Xmas Spice Cookies

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Get ready to put your “unbaking” skills to the test! These Xmas Spice Cookies are a perfect healthy treat during this time of year, and can be made either in a food dehydrator or in an oven  – whichever you prefer.  Dairy free, gluten free, and so easy to make! With a hint of that Xmas marzipan flavour too. YUM!

 

Ingredients

Cookies
  • 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
Chocolate Sauce
  • 4T cacao powder
  • 4T coconut nectar
  • 4T coconut oil (melted)
  • pinch salt
  • 6 drops Medicine Flower Vanilla Extract
White Chocolate Sauce
  • 1/2C raw cashews
  • 2T xylitol
  • 4T coconut oil (melted)
  • pinch salt
  • water just enough to cover cashews

Instructions

Cookies
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Dehydrate at 115°F for approx 24 hours. Allow to cool. Transfer to a container while you make the sauces.
Chocolate Sauce
  1. Whisk ingredients together until combined.
  2. 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. 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

Notes

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

Amanda is a qualified Raw Food Teacher, Chef, Coach, published author and founder of The Raw Food Kitchen. She can also be found blogging about raw food on the The Huffington Post. Amanda loves connecting with and inspiring people to get on their raw journey, with live events, workshops and retreats in Sydney and Bali, as well as offering transformational online programs.

The Raw Food Kitchen came about when Amanda battled systemic candida for over 5+ years, which left her a sick, bloated, insomniac shell of her former self. Realizing conventional medicine was not helping her (in fact was making her even more unwell) she started out on a search for a true path to wellness. It was during this time she discovered the raw foods philosophy. Within two months of going raw she had healed herself of her health condition.

Now she is sharing the power of a raw food diet by teaching and inspiring others to help heal their bodies, learning what it means to feel truly nourished, gain more energy and vitality and change the way we think about the word "diet".

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