It’s the last day of cookie week, so it’s time to make the best of it. The holidays are the best times to make cookies because sharing is what it’s all about.
I’m not the best at giving gifts, but making cookies is easy, so I usually make a huge batch and give a bunch to my friends and family. If you want, I’d love to hear your go-to cookie recipe for the holidays. Just let me know in the comments below.
This has been a very busy week for me. School is really kicking my butt… because well… that’s just what senior year is all about. It’s kind of a bummer trying to do homework when all you want to be doing is blogging, but somehow I manage.
I have to say… I’m super excited about Christmas. Especially since I finally feel responsible enough to give gifts to everyone. Usually I’m the only kid, so everyone gives me gifts, but I just put my name on the gifts my dad gives to people. This year, I’m going all out! I ordered adorable custom gifts (not spoiling the surprise) from Zazzle and made a bunch of baking mixes for my foodie friends.
These adorable blossoms are:
Easy to share
Fun to make with little kids
- ¾ cup coconut sugar
- ⅓ cup coconut oil, softened
- ⅓ cup plain Greek yogurt
- ½ cup creamy natural peanut butter
- 1 large egg
- 1 and ½ cup whole wheat pastry flour or oat flour
- ¾ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- about 20 dark chocolate Hershey's kisses or jumbo dark chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, mix coconut sugar with wet ingredients, peanut butter and egg with a hand mixer or a whisk. (Using a whisk, this will take longer.)
- Stir in dry ingredients until combined and smooth. Use a big fork to remove any chunks of coconut oil.
- Cover bowl and chill in the refrigerator for 10 minutes.
- Shape dough into 1-inch balls and place on lined cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.
- Bake for 9-13 minutes, or until slightly hardened and golden brown on bottoms. Press chocolate chip into center of each cookie immediately after removing from the oven. Save in an airtight container in room temperature or freeze to save longer.