Think about it: if Santa travels around the entire world, taking a bite or two out of every cookie left for him in every house in just one night, he must get awfully full.
In fact, I bet by the end of the night he’s craving little more than a nice healthy cookie, not so laden with sugar, butter, and white flour.
Well, Santa, this year you’re in luck.
Because I have the perfect Christmas sugar cookie recipe that doesn’t actually taste healthy!
Each cookie in this recipe only contains 66 calories and 9g carbs, plus it’s whole wheat and low in sugar. In order to achieve this yummy, yet healthy, result I simply switched out much of the butter in classic cookie recipes with applesauce and coconut oil, then replaced the mounds of sugar with stevia and a bit of coconut sugar for flavor.
The result? Cookies you (or Santa!) don’t have to feel guilty about!
Truth be told, Santa better get to my house fast this year, because I’m not sure the cookies will last long enough for him to try them too! 😉
Easy Christmas Cookies
- 1 c old fashioned oats
- 1 c whole wheat flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 c stevia
- 1/4 c plus 2 tbs coconut sugar (or white sugar)
- 1/4 c natural applesauce
- 1/4 c melted coconut oil
Process oats in a blender or food processor until the consistency of oat flour has been reached. Pour into a large bowl, then add whole wheat flour, baking powder, stevia, and coconut sugar. Stir until combined. Then add egg, vanilla extract, applesauce, and coconut oil and stir until just combined. Preheat oven to 350°F. Roll into a ball, adding additional flour if needed, then wrap in cling fill and refrigerate for 2-6 hours. Remove and preheat the oven to 350°F. Roll out dough until about 1/4 inch thick and cut out with cookie cutters. Place cookie shapes onto a cookie sheet and bake for 8 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove and let cool. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information (from myfitnesspal.com)
(Yields 2 dozen cookies)