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allergy-friendly pumpkin chocolate chip cookies

Thanks to Calvin's unhappy guts, I've had to make some sacrifices to be able to continue nursing my little babe. I am now soy, dairy, egg and wheat free. So... basically no cakes, cookies, cheese, ice cream, processed foods, delicious bread, wonderful donuts.. Everything I sustained myself on during pregnancy is now off limits.
I don't really miss cheese- amazingly- but I do miss a nice, delicious chocolate chip cookie. The recipes I've found use expensive ingredients- almond meal, coconut flour, Earth Balance Soy Free Buttery Spread, palm oil vegetable shortening.. And they taste like poo. I've been experimenting with recipes trying to come up with a delicious CHEAP cookie and finally baked one that I love! Thanks to the flax eggs and oat flour it has two components that typically make up lactation cookies, so I also added in Brewer's Yeast to make it a well-rounded lactation cookie. Of course, leave out the Brewer's Yeast if you're not breastfeeding. …

Chocolate Pot de Creme

Chocolate Pot de Creme

8 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped1 1/2 cups whole milk (I've substituted 2% with success as well)1 cup heavy cream6 egg yolks5 tablespoons white sugar1/4 teaspoon salt

Place chopped chocolate into a blender.Whisk together the remaining ingredients and heat in a heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium-low heat. Cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon and almost boiling.Pour the hot mixture into the blender over the chocolate. Cover and blend until smooth, scraping down the sides as needed. Hold a kitchen towel over the lid of the blender to be safe, everything will be hot.Divide the mixture among 6-8 ramekins or small cups and refrigerate until set, about 3 hours. Top with lightly sweetened whipped cream before serving.
Variation: Make individual dessert cups by topping the pot de creme with brownie chunks, raspberries, and whipped cream. If you stabilize the whipped cream with gelatin they can be assembled up t…