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Vegan Cacao-nut Cookies sans refined sugar

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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.

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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

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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!

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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!

Enjoy!

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Peppermint Candy Cane Cookies

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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:)

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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!

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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!)

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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!

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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!

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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!

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

xx