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Check out this cookie-in-a-jar recipe (a-mazing!)

I’ve got a fun and delicious gift for you … and it’s a gift you can give any of the wellness-conscious people on your holiday list.

It’s a vegan and paleo-friendly cookie mix!

You can make it yourself – or you can layer the ingredients in a mason jar for a fun and festive holiday gift.

I mean, who doesn’t love cookies?

Especially when they taste amazing AND they also happen to be healthier than your average chocolate chip cookies.

They’re gluten-free, lower in sugar and carbs, and higher in fiber than traditional cookies! Plus, depending on your ingredients, they also can fit into a Whole30/Paleo/Vegan lifestyle.

When you give these cookies as a “cookies in a jar” gift, they require absolutely no baking on your part. Just layer the dry ingredients in a mason jar, securely cover the jar, add a “how to bake” gift tag and a ribbon and voila! You’re done!

You can give these as a teacher gift, stocking stuffer, or a fun present for anyone who enjoys a healthy and sweet treat.

Chocolate Chip Cookies in a Jar (Paleo/Vegan)

(makes 20 cookies)

● 2½ cups (240g) almond meal

● 3 tbsp (22g) coconut flour

● ½ tsp (2g) baking soda

● ⅔ cup (66g) coconut sugar

● ½ tsp(4g) sea salt

● 1 cup (175g) dark chocolate chips

Layer ingredients in a one-quart (one-liter) mason jar. Seal the jar.

Add a gift card with the following baking instructions:

Preheat oven to 350ºF (175ºC) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Place the jar contents into a large mixing bowl, and add:

6 tbsp (85g) melted butter or coconut oil

¼ cup (60ml) water (or your fave dairy-free milk)

Mix well. Scoop the batter out of the bowl by tablespoon and drop each ball onto the baking sheet. Gently flatten, and then bake for 12-15 minutes until the edges begin to turn golden brown. Let cool on baking sheet.

Recipes like this are proof that it’s totally possible to enjoy an occasional treat while living a healthy lifestyle.

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