Sunday, December 21, 2014

Mixed Nut Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

The holidays are full of over indulgences and unhealthy food. However, there are ways to make our favorite holiday treats healthier to allow you to still indulge without the guilt. This recipe is a grain free, refined sugar free take on thin mint cookies.  

Dairy free, Gluten free, Grain free, Paleo 

Photo credit: Michael & Megan Theriault 

  • 1 cup of homemade ground nut butter ( We used raw mixed nuts and ground in the Vitamix but you can use any pre made nut butter)
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda 
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract or 5 drops Young Living peppermint essential oil found here
Preheat oven to 350 degrees 
Grind enough nuts to make one cup of nut butter
Combine cocoa  and baking soda in separate bowl
Beat egg in bowl
Add vanilla and coconut sugar
Add in nut butter and stir to combine
Add the cocoa and baking soda mix to wet ingredients half at a time
Once dough is formed roll into 1 in balls
Place dough on greased cookie sheet and press down with fork 
Bake for ten minutes


Yours in Health & Happiness,

Lisa and Nichole

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