From peppermint cream stuffed chocolate chip cookies to candy cane sprinkled marshmallow bars, win your next cookie swap with that perfect balance of holiday decadence and whimsy meets nourishing ingredients. Below you’ll find a collection of my favorite treats, simple and sweet something somethings everyone on your nice list will love.
Holiday festive done really right, these Late Night Santa Sandwiches, chocolate chip cookies stuffed to the brim with a peppermint mocha infused coconut cream, will nock your Santa’s socks off. Taking full advantage of store bought cookies (or homemade, if you’re feeling adventurous), each sandwich meets three ingredient coconut whipped cream for that perfect bite of holiday cheer. Dipped in crushed candy cane sprinkles for that extra pop of Christmas magic, these peppermint cookie sandwiches are just the treat to leave out for Santa or stop the show at your next cookie swap. Don’t forget to serve with a chilled glass of almond milk! [recipe]
Perfect for the overtly enthused and Christmas crazed elf with a health conscious sweet tooth, these vegan friendly peppermint rice krispies are packed to brim with crunchy candy canes, peppermint infused dark chocolate, and gooey marshmallows. The not-so-naughty sweet to shoot you right to the top of Santa’s nice list, these make wonderfully festive little holiday gifts. [recipe]
Made with pure maple, nourishing pumpkin, and nutty spelt flour, these light, chewy, and delightfully spicy vegan gingerbread cookies are perfect as-is, decorated with festive gum drop buttons and twizzler smiles, or dunked (head first!) into a fresh glass of cold almond milk. [recipe]
Sourdough pretzel nuggets hand dipped in antioxidant rich dark chocolate, each little ball is then adorned with goji berries, coconut, and pepitas for a soul nourishing and wonderfully festive little bite. Perfect little pops to leave out for Santa and his reindeer or wrap up to bestow upon a someone special, these sweet little treats are the perfect homemade gift to share the holiday spirit. We serve ours with black coffee (..tradition), or with chilled glasses of eggnog. [recipe]
Little lumps of coal worthy of everyone on your nice list, these not-so-naughty, vegan and gluten free cookies are just the sweet treat to make your holiday happy and healthful. Sugar cookie dough like in texture and taste, without the processed sugar and flour, these playful confections are made with food grade activated charcoal, raw maca powder, and belly filling cashews and muesli. Sweet, chewy, and delightfully silly, coal cookies are family friendly, perfect served alongside a cold glass of almond milk, or left out for Santa – he could really use the boost. [recipe]
A five ingredient dessert decadent enough to wow even the most grinchy guest, each personal parfait layers warming and spicy gingerbread with almost caramel like maple almond butter sauce and fluffy homemade eggnog cream. Requiring only seconds of whipping, the eggnog cream is a simple combination of rich coconut, naturally sweetening maple, and Califia Farms’ Holiday Nog. Creamy, salty, spiced, and indulgent in all the right ways we serve ours alongside chilled glasses of spiced rum spiked nog, for that extra nip of cheer, with carols a’ blaring. [recipe]