Hello my name is Consuelo and I like to procrastinate so much that I even try to avoid doing the things I love. Not cookies or ice-cream though – I’ll always, and I mean always, find the time to eat the cookies.
But you see, I’ve been (and I still am) on holidays for the past week and as you can imagine, writing blog posts hasn’t been my #1 priority when there are so many chocolate bars which I don’t have access to in Spain waiting for me to devour them. Sorry not sorry. But sorry to my Dublin and Belfast followers for (most likely) making all the health food stores and Tescos run out of vegan choc bars, which I’ve been eating as if I was getting paid for it. Dream job much?
Sorry if you have added me on snapchat wanting to see interesting travel pics and videos. It’s mostly chocolate. And cookbooks I’ve been buying and I have no clue on how I’ll be able to fit into my tiny-weeny suitcase. And also a cat which happens to live in the Airbnb house I’m staying in (and who, oddly enough, seems to like me???) who I’ve been filming as if he was a famous tv star.
SPEAKING OF WHICH.
You guys aren’t going to believe this.
Because it’s probably not 100% true but a girl’s gotta dream so I’m going to tell you about it anyway (sorry if you’re here for the cookies, feel free to scroll down for the recipe and let me tell you that you totally have your priorities right) so listen everyone!!!
I think I may or may not have seen a guy who totally, and I mean totally with a huge capital T, looked like Olly from Game of Thrones. Dumb me stared at him trying to recall where I knew that fella from. Dumb me couldn’t remember. Then, as he left the street I was in, it hit me like a bucket of iced water.
Olly the dumb, dumb kid that I cannot stand.
Or his very very very similar doppelganger.
Man, had I known I would so have asked him “WHYYYYYYYY???” with tears in my eyes and then asked for a selfie (or seventy-nine, mind you, because I’m 102% sure I would have looked like a talking baked potato in the first seventy-eight pics). Then there’s also the case he wasn’t the Olly kid, which would have made me look dumb. But then again, when is it that I don’t?
Exactly. Feel free to add me on snapchat > honeyandfigs < for more chocolate pics, cats aaaaaand *drumroll* probably pics of yours truly going on a Game of Thrones tour and being a super excited baked potato about it. Can’t wait for tomorrow!!!
Am I obsessed?
Am I sorry?
Not. One. Bit.
Anyhoo. I wish I was this kind of blogger who can pull out majestic travel posts with the most impressive photographies of landscapes and yummy food. Oh, Lady Cakes, The Healthy Maven & What Jessica Baked Next i’m looking at you.
Because reading travel posts and daydreaming about all the places I need to go has been a favourite of mine recently and I might or might have not spent the past three hours staring at all those pictures. Seriously how do you all do it??
But me? I’m usually too busy gulfing down chocolate bars, sleeping and walking around supermarket aisles (dude, I might as well have rented a spot at Tesco or Marks & Spencer instead of a room in a house because I’m pretty sure I’ve spent +10 hours there) to even think of taking a nice picture for my blog. I’m going to try and write a nice review on the places I’ve visited and where to eat soon though, since lots of you have asked me, so stay tuned!
Now let’s go back to these cookies, which are always a number one priority in the world I live in.
Sweet, intriguing chewy bits with hints of vanilla and walnut and melty chocolate chips. If that’s not your definition of cookie heaven then you need to revaluate your life and definition of cookie heaven.
I left these at home when I marched for Ireland, and if you ask me, I’m still sad about it and trying to fill the cookie-shaped hole in my heart with, you guessed it, chocolate bars.
There are all kinds of courage. It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends. And so much more bravery to get on a plane leaving behind a perfectly fine batch of homemade walnut chocolate cookies.
TEN MILLION POINTS FOR CONSUELO!
- 75 grams walnuts
- 180 grams white whole wheat flour
- 180 grams coconut sugar
- 40 grams coconut oil
- 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
- 150 grams almond milk
- 100 grams dark chocolate
- Grind walnuts to a flour in a food processor.
- Whisk together in a bowl add the ingredients but the chocolate.
- Chop the chocolate into small pieces and add them to the dough.
- Form the dough into 10 cookies.
- Freeze cookies for at least 1 hour.
- Bake in a preheated oven a 200ºC (400F) for 12-13 minutes or until cookies are golden. They will feel soft as you pull them out the oven but they get chewy as they cool!
- Any kind of milk or nut can be used.