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Holiday Eggnog Thumbprint Cookies – Paleo – Nut and Egg Free

Delicious Paleo Eggnog Cookies (1)

I started loving Eggnog when I was around 12. It seems to me that either you love eggnog, or you hate it. I think maybe it has something to do with the nutmeg, but I’m really not sure why. To me it is a creamy delicious holiday drink to be partaken of while decorating the tree or on Christmas Eve hopefully spiked with rum. 🙂

Here is a recipe for Eggnog Cookies that you can make quite easily. They are pretty, and there is no piping involved, so you can leave your decorating bag in the cupboard for another time. I used mace when making these cookies. Mace is the lacy outside of the nutmeg shell, and nutmeg is the seed inside. Mace is slightly more pungent than nutmeg, and both work beautifully in this cookie, so use what you like.

These cookies are grain, dairy, egg and nut free, and a great cookie to make when you have friends and family with food sensitivities and allergies like myself.

Eggnog Cookies - Egg, Nut and Dairy Free (2)

Holiday Eggnog Thumbprint Cookies

Preheat the oven to 350º degrees F. Lay out a parchment lined cookie sheet.

Ingredients:

1/2 Cup of Coconut Flour

1/4 Cup of Coconut Butter

1/4 Cup of Maple Syrup

1/4 Cup of Olive Oil

1/2 Cup of Full Fat Coconut Milk

1 Tablespoon of Gelatin (I use this kind)

1 Tablespoon of White Rum

1 Teaspoon of Pure Vanilla Extract

1/4 Teaspoon of Baking Soda

1/4 Teaspoon of Sea Salt

1/4 Teaspoon of Mace or Nutmeg

16 Teaspoons of  Coconut Butter for the Thumbprints after baking.

Directions:

Whisk together the Coconut Flour, Baking Soda, Sea Salt, Mace and Gelatin in a mixing  bowl. In another medium microwave safe bowl, add the coconut butter, maple syrup, olive oil, vanilla and rum. Warm the liquid mixture in the microwave for 30 seconds, then with a hand held electric mixer, beat until smooth and creamy. If the coconut butter isn’t softened enough, microwave another 30 seconds. Add the liquid mixture to the dry and beat with your electric mixture until you get a soft crumb consistency. This next step will activate the gelatin and make a natural egg replacement. Place the coconut milk in a microwave safe glass measure. Microwave to a boil, but be careful not to boil it over. This is different depending on the power of your microwave, but about one minute to one minute thirty seconds. You can also do this on your stove top. Now with your mixer running, pour in the coconut milk, beating as you go until the milk is all incorporated, and you have a nice dough. With a tablespoon scoop, scoop the cookie dough onto your parchment lined cookie sheet. Press a thumbprint into the center of each cookie, and bake for 10 to 12 minutes until just turning golden brown on the edges. Remove from the oven. Melt 16 teaspoons of Coconut Butter in the microwave, and with a teaspoon, pour the coconut butter one teaspoon each into the indentations of the cookies while they are still warm. Sprinkle with a little additional mace or nutmeg. Cool completely.

Makes 16 cookies

 

Holiday Eggnog Cookies - Nut and Egg Free

 

 

Eggnog Toasted Almond Ice Cream

Eggnog Toasted Almond Ice Cream

Eggnog Toasted Almond Ice Cream

Confession! I love to eat eggnog anything during the holidays. Me and Eggnog Toasted Almond Ice Cream had an appointment yesterday with one of my favorite seasonal movies, The Holiday, with Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jack Black, and the very hot and English Jude Law. I love that movie! The English Cottage, Rosehill Cottage in England, is the home of Iris in the movie. It is ultra charming and such a contrast to the swanky Los Angles home of Amanda (Diaz). I love the thought of home exchange to travel, and am considering trying it myself. I can watch this movie every year during the holidays! It is a feel good movie, and the Eggnog Toasted Almond Ice Cream is perfect with a favorite holiday movie. Hmmmmm, might have to have some while I watch Prancer! It is a great way to unwind with a healthier version of ice cream, during this sometimes stressful time of year, a movie and a seasonal favorite flavor!

This recipe is a very authentic eggless eggnog recipe. So, if you are sensitive to eggs, or are looking for a dairy free, egg free recipe, this one is a keeper!

Eggnog Toasted Almond Ice Cream

Eggnog Toasted Almond Ice Cream

Eggnog Toasted Almond Ice Cream

Ingredients:

2 Cans of Full Fat Coconut Milk (no Additives)

1 Cup Toasted Sliced Raw Almonds

1/2 Cup Clear Honey

1/4 Cup of Great Lakes Gelatin (Green Label optional adds nutrition)

1 Teaspoon of Freshly Grated Nutmeg

1/8 Teaspoon Himalayan Pink or Sea Salt

2 Tablespoons of White Rum

Preheat your Oven 350º degrees. Lay the almonds on a cookie sheet in a single layer and toast in the oven for 5-7 minutes until just golden brown. Set aside for when you churn the ice cream. Mix together the remaining ingredients in a large bowl with a whisk.

Refrigerate the ice cream base for 2 to 4 hours until very chilled. You can make it a day ahead too. Churn in your ice cream maker. It takes about 30 minutes. Add the toasted almonds the last five minutes of churning. Sprinkle servings with additional freshly grated nutmeg if desired.

Makes 12 scoops!

Now for a movie and ice cream to get those feel good endorphins maximized!

(Santa Plate Painted by Sam Shields)

 

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