Xmas Spice Cookies

These Xmas Spice Cookies are a perfect healthy treat at Xmas time, you could even make these and have them as edible xmas tree decorations.

Dairy free, gluten free, and so easy to make! With a hint of that Xmas marzipan flavour too. YUM!

Xmas Spice Cookies (makes about 18-20):

Ingredients:

  • 1/2C almond meal (you can also use leftover pulp from home made almond milk)

  • 1/2C coconut flour

  • 1/4C powdered* xylitol (a sugar free sweetener – you can get from a health food store)

  • 4T coconut oil

  • 1/2C almond butter

  • 2T melted cacao butter
  • 4T coconut syrup

  • 1/2C water

  • pinch salt

  • 1t mixed spice

  • 1/4t nutmeg
  • pinch clove powder
  • 1t almond extract or 20 drops Medicine Flower Almond Essence
  • 1t vanilla extract or 8 drops Medicine Flower Vanilla Essence
  • Goji berries, chopped pistachios as well as optional sauces (see below for recipes) and extra powdered xylitol for decorating

Method:

In a dry blender jug you can powder the xylitol* by adding to the blender and blitzing it until it turns into a powder. Transfer to a container and set aside.

In a mixing bowl sift dry ingredients. Add remainder of ingredients (except for garnish ingredients) and knead together with your hands to form a dough. It should hold it’s shape and not crumble. If it does, add a bit more water or some extra coconut oil.

On a smooth surface place dough and flatten out until its about 3-4mm thick. Using xmas style cookie cutters (I used a santa, bell, star and tree shape), cut out cookie shapes and place on a dehydrator tray. 

Dehydrate at 115°F for approx 24 hours. Allow to cool. Transfer to a container while you make the sauces.

PS. Don’t have a dehydrator? You can bake these in the oven at 180°C for about 10 minutes. :)

Chocolate Sauce:

  • 4T raw cacao

  • 4T coconut nectar

  • 4T coconut oil (melted)

  • pinch salt

  • 6 drops Medicine Flower Vanilla Extract

Method:

Whisk ingredients together until combined. Get cookies out of container and place cookies on a flat surface and choose which ones you would like to add the chocolate sauce to. With a teaspoon lightly drizzle the chocolate sauce over the cookies. You can garnish with chopped pistachio’s too if you like. Place in freezer to set for 10 minutes. 

White Chocolate Sauce:

  • 1/2C cashews 

  • 2T xylitol

  • 4T coconut oil (melted)

  • pinch salt

  • water just enough to cover cashews

Method:

Blend all ingredients until smooth in the blender. Get cookies out of container and place cookies on a flat surface and choose which ones you would like to add the white chocolate sauce to. With a teaspoon lightly drizzle the white chocolate sauce over the cookies. You can garnish with chopped goji berries too if you like. Place in freezer to set for 10 minutes. 

I also dusted some cookies in extra powdered xylitol to add variety to the garnishes.

Keep in freezer until ready to serve. Enjoy and Merry Xmas everyone! x

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