Seven Types of Cookies for Christmas: Day Seven
Just two more days until Christmas and here comes my last day of my cookie series! I wanted to leave a really easy one for last since most of you are probably feeling the stress of the holiday preparations by now.
This “cookie” is part cookie, part candy and particularly popular among children and those of us who have an extra big sweet tooth. “Risboller” is a standard at children’s birthday parties in Norway but are also a big hit among grown ups. Gluten free and made with puffed rice, melted chocolate and coconut fat – what could really go wrong here? Not much. These treats have been a standard in my family my entire life so I wanted to include them in , as a part of my slightly “atypical” seven cookies series. These are not baked, rather chilled – thus great for when you don’t feel like waiting for the oven to heat up to make some cookies!
Try these to add something different to your cookie collection. They have a different flavor, texture and look which can really brighten up your table!
250 grams / 9 oz /1 cup coconut butter
200 grams / 7 oz/ 3/4 cup dark chocolate
2 eggs or 2 tbsp flax seed mixed with 6 tbsp water
1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla sugar (or vanilla extract)
3 tbsp strongly brewed coffee
about 2 1/2 cups puffed rice
Melt the coconut butter with the dark chocolate in a sauce pot over low-medium heat. I typically let the coconut butter melt first then add in the dark chocolate (to avoid it separating). Be careful when heating it up and whisk continuously over low-moderate heat. Cool. Whisk in the sugar with the eggs or the flaxseed mixture, add the vanilla sugar and pour in the coffee and the coconut-chocolate mixture. Lightly fold in the puffed rice.
Using a spoon, scoop up a bit of the rice mixture and place in a muffin cup and place on a tray and continue until all the “batter” is used up. Chill in fridge for a couple of hours before serving. After they have seized up you can place them in a cookie jar and store them in a cool spot.
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Sunny has over 15 years experience in marketing and PR, both in the music and beverage industry. Starting out at record labels, she worked her way up to becoming a marketing executive handling the international careers of world famous artists such as Wyclef Jean, Alicia Keys, Gwen Stefani and Justin Timberlake.
After a decade in the glamorous record business, she became the national brand ambassador for Heavy Water, a small luxury vodka brand from Scandinavia, and was instrumental in launching many new markets and developing the brand across the U.S.
In 2008 she founded her own company, Fork and Glass, a food and wine event and consulting company in New York where she did everything from cater weddings and photo shoots for big magazines to leading wine tastings for corporate team building events.
Through her experience as a busy and successful career woman with experience in many fields, she discovered how important it is to keep a healthy lifestyle and wanted to find ways to reduce stress and increase energy. She is currently in training to become a Certified Health and Wellness Coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and founded her own private Health and Fitness practice in 2014. The practice is geared towards women with busy careers who want to prioritize a healthy lifestyle with a particular interest in plant based eating.
Sunny, a native of Norway, is a professionally trained cook through the Institute of Culinary Education in NYC and a Certified Wine Educator through the Society of Wine Educators as well as a NASM Certified Personal Trainer. A multipassionate entrepreneur, she loves meeting people and helping them find their purpose and living their life to the fullest potential.
Her hobbies include bodybuilding, cooking plant based foods, writing, traveling and spending time with her husband and beautiul boxer puppies, Thor and Dallas in the beautiful Hudson Valley in New York.
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