Zero sugar, minimal ingredients, paleo friendly, vegan sugar cookie recipe. This recipe is a great alternative to those unhealthy sugar cookies Grandma used to make (I know, I know...nothing beats Grandma's cookies).

The holidays can be a crazy time of the year -filled with holiday parties, too many cocktails, and not to mention, desserts everywhere you look.

raw and healthy version of a sugar cookie. great healthy holiday cookie recipe!

One cookie that seems to be on everyone's baking list is the ever-so-popular sugar cookie. This cookie usually lives up to its name as its high sugar content can cure anyone's sweet tooth. 

raw and healthy version of a sugar cookie. great healthy holiday cookie recipe!
raw and healthy version of a sugar cookie. great healthy holiday cookie recipe!

This holiday season I set out to create a better-for-you version of your favorite Christmas treat using just 4 ingredients. There is zero refined sugar, no animal products, and safe enough for every gluten intolerant human being. 

raw and healthy version of a sugar cookie. great healthy holiday cookie recipe!

Whether you're craving a sugar cookie or have an upcoming holiday party to attend, try this recipe for raw sugar cookie bites next time you do. 

raw and healthy version of a sugar cookie. great healthy holiday cookie recipe!

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raw and healthy version of a sugar cookie. great healthy holiday cookie recipe!

Raw Sugar Cookie Bites (makes 12-15 servings)
 

INGREDIENTS

DIRECTIONS

In a food processor, add in cashews and blend on high for 30-45 seconds until evenly chopped. I like to keep them a little chunky as this adds texture to the bites. Then, add in dates, vanilla, and seas salt. Blend on high for 20-30 seconds until mixture starts to form a paste-like texture.
HINT: you may have to scrape the sides here and there to blend evenly.

Next, remove mixture from processor and place into mixing bowl. Scoop a tablespoon amount and roll into 1-inch sized balls. Once all of the balls are made, you can tops with sprinkles if you prefer. Store sugar cookie bites in the fridge. Enjoy within 2 weeks!

In total holiday mode? Try out this healthy Salted Mint Hot Cocoa recipe!

 

 

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