I feel as If I am constantly commenting on the speed of life lately. And it won't slow down for me anytime soon. In a few short weeks A and I will packing up our home and moving west to sweet San Francisco!
I have always dreamed of starting over in a new city and I am so thankful to get to do so with my husband in hand. However, it does feel funny to have just written about being content where am I only to be immediately moved 2,500 miles across the country. Even though it is unexpected, I am unbelievably excited to learn a new city, a new way of life, and meet a new community. Everything with this transition has gone seamlessly thus far and I can't help but feel it is because God has his hand in it.
With all of the change happening, Christmas has had to take a bit of a back seat this year. We only have one simple garland up on the fireplace and a single nutcracker displayed. If it wasn't for my husbands Aunt reminding me about Christmas cookies I may have forgotten completely. So thank you Aunt Maureen for inspiring what may be my most delightful baking 'accident' to date!
These clementine mint cookies are soft, subtly sweet, and won't knock you off your clean eating path around the holidays. The white whole wheat flour, honey, and coconut oil keep the cookie light and allow the robust flavors of clementine and mint to shine. I hope you enjoy these cookies as much as I do! Merry Christmas!
Also, if you have any suggestions on anything San Francisco related please comment below. I would love to hear your favorite anything in the city!
SOFT CLEMENTINE MINT COOKIES
- 2-3 clementines+ zest
- 2 Tablespoons fresh mint leaves
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 cups white whole wheat flour
- a pinch of sea salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Zest then peel clementines and place both zest and fruit flesh in food processor along with mint leaves. Pulse until completely pureed. Set aside. Next, in a stand mixer combine coconut oil, honey, and egg. Add clementine-mint mixture, baking powder, and salt to mixer. Combine. Slowly add flour a half cup at a time.
Scoop cookie dough and roll in betweens hands to form teaspoon sized balls. Place on greased cookie sheet. Using fingers, slightly flatten dough balls.
Bake for 10-12 minutes. Allow to cool on cookies sheet. Set out for Santa to enjoy!