Healthier Christmas Cookies
I love baking Christmas cookies. We all know I like to be in the kitchen, but baking Christmas cookies is like the next level for me. I am no pastry chef or magical decorator. It is just a lot of fun! I always try to make the Christmas cookies just a little bit more healthy so I feel no guilt when consuming them.
This wooden tray is just the cutest thing I bought this Christmas. I know Santa is going to love it. Do you still do Santa in your house? I am sad because I think this just might be our last Christmas believing in Santa. We had some questions about it this year and a kid at school tried to spill the beans. I can actually remember believing in Santa in more than one memory in my childhood. It breaks my heart to see that come to an end already. That part of childhood seems like it was over fast?!
The tray is off of Etsy. There are a few shops that do them. I picked this one because it put the kids’ names on it.
Get the Kids Involved
We are always looking for an activity for the kids to do in the kitchen, check out our Instagram hashtag #simplywholemomsblog
These cookies are a great way to let the kids help, and get their hand’s a little dirty. Things I let my kids do….
Mi, measure, and stir
Roll the dough into balls
Cut the cholate bar up, with a child-safe knife.
Push the chocolate on the cookies when they are out of the oven.
These cookies are just a twist on the classic blossom cookies. We subbed out a few things to make them dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegan.
My family avoids peanut butter due to the high amounts of mold typically found in peanut butter. Cashew butter is a substitute we started to use. I love cashew butter so much that it is richer and smoother. This is what makes these cookies extra yummy. It also acts as the egg in this recipe.
We keep it gluten and grain-free by using almond flour.
By just simply using dairy-free dark chocolate we are also able to keep this recipe dairy-free.
Cashew Butter Blossom Cookies Recipe
This recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, and egg-free.
Yields: 28 cookies
- 1.4 cup cashew butter
- 2 T coconut oil (melted)
- 2 T maple syrup
- 1/4 coconut sugar
- 2 T milk (any non-dairy milk will work)
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 cups almond flour
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- dairy-free dark chocolate bar
How to Make it:
- Preheat the oven to 350. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Combine all wet ingredients with a mixer.
- In a separate bowl combine dry ingredients.
- While the mixer is running add in dry ingredients.
- Once combined roll into 1 tablespoon-sized ball, and place on a cookie sheet.
- Flatten balls using a cup or something with a flat surface.
- Bake for 5-7 minutes.
- While baking chop up the chocolate into small squares.
- When you remove cookies from the oven immediately press on the chocolate.
- Cool and enjoy!
We really hope you have a Merry Christmas. We love the idea of being in your home on Christmas. If you make the cookies please send us a picture. It would make our day!