Chocolate dipped chestnut cookies. A soft and healthy cookie, everyone will love!
To be honest, I was super nervous to make this recipe.. I have never baked with chestnuts before so I was really worried it would be a waste of time, but these actually turned out amazing! Such a different yet divine taste. Your entire family will love this recipe and be in shock that you baked these yourself!
Chestnuts for me just scream the holidays. Mostly because of the song about ‘roasting chestnuts on the open fire’… but hey! Whatever works right?
This recipe uses bagged chestnuts but if your feeling up to roasting your own then definitely try it out! There are so many great recipes out there for roasted chestnuts, especially around this time of the year.
Prepping chestnuts to cook or bake with can be a huge pain at ties. You have to make sure you have cross slits in each one, then you have to boil or roast them, and then you have to de-shell them of course. Time consuming right!?
If your feeling lazy like I was, just grab some bagged roasted chestnuts and call it a day!
This recipe sounds like a tongue twister.. how many times can you say chocolate dipped chestnut cookies?
CHEEESSSSSTNUTSSSSS ROASTING ON AN OPEN FIREEEEEE
Sorry… done singing.
We had our first snow fall yesterday here in my home town, and that REALLY put me into the Christmas spirit. But the only issue with that, is the fact that we weren’t ready for it.
I don’t have my winter tires on yet.. and on my way to work I nearly ended up in the ditch after hitting some black ice. Now let me tell you, that really gets your heart pumping! Who needs coffee to wake you up in the morning when you have black ice out there.. just saying
Nothing warms the soul more then some hot tea and a few delicious cookies. Right now as I write this post I am devouring two of these chocolate dipped chestnut cookies and sipping on a chai tea. Do you like chai tea? I love the cinnamon taste of this tea, it really just makes me feel Christmasy.
Is Christmasy a word? Can we just pretend it is? Add it to “Nikki’s Dictionary of Unusually Cute Words”.
Anyways, back to these cookies. If you aren’t a fan of chestnuts you could probably substitute a different kind of nut.. Just make sure that it is the same measurements. So if you are using 1 cup of chestnuts minced, use 1 cup of almonds minced. I have never tried this recipe without the chestnuts so do not take my word for it! I have lots of other seriously delicious cookies that come no where close to including chestnuts!
If you have any questions about these just fire me off an email or just comment below!
I hope you enjoy these Chocolate Dipped Chestnut Cookies!
- 2 oz of chestnuts (roasted, peeled)
- 1 1/2 cup chestnut flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 cup raw and organic cane sugar
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 2 egg yolks
- 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
- 1 teaspoons of vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg
- 3 egg whites beaten stiff
- 1 cup vegan chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Drain chestnuts. Chop in food processor until minced. Place in large bowl.
- Add chestnut flour, milk, egg yolk, vanilla, nutmeg, baking powder, sugar, coconut oil to bowl and mix on low until well combined.
- Fold in egg whites.
- Drop teaspoon full on cookie sheets lined with parchment paper.
- Bake for 11-15 minutes or until slightly golden.
- Melt chocolate chips in microwave or in a small sauce pan on low heat.
- Once cookies are completely cooled, dip in the melted chocolate chips and place back on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Cool in freezer for about 30 minutes or until chocolate becomes solid.
- Serve and enjoy!