Hey peeps it's me again!
So lately I've been into healthy eating and working out again. Over the last few months I kinda let that slip a bit and I noticed a decrease in my energy, bad skin, loosing muscle and so on. So I decided to hop back on track and start early with my new years resolutions this time. No more heaps of hummus (but still more than I should eat, probably), tons of white bread, vegan chocolate, candy and so on. But that doesn't mean I can't have great Christmas cookies, right?
May I present you the easiest Christmas cookies ever? These take literally 15 minutes. And with just 4 basic ingredients for the base you might even have everything on hand to make them right now. You should. Really.
Oh and I've got a new marble cutting board that will be my new fave back drop!
Now into the recipe...
Raw Vegan Spiced Walnut Cookies
makes about 20 little stars
- 2 cups pitted dates (if they're dry soak them in warm water for 15-30 minutes)
- 1 cup walnuts
- 1 tbsp speculoos spice (I found it in the Christmas baking section of my grocery store but you can also use gingerbread spice if you can't find it)
- 1 tbsp Nutri Plus Vanilla Shape & Shake
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1/3 cup + 1 tbsp cacao powder
- 1/4 cup raw coconut nectar
- more walnuts to garnish
- Combine dates, walnuts, spices and protein powder in a food processor and blend until everything is combined and dough-like.
- Roll the dough out about 1/2 cm think and cut out your desired shape (I used little star cookie cutters, but gingerbread man and hearts would be so cute, too!).
- Place them in the fridge while you make the chocolate topping.
- Melt the coconut oil on low heat.
- Add in the cocoa powder and coconut nectar and stir well until no lumps are visible.
- Take the cookies out of the fridge and scoop about 1/2 tsp of the chocolate on each cookie.
- Top with walnuts.
- You'll have leftover chocolate (could be worse) to make little pralines or store it in an airtight container to drizzle over your oatmeal or smoothie bowl.