Healthy Holiday Cookies

Posted on December 7th, 2012 by in Kripalu Kitchen

This holiday cookie recipe offers a perfect batter for healthy treats, depending on what ingredients you like to add.

Versatile and Yummy Cookies

Makes 2–3 dozen, depending on the size you like.

Cream together:

1/2 pound Earth Balance vegan spread (or unsalted butter if you prefer)

1 cup Sucanat (dark cane sugar) or another organic granulated sugar

Blend in:

1/3 cup maple syrup (or use agave if you don’t want the maple taste)

2 eggs, or 2 tablespoons cold water to keep it vegan

1 teaspoon vanilla

In another bowl, combine:

3 1/2 cups combination of flours, such as unbleached white, whole wheat pastry, barley, gluten-free AP flour, or oat. (Note: you can substitute up to 1 cup of the flour with quick-cooking raw oats.)

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Combine dry ingredients into the wet and fold in 2–3 cups of any of the following:

  • Dark chocolate chips, crystallized ginger, raisins or other dried fruit, walnuts or other nuts or seeds.

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Make small balls from the batter and place on baking sheet. Press lightly to flatten. Bake about 15 minutes, depending on cookie size.



One Response to “Healthy Holiday Cookies”

  1. Rebekah Fraser December 10, 2012 7:25 pm #

    These look delish. Will you please share your recipe for Kitchari?

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