My kids have been celebrating an early Christmas the past few days, watching numerous Christmas movies, enjoying hot cocoa and then requesting gingerbread cookies. Yes, gingerbread cookies in September!!! I couldn’t help but start to cringe with the memory of how all those holiday goodies friends, family and neighbors share with us tend to add too many unwanted changes in our diet/body which then sends us into those New Years Resolutions that we rarely stick to. LOL. So, here’s my attempt to create a healthy Christmas Cookie for this year!
1 cup Brown Sugar
0.5 cup molasses
0.5 cup water
16 oz Almond Butter
2 TSP Vanilla Extract
2.5 cups Oat Flour
1 TSP Baking Soda
1 TSP Salt
0.75 TSP Cinnamon
0.75 TSP Ginger
0.5 TSP Allspice
0.5 TSP Ground Cloves
2 cups Instant Oats
1. In a small sauce pan combine brown sugar, molasses and water. Bring to a boil and stir until brown sugar is dissolved.
2. In a large mixing bowl, add almond butter, vanilla and sugar mixture from step 1. Mix well.
3. In a new large mixing bowl, combine all dry ingredients. Mix well.
4. Slowly add the dry mixture to the wet mixture.
5. Let dough sit for 5-10 minutes.
6. Now it is time to form your cookies. You can roll the dough out on a counter and use cookie cutters or you can put cookie cutters on a cookie sheet and press the dough into it mold. I used the later method.
7. Bake cookies for 10 minutes at 350 F.
ps – I’ll take a better picture tomorrow when I have some natural lighting. 😉