Tag Archive: Cookies


Check out these recipes for planet-friendly treats!

The latest issue of The Free Weekly is out today, and Making Ripplesis all about baking and goodies that aren’t secretly baddies. Here are some recipes from Ripples to help you get started eating green and baking with organic, fair trade ingredients:

Try baking Solar Cookies with the recipe of your choice!  Here’s a how-to video from YouTube.

Want soup? Go vegan and try out this Vegan Cheddar Baked Potato Soup. Warm and comforting!

I love pancakes, and this recipe from Ripples is great for putting autumn flavor into your breakfast: Gluten-Free Vegan Pumpkin Spice Pancakes with Apple Butter

Just for fun, our friend Chris and his students from Colombia want to teach you how to make gluten-free Peanut Butter Cookies with your host, Piggy. :)

Ripples will begin experimenting not only with allergen-free recipes, but solar cookies too!

Since we don’t have an oven right now and are using a toaster oven / microwave unit, which bakes 6-10 cookies at a time, I decided today that I’m going to try and use a solar oven to bake the cookies.  Heck, if I have to use substitutes for the flour, eggs, butter, chocolate and sugar, I might as well substitute the gas oven for the solar oven.  First, I gotta decide which one to buy! It’s not an easy decision.  Ya’ll know the pizza box method utterly failed me in a previous post, so at least we’ve narrowed it down :)

Solar Cookies

Here’s a fun, 3 minute video about baking cookies in two types of solar ovens:

Now you can order allergen-free cookies to support Ripples!

Coming soon, Ripples Cookies is offering 100% allergen-free cookies.  This means everything we bake will be 100% gluten-free and vegan, with options for you to order sugar-free, nut-free, and chocolate-free cookies too!  The chocolate chips we’re now using are Kosher and free of the top 8 allergens: milk, soy, wheat, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, fish and shellfish. We are also 100% soy-free, all organic, and fair trade.  That means that if we use vanilla extract in a recipe, it’s from a Fair Trade source. View full article »

New organic cookie flavors available at Ripples!

With the spring comes new life, and with new life comes new ways to eat cookies! :) View full article »

Come check out an excellent festival on healthy local food!

Ripples will have a table all day Saturday, March 3rd, at the UA Global Campus Center on the downtown square.  You’ll have the opportunity to attend movie showings, classes, a seed swap, and of course, sample food donated from several local restaurants.  To learn more, click here and check out the Dig In! festival schedule and details.  The reception and movie showings begin Friday night.

Get a Coupon!

On Saturday, if you stop by Ripples’ table you’ll get a $1 off coupon for your next sustainable cookie order! Hope to see everyone there!  But if I’m not at the table, it’s likely because I’m attending the classes on Beginner Gardening & Composting, Good Bugs Bad Bugs, Basic Canning and No-Till Farming.  There’s a lot to see and learn, so come check it out!

This teen cookie exchange was such an awesome, fun event!

Many thanks to the library, and to Shay Brooks for her hard work and excellent decorating skills! Check out these photos of the event. It was my first cookie exchange, well unless you count kindergarten in Pennsylvania, and despite being sick I did have a great time.

Ripples' Cookies with event sign

Table of cookies

Ripples' Cookies presentation

Lots of people!

A delicious way to make a difference on Valentine’s Day!

Ripples now sells fair trade organic chocolates as well as cookies!  The chocolates come from high-quality dark chocolate bars bought at ONF, certified organic and fair trade.  They’re placed into handmade origami boxes, 4 chocolates per box, and come in a variety of shapes including hearts, bunnies, roosters and more!  You pick the shapes and can choose between a standard box or heart-shaped box (see pictures below).

There’s still time to place your order to be ready by Valentine’s Day!

Just call and leave a message at (931) 532-0639 or Email: AmandaBancroft@Gmail.com

Swirled design in cream cheese frosting!

Organic Heart-Shaped Sugar Cookies!

Chocolate dipped cookies!

Melting chocolate

Origami Heart Box for your chocolates!

Ripples’ Sugar Cookies are now made with a smooth cream cheese frosting!

For Christmas this year I decided to change the frosting recipe from one that was harder and conducive to artwork, to one that tasted good and contained less artificial coloring (or none!).  Using all organic cream cheese and butter added to these 100% organic sugar cookies was a tasty idea.  They’re softer, creamier and keep well in the refrigerator.

I’m happy to customize cookie orders (as you can see, there is variety) and leave out the food coloring or sugar coating. Also, I can use a sugar replacement of your choice to substitute for sugar – just ask me if it’s possible and we’ll work together.  Valentine’s Day is coming up and I can easily do pink hearts!

Christmas cookies!

Cream Cheese Frosting :)

The green tree was my favorite

How do you eat a homemade organic & fair trade cookie?

How I Made an Organic, Romantic Dinner

Last night, I wanted to make Ryan a special dinner to say thank-you for all the hours he puts in at work to make our homestead a reality someday.  Here’s my recipe for Lady & the Tramp Spaghetti with Serena’s Fresh Garlic Bread!  This meal was created in honor of that very special Disney movie and also inspired by my friend Serena who gave me a whole new concept of garlic bread.  View full article »