Okay friend, are you too feeling like baking?
I am! 🙂
The festive spirit is kicking in! Is it not?
I’ll share with you today a fantastic way to say: “Hello, best time of the year!”.
This holiday cookie recipe is all you expect in a cookie.
Beautiful taste and texture. But, without the added cavities, bloating, and sugar crashes.
This is the ultimate cookie baking time!!
I love December, and as the weather gets cooler — and I more Vata dosha aggravated — I feel the urge to bake more.
I still have Ayurveda on my mind when baking, which makes this holiday cookie recipe an excellent option if you are health conscious or even vegan.
Moderation is key (Pitta is thankful for that) so, I am only using the oven once a week these days (Kapha is appreciating the gesture)
The recipe kinda created itself.
As you might have noticed from my Instagram stories, I am no longer having store-bought plant-based milks. Instead, I am doing them myself.
Filtered water and nuts is all it takes.
Okay, I must admit I add spices according to my mood of the day.
For this one, in particular, I used almonds, rose petals, and cardamom.
The result? A creamy, velvety, pure almond milk.
And some pulp.
What to do with the pulp was my question. The answer was easy. Of course! Cookies.
It is Healthy Because…
This recipe is healthy because:
- All ingredients are organic
- I included flax seeds, instead of eggs, which are phenomenal to promote regular bowel movements, lower blood pressure, control blood sugar, and aid in weight control. They are high in Omega 3 fatty acids and fiber.
- Instead of regular butter, vegetable oil, or margarine, I used coconut oil and not too much.
- I didn’t add regular, processed sugar. Coconut sugar was utilized as a replacement. It is a plant-based sweetener that lowers the chances of a blood sugar spike and keeps energy levels stable.
- Several spices, perfect for winter, were added to make sure the recipe is easy to digest when Agni is weakened the most.
- I used unsweetened dark chocolate.
- My heart was peaceful when I was baking them. Your mood is so important, as it gets transferred to the foods you cook.
Holiday Cookies: A healthy Version
Healthy Holiday Cookie Recipe
- 1 cup Almond butter pulp (1 cup almonds and 1lt of water blended and then strained)
- 3 tbsp Almond milk
- 1 tbsp Flax seeds, ground
- 1 tsp Cardamom, ground
- 1 tsp Cinnamon, ground
- pinch of Nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp Orange peel, dry
- pinch of Salt
- 1/4 cup Coconut sugar
- 1/4 tsp Baking soda
- 1/4 tsp Baking powder
- 1 cup Almond flour
- 1/4 cup Coconut oil
- 1/4 cup Peanut butter
- 2 tbsp Dark chocolate, finely chopped
- Grind the flaxseeds and combine them with the almond milk. Mix well and set aside.
- In a big bowl, add the almond pulp, cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, orange peel, salt, and coconut sugar. Mix well.
- Then add the baking soda and baking powder. Mix well.
- Add the almond flour and combine all ingredients.
- Finally, add the coconut oil, peanut butter, soaked flax seeds, and the dark chocolate.
- Mix well.
- Using a cookie scoop, drop cookie dough on lined baking sheet about 2 inches apart.
- Bake for 30 minutes, or until golden brown around the bottom edge. Let the cookies cool for about 10 minutes before eating.
- Decorate with a tiny bit of peanut butter on top and cacao nibs or goji berries.
These are the perfect cookies for Vata.
If you are Pitta aggravated, substitute the peanut butter for almond butter. And don’t add the chocolate.
Kapha, can have just one. And very rarely. This body type tends to get provoked by the same qualities we were trying to create with this recipe. The cookies are sweet, heavy, and oily, which is not ideal for Kapha dosha.
Let me know if you try them!