It is December 16th and I have yet to bake any cookies this holiday season. Sure I’ve made homemade white chocolate and some peppermint bark but that doesn’t count because they aren’t cookies. I set out to fix this predicament this past weekend, except once I got done making these cookies I realized that I hadn’t actually “baked” anything still since these are no bake cookies. Oh well!
I’m pretty sure Santa doesn’t discriminate between baked and no bake cookies anyway. Plus I’m sure he would appreciate the energy boost he would get from these healthy fat filled cookies, as opposed to the blood sugar roller coaster most cookies would put him on. At least I would if I was Santa Claus… oh if only 🙂
I made these using carob powder instead of cocoa powder so those on the autoimmune protocol could still enjoy some delicious holiday goodies. I brought some leftovers in to work (you know, so I don’t get fat eating ALL the cookies) and my coworkers had no idea it wasn’t real chocolate until I told them. Most went back for seconds (or thirds) because these cookies were that good. I call that a win! If you’d prefer though, just replace the carob powder 1:1 with cocoa powder. They will be just as tasty!
- 3 Tbs coconut butter, softened
- 3 Tbs coconut oil, softened
- ¼ cup carob powder (or cocoa if not on AIP)
- ¼ cup maple syrup or honey
- 2 drops peppermint essential oil (or 1 tsp peppermint extract)
- 2 cups shredded coconut
- Place coconut butter, coconut oil, carob powder, maple syrup and peppermint in a bowl and stir to combine.
- Add coconut and mix until incorporated.
- Form 1 inch balls and place onto parchment lined cookie sheet
- Set in fridge to chill, about 30 mins
- Store in refrigerator
- Soften slightly at room temperature before serving
Leave Santa a healthier treat this Christmas Eve and make him these cookies. I’m sure he will thank you by leaving you the BEST gifts. And word on the street is that Santa likes coconut… Hipster Santa anyway!
In vibrant health,