Well we’re definitely down to the wire here , only a few days left! Here is one final cookie recipe for you. Maybe you need something to put out for Santa on the evening of the 24th, a little something to snack on while visiting with friends and relatives? Regardless, hopefully this minty cookie will be just the thing for your last minute holiday baking needs (well until the gearing up for New Years…) 

If you aren’t in the midst of preparing for the culmination of the years biggest display of rampant consumerism festive cheer, these cookies don’t scream Christmas so they are a perfect way to treat yourself for dealing with all those crazy shoppers every time you leave the house.

These cookies are kind of delicate, not falling apart when you go to scoop ’em off the cookie sheet, but kind of crumbly when you bite into them. Possibly not the best choice for travelling cookies (thats a good thing in my books-more for me! :))

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies (Adapted from this recipe)

1 tablespoon ground flaxseeds or ground chia seeds

3 tablespoons water

1/2 cup Earth Balance

1/4 cup applesauce

3/4 cup sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon mint extract

1 1/2 – 1 3/4 cups spelt flour

1/3 cup cocoa powder

1/2 teaspoon each of baking soda and baking powder

1 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350F. Grease cookie sheet.

Combine flaxseed/chia and water in a small bowl, whisk slighty and set aside. Mix Earth balance, applesauce and sugar until fully combined in a medium sized bowl. Add flax/chia and water mixture and extracts. In a separate small bowl, mix flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and baking powder, combine. Add to wet mixture and stir together. If dough is too wet, add more flour. Stir in chocolate chips.

Roll into tablespoon sized balls and place on cookie sheet. Flatten (cookies don’t spread while baking) Bake for 8-10 minutes.

-K

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