Christmas Cookies

Hey everyone!

Can you believe Christmas is already next week? It’s such a special time of year. This will be my first Christmas away from home, we will be spending it in Banff which should he pretty magical! I’m currently back in Ontario with family and normally create tons of new cookies recipes but this year I just re-created them from last year. 🙂

Sometimes “life” happens and can create a bit of disappointment which is harder to deal with around the holidays. But one thing we should never lose is HOPE and positivity, not just around this time of year, but everyday.

With that said, here are 4 of my favourite cookie recipes that are sure to brighten up any day!

Hope you all have a Very Merry Christmas!

Mich xo

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Healthy Thumbprint Cookies – https://babycupcakeshealthyeats.com/2012/12/07/healthy-thumbprint-cookies-gluten-free-vegan/

Gluten Free Cranberry Pistachio Cookies – https://babycupcakeshealthyeats.com/2012/12/14/gluten-free-cranberry-pistachio-cookies/

Gluten Free Date Squares – https://babycupcakeshealthyeats.com/2012/12/18/healthy-date-squares-gluten-free/

Double Chocolate Gluten Free M&M Cookies – https://babycupcakeshealthyeats.com/2012/12/23/double-chocolate-mm-cookies-gluten-free/

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Double Chocolate M&M Cookies – Gluten Free

I thought I would save this cookie for the finale of the Christmas Cookie Countdown. Who doesn’t like chocolate, especially double chocolate?! This recipe isn’t the healthiest of them all, but it’s the Holiday’s! Moderation is key 😉

Since the NHL lockout is still ongoing we are able to be back in Canada for Christmas. Kind of bittersweet but so excited to celebrate with family & friends. I hope you all have a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! xo

Double Chocolate M&M Cookies - Gluten Free

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup brown rice flour or any gluten free flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 ounces semisweet or milk chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup vegan or regular butter
  • 3/4 cup Christmas M&M’s
  • 1 cup organic cane sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. In a medium bowl, whisk together brown rice flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt and set aside.

In a medium microwave-safe bowl, place the chopped chocolate and the butter. Microwave for one minute at power. Stir. Microwave again for one minute at  power and stir well. If the chocolate is not fully melted, continue microwaving in 30 second intervals. Let the mixture cool slightly, about 2-3 minutes until it is at room temperature or just slightly warm.

In a large bowl, combine the chocolate and butter mixture, sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Mix on medium speed until combined. Gradually mix in flour mixture on low speed. Fold in M&M’s with a wooden spoon.

Line baking sheets with parchment paper. Drop dough onto baking sheets by tablespoonfuls spacing them about 1 1/2 inches apart. Place four or five M&M’s on top of the cookie dough balls.

Bake the cookies until they have slightly flattened and there are a few cracks on the surface, about 13-14 minutes. The cookies will still be soft. Let the cookies sit for 2-3 minutes on the baking sheet before removing them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Double Chocolate M&M Cookies - Gluten Free

 

ENJOY!

Mich xo