Special Thanks to Ashlee and Cara 12

Recently my friend Ashlee at Veggies by Season had an on line auction to raise money for Molly’s vet bills.
Molly is a little dog she found wandering alone on a busy road in Jacksonville.  Ashlee kindly took her in and brought her to the vet.  She is in fairly good health but still needed some shots and tests done. 
The animal lover in me was in full support and the fact that Cara at Cara’s Cravings, another of my most favorite bloggers, had put up some of her world famous baked goods so of course I had to bid.
Most happily I won her Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake Brownies!
(Please visit her website to get the recipe for them.)
As a special suprise, Cara went out of her way to make my allergic-to-everything two year old daughter her own oatmeal chocolate chip cookies!

I was just blown away because I know how complicated and expensive gluten, dairy, egg, soy free baked goods can be (see below ingredients and notes).  My daughter very rarely gets to have any of the goodies that other kids enjoy so this was a very special treat.

The original recipe she used was from Gluten Free Goddess and here are the ingredients and her notes.
The ingredients, with Cara’s notes:
2/3 cup Spectrum Organic Shortening – I used this brand, the only ingredient is palm oil
1 1/2 cups organic brown sugar – regular brown sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened organic applesauce
2 teaspoons bourbon vanilla extract – same thing, my vanilla extract is a pure one
2 tablespoons agave or honey – I used honey

In a separate bowl whisk together the dry ingredients:

1/2 cup rice flour or sorghum flour – Bob’s Red Mill sorghum flour
1/2 cup oat flour [certified gluten-free Lara’s Oats] – Bob’s Red Mill certified gf oats
1/2 cup potato or tapioca starch – Bob’s Red Mill tapioca starch
1/4 cup vanilla rice protein powder [I used Nutribiotics] – omitted and used extra sorghum
1 teaspoon xanthan gum – Bob’s Red Mill
1/2 teaspoon baking soda – this and all the rest were just standard
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt

And I added chocolate chips from Enjoy Life  – they are dairy and soy free and made in a gluten and nut-free facility.

p.s. As an update, Molly was accepted into a rescue two weeks ago.

Thank you to Ashlee for taking Molly in and to Cara for contributing and surprising us with this special treat.

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About DHCooks

Dawn Hutchins is a health & wellness entrepreneur that specializes in helping busy moms kick processed food addiction, such as sugar and food dyes, to the curb. She's a published author, wife, and mother of one sweet little girl. When she's not crusading for the advancement of plant-based nutrition, she's camping, stretching in yoga and paddle boarding on her SUP.

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