotted the brownie box and without a second guess whipped out a glass baking dish, sprayed it with baking spray and was dumping the mix into a bowl.

As second nature as it is for me to bake from scratch, some days, a mix is really all I can muster. It’s times like these that make Enjoylife’s new mixes so wonderful. Like every other Enjoylife product, the brownie mix is free of the three most common food allergens : milk, soy, nut, and of course gluten/wheat. All you need to add is water and oil, stir, pour, and bake. Literally taking less than two minutes from bowl to pan. I mean how on earth can you beat that.

I was sold on the brownies when I first tried them. They are super moist. Uber chocolatey, rich, decadent and contain a healthy dose of added probiotics and 5 grams of protein per serving. Now you can feel sinless while enjoying a normally sinful dessert. With this batch, I added my own cup of chopped pecans and of course will serve with a scoop of butter pecan ice cream. Because well, I want my brownie and ice cream too.

Head over to Enjoylife Foods online to purchase a few boxes of this Amazing brownie mix and a few others while you are at it. The Ancient Grain line comes with: Muffin Mix, All Purpose Flour, Pancake/Waffle/ and Pizza Crust.

Rating: 5/5


Enjoy Life’s #SweetFreely Valentine’s Day Giveaway CLOSED

A belated congrats to J. Wei. She is the the GIVEAWAY WINNER.

We’ve been awfully quiet this week but don’t think for a second that we have forgotten about you. Life, work, fibro flares, and more has taken over and we are quite literally rolling in the deep. But don’t fret, we have it mostly handled and cannot wait to share all of the “awesome” with you.

In the meantime, we’ve joined forces with EnjoyLife Foods to offer you this five piece giftset full of amazing Enjoy Life products that you can share with that special someone in your life. Or if you’re like me, you get a ton of FREE gluten free stuff. How cool is that? 🙂 Just follow the guidelines below and ENTER for your chance to win. And don’t forget to LIKE. LOVE. SHARE.

HOW TO ENTER: Click HERE to Enter.

ONE winner will be chosen to win a five piece Enjoy LIFE gift set that includes:

  1. ONE Pancake & Waffle Mix
  2. ONE Dark Chocolate Morsels
  3. A heart-shaped Pancake Mold,
  4. A Free Product Coupon and
  5. A Special Card


DEADLINE: Sunday February 14 at 11:59 PM EST

WINNER: ONE winner will be chosen at random on February 15, 2016. The winner will be chosen using Rafflecopter and announced at the top of this post. The winner will also be notified via email. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours another winner will be selected.

DISCLAIMER: This is  a sponsored giveaway provided by Enjoy Life Foods.