These Christmas themed cookies should get you in the festive spirit! This amazing recipe from health food blogger SpamellaB is also gluten and dairy free as well as containing no added sugar. Her blog and social media are an excellent source of ways to indulge healthily, we recommend you check them out for yourself.
Serves: Make 8-9 cookies
For the cookies: -
1 cup Rolled oats
½ cup Ground almonds
½ cup Oat or wholemeal flour
2 tbsp Coconut sugar
1 tsp Baking powder
1 tsp Ground ginger
3 tbsp CherryActive® dried cherries, chopped into smaller pieces
Zest of ½ an orange
2 tbsp Coconut oil, melted
3 tbsp Maple syrup or honey
1 tsp Vanilla extract
For the chocolate coating: -50g Dark chocolate (no added sugar if you can get it)
1 tbsp Coconut oil
1 heaped tbsp Crystalised ginger, diced into tiny pieces
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C, grease and line a baking sheet with greaseproof paper.
- Mix together the rolled oats, ground almonds, flour, coconut sugar, baking powder, ginger, chopped dried cherries and orange zest in a large bowl.
- Whisk together the melted coconut oil, egg, syrup or honey and vanilla then pour this into the dry ingredients. Mix to combine.
- Spoon the mixture onto the baking sheet, making about 8-9 cookies in total, pressing down and shaping with your hands or back of a spoon or fork.
- Bake for about 15 minutes, until golden and firmed up. Leave to cool completely on the tray - this is important as they harden while they cool.
- Now gently melt the dark chocolate and coconut oil on a very low heat. Then use a spoon to cover half of each cookie. Scatter over some ginger onto the melted chocolate, then place in the fridge for about 30 minutes to firm up - or eat straight away!
- Keep any remaining cookies in an airtight container in a cool place for up to 3 days.
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