Cookie season has arrived. The holidays are just around the corner and that means all sorts of baked goods. The classic spice-based cookie this time of year is usually the friendly gingerbread man. But here at Rocky we don’t like doing things the ordinary way. So we got to work crafting a spicy, chewy, delectable, simple recipe inspired by our warm and cozy Orange Cardamom holiday scent.
Just like our Orange Cardamom seasonal scent, these cookies contain nourishing oats, spicy cardamom, and energizing orange. We’ve also included a pinch of cinnamon and black pepper. So if you’ve ever wanted to take a bite out of your Orange Cardamom bar soap, this is your chance!
This recipe is not only delicious, but party friendly since it’s vegan, nut-free and can easily be made gluten-free by replacing the whole grain flour with an all-purpose, gluten-free flour (buckwheat flour would work nicely). If gluten intolerances are an issue, you should also make sure that your oats are certified gluten-free.
This recipe also calls for coconut sugar, which is made from the dehydrated sap of the coconut palm. Coconut sugar contains small amounts of minerals, antioxidants and fibre, and also has a slightly lower glycemic index than regular sugar—meaning it gives you a slightly less intense blood sugar spike. It also has a deeper flavour and complexity than regular sugar, making it a great addition to this recipe. But if you don't have any on hand, feel free to substitute with brown sugar.
These cookies are also super quick to make, which means you can whip up a batch in under 25 minutes (including baking time!) — just in time for that holiday potluck you forgot about.
Make ahead party tip!
Roll the dough into a log and wrap tightly in paper, then place in a reusable airtight freezer bag as an earth friendly alternative to plastic wrap. When you need to be the life of the party (or maybe you just want some extra cookies), slice into ½ inch disks, place on a cookie sheet and bake from frozen.
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