wheat free cookies

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I’ve posted these cookies before, but they’re so simple and good they’re worth posting again.

I doubled the recipe and it made close to three dozen.

- 4 cups peanut butter
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 4 eggs
- 1 teaspoon baking powder

For soft cookies, bake at 350° for ten minutes. Bake up to 18 minutes for more firm cookies.

I don’t know if I would call these oatmeal cream pies, because they don’t taste like the original…. But they’re still a delicious oatmeal cookie sandwich with a cream filling! So there’s that.

Cookie
- ½ cup almond flour
- ½ cup coconut flour
- ¾ cup gluten free oats
- ½ cup coconut sugar (or regular)
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 egg
- ½ cup applesauce
- ½ cup pumpkin puree
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons softened coconut oil

1. Mix dry ingredients first then add in wet and thoughroughly mix.
2. Use an ice cream scoop or a ¼ cup to measure cookies. Use hands to flatten out to form cookies about ¼ inch thick.
3. Bake for 10-12 minutes at 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Makes approximately 8 cookies, or four sandwiches.

Filling
- 1 stick butter, softened
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons coconut cream (from canned full fat coconut)
- 2 cups powdered sugar

1. Cream butter and coconut cream together.
2. Add in vanilla, then slowly add in ¼ cup powdered sugar at a time until full mixed.

Once cookies are cooled, spoon frosting onto bottom side of cookies and gently press together. Wrap with plastic wrap and keep refrigerated.

Model Karlie Kloss Thinks More Women Should Code. Here's What She's Doing About It

There’s a new model for women in tech. A supermodel, in fact. And this time next year, a few more women might be working in tech, thanks to her.

Karlie Kloss is one of the highest-paid models in the world, according to Forbes’ 2015 ranking, but she keeps rolling out new entrepreneurial and philanthropic endeavors. She’s launched a well-trafficked YouTube channel, collaborated with Milk Bar on Klossies — wheat-free, dairy-free cookies that raise money for charities — and sponsored coding camps for high school girls. “For me, success is having the opportunity to pursue my passions, especially those that can impact other people,” Kloss says.

With her latest passion project, Kloss wants to “simultaneously close the job gap and gender gap in tech,” and empower women to become professional developers.

Today she opens applications for the Kode With Klossy Career Scholarship. Every month, one new winner will get free access to a nine-month code class — valued at $12,000 — that prepares her for a career in tech. Through the Flatiron School’s Learn.co online campus, participants will learn multiple coding languages, create a GitHub portfolio and work together to make web apps. Graduates can apply for apprenticeships at partnering companies, which include Instagram, WeWork, Conde Nast, New York Magazine and Vice.

Kloss sees the social significance of getting women in tech: “I think women are currently an underutilized and poorly-supported group of potential employees in an industry that has a widening gap of unfilled jobs. So I think the opportunity is just tremendous.”

Indeed, the lack of gender diversity in tech is well documented. There are many programs — Girls Who Code, Black Girls Code — trying to get girls excited about code, as well as professional programs to help adult women kickstart careers in tech, such as Girl Develop It and Hackbright Academy. But none have had a supermodel mascot on board to bust stereotypes.

Kloss is a natural champion for code literacy among women, because she’s a student herself. In 2014, she took her first coding class at the Flatiron School. Her curiosity about technology brought her in for a 2-week intro class, and has kept her coming back for 2 years now. Though she’s the first to admit she’s still learning, she makes time in her busy schedule for coding lessons with the Flatiron School’s cofounder, Avi Flombaum.

“What’s unique about working with Karlie is that this is purely her own intellectual curiosity,” Flombaum says. “She’s passionate about learning — not just code, but a lot of things. And she’s become passionate about sharing that learning experience. I have no doubt that curiosity is one of the things that helps her stand out in her industry and drives her to do things that most people don’t, entrepreneurship included.” (x)