Have you been baking Christmas cookies? Most Christmas cookies are loaded with sugar regardless of their gluten content. But they don’t have to be. Not only do I have a cookie for you that’s far healthier than traditional Christmas cookies, I have a great resource for finding even more healthy Christmas cookie recipes created by some of your favorite bloggers!
Sandra of Candida Diet Plan is hosting a healthy cookie event that you’re going to want to check out. She asked 15 bloggers to join her in creating their healthiest tastiest Christmas cookie to share at her event. You can check out her preview post here. I will be sharing her round up here at GFC just as soon as it’s posted.
These Christmas No-Bake Chocolate Pumpkin Cookies are my contribution to Sandra’s event!
They’re gluten-free, grain-free, and refined sugar-free sweetened with just a half cup of grade B maple syrup for 3-4 dozen cookies! And they’re incredibly versatile. You can vary their size, shape, or trimmings.
Start with the base recipe and enjoy the chocolaty pumpkinness by itsself.
Or roll them in your favorite chopped nut, dried fruit, or coconut. Sweet cashews taste delicious.
I love pistachios for a festive green color!
You could even turn them into a thumbprint cookie and fill the center with a frosting, jam, or a simple dark chocolate chip.
And they look really cute arranged like a Christmas tree.
Best part? (Besides the taste.) You don’t have to bake. Mix them up, roll them around, and keep them in the freezer. They keep for weeks and are easy to pull out, thaw slightly, and serve.
Christmas No-Bake Chocolate Pumpkin Cookies
- 1/4 c. coconut flour from Nuts.com
- 1/2 c. almond flour from Nuts.com
- 1/2 c. raw cacao powder
- 1 15-oz. can pumpkin
- 1/2 c. grade B maple syrup
- 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
- 1 tsp. salt
- * Optional: 1 c. nuts of your choice, chopped
1. Place all ingredients except chopped nuts in the food processor and process until smooth.
2. Roll into small balls by hand and then roll the balls in chopped nuts. Or press your thumb into the top of the ball to flatten. Fill the thumbprint with filling of your choice.
3. Store in the freezer for at least an hour. Serve slightly thawed.
Makes 3-4 dozen cookies depending on the size of the balls
Are you wondering why I use nut flours from Nuts.com? More on that soon!
- What is your favorite healthy Christmas cookie?
- Do you bake with almond flour or coconut flour?
- What Christmas cookie do you wish had a healthy version?