I love a good mash-up.
Whether it’s with two unlikely songs (i.e. nearly every episode of Glee) or two adult beverages (like my ProseccoRitas or Mexican Mules), I find it so fun and fresh combine atypical duos.
And today, y’all, we’re mashing up two all stars of the Christmas season: eggnog and snickerdoodles.
Totally makes sense, huh?
Eggnog is already rich and creamy and has that hint of nutmeg. And snickerdoodles are fluffy and buttery and enrobed in spices.
Match made in Christmas cookie heaven.
Well, these babies today are gluten-free and paleo, coated in cinnamon-laced coconut sugar, and drizzled with a coconut butter eggnog glaze.
Just give me a strong cup of coffee and I’d say we have ourselves some breakfast. I mean dessert….cookies for breakfast is ridiculous.
Once upon a time, in a magical town called Mentone in the land of Alabama, a young, prepubescent Healthy Happy Texan attended an all-girls summer camp. And at this mystical camp, the most amazing, heavenly treat was served one day at lunch- a sugar cookie enrobed in cinnamon sugar.
Upon further inquiring about this melt-in-her-mouth morsel, she quickly discovered that such a luscious delight had the most ridiculous name: the snickerdoodle.
While she was confounded that it had absolutely nothing to do with a Snickers bar, it rapidly worked its way into her Top 5 favorite cookies of all time list.
And that, y’all, is how the snickerdoodle and I became besties.
Since that fateful summer some 15ish years ago, I’ve always had a special spot in my heart for snickerdoodles.
While they’re not as frequently seen in bakery displays like chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, and sugar, I’d like to think they deserve a shining front row position.
And these, my dears, are not just front row cookies; they’re worthy of leaving out for the Big Guy himself next week!
Or, at least giving out to your neighbors and serving to your family and friends this week at all your festive gatherings.
Cause when it comes to cookies, this one is just about as Christmasy as they come…AND it just so happens to be healthy.
I actually gave some out the sweet team of ladies that entertain and feed and love on my son everyday at the YMCA and they were a HIT!
One told me that she knew that because they were coming from me that they were healthy, but she couldn’t believe it since they were so delicious.
Another complained that she only was able to eat one before her husband tried them and ate the rest of her stash.
That’s a pretty solid testimonial.
So even if you have friends and family members that aren’t paleo or gluten-free or even health-conscious, you could totally still give/serve these up.
Not to mention they’re super simple….
How easy peasy paleo is this, y’all?
Seriously, y’all, this is the time of year that I love love love making homemade yet healthy goodies to the people around me…everyone already has so much stuff. And I don’t really think most people around me need more stuff. So, I tie on my apron and cook from the heart.
It is one of my love languages, after all.
So if you’re stressed about that Christmas shopping or having a hard time finding something for the people who have everything, just whip up a batch of these cookies, wrap em up in a cute bag or festive bow, attach a thoughtful note, and you’re good to go!
Never ever underestimate the power of homemade, healthy food.
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Healthy Happy Texan
I'm a Foodie, Fitness Instructor, and Follower of Christ. Add a passion for teaching others, dark chocolate, bacon, and dogs -- and that's me in a box.
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