Thursday, December 22, 2011

10 Healthy Christmas Cookie Recipes

Who says eating Christmas cookies can't be delicious, fun AND good for you! Elana Amsterdam, one of my favorite Gluten-free chefs has prepared a list of cookies that meet all the qualities mentioned in the previous sentence. Whether it is her vegan chocolate chip cookies or her gingerbread men, Elana has got the market cornered on Christmas cookies that taste good and wont make you feel like you have to spend a month straight in the gym. To see all her delicious cookie recipes visit her fabulous website: Elana's Pantry

I have personally tried the Vegan chocolate chip cookie recipe and, whenever I make them, I end up having to fight my non-gluten-free husband for the last one. Don't take my word for it though, try them yourself and let me know what you think!
Below I have posted a picture of her mouthwatering Pecan shortbread cookies! Best part about them? They are quick and high in protein!


Pecan Shortbread Cookies

  • 2 ½ cups blanched almond flour
  • ¼ teaspoon celtic sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup pecans, toasted and chopped
  • 5 tablespoons agave nectar
  • ½ cup salted butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  1. In a large bowl combine almond flour, salt, baking soda and pecans
  2. In a smaller bowl, mix together agave, butter and vanilla
  3. Mix wet ingredients into dry
  4. Place dough in the center of a large piece of parchment paper and form into a large log approximately 2½ inches in diameter
  5. Place in freezer for one hour, until firm, unwrap and cut into ⅛ inch thick slices
  6. Place slices on a parchment lined baking sheet
  7. Bake at 350° until lightly golden, 7-10 minutes
  8. Cool and serve
Makes 24 cookies

1 comment:

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