Chocolate Christmas Cookie Recipe *Video

Chocolate Christmas Cookie Recipe *Video
Heather Nicholds, C.H.N.

These are an easy and healthy option for a vegan Christmas cookie. I had to make them chocolate, because everything should be chocolate at Christmas, right?

They’re kind of a cross between shortbread and peanut butter cookies because I used almond butter instead of butter or coconut oil. If you want a more traditional shortbread cookie, coconut oil makes the perfect texture, but I wanted to make an oil-free version with almond butter.

I used teff flour, but you can easily replace that with any other gluten-free flour. A nut-based one would be perfect, like almond meal or just additional coconut flour.

Chocolate Shortbread

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Makes 10 cookies</


  • 1/2 cup almond butter (or peanut, cashew, etc)
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup teff flour (or almond meal, additional coconut flour or any other gluten-free flour)
  • 1/3 cup coconut flour


  1. Mix the almond butter and maple syrup together in a large mixing bowl until smooth.
  2. Stir in the cocoa until fully mixed.
  3. Fold in the flours until just mixed. This may require the use of your hands, and it may involve getting kinda sticky.
  4. Form the mix together into cookies, place on a lined baking sheet and put in the oven at 350 F for 12 minutes.
  5. Leave them to cool for a few minutes after taking them out of the oven.

What’s your favorite Christmas cookie? Let me know yours below!


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