SERIOUS QUESTION — why bake Christmas Cookies when you can NOT bake Christmas Cookie DOUGH?
In the case you’re new around these parts, I have a slight obsession with making healthy cookie dough, and it’s definitely not going anywhere.
The really cool thing about cookie dough (despite it’s obvious deliciousness) is its ability to mask nutrients and superfood ingredients. No-Bake Cookie Dough is kind of like the smoothie of the treat world, where it’s super easy to add in healthy ingredients without it affecting the taste (or in this case enhancing it).
Specifically, this Vegan Eggnog version sneaks in quite a few stress-reducing, mood-boosting ingredients, including healthy fats like nut butter and coconut oil (crucial for supporting brain function and mood), fiber from almonds and coconut (optimizes your gut’s production of feel good neurotransmitters like serotonin, GABA and melatonin), adaptogens (normalizes your physiological functions and brings homeostasis to the body and brain) and CBD (regulates your neurotransmitter and mitochondrial function).
While it does contain sugar in the form of maple syrup, the combination of collagen protein, fat, fiber and spices like cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves help to balance out your blood sugar, which is also crucial for regulating your mood.
Thus this Vegan Eggnog Cookie Dough makes for the perfect treat when you want something that tastes good, and still feel amazing/on your A-game this holiday season.
Pro-Tip — These are a major crowd-pleaser, so try bringing them to your holiday gatherings and share the mood-boosting love!