Wholesome Holiday Cookies (vegan + gluten-free)


Author Notes: If you're looking for Wholesome Holiday Cookies that are vegan, gluten-free, naturally sweetened and low-carb, these are for you! They're delicious.Elizabeth | Vancouver with Love

Makes: 9 x 3" cookies
Prep time: 40 min
Cook time: 15 min

Ingredients

Cookies

  • 1 tablespoon ground flax
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • ¾ cups pecans or almonds
  • 1 cup chickpea flour
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons ground cloves
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • ½ cups small dates (about 18)
  • ½ cups unmelted coconut oil

Frosting (optional)

  • ¼ cups coconut butter/manna
  • teaspoons stevia powder
  • teaspoons ground cinnamon
In This Recipe

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F/175°C and line two baking trays with parchment paper. Mix the flax and water in a bowl and set aside.
  2. Blend the dates in a high-speed blender/food processor until they are broken down into really small pieces. Rub them into the dry mixture with your hands.
  3. Add the coconut oil and flax/water mixture to the dry mixture, and knead until all ingredients are combined and a dough forms.
  4. Divide the dough into 12 equal balls, and press them down flat into ½cm circles on the baking trays, equally spaced apart. If you have cookie stamps, press them into each cookie now to make a pattern.
  5. Bake the cookies for 13-14 minutes until they are just beginning to brown (they will still be soft), then remove from the oven and leave to rest on the baking tray for 5 minutes. Then transfer to a wire rack to cool.
  6. For the optional frosting, heat the coconut butter on your stovetop in a small saucepan on a very low heat, until it becomes runny. Mix in the stevia and cinnamon, and spoon the frosting into an icing bag. Use this to decorate your cookies with festive shapes!

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