“Christmas is a time to celebrate and enjoy food, and going plant-based doesn’t mean you’re skipping out on the goodies! Enjoy Christmas lunch with an abundance of plant-based recipes that celebrate Christmas flavours and spices. Ginger is a fabulous ingredient to use in plant-based gingerbread cookies! Cloves and allspice goes wonderfully for festive roasted veggies. Anise is incredible in plant-based almond milk Christmas loaves. And let’s not forget cinnamon! Cinnamon is such a versatile ingredient that you can use in sweet and savoury! I love using a good pinch of cinnamon in my almond milk baked potatoes on Christmas Day. They are festive and created with kindness,” says Clarissa.
Here’s a Christmas Star Cookie recipe that you can adapt or decorate to suit your family’s food preferences.
Christmas Star Cookies Recipe
1 Cup Smooth Peanut Butter
1 Cup Coconut Sugar (or sugar of choice)
1/3 Cup Califia Farms Vanilla Almond Milk
1 tsp Vanilla Bean Paste
1 Cup All Purpose Flour
1 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Ground Ginger
1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
- Preheat the oven to 175⁰C. Line two large baking trays with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, add the peanut butter and sugar of choice. Using a spoon, mix until creamy.
Stir in the vanilla almond milk and vanilla bean paste until combine. Add the flour, baking
soda, ginger and cinnamon. Using your hands, knead the mixture and roll into a large ball.
- On a floured work surface, using a rolling pin, roll out the dough ball into a 1cm thick
rectangle. Using a star cookie cutter, create star shapes into the rolled dough. Carefully
remove the stars and place onto the baking tray. Repeat this process with remaining dough.
- Place in the oven and bake for 7-10 minutes or until crispy on the outside. Allow to cool
completely before dusting over some icing sugar. Enjoy!
About The Nourished Chef
The Nourished Chef (Clarissa Kocovski) has been curating and recipe developing low carb, gluten and
dairy-free recipes for the last five years. Recently she has been inspired to embrace plant-based
living and has adapted this philosophy throughout her recipes. Long-term sustainability is something
she’s very passionate about and working with the power of plants in her kitchen has been an eye-
opening journey. She hopes by showcasing the true ingredients she uses and sharing her recipes will
educate and inspire home cooks. Follow her Instagram here: @thenourishedchef