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SWEET RECIPES FROM #MYPLANETEHOLIDAY

 

Holiday baking is a tradition enjoyed by many and sharing the fruits (or cookies) of your labor with loved ones is a great way to show them that you care. Check out some of our fan-favorite recipes from our very own Planet E community. Whether you are ready to indulge or looking for something a little healthier, these recipes will have your friends and family begging for more.

 

CHOCOLATE CINNAMON

 

CRINKLE COOKIES

 

For those of you who are strong believers that chocolate is best complimented with a little sea salt, @dialaskitchen has got you covered with her indulgent dark chocolate cookies.  The warm cinnamon spice makes these cookies the perfect holiday desert. Easy and simple ingredients that make a big impact.

 

INGREDIENTS

 

  • 2/3 cup flour
  • 3 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon 
  • 8 ounces dark chocolate , finely chopped (I use: 70% chocolate)
  • 1/4 cup (unsalted butter, cubed
  • 2 large eggs at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • Maldon salt, for topping
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     INSTRUCTIONS

      1. Preheat oven to 350°F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Whisk together flour, cocoa, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl. Place chopped chocolate and butter in a double boiler or in a heat-proof bowl over a saucepan of gently simmering water. Slowly melt the chocolate, stirring occasionally until smooth. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool slightly.
      2. Combine eggs and sugars in a large mixer bowl fitted with a whisk attachment and whisk together on medium speed for 5 minutes. Reduce speed to low and beat in melted chocolate for 1 minute. Add flour mixture and mix on low speed for 20 seconds, just until combined.
      3. Use a cookie scoop coated lightly with nonstick spray to form the cookies – invert the scoop just above the baking sheets, spacing cookies 3 inches apart.

     

    OATMEAL RAISIN COOKIES

     

    Who doesn't love a classic? @myvoguishdiaries is giving us a new twist on the classic oatmeal raisin cookie and trust us, it lives up to the hype. Don’t like raisins? Swap them out for chocolate chips, dried cranberries or nuts. Soft, chewy and just sweet enough to compliment a nice tall glass of milk (or alt-milk!).

     

     

    INGREDIENTS

    • 1 Cup All Purpose Flour
    • 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
    • 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
    • 1/4 Teaspoon of Salt
    • 1/2 Cup Unsalted Butter Softened to Room Temperature
    • 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
    • 1/4 Cup Granulated Sugar
    • 1 Large Egg
    • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
    • 1- 1/2 Cups Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
    • 1 Cup of Raisins

     INSTRUCTIONS

    1. Mix the softened butter and both sugars together on medium speed until smooth. Add the egg and mix until combined.  Add the vanilla and molasses and mix  until combined. Set aside.
    2. In a separate bowl, whisk the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt together. Add to the wet ingredients and mix on low until combined. Beat in the oats, raisins, and walnuts. Chill the dough for 30-60 minutes.
    3. Preheat oven to 350°F (177°C). Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Set aside.
    4. Roll balls of dough (about 2 tablespoons of dough per cookie) and place 2 inches apart on the baking sheets. Bake for 12-14 minutes until lightly browned on the sides.  Remove from the oven and let cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes

     

      BANANA CHOCO-COCONUT

       

      LOAVES

       

      Need to come down from that sugar rush? @ihartnutrition's delicious mini loaves are equally nutritious as they are delicious! Nutty coconut adds a spin to your classic banana bread, while apple sauce keeps these mini loaves perfectly moist. By swapping out sugar for maple syrup and chocolate chips you’ll catch yourself wondering, is this breakfast or desert?

       

      INGREDIENTS

      • 2 cups oat flour
      • 1 tsp Baking powder
      • 1 tsp Baking soda
      • 1/8 tsp Salt
      • 3 tbsp shredded unsweetened coconut + a little more to sprinkle on top
      • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
      • 1/2 cup Unsweetened almond milk
      • 1/4 cup Unsweetened apple sauce
      • 2 tbsp melted coconut oil or olive oil
      • 2 eggs, whisked
      • 2 very ripe bananas
      • 1/4 cup mini dark chocolate chips + a little more to sprinkle on top


      INSTRUCTIONS
      Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease 6 mini loaf pans. Combine the wet ingredients in one bowl, and the dry ingredients in another. Add in the the dry ingredients into the wet and stir until just combined. Distribute to mini loaf pans and bake for 24 minutes. Cool before carefully removing each mini banana bread from each loaf pan!

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