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.