vegan gluten free holiday cookies

 

Last week I wrote about holiday traditions and how we can still create the sweet memories of this wonderful time of year without consuming all the junk. I swear I’m really not being the Grinch when I say let go of past holiday traditions and create your own healthy ones. I’m as much excited about Christmas and winter coziness as anybody else. Trust me!

So, today I’m sharing a fun recipe that will get anybody in the holiday mood.

These cookies are gluten-free, sugar-free, and vegan. BUT STILL TOTALLY FESTIVE and fun to make with the entire family.

CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE RECIPE

Ingredients

    • 2 cups oats (choose certified gluten-free oats if you want these to be gluten-free)
    • 1/2 cup gluten-free, all-purpose baking mix + a little extra for rolling out dough
    • 1/2 cup coconut palm sugar
    • 1/3 cup maple syrup
    • 1/3 cup + 2 Tbsp Earth Balance or other vegan butter alternative (or you can use real organic butter)
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
    • 1 tsp chia seeds
    • 1/4 tsp salt
    • 3/4 cup organic chocolate chips (dark chocolate is the healthiest option)

 

 

making vegan gluten free holiday cookies

 

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2. In a food processor chop oats on high until they turn into a flour-like texture. Add baking flour, palm sugar, and salt. Mix again until all is blended well.

3. Add maple syrup, vanilla, and butter. Mix everything again by PULSING it together.

4. Add chips and mix by hand.

5. On a flat surface, using a rolling pin or your hands, spread the dough fairly thin—about 1/4″ thickness. Using any fun cookie cutters you have, push down, pressing firmly.  Using a spatula, you can transfer your cookies onto a baking sheet.

6. Bake for 17 minutes to get them browned and crunchy. If you want them dough-like and soft then cook for 12 minutes.

7. ENJOY! I know you will create fun memories with this recipe. It’s a wonderful afternoon activity with kids.

 

vegan gluten free holiday cookies

Other Options & Healthy Holiday Treats:

xo Juli Novotny of Pure Mamas

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  • http://bfellicious.wordpress.com/ Felien Geldhof

    Looks delicious! And looks easy to make. Thanks for posting!! :)

    • julinovotny

      Thank you @BFellicious:disqus for the comment! ;)

  • http://www.rawdorable.blogspot.com shannonmarie

    Love it <3 I'll have to make these with my kids :-)

    • julinovotny

      thank you @028d442572bda2506432769c9f1a6ad1:disqus – nice to hear from a dessert expert.

      • http://www.rawdorable.blogspot.com shannonmarie

        Ha ha. You’re the dessert expert ;-)

  • Penni Shelton

    Planning to make these this weekend! Also shared over at Upgrade Your Plate!
    xoxo – Penni

    • http://blog.honest.com/ Honest

      Penni, thanks so much for sharing at Upgrade Your Plate. We hope you enjoy these tasty treats. And we welcome any other recipe requests or suggestions, too. Happy Holidays!

  • SaraM

    Can I sub out the coconut palm sugar with brown sugar? My son is allergic to coconut.

    • julinovotny

      Yes!

  • organic box

    I LOVE the star shaped idea! These look delicious.

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