So I sent both my brothers these cookies, one as a birthday gift and one as a pick me up care package. One of the brothers, who will remain unnamed, although he is the smellier of the two, was bugging me about their aesthetic appeal and called them goat poops. Thus, "Goat Poop Cookies" has been coined.
These cookies are very simple to make. All you need is the ingredients, two bowls (one large, one small), a fork, spoon and spatula. O and how can I forget the secret ingredient... Goat Poops...
For the people who don't know me, my family owns two pygmy goats named Shish and Kabeb, get it... Shishkebab... Goat meat... Don't worry we won't eat our lovely animals. I love them too much!
Anyways, on to the recipe inspired by PB Fingers & Kalyn's kitchen. Note that these cookies are flour-less cookies. If you are able to find gluten-free oats, then they would be gluten-free Goat Poops :)
2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup sugar
8 tbsp cocoa powder (raw organic is best for taste & health benefits)
1/2 tsp salt
2/3 cup medium flake unsweetened coconut
2/3 cup chocolate chips
1 tbsp chia seeds (optional)
Couple shakes of cinnamon
1 tbsp vanilla
1/2 cup coconut oil (if don't have on hand, canola will work)
1) Mix oats, sugar, cocoa powder, salt, unsweetened coconut, chocolate chips and cinnamon in large bowl. 2) Beat egg with fork in small bowl and add vanilla. 3) Add oil to egg mixture but only if your NOT using coconut oil. If using coconut oil, heat until it becomes a liquid and then add to dry ingredients. Add egg and vanilla mixture separately. Don't add the coconut oil to the egg mixture as you don't want to cook your eggs! 4) Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and mix with fork. 5) Spoon 1 tbsp of cookie mixture onto oiled pan. 6) Bake in 350 F oven for 15 minutes. 7) Remove from pan and cool.
These cookies take about 20-25 minutes to prepare and bake. Soooo simple!!!
They are also great with add-ins such as pecans, or even peanut butter. I suggest adding in 1/4 cup of peanut butter and 1/3 cup of oil but I haven't attempted this so let me know how it goes!
I have honestly made these cookies 3 times in the last 10 days.... Luckily I didn't eat them all... just quite a few :)
Note: I will do a post on chia seeds in the future. Their health benefits are fantastic - they contain more omega's than flax seeds! The funny thing is that these seeds are what are used in the popular toy "Chia Pets". By the way notice the Mr. T. Chia pet. Scott you better enjoy...