This gorgeous, red Christmas Cookie Dough is perfect for the holidays -- it's easy to make, easy to share, and easy to fall in love with. It's completely grain-free (which means it's also gluten-free), dairy-free, vegan, annnnnnnnnnnd it has a hidden (or not so hidden) veggie that gives it that beautiful intense color.
The deep red color is from... beets, of course! We love beets because:
- they aren’t expensive
- they're one of the sweetest vegetables
- they're super versatile
Beets are one of those foods that most people either love or hate. They can have a distinctive taste (ehem, Dear Hubby thinks they taste like dirt), but you can minimize this by doing a few simple things: 1) make sure you peel the beets completely and 2) roast them with a dollop of coconut oil.
The roasting brings out the sweetness of the beet and removes a lot of the earthiness. Once roasted, they can be added in to so many things! (We love them in hummus, salads, tacos, and even popsicles!)
Your hands will get a little messy rolling them into perfect little balls. But, it's totally worth it! I like to store them in the freezer and take a few out whenever I'm craving something sweet. Or you can make them ahead of time for a holiday party. No one will believe they're eating beets!
We’ve made these 3 times in as many weeks, and everyone absolutely loves them: Babycakes, her teachers, her friends, and even her beet-hating daddy. So if you don’t think you like beets, you should definitely try this recipe… and surprise yourself with how good they are!
The Perfect Winter Lunch:
- Honey Smoked Salmon Bites -- 34 Degrees' Natural cracker topped with whipped cream cheese, organic apricot jam, and honey smoked salmon
- Pomegranate -- such a perfect winter superfood!
- Baby Carrots
- One Christmas Cookie Dough Ball (recipe below!)
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