Orange & Cardamom Coco-Doodles (Coconutty Snickerdoodles) – November #ImprovChallenge

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We’re back for another Improv Challenge, and this month stretched my culinary horizons to use an ingredient I’ve never cooked or baked with before.  We are all whipping up recipes using Orange and Cardamom.  For some reason, when I thought about these two ingredients, my mind immediately settled on cookies.  So today I am bringing… 

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Coconutty Snickerdoodles (aka Coco-Doodles)

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I like to think of myself as a little bit scientist, a little bit artist.  I read, study, observe, and experiment.  But I also throw in a little of this and a little of that, fancy things up a bit.  I do this is pretty much all aspects of my life.  All except baking… When… 

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Almond Joy Macaroons (#glutenfree) for #SundaySupper Ultimate Cookie Exchange

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Grab a glass of milk, and settle in for awhile – it’s time for the #SundaySupper Ultimate Cookie Exchange.  Do you love to bake cookies for the holidays?  I go a little nuts at Christmastime.  I always say I am cutting back, and I always end up with at least 8 different kinds.  Usually more…. 

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Almond Joy Puppy Chow (GF and Vegan Option)

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I like to convince myself that my friends and I were actually really cool in middle school, and that it was everybody else who, well, just wasn’t.  So they just could not comprehend and appreciate our level of coolness.  Really, I was sadly mistaken.  I mean, this is what we do in our early thirties…… 

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Coconut Salted Caramel Chocolate Cupcakes and Sneaking Treats

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So my kid outed me and my secrets, telling you about these amazing cupcakes that I was sneaking during nap time.  But what’s wrong with two cupcakes a cupcake in the middle of the day?!  Especially when it has no flour, and is made with super-healthy things like black beans and coconut oil. I knew… 

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Hershey’s Coconut Creme Kisses & Chocolate Cupcakes with Vanilla Coconut Frosting

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So after my Lucky Charms Cupcakes for St. Patrick’s Day, I felt I had to redeem myself.  Those are so far from the type of eating habits that I like to advocate.  I’m not saying I always follow the good, wholesome, nutritious, real type of eating habits that I advocate.  Especially on nights like tonight,… 

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