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Healthy Christmas Dessert Recipes

Get in the kitchen and surprise Santa–and your guests–with some healthy cookies and desserts this year! Resisting unhealthy desserts is difficult during the holiday season. There are many ways to enjoy cookies, cakes, and pie while also keeping your health in mind. Here are a few healthy Christmas dessert recipes that you can enjoy without guilt this holiday season!

Cardamom Tea Cookie

You may recognize this dessert recipe as being very similar to sugar cookies. These cardamom tea cookies have a similar look but should come out looking more like snowballs dipped in sugar.

For this recipe, you will need:

  • 1 Cup Butter
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar

Preheat your oven to 170°C. Mix the butter, icing sugar, and rose water in a large bowl. Next, stir the mix in flour and cardamom until dough molds together. Shape the dough into walnut-size balls. Put them on a baking sheet. Bake for about 10 minutes. Let them cool for about 5 minutes.

Chocolate-Chunk Cookies

Ever had a cookie with tofu in it? If not, then try it. You wouldn’t notice the tofu if someone didn’t tell you with this tasty treat. Slip some tofu in this cookie mix to provide protein after eating your dinner. Santa will appreciate this healthy choice after coming down the chimney.

For this recipe, you will need:

  • 1 cup unsalted margarine.
  • 1 cup unrefined cane sugar.
  • 2 Tbsp. light molasses.
  • 4 Tbsp. Morinaga Silken Tofu – Lite Firm, Firm or Extra Firm, pureed.
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract.
  • 1-3/4 cups unbleached flour.
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat flour.
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda.
  • Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix the ingredients together in a large bowl. Next, put in a 9 by 15-inch greased pan. Lastly, bake the cookies for 25 to 30 minutes.

Enjoy these tasty treats for a healthy holiday.

Healthy Christmas Dessert Recipes with Hearn Kirkwood

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