307. Christmas Emergency Cookies

Christmas Emergency Cookies | flourless, NSA | Ann Ning Learning How

I love candy cane Hershey’s Kisses. If you have not had these before they are little white chocolate kisses with red stripes in them and crunchy little red things. Chocolate and mint – a winning combination, especially this time of year. For the past couple of days Mommy has been saying, “I smell peppermint” whenever I’m around bc I keep on adding peppermint extract to everything and my motor skills invariably lead to spillage. Peppermint hot chocolate, peppermint mochas, peppermint herbal coffee, and now, Christmas Emergency Cookies!

I made mine with 2 Tb of desiccated coconut and 1 Tb of arrowroot – that’s why they look puffier in the picture than my other Chocolate Emergency Cookies. I didn’t prefer the texture of the added arrowroot. I like it in my non-chocolate EC’s but these already have 2 Tb of cocoa powder in them so the arrowroot was superfluous. They were still delicious, though, and I will be eating all of them soon. (Note: these cookies would be GF except for the Kisses. I did a cursory web check re. the gluten-status of CCHKisses and I don’t think they are. If you are allergic, though, you probably know better than I do. One site said the plain milk chocolate Kisses are GF to 20 ppm so you could sub those! The cookie itself is minty so you would still get the effect. )

Christmas Emergency Cookies

Flourless and Gluten Free, No Sugar Added (except for the Kisses)

Preheat toaster oven to 350

  • 2/3 c almond butter
  • 1/3 c unsweetened apple sauce
  • 2 Tb unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 Tb desiccated coconut or rolled oats
  • 1 Tb ground flax
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • splash of vanilla
  • splash of peppermint extract

Mix everything together. Drop via ice cream scoop onto a parchment lined baking tray (I always use the toaster oven.) Bake for 12 minutes at 350.

  • 6 Candy Cane Hershey’s Kisses, for topping

Take out of the oven. While still hot, press a Candy Cane Kiss into the center of each cookie (I got 6.) Be careful! Mommy did this part for me. Thanks, Mom xoxo.

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4 thoughts on “307. Christmas Emergency Cookies

  1. Perfect, thanks for adding the links to your other emergency cookies!! I should try these one by one this season and figure out which is my go-to!! Will let u know 🙂

  2. I made these today…and now my house smells very Christmas like due to the strong peppermint extract I used! While grocery shopping at New Seasons today to pick up a few ingredients, I realized another lady seemed to be getting similar items as I was. After the third item or so, she said to me, “we must be making the same cookies! Are you following the recipe that was in the Good Housekeeping magazine last month?” 🙂
    I’m pretty sure I stared blankly at her for longer than I should have, as I was trying to process who she was, why was she talking to me, and what is she talking about?! 😉 ….’cause I get confused easily.
    I told her that I was following a recipe from a friend, then I pulled it up on my phone to concur that we did indeed have slightly different recipes…then departed. As I was still in a bit of a daze trying to figure out if I was supposed to know this person. 😉
    I hope Jason enjoys some of the cookies when he gets home from work tonight!
    Take it easy, and know that you are being thought of daily…over here in the west!!!


    • No, I haven’t seen the GHK recipe, but when I’m at the supermarket next time ill check it out! I miss New seasons – I used to get their southwest veggie burger all the time. Thanks for thinking if me – it’s mutual 🙂 xoxo

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