Spiced Christmas Cookies (Vegan, Gluten Free)

We love cookies, yes we do! We love cookies, how about you?

These spiced Christmas cookies are a one bowl wonder, they are SO easy to make, honestly, the measurements are there as a rough guide! If you prefer them sweeter, you can add more coconut sugar, more choc chips? Go ahead! Prefer dried fruit instead of chocolate? You can sub that in too!

These cookies are the chewy soft kind with the crispy edge. If you’re after a more firm shortbread like cookie, these aren’t for you! The middle goes even softer the following day and the edges stay nice and crispy. Heaven! If you’re after something crunchy, check out these shortbread cookies or these choc berry cookies! We also have everything but the kitchen sink cookies that are also banging!!

Anyway! To the recipe..

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Mmmmm chocolate-y goodness. Have you ever tried popping a little block of chocolate on top? We hadn’t until seeing it on the old gram! The trick is to wait until the cookie slightly cools. or you’ll wind up with a melted mess.

This recipe is a one bowl wonder and takes about 10 mins to whip up.
Bake for 10 - 12 minutes and you’re good to go!

  • 1 + 1/2 cups almond meal

  • 1/2 cup plain gluten free flour blend

  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder

  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg

  • 1 teaspoon allspice

  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate (chips or roughly chopped)

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil

  • 2 tablespoons rice malt syrup

  • Enough water to combine

  1. Preheat the oven to 160 degrees C and line a tray with baking paper and pop to the side.

  2. Mix the dry ingredients in a medium sized bowl until combined. You can pop in the chocolate now too.

  3. Next, add in the melted coconut oil, along with the rice malt syrup and mix.

  4. Add enough water to form a firm but still workable dough. Roll into tablespoon sized cookies, flatten and pop onto your tray.

  5. Place in the oven for 10 - 12 minutes, they will be soft but crisp up as they cool.

  6. Remove from oven and let cool on the try for 10 minutes. Enjoy!

These cookies are SO good the following day, so go right ahead and bake them ahead of time. We can confirm they’re just as good 2 days after, but haven’t made it past that.. Let us know if you manage to save some 3 days post baking!