Tis’ the season for healthy Christmas cookies. This blog will hopefully satisfy all your healthy Christmas cookie recipe dreams! It will also include other healthy sweet treats and even something for Fido because if you know anything about me you know I love my 5-year-old husky Mka more than anything!
Yes, I even made a Christmas card this year with just the two of us on it. I will include a photo of me and my fluffy baby for your enjoyment.
Healthy Christmas Cookie Recipes
Vegan Sugar Cookies by Team Beach Body
- Nonstick cooking spray
- 1 cup almond flour sift after measuring
- 1 dash sea salt (or Himalayan Salt)
- 1 dash of baking soda
- 2 Tbsp. pure maple syrup
- 1 Tbsp. extra virgin organic coconut oil melted
- 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- 2 tsp. unsweetened almond milk
- Parchment paper
- Preheat the oven to 325° F.
- Lightly coat a large baking sheet with spray. Set aside.
- Combine almond flour, salt, and baking soda in a medium bowl; mix well. Set aside.
- Combine maple syrup, oil, and extract in a small bowl; mix well.
- Add maple syrup mixture to almond flour mixture. Add milk slowly; mix to break up clumps of dough. Form dough into a ball with clean hands. Place on parchment paper. Roll into a 7-inch long log. Freeze for 50 to 60 minutes, or until firm.
- Cut the log into twelve slices. Spread slices out on a prepared baking sheet.
- Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until set.
- Cool for 10 minutes on a baking sheet. Loosen with a metal spatula, remove from sheets and cool completely on a wire rack (or on parchment paper).
If you are into “NO BAKE” cookies you will find some great recipes here!
Here is another one of my favorites:
Shakeology Nutty No-Bake Cookies
- 1 cup Chocolate Whey or Vegan Shakeology powder
- 1 cup all-natural almond butter
- 1 tsp. pure almond extract
- 1 cup dry quick-cooking rolled oats
- ½ cup honey
- Combine almond butter, extract, oats, honey, and Shakeology in a medium bowl; mix well with a spatula or clean hands.
- Roll the mixture into 24 balls, each about 1 inch in size.
- Flatten each slightly so that it is shaped like a traditional cookie.
- Refrigerate for at least one hour before serving.
- Serve immediately, or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to five days.
Healthy Christmas Cookies Without Sugar
Chocolate Sea Salt Peanut Butter Cookies
- Parchment paper
- ½ cup / 40 g dry rolled oats
- 2 scoops Chocolate Caramel Brownie Plant-Based Vegan Shakeology (or vegan chocolate or protein powder of your choice)
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- ½ cup / 130 g all-natural peanut butter (or sunflower butter)
- ¼ cup / 60 ml unsweetened almond milk (or unsweetened oat milk)
- 3 Tbsp. vegan egg replacement
- 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- 3 Tbsp. vegan dark chocolate chips
- 1 tsp. coconut oil
- ¼ tsp. sea salt flakes (like Maldon)
- Preheat the oven to 350° F (180 °C). Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
- Place oats in a small food processor (or blender); cover. Pulse until a fine flour texture is reached.
- Add oats, Shakeology, and baking powder to a small mixing bowl. Stir until mixed; set aside.
- Add peanut butter, almond milk, vegan egg replacement, and extract to a medium mixing bowl; stir until combined.
- Add oat mixture to peanut butter mixture; stir until combined.
- Shape into 12 equal balls, approximately 2 Tbsp. each; arrange on a prepared sheet. Gently flatten each ball by pressing with the back of the fork in a crosshatch pattern.
- Bake for 12 minutes. Set aside on a baking sheet for 1 minute; transfer to a cooling rack.
- While cookies are still hot, melt chocolate chips and oil in a small microwave-safe bowl for 30 seconds; stir. Repeat, until the chocolate is melted.
- Spread chocolate evenly on the cookies. Sprinkle it with salt.
- Store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to four days or freeze for up to 1 month.
This next recipe comes from “12 Healthy Christmas Recipes You Won’t Believe”
Paleo Caramel Apple Ginger Snaps
- For the Caramel Sauce:
- 1/2 cup Coconut Sugar
- 2 1/2 tablespoons Grass-Fed Butter
- 1/4 cup Full Fat Coconut Milk
- For the Cookies:
- 1/4 cup Coconut Oil, Melted
- 1 cup Coconut Sugar, Plus additional for rolling
- 1 large Egg White
- 2 tablespoons Molasses, Plus 2 teaspoons
- 1 1/2 cups Finely Ground Almond Meal, Plus 1 tablespoon (5.4 ounces)
- 1/4 cup Coconut Flour, Sifted, .08 ounces or 22 grams
- 1 3/4 teaspoons Baking Soda
- 1/2 teaspoon Salt
- 1/2 tablespoon Ground Ginger
- 2 teaspoons Cinnamon
- 1/2 cup Dried Apples, Lightly packed and diced
For Caramel Sauce:
- In a large pan over medium heat combine all of the caramel sauce ingredients and stir until smooth and well mixed.
- Bring to a boil and cook, stirring frequently, until the sauce begins to thicken, about 3-4 minutes.
- Transfer to a bowl and immediately refrigerate to let the sauce cool and thicken up more.
- In a large bowl, beat together the melted coconut oil and coconut sugar, just until the sugar is moistened.
- Add in the egg white and molasses and beat again until smooth and well mixed.
- Add the remaining ingredients, up to the dried apples into the bowl and stir until a sticky dough forms.
- Add the diced apple and stir until they are evenly dispersed into the dough.
- Place the bowl into the refrigerator for 10 minutes to make it easier to roll.
- Once chilled, preheat your oven to 350°F and line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper or a silicone liner. Additionally, pour some coconut sugar into a shallow plate with sides.
- Roll the dough into heaping tablespoon balls and then roll into the coconut sugar. Place onto the prepared cookie sheet and lightly press to slightly flatten the ball out. Repeat with the remaining dough.
- Bake until the edges are lightly golden brown and crispy, about 15 minutes. Note that they set up a lot while cooling. Let cool on the pan completely.
- Once cooled, drizzle the chilled caramel sauce and DEVOUR
Store cookies in the refrigerator so that the caramel can harden and not get messy if you want to stack them in a container.
Healthy Christmas Treats for Dogs
Wholefully has some great healthy treats for your pup!
- 2 3/4 cups (372 grams) whole wheat flour
- 1 cup (75 grams) wheat germ
- 1/2 cup (43 grams) ground flax seed
- 3 large eggs (153 grams, weighed out of shell)
- 1/2 cup (106 grams) olive oil
- 1/2 cup (122 grams) of unsweetened applesauce
- 1/2 cup (122 grams) pumpkin puree
- 1 tablespoon (20 grams) of honey
- Preheat the oven to 350°F and line two large baking sheets with parchment (or grease with cooking spray).
- In a large bowl, whisk together the whole wheat flour, wheat germ, and flax seed. In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs, olive oil, applesauce, pumpkin, and honey until smooth.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until thoroughly combined. Form the dough into a disc.
- On floured parchment paper, roll the dough out to 1/4-inch thick. Cut shapes with a cookie cutter and place them an inch apart on the prepared baking sheets.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the treats are deep golden brown and very hard. Cool completely on a rack before letting your pup enjoy it.
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Love and Light Always, Sarah
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