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Vegan Cacao-nut Cookies sans refined sugar


Soo my roomies + I used to make these quite often whenever we had those intense sweets cravings. We were all fitness junkies living in Solana Beach, CA + super into healthy eats + healthy sweets. One in particular had some amazing self control + helped me fight off those flaming hot cheeto + froyo cravings. Oftentimes, we would sit at the dinner table together scrolling through Pinterest to see what other “healthy” dessert we could make. Such a blast we all had. I was so lucky to end up with such great roomies after my previous experience with a male roommate named Rufio (what my gfs + I called him). The story of that fiasco needs to be saved for a whole other post because it is drama. Total creepo, ew.

Anyway, back to happy things like these amazeballs cookies. This recipe is super simple to follow + can be whipped up in 5 minutes.



Cacao-Nut Cookie:

♥ 1 cup almond meal

♥ 1/4-1/2 TSP of salt (I use pink himalayan salt + it’s a little stronger so I stick to about 1/4 TSP)

♥ 1/8 TSP baking soda

♥ 1/4 TSP cinnamon

♥ 3 TBSP coconut oil, melted

♥ 2 TBSP pure organic maple syrup

♥  1 1/2 TSP pure organic vanilla

♥ 1-3 TSP water (if needed)

♥ 1/4 cup cacao nibs

♥ 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut



Preheat oven to 350•. Combine almond meal, salt, baking soda + cinnamon in medium bowl. Stir in melted coconut oil, maple syrup + vanilla. Add in water as needed to bring everything together. Stir in cacao nibs + coconut flakes. Line baking sheet with parchment paper + spoon onto sheet (I like to kinda ball them up). Bake 10-11 minutes or until edges are golden. Remove from oven + let sit of 5-10 minutes. <<- this part is important because they need to firm up!




So OBVI you don’t want to eat all of these in one sitting. They are healthy but not thattt healthy. Share with your friends + family! They store well for a short period of time. They do get a little soft after awhile so you can always pop them in your toaster oven for a few minutes!



Peppermint Candy Cane Cookies


I know I’m being really bad right now + posting something I shouldn’t but it’s Christmas time! + everything in moderation riiight?! Plus, I LOVE to bake + what better time to make some super festive cookies for everyone to enjoy this year! + they aren’t toooo toooo bad for you:)


These Peppermint candy canes are seriously the cutest frickin’ cookies ever! + they taste soooo yummy (if you enjoy peppermint)! I found these cuties through Kristina of @lemonsandleisure. If you haven’t seen her insta, you’re seriously missing out. She’s a lovely wife/mother who lives a plant based, gluten free, mostly raw + vegan diet. So many UHMAYZING recipes to try out!


Peppermint Candy Canes (did I mention these are GLUTEN FREE…happy dance time!):

  • 2 1/2 cups gluten free, all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups organic powdered sugar (1 of 2 downfalls in these precious babies but so worth it)
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract (Peppermint can be way overpowering so don’t add more than this + omit if you do not like peppermint)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Red food coloring (the other downfall- try + find a natural one if possible!)



Combine flour, baking powder + salt in a mixing bowl. In your standing mixer (my favorite baking buddy!!), combine coconut oil, almond milk, peppermint + vanilla. Make sure both mixtures are well combined. Slowly add the flour mixture + mix until ball forms. Divide the dough evenly + leave half in your mixer. Add a few drops of red coloring + mix until desired color (I hate food coloring so I only added a bit + it made these a light pink instead of red). Wrap dough separately in seran wrap + refrigerate for about 15 minutes. Preheat oven to 350 degrees + prepare your candy canes! Take about a half of a TBS of each color + roll each into a thin strip. Twirl together + lay on a parchment covered baking sheet in the shape of a candy cane! Bake for 15-20 minutes!



I bet Santa will be sure to hit your house every year for the rest of your life if he’s guaranteed some of these delectable treats!



JorBabe + I love a lil tradition + make sure we have an open night every year for some cookie makin’ magic. This year we had a special guest: one of my BFFFFs, Rachel. Jor calls me Martha (Martha Stewart) so we nicknamed our little “bakery” Martha + The Minions lmao! We had such a blast making these together!


What traditions do you have? Any famous cookies we need to add to next year’s Christmas baking list? Spill!!