September/October 2022

Family Night Cookies

By Sophia Hiser

I have learned a lot about following instructions from my time in baking. This cookie recipe has been a healthy and yummy family treat for a while, but sometimes the recipe does not turn out the way I wanted it to. Those are the moments that I am taught patience, wisdom, and the importance of following directions! And when it turns out yummy and delicious, I am reminded that when I listen to instruction, the results are sweet!

Family Night Cookies


3 cups organic flour
1 cup organic quick-cooking oats
1 tsp baking soda
2 cups organic coconut sugar
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp sea salt
1 cup melted unrefined coconut oil
2 large organic eggs
2 tsp pure vanilla
½ bag organic chocolate chips


Mix all the ingredients in one large bowl. Batter will be a bit crumbly. Shape into balls and place on a parchment-lined cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Let cookies cool and enjoy!

About the Chef

Sophia Hiser lives with her parents and five siblings, and loves to read, bake, draw, and sew. Her favorite book that she’s read this year has been Moon Over Manifest, by Clare Vanderpool. Her newest adventure has been taking on the family garden, where you’ll see a lively pumpkin patch and other emerging vegetables. Her favorite animals are all kinds of dogs.