Let’s make Christmas Cookies, shall we??

I urge you to not let this Holiday season bum you out while on the AIP diet. Just use it as an excuse to get a bit creative! For example, I used homemade spinach powder to color my frosting green and activated charcoal for the black. Isn’t that crazy? The eyes are simply the color of the frosting itself (probably influenced by the toasted coconut butter). Additionally, I used dehydrated then powdered carrots and pomegranates as “sprinkles”.

This recipe is great for using cookie cutters or for simply using a glass cup. My snowflake cookie cutter (purchased at Walmart for 97¢) ended up making my cookies look a bit puffy but the glass cup circle ones stayed perfectly round. ♥

AIP Christmas Cookies

AIP Christmas Cookies

 

AIP Christmas Cookies

The cookies are great with the frosting but just as delicious without! 

Christmas Cookies

Course Dessert
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 24 Cookies
Author Jordan

Ingredients

Wet Ingredients

  • 1/3 C Coconut Butter Toasted
  • 1/3 C Coconut Oil
  • 1/2 C Maple Syrup
  • 2 Tsp Vanilla Extract

Dry Ingredients

  • 1 C Arrowroot Flour
  • 1 C Tigernut Flour
  • 1/2 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 Tbsp Gelatin
  • 1/4 Tsp Himalayan Salt

Frosting

  • 1/3 C Coconut Butter Toasted
  • 1/4 C Coconut Milk
  • 1/2 C Maple Syrup
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. 

  2. Lay parchment paper over a cookie sheet.

  3. Wisk all dry ingredients together in a mixing bowl and combine all the wet ingredients in a separate bowl.

  4. Next, slowly mix the dry ingredients in with the wet until well mingled and resembling sugar cookie dough. 

  5. Roll dough flat in between two sheets of parchment paper then cut the dough into shapes using cookie cutters or a cup. 

  6. Place cookie cut outs onto the parchment lined cookie sheet and bake for 8 minutes. 

  7. Immediately remove the cookies from the sheet (just pick up the parchment paper to move them all at once) and allow them to completely cool on counter top before moving again. Seriously, don't touch them until they're cool. 😉

Frosting

  1. Blend all frosting ingredients together in a magic bullet, blender or food processor until whipped and smooth (a minute or so). I used homemade spinach powder for green, activated charcoal for black and the natural frosting color for yellow eyes. 

 

*If you don’t have toasted coconut butter on hand, simply go here to view a super easy way to make some in less than ten minutes. It’s my favorite, go-to recipe! 

Enjoy! ♥

 

 

 

 

 

Products Used:

Anthony’s Shredded Coconut

Anthony’s Tigernut Flour

Bob’s Red Mill Arrowroot Flour

Bob’s Red Mill Baking Soda

Simple Truth Vanilla Extract

Knox Gelatin

Organic Maple Syrup

The Spice Lab Pink Himalayan Salt (Fine Ground)

Spectrum Refined Organic Coconut Oil

*My recipe was adaptation from this sugar cookie one.

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Jordan

As someone who struggles with thyroid disease, emotional and mental health, Jordan knows that a healthy lifestyle is forever a work in progress but completely crucial to her well being. She is eager to share her experiences in order to help you navigate the health, fitness and food industry and guide you toward success through healthy habits. Her goal is for you to enjoy wellness from the inside out! ♥

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