These easy-to-make confections combine two of the season’s signature flavors — cinnamon and almond. Substitute coconut sugar for traditional white sugar (the former is filled with critical minerals, like potassium, iron, and zinc).

Ingredients for Almond Christmas Star Cookies

  • A dash of vanilla extract
  • Two cups of almonds (you can buy them grounded or chop them up yourself)
  • Half cup of coconut sugar, substituting for white sugar
  • One tablespoon of ground-up chia seeds
  • Two tablespoons of water
  • Two tablespoons of your favorite kind of maple syrup (try low-calorie)
  • Three teaspoons of ground-up cinnamon

How to Make Healthy Almond Christmas Stars

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 320 degrees
  2. Grind your almonds into your flour
  3. Add chia seeds and water into a bowl and whisk together. When you’re done, place your mixture in the refrigerator
  4. Add coconut sugar, ground almonds, cinnamon, and vanilla powder into a bowl and thoroughly mix together
  5. Add the chia mix to this bowl, along with maple syrup. Mix everything together until your dough forms.
  6. Roll your dough — but make sure it’s not too thin!
  7. Cut stars using cookie cutters (or any shape you’d like to make)
  8. Place the cookies on a tray lined with baking paper
  9. Bake for eight to 10 minutes until they turn golden brown.
  10. Allow your cookies to cool for several minutes

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