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A Healthy Christmas Treat!

If there is something we love more than a healthy treat, it’s an easy to make healthy treat.  These cookies are made with just 6 ingredients, take less than 5 minutes to put together and are PERFECT for a healthy Christmas cookie treat.

We think the holiday season is a great excuse to make cookies but it doesn’t have to mean compromising a healthy diet!

What’s In Them?

  • Cashew butter – Smooth and drippy cashew butter, with no added sugar. Try to use a cashew butter with a thin texture, otherwise, it will be harder to mix into the other ingredients.
  • Maple syrup – Either traditional maple syrup or a sugar free maple syrup if you are following a sugar free diet.
  • Coconut flour – A low carb and high fiber flour, this holds the cookies together, and also gives it a cakey texture.
  • Vanilla extract – Gives a touch of vanilla flavour to the cookies.
  • White chocolate chips – What is a cranberry recipe without any white chocolate in it? Either sugar free white chocolate chips or standard white chocolate chips.
  • Dried cranberries – Be sure to use 100% unsweetened dried cranberries.

These aren’t your traditional no bake cookies. There is no flour, no butter, and no grains needed, but you’d never tell. The texture is soft, chewy, and thick. They taste like vanilla cookies flavored with sweet white chocolate pieces that balance out the tartness of the cranberries.

Recipe

Serves: 12

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup cashew butter
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup sugar free or standard
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup white chocolate chips sugar free or standard

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Line a large plate with baking paper and set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine all your ingredients, except for the cranberries and white chocolate chips. Mix until combined. Using a rubber spatula, fold through the white chocolate chips and cranberries.
  3. Using your hands, form 12 balls and press firmly onto the lined plate and press to a cookie shape. Use a fork to cross each cookie. Freeze for 10 minutes or refrigerate for 30 minutes until firm.

NOTES

  • To Store: Cookies soften at room temperature, so should be stored in the refrigerator. Keep them covered (in a sealed container) and they will keep fresh for up to 2 weeks.
  • To Freeze: Store cookies in a ziplock bag and store in the freezer for up to 6 months.

NUTRITIONAL GUIDE

Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 155kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Sodium: 14mg | Potassium: 116mg | Fiber: 5g | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg | NET CARBS: 3g

Merry Christmas!

Recipe and image courtesy of The Big Man’s World