Good morning and welcome to all things cookie on LCK! That seems to be the theme this week (CC: Monday’s post)! Today… Sea Salt Nutella Thumbprints using my easy peas-y homemade Nutella. You can also sub chocolate. Whatever floats your boat!
This post is particularly torturous to write due to the fact that I am not eating one ounce of sugar this entire month. I am typing this and my mouth is literally watering because my blogger friends and I have brought you not one, not two, but FIVE holiday cookie recipes that are paleo-friendly, delicious, and perfect for all of your festive events going on this month! Each recipe is seriously perfection. Christmas week, I’m coming for you!
Sea Salt Nutella Thumbprint Cookies by yours truly (scroll to the bottom for recipe)
Shortbread Cookies dipped in Cranberry Chocolate Ganache from Nosh and Nourish. How pretty and perfect do these look? Find the recipe here.
Paleo Gingersnaps from Food Faith Fitness. So much crunch, so much holiday flavor! Find the recipe here.
Hot Chocolate Cookies from Fit Foodie Finds. WHA?! Yes. Hot chocolate. Frosting. These scream cold weather comfort! Find the recipe here.
Peppermint Chocolate Crinkle Cookies from The Healthy Maven, because you need the peppermint and chocolate combination in your life… ASAP. Find the recipe here.
My cookies combine my new (okay, not so new) favorite combination of chocolate/nutella and sea salt. Best combination, ever. Plus thumbprint cookies just make me happy. It’s like a surprise, that you see, right there in the center.
Pumpkin season is in full swing, and this month for Healthy Food Friday with American Express we have tons of goodies coming your way! A month or so back I shared my Homemade Nutella, and since then I’ve made it my mission to add the deliciousness into other baked goods. Like Nutella Pizza and now Pumpkin Swirl Muffins. Because… Nutella.
Pumpkins are also a serious superfood. They are loaded with vitamins and minerals, and often used to prevent and treat ailments. Even my vet told me to give some to baby Jax if he has an upset stomach!
These muffins are… spongy, moist, loaded with pumpkin, a hint of sweet, and the perfect treat.
Place about 1 tsp (or more as desired) of nutella in the middle and swirl with a toothpick or fork
If you're making the cinnamon sugar, omit the nutella and place cinnamon sugar mixture on top
Add additional batter to the top
Optional: sprinkle organic turbinado sugar on top
Bake for 12-15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean
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Homemade Nutella… can I get a HUGE yes?! Hazelnuts are delicious. They contain health benefits and well, combined with good quality chocolate and good-for-you ingredients you essentially have a healthier version of the amazing Nutella. Only it tastes EVEN better. I promise.
Homemade Paleo Nutella
Chocolatey hazelnut flavor, spreadable, and amazing. Don’t forget a spoonful (or two) while it’s warm!