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Chocolate Strawberry Cookies {Gluten Free}

These gluten-free, Chocolate Strawberry cookies are a delicious blend of tart, freeze dried strawberries, brown sugar and semi-sweet chocolate and have an added dose of fiber from the oat bran in them – making them the perfect breakfast cookie!

Chocolate Strawberry Cookies

Since I was 12 years old, I have been waking up to the aroma and taste of coffee. I’ve been convinced that the smell of it brewing is better than any alarm clock, and that first sip of it gets every fiber in my body as excited as my daughter gets when the slight chance of bumping into Paul Wesley (from the Vampire Diaries) presents itself.

However, according to “The Idiot’s Guide to Smarter Coffee Drinking,” I have been going about this whole coffee thing all wrong! According to this guide (with handy-dandy infographic), the ideal time to drink coffee is NOT as soon as I wake up, but at 10am! Wait – that’s like 6 hours after I open my eyes! I mean how am I supposed to deal with Atlanta traffic without coffee buzzing through my veins? Or, maybe I won’t feel the need to give anyone the one-finger salute without coffee buzzing through my veins? hmmm…Just kidding – I don’t do that – seriously, I don’t!

Chocolate Strawberry Cookies

If I were to follow this guide, then, well, I guess I need to arm myself with a breakfast that would be a worthy substitute for coffee! And – what better substitute for coffee is there than chocolate!? Right? Especially when said chocolate comes in the form of cookies! Cookies that are healthy enough to be breakfast cookies with chocolate IN them and chocolate ON them!

Chocolate Strawberry Cookies

As I have been experimenting with different gluten-free flour options, I used sorghum flour in these cookies, but, if gluten is your thing, you can use regular all-purpose flour too. I also added in some freeze dried strawberries to add in some tartness – because tart, freeze dried strawberries, semi-sweet chocolate, and brown sugar just jive so well together!

What would you substitute your cuppa joe with?
Or, I guess I should be asking – would you ever even consider substituting your cuppa joe?

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Hotly Spiced

Thursday 11th of February 2016

I also used to wake up to the smell of freshly brewed coffee. My parents couldn't start the day without it. Cookies for breakfast is a wonderful idea xx

Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes

Thursday 11th of February 2016

Cookies for breakfast are one of those things I love being able to do as an adult :) Love the combo of strawberry and chocolate!

Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary

Thursday 11th of February 2016

Real talk, who can wait till 10 am for their morning cup of coffee?? That guide sounds like nonsense, no offense to the person who wrote it. ;) Now cookies first thing in the morning sounds wonderful! But, I still want my coffee, dang it! Maybe if you fed me a dozen of these I could wait. Love these cookies, Shashi! I have a bunch of freeze dried strawberries and they need a home other than my pantry.. in these cookies sounds perfect! So festive and seriously delicious! Cheers, my dear! Xo


Wednesday 10th of February 2016

Oh no no no....I would not substitute at all. Love my filter coffee too much. I am so done with all the research..:). What I would love, are these cookies with my coffee. I know these will be great, so full of nutrients and love sorghum. I've never baked with it though.. I had such a great laugh Sashi..thanks to you. Hugs.

Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom

Wednesday 10th of February 2016

Even more reason for me to buy some sorghum flour!! which I was just about to buy at the store!!! Dude, these cookies look amazing! Your photos are gorgeous!!!! and sadly, I cannot part with my coffee. . even when I have a smoothie in the morning, I have my coffee first .. can't give it up! :)