End-of-year Everything Cookies

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“Have nothing in your home that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.”

~ William Morris

I love when my counters gleam diamonds, my books sit alphabetical in colour-coded categories, my veggies lay washed and cut and wrapped in nutrient-labelled containers, and my cardigans hang freshly pressed in decreasing longitudes from the right corner.

That’s how I like to picture my house.

But if you were to walk in right now, you’d see yoga pants with a hole in the left buttcheek and frayed scarves cascading out of a neglected, semi-unpacked bag. You’d stumble on oh-there’s-that-missing-sock as you fought through the obstacle course of a stairway to find dripping drying dishes stacked perilously atop each other as if a circus act, scattered tangerine peels gleefully exploded below.

That’s the flowery way of saying it’s a (tad bit of a)… mess.

So when I saw the quote above, I thought, how true! What a wonderful time of year to re-evaluate, clean up, and let go. I certainly don’t need (or even want) everything that I own, and what better way to make space for the new than by clearing out the old?

In celebration for the beginning of an incredible new year, I’m clearing out my cupboards, closets, relationships, thoughts, habits, goals, literally EVERYTHING, and only keeping the things that I need or bring beauty to my life. Join me, will you?

… Β And since every good party needs snacks, here’s a delicious recipe for those of you who aren’t scared of a little sugar once in awhile.Β (I’ll be honest, this concoction was created by throwing everything left in my apartment into the mixing bowl and praying to the unicorns for mercy. So yes, the ingredients are a bit weird… but cleaning cupboards = best excuse to get creative in the kitchen!)

These cookies won’t win beauty pageants, but they are crispy, sweet, and good in moderation.

So have a cookie, get yo’ cleaning on, and have a most WONDERFUL last few days of 2012!!

Sufey

P.S. I will add photos soon as I dig out memory cards from my suitcase! Gotta love the chaos of moving!

INGREDIENTS:

**Note: I added lots of extra ingredients just to use them up, so feel free to go with the recipe or substitute with what you have! Do share what you come up with! πŸ˜€

  • 2 cups almond meal
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1.5 cup turbinado sugar (also called “sugar in the raw”)
  • 1 cup coconut oil
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup raw cacao nibs
  • 1/4 tsp Himalayan salt
  • 1/2 cup green tea or chai tea (or replace with water)

Extras:

  • 1/4 cup maca powder
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven to 375Β°F.

Optional: brew strong tea (I used a mix of different green tea bags).

Melt coconut oil by placing jar in pot of warm water, or by scooping desired amount out into bowl and pouring hot tea overtop it.

Mix in almond meal, rolled oats, sugar, salt. Add water if not using tea. Toss in coconut, cacao nibs, and optional maca, pumpkin pie spice, cayenne pepper, and good intentions for the new year!

Cover multiple baking sheets with parchment paper. Shape dough into 1-inch balls with 2-inch spaces between each cookie. Bake each batch for approx 8 minutes.

Remove from oven and let cool.

Enjoy!! πŸ˜€

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  • supernova
    December 29, 2012 at 10:13 AM

    mmmm…sound good, Sufey. I must admit I have a sweet tooth. Lots of love and happiness for the New Year. x πŸ™‚

  • Wesley Butler
    December 29, 2012 at 10:25 AM

    This sounds tasty! Happy New Year!

  • petspeopleandlife
    December 29, 2012 at 10:43 AM

    Great sounding receipe but my oven is not working right. I can join you in lots of clutter only mine is packed in storage boxes and stacked in an outdoor building. The rest is stuffed in closets and drawers. I have a neat house but it could be cleaner. Tile floors need to be mopped daily but I don’t have time for that. After all, one must spend time working on one’s blog in order to keep the subscribers and the comments coming. **grin**

    Yvonne

    • sufey (@SufeySuryananadi)
      December 31, 2012 at 5:27 AM

      Haha! I know how you feel! I actually like cleaning though, it’s a bit of a moving meditation for me. Have a beautiful new year Yvonne! <3

  • Naomi Baltuck
    December 29, 2012 at 11:50 AM

    You just described my house! Looks like a fun recipe. Happy New Year, Sufey!

  • johnnysenough hepburn
    December 29, 2012 at 2:12 PM

    Like you I’ve been Spring cleaning! I love my kitchen and shower room sparkling for New Year. Have a great one!

  • Bam's Kitchen
    December 29, 2012 at 7:36 PM

    Surfey, I have been doing the same thing… Pitching, burning and giving away items, it is a good thing. Wishing you a splendid New Year. Take care, BAM

    • sufey (@SufeySuryananadi)
      December 31, 2012 at 5:29 AM

      It’s the best!! Detoxing our bodies, minds, and houses too! Great minds think alike! Thanks BAM!! <3

  • Gallivanta
    December 29, 2012 at 9:55 PM

    That is one of my most favourite quotes/ideas ever. I am glad you have found it and are inspired. When you have finished with your mess; come over and give me a hand with mine. Have a wonderful New Year and many blessings in 2013. I have just started using coconut oil. It works a treat when I make bread.

    • sufey (@SufeySuryananadi)
      December 31, 2012 at 5:30 AM

      Yay!! Thanks for saying so! I’d love to come help haha, I love cleaning!

      Coconut oil is the BEST! I use it for everything… cooking, moisturizer, make-up remover… πŸ™‚

      Happy new year!! πŸ˜€

      • Gallivanta
        December 31, 2012 at 4:53 PM

        Same to you and may 2013 be as wonderful and enriching as coconut oil!

  • JasmineKyleSings
    December 30, 2012 at 7:55 AM

    I’m looking to do a tiny bit of cleaning this year to! I will happily join you!

    • sufey (@SufeySuryananadi)
      December 31, 2012 at 5:31 AM

      Hehe YAY! Clean houses and clean souls bring good fortune to all! Let’s power through this together! πŸ˜€

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  • J. E. Lattimer
    December 31, 2012 at 1:25 AM

    I don’t know if you participate in the awards on WordPress or not, but I nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award! More details can be found here: http://fictionalmachines.com/very-inspiring-blogger-award-round-two/one-lovely-blog-award-round-three/ Keep up the great work and Happy New Year! πŸ™‚

    • sufey (@SufeySuryananadi)
      December 31, 2012 at 5:36 AM

      Oh, congratulations!!! You work is absolutely lovely! Thank you so much for the kind mention, I am very honoured!

      Happiest of new years to you!! πŸ˜€

      • J. E. Lattimer
        December 31, 2012 at 10:06 AM

        No problem- You’re welcome! Same to you- Make it a great year!

  • likeitiz
    December 31, 2012 at 8:34 AM

    Love it!

  • ledrakenoir
    January 1, 2013 at 3:14 AM

    Happy New Year… πŸ™‚

  • Mahogany
    January 3, 2013 at 6:33 PM

    Thanks for the recipe. Happy New Year!

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  • Lisa Murray
    February 23, 2013 at 6:56 AM

    William Morris was so right, but I’m afraid my house doesn’t live up to his high standards! I could do with throwing out a lot of stuff or maybe I just need more cupboards!