The best cookie recipe that is perfect for Christmas but honestly I make them year round!
I played around with the traditional recipe and made it a bit healthier and so much more delicious. I don’t like using food coloring in my coking so I decided to decorate them with dark chocolate, nuts and coconut shreds. But if you have kids you can totally decorate them in traditional Christmas way with frosting and sprinkles.
What you will need:
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup sugar ( I use coconut sugar)
- 1 cup oil ( I use coconut oil and it works so well with this recipe)
- 2 tbs honey
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 3 cups flour ( or as much as it takes to get a soft dough)
What you will do:
In a large bowl mix the eggs and the sugar until it’s dissolved. And then first add the oil followed by the rest of the ingredients. Mix them well and start adding the flour. I use regular mixer at the beginning and then finishing it off with hands. You need to get a soft dough consistency.
Take a small piece of the dough, put it in between 2 parchment papers and roll it. Use cookie cutters with desired shapes. Bake in pre-heated to 350 degrees F oven for about 10 min. Be careful to not burn them, they need to be light brown and soft to the touch. Check by sticking a toothpick or I use a wooden skewer. If it comes out clean they are ready. They might seem not ready at first but it’s so easy to go overboard and accidentally cook them until gold , and those extra minutes will get the cookies a little bit overdone. Not a huge deal but they will be a bit hard.
You can eat them right away but something to consider is that the longer those cookies stay the tastier they become. You can make them 2-3 days in advance so by Christmas they will be at their best!
I melt dark chocolate with a little bit coconut oil over a pot with water. I also grinded walnuts, almonds or hazelnuts. And use coconut flakes.
I sometimes make thinner cookies and use fruit preserves to assemble 2 together. And then add chocolate and while still hot I sprinkle the nuts or/and coconut flakes!
You can also watch my YouTube video on those