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Healthy Christmas cookies

Delicious healthy Christmas cookies made with spices, maple syrup, almonds and dried cranberries
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine British
Servings 8
Calories 134 kcal

Equipment

  • mixing bowls
  • wooden spoon
  • weighing scales
  • baking tray
  • baking paper

Ingredients
 
 

  • 1 tablespoon flax or chia seeds
  • 3 tablespoons cold water
  • 100 g plain wholemeal flour or use plain white flour
  • 50 g ground almonds
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon mixed spice or ground cinnamon
  • Pinch sea salt
  • 60 g maple syrup
  • 60 g dried cranberries or sultanas or mixed fruit
  • 100 g apple puree

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 180°C/200°C/gas mark 6. Line a baking tray with non stick baking paper.
  • Make your chia or flax egg. Put 1 tablespoon of ground chia or flax seeds in a small bowl and mix with 3 tablespoons of cold water. Set aside to thicken.
  • Place 100g wholemeal flour with 50g ground almonds, ½ teaspoon baking powder and 1 teaspoon of mixed spice (or ground cinnamon) into a large mixing bowl. Add a pinch of sea salt if using. Whisk to combine.
  • Add your flax or chia egg to the flour mixture along with 60g maple syrup, 60g dried cranberries and 100g apple puree.
  • Mix well.
  • Spoon out cookie sized balls of the dough and flatten out on the tray using your hands leaving a little gap between each one.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes until slightly risen and golden brown.
  • Remove and allow to cool on a wire rack (although they are very tasty still warm!)
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Nutrition

Calories: 134kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 3gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 29mgPotassium: 82mgFiber: 3gSugar: 11gVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 45mgIron: 1mg
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