Hint of Lime Cookies

Some very exciting news: tomorrow is my last day at my internship! On Monday, I will head back to class (until September… no summer vacation for me!) and I am so excited. However, this will mean that I’ll have a lot more to do and lot less time for herbivoress. 😦 BUT do not worry. I still plan to do my regular five posts a week and I just got a beautiful new camera for motivation!

I have to order a charger, but once that’s all squared away, expect some mediocre photos while I figure this puppy out!

But on to more important things….

Hint of Lime Sugar Cookies

makes 50 sugar cookies

Ingredients:

4 C Flour

1 1/4 C Earth Balance

1 C Sugar

1 Flax “Egg”

1 tsp. Vanilla Extract

Juice & Zest of 1 Lime

1 tsp. Baking Powder

1/4 C Warm Water

To make your flax egg, mix 1 Tbsp. ground flaxseed and 3 Tbsp. of warm water in a small bowl and mix well with a fork. Set it aside. In a large mixing bowl, beat together the sugar and Earth Balance, until smooth.

Once smooth, add flax egg, vanilla, and lime juice & zest and beat well. Very slowly, add the flour and baking powder. The mixture will become extremely dry, but continue to mix until completely combined. Once mixed, slowly pour a small stream of the warm water while continuing to mix the dough. You may not need to use the entire 1/4 cup of water– add slowly, taking breaks to let the water combine with the dough. Once the dough becomes a (still slightly dry) mass, remove it from your mixing bowl, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for an hour.

Preheat your oven to 350.

Flour a flat surface and a rolling pin and place chilled dough onto the surface. Separate the dough into four equal chunks and, one chunk at a time, roll the dough out to 1/4 inch thickness and cut into desired shape.

Place on a greased cookie sheet and bake for 8 to 10 minutes. If you want a soft, chewy cookie, remove at 8 minutes. If you want a crisp cookie, bake for 9 to 10 minutes.

These cookies are to die for.

They’re perfect in consistency and have just the right amount of lime.

Once the cookies cool, dust them with powdered sugar, and enjoy.

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3-Ingredient Chocolate Mousse

I usually whip up the chocolate layer from this when I need quick chocolate mousse, but I was out of tofu and craving chocolate, so I had to think on my feet!

3-Ingredient Chocolate Mousse

Ingredients:

-2 Avocados

-1/4 C Powdered Sugar

1/4 C Cocoa Powder

It’s pretty simple from here: pit and peel the avocados, toss all the ingredients in the food processor, and blend until smooth.

Feel free to adjust the sugar and cocoa to your liking! If you want a sweeter pudding, you may want to add a teaspoon of vanilla, too!

To pull it all together, layer with a strawberry-banana smoothie…

YUM.