Holiday baking can be a fun family activity or a way to create personal and delicious host gifts. Some holiday dishes can feel heavy, but these three cookies are healthy and nourishing. Created by founders of Spread The Love, an L.A.-based small-batch, natural nut butter and jam company, all of these cookies can be made in less than 40 minutes and explore nut butter's versatile range to create filling, healthy snacks for all to enjoy.
“The holidays can get overwhelming, and baking on the weekend is a great way for us to slow down and to spend quality time with the family,” says Val Fishbain, Co-founder and President of Spread The Love. “Spiced almond butter snowball cookies are so much fun to make with the kids. It doesn’t snow here in L.A., and with the powdered sugar on the cookies, we can pretend they’re snowballs.” The recipe features classic holiday spices like cardamom, cinnamon, and cloves.
If you prefer chocolatey desserts, try the shortbread peanut butter cookies covered in chocolate.
“One of my favorite Girl Scout Cookie flavors is Tagalongs," Fishbain says. "This recipe was shared with us years ago by a great friend and healthy recipe creator Ciarra Siller of Peanut Butter Plus Chocolate. Making it at home is fun and a healthier alternative to store-bought cookies.”
For the peanut butter fans, “a perfect way to step it up is to use our salted honey stuffed peanut butter cookie recipe,” Fishbain says. “The ooey-gooey center and salty-sweet crust will have any true peanut butter cookie fan jumping for joy.”
Try one or all of the festive cookies below. Enjoy them during the holidays or all-year long!
Peanut Butter Filling
Visit Spread The Love online to shop the goods and find more fun recipes using all-natural nut butters.
Photography by: Courtesy of Spread the Love