This past Wednesday was Ash Wednesday; the start of Lent. I always give up something as well as try and do something good for others. I’ve given up chocolate this year, except for chocolate milk, since I drink that right after workouts. Anyway, the goal of giving up chocolate is to generally eat less sweets overall — I just know that chocolate is the main sweet in my life. The overall goal of giving up something during Lent is to sacrifice like Jesus. Of course my giving up chocolate nowhere compares to His sacrifice.
Moving on… Prior to Lent starting, I made a really yummy gluten-free chocolate chip cookie. So, if you haven’t given up chocolate or sweets for Lent — go make this, k?
Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 1/2 cup margarine, softened
- 1/2 cup applesauce, unsweetened
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla
- 1/4 cup egg beaters or egg whites
- 3/4 cup brown rice flour
- 3/4 cup buckwheat flour
- 1/2 cup potato starch
- 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
- 1-2 cup chocolate chips
- Preheat over to 350 degrees.
- In a medium bowl, combine margarine, applesauce, sugar, and vanilla. Mix well.
- Add in egg beaters or egg whites.
- Stir in both flours, potato starch, and xanthan gum. Mix well.
- Fold in chocolate chips.
- Bake for 10-13 minutes.
Makes approximately 2-2.5 dozen cookies.
Hahah, I know the picture on the right is silly — but I really wanted to line them up on the polka-dots!
Did you give up something for Lent?