Festive Peppermint Cookies, raw, vegan and gluten-free these are perfect for any holiday party!
I hope everyone had a great holiday, this recipe is a little late, but hey, it’s still technically the “holidays”. I made these vegan, no-bake Peppermint Christmas Cookies to bring to a Christmas dinner over at a friend’s house, along with some other deserts.
I’m not a big fan of Christmas shhh… I think it has a lot do with the mass commercialism, crowds of people and chaos that comes along with it. Or it could also be that it’s my birthday and I’m just bitter that I never get to celebrate because it’s overshadowed by Christmas every year, haha!
One of my favorite flavor combinations is chocolate and mint, so I decided to make a peppermint chocolate cookie. I wanted to decorate it with festive flair so added beet powder and Spirulina to add red and green colors. It’s amazing what you can do with natural food colorings.
I used a mini brownie silicone mold to shape the cookies; you can get one from amazon here: [widgets_on_pages id=”Amazon Widget on post”]
These are really easy and fun to make! Bring these to any holiday party and you are sure to impress.
Festive Peppermint Cookies
- 2 cups shredded coconut blended with 4 cups water and strained through a nutmilk bag to create coconut pulp
- 1 cup shredded coconut
- 95 grams cacao butter melted
- 1/4 cup coconut nectar
- 1 tbsp psyllium husk powder
- 1 tsp beetroot powder
- 1 tsp spirulina or chlorella powder
- 15 drops peppermint essential oil (I use Do Terra)
- 4 drops stevia
- 1 tsp himalayan salt
- Combine all dry ingredients including coconut pulp in a bowl.
- Mix cacao butter, coconut nectar, peppermint essential oil and stevia in a separate bowl.
- Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and mix with your hands until combined.
- Separate coconut mixture into two small size bowls, add beet powder to one and spirulina to another mixing well until colors are evenly incorporated.
- Press both mixtures firmly into a silicone mold (like the one shown above), alternating layers to create a marble effect.
- Set in the freezer while melting the chocolate.
- Melt 150 g dark chocolate to enrobe cookies or use my chocolate recipe here: http://www.crystaldawnculinary.com/easy-raw-vegan-chocolate/
- Remove cookies from freezer, remove from mold and dip into a bowl of melted chocolate until evenly covered. Option to garnish with shredded coconut.
- Place cookies onto a tray (i use a cutting board) lined with parchment paper and set in the freezer.