Healthy Spiced Cookies

 

I can’t believe this is the very last week of the Pretty Wee Christmas series!  It has been a super fun mini series and I hope that you have enjoyed the recipes and gift ideas each Friday.

Because we need to leave with a bang, today I have the BEST healthy spiced cookies to share with you!  I have certainly progressed in my baking skills and these were a total success first shot (fluke…definitely).  Even my son and husband approve.


I was actually so impressed with my healthy baking skills that my poor husband had to hear about it for several hours…

I always have a running post-it note of the ingredients I add to a recipe, JUST IN CASE it actually works.  Lucky I did for this one as I will certainly be making these time and time again.  You will notice that these are also GLUTEN FREE, EGG FREE, and DAIRY FREE.

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So, you will need the following ingredients to create these super healthy spiced cookies:

  • 1 Chia egg (made using one tsp chia seeds and 5 tsp water – sit for 5 minutes or until the mix is gel-like
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  • 2 tbsp Mayver’s Super Spread
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp Natvia baking stevia
  • 1 cup gluten free flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp all spice
  • 4 tbsp almond milk
  • Gluten Free flour for dusting when rolling

What to do:

  1. Pre heat your oven to 180 degrees and line a baking tray with baking paper;
  2. In a large bowl, add the Super spread, coconut oil and stevia and stir until combined;
  3. Add to the wet mixture the flour, baking soda and spices, and combine.  The mixture should look crumbly and dry at this point;
  4. Add 2 of the 4 tbsp almond milk and combine;
  5. Add the chia egg and combine;
  6. Slowly add the second 2 tbsp almond milk, mixing regularly.  Stop adding once the mixture comes together to form a dough.
  7. Kneed the dough using clean hands and then place on a floured board.  Using a rolling pin, roll to 1cm thickness and use cookie cutters to cut into desired shapes;
  8. Place shapes on a baking tray and bake for 15 minutes or until crisp.

Ice as you desire.  I used Natvia icing stevia mix.

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These cookies are the perfect spicy-ness for Christmas, but also not sweet at all.  You could definitely make them sweeter if you prefer, but I like that they are more spicy than sweet for Christmas.

If you missed the last few weeks of Pretty Wee Christmas, you can find the links here:

  1. Week One
  2. Week Two
  3. Week Three
  4. Week Four
  5. Week Five

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

xxx

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