HoHoHo, the elves have been busy. And this Elf is plum tired. I want to share some of my sugar free baking highlights of this season. Grinchy Green Cookies without that ginchy feeling afterward. These are sugar and grain free, soy free, dairy free and naturally green. You can make them completely with stevia (but it will have that type of taste). You start with sprouted pumpkin seed butter.
Sprouted Pumpkin Seed Butter:
- 4 c sprouted, roasted pumpkin seeds
- 1 c coconut oil
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp stevia, green powder
Blend until smooth in high powdered blender. Refrigerate. It needs to be brought back to room temperature for the cookies.
Sugar Free Pumpkin Seed Butter Balls
2 c sprouted, roasted pumpkin seeds, 1 c coconut oil, 1/4 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp green powder stevia, 1 dropper vanilla stevia. Refrigerate. To make balls. Let the mix warm a bit, until workable. Make balls and freeze. Dip in melted Chocolate Kiss mix. Place back on wax paper.
Pumpkin Seed Butter Cookies
- 2 c sprouted pumpkin seed butter
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 20 drops vanilla stevia
- 2 Tbsp honey
- 4 egg yokes
Seed Butter Cookies: Small scoops then smash it with a fork, like peanut butter cookies. Bake at 350 for 10 min.
Pumpkin Blossom Cookies: Large cookie scoop Bake on 350 350 12 min. Push a homemade kiss into each cookie.
My favorite cookies use to be Peanut Butter Blossoms. I was trying to make something reminiscent of them. With the green color of the pumpkin seed butter cookies I thought a red kiss would look neat. I forgot that red is only un-naturally made (in oil based stuff). The closest I could get was strawberry pink. The girls loved them! We have chocolate for the boys. Everyone that can’t eat sugar was happy.
Homemade Strawberry Kisses:
- 1 c cocoa butter
- 1 c freeze dried strawberries
Blend. Let in in the refrigerator for 30 min. Mix with stick blender. When it is fluffy like frosting put it in a zip lock bag. Squish it down to one corner and cut a small hole in that corner. Squeeze out by making a quick up and down motion. You have to work quickly. The heat from your hands want to melt it and the stuff is only workable a short time.
Strawberry Chocolate Kisses: 1 c semi melted cocoa butter, 1/4 c freeze dry strawberries, 10 drops vanilla stevia, 1/8 tsp salt, 2 Tbsp cocoa powder. Blend with a stick blender.
If you still can’t have duck egg yokes, we made some gingerbread cut out cookies. Again they don’t need the honey for structural integrity. They can be made with stevia only for a completely sugar free version.
Ginger Bread Cutouts:
- 3 c sunflower seed flour
- 2 Tbsp cinnamon
- 1 Tbsp fresh ginger, grated
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp honey
Mix dough with your hands. Refrigerate for 1/2-1 hour. Roll out and cut cookies. You may need to re-refrigerate the dough and only use cool cookie trays. Bake on 350 for 8 min.