Let's be honest, the outfit content on Stella's Wardrobe may, for now, become a little secondary for a few obvious reasons. Firstly I won't be able to shoot outfits because of course I not only live alone but we are also facing an inevitable lockdown, which doesn't exactly lend itself to taking pics outdoors.
We will also pretty much be living in sweatpants with no makeup on, so me dressing up feels a little bit irrelevant to the current situation and to be honest I have not really felt like it either.
I mean fear not you will still get some excellently art directed mirror selfies as I have some dresses waiting to be worn, so I will get inventive when it comes to shooting them. I will also make the effort of putting some makeup on and changing out of my gym kit on some days so that I don't descent into becoming a total slob, but in the meantime I want to use the blog for interesting content to keep you entertained and me sane.
That will be anything from new recipes, to my favourite podcasts, to how to re-organise your wardrobe (a project I have been putting off for years but hey ho now is the time I guess), which will keep me busy and productive and will hopefully bring a little smile to your face, provide you with things to do, cook and bake and hopefully keep us all occupied enough to remain positive. As bad as everything seems now, we will be ok!
Anyways to kick things off a wonderful recipe for cookies I tried last weekend and which was super fun to make and even better to eat.
I have been a bit obsessed with all things almond since discovering almond milk (yes, I am a millennial cliche) so was more than intrigued when I stumbled across this flour and sugar free recipe for almond butter cookies with white chocolate chips.
It uses maple syrup instead of sugar and the cookies have an amazing texture - super gooey and indulgent without being too sweet, hands down one of the best home made cookies I have ever made! You will probably get to see a lot more cooking content but these "healthier" cookies are a new favourite so get baking!
- 1 large egg
- 1 cup almond butter (smooth)
- 1/3 cup (80 ml) maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 3/4 cup (130 g) white chocolate chunks
- Preheat oven to 180 Celsius and line a couple of baking trays with parchment paper. Set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, beat the egg with a whisk until it's slightly frothy.
- Add the almond butter, maple syrup, and baking soda (baking powder also works if you double the quantities), mixing well until fully combined.
- Fold in chocolate chips.
- Using a tablespoon place scoops of the cookie dough onto the baking tray.
- Only do about 4-5 cookie dough scoops per tray as they spread quite a bit while baking.
- Repeat process until all dough is used and bake in batches.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges begin to turn golden brown.
- Remove from oven and allow cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.