It seems that holiday seasons can’t be without the typical holiday snacking. And there are two sides to this, because we love to treat ourselves with something extra during special occasions (and we should!), but we also want to stick to our healthy diets. Let me tell you: it is possible to do both! You can have some treats while sticking to your responsible eating habits by creating your own healthier version of Christmas sweets.
To make that happen I’ve got an easy-to-make cookie recipe that I’m sure you will love. Some sweet snacking every now and then is fine and when you’re choosing homemade, you have no reason to feel bad about it. No preservatives and other unwanted ingredients are used in this recipe, unlike store cookies which are usually packed with junk. Just pure and healthy products! Serve these Christmas cookies with a cup of tea or homemade chocolate milk and appreciate this little moment of joy with your beloved ones 🙂
– 100 g oatmeal flour
– 100 g almond flour
– 2 tsp. baking soda
– some coconut oil
– honey or vanilla extract to taste
– 2 eggs
– pinch of salt
– 100 g strawberries
– 2 tbsp. water
– optional: chia seed
- Energy: 161 kcal
- Protein: 6 g
- Carbs: 12,3 g
- Fat: 10,3 g
- Fiber: 3 g
- Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius.
- Mix the oatmeal, almond flour, baking soda, melted coconut oil, honey, eggs and salt in a blender or in a bowl with a mixer.
- Take the mixture out of the bowl or blender and place on a flat surface to create a ball from the dough with your hands.
- Take a baking plate and cover it with baking paper.
- Divide the dough into two balls and set one aside.
- Use a mold to make the cookies in any shape you like (for example little hearts, stars, or maybe even Christmas trees). Don’t have any molds? Then you can make little round balls with your hands and flatten them. Dont make them too thick, because we’re going to put a second layer on top of them later.
- Place the cookies in the oven for about 6-8 minutes until they look golden brown. Let them cool down for a few minutes when they’re done.
- Meanwhile we can make the second layer of the cookies! Take the dough you’ve set aside and make cookies in the same shape and size, but with a hole in the middle. Use a small mold for this, or a knife and your hands.
- Place these cookies on a new piece of baking paper on the baking tray and also bake until golden brown in 6-8 minutes. When they are done leave them to cool down too.
- Time to make your own healthy strawberry jam! Put the strawberries and water, and if you like some chia seeds in a pan. The chia seeds will make it a bit more thick/sticky. Put the pan on the stove on a low fire and gently crush the strawberries with a fork. It only takes about 2 minutes until the jelly is done, then you can remove it from the heat.
- Last but not least we’re combining the cookies with the strawberry jelly. Take a cookie from the first baking round and cover with some jam in the middle. Place a cookie from the second batch with a hole in the middle on top of it and you’ve got yourself a super tasty Christmas cookie!