Clean Christmas Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

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 I have been struggling to find Clean Christmas cookies that don’t taste clean…ya know what I mean?  I have searched on pinterest and other clean eating sites, and I have to say, it’s been disappointing.  Clean Christmas cookie recipes are hard to find, and the ones I did find weren’t very good.  I tried one recipe for Christmas cut out cookies and my five year old took one bite and said “Mommy these taste like grass”…..and they kinda did.  I have been tinkering around in the kitchen trying to come up with something that is clean AND delicious.  These are the final product!  I love Chocolate and I wanted a cookie with some type of “frosting”.  These taste like a York peppermint patty. Mmmmmmm  I hope you enjoy these as much as we do! If you have a great Clean Christmas Cookie recipe, please share! 

Ingredients:

1/2 Cup Millet flour (I bought mine at Wegmans, I think Bulk Barn has this as well) 

1/2 Cup Whole Grain pastry flour (I bought this at Wegmans too.  This is very hard to find in Canada.  Health food stores may have it.  I suggest getting it in the States if you can, it is worth it!  You can substitute this with whole wheat flour it just has a bit more of a harsh taste) 

1/4 Cup chocolate chips(chopped or blended in a food processor)

3 Tbsp Coconut oil (melted)

1/4 cup Honey 

1 Tsp Baking powder

1 Tsp Peppermint Extract

1 Egg (beaten)

1/4 Cup Cocoa Powder 

Directions:

Preheat Oven to 350F.  Mix all ingredients in a bowl.  If the dough is sticky, add more flour (1 TBSP at a time) Roll the dough into balls and press down slightly to flatten them.  Cook for approx 8-12 minutes.  

Icing:

1 Cup Almond butter

1 Cup Plain greek yogurt

1/2 Cup Honey

1/4 Cup Cocoa powder

2 Tsp Vanilla extract 

Mix all ingredients together.  If the icing is too “wet” add a little more cocoa powder until you get your desired thickness.

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