These Santa boot print cookies are no ordinary Christmas cookie; they鈥檙e healthier and have a bit more whimsy. Because they鈥檙e made in a waffle iron, the cookies get little dimples that create a boot print shape, and a light dusting of powdered sugar suggests the print is covered in snow. Cute, right? A light, chocolatey batter takes a dive right into a hot waffle iron and 鈥渂akes鈥 until the cookies have fluffed up. Once removed from the waffle iron and cooled, the boot print cookies are sprinkled with sugar 鈥渟now.鈥 Now you鈥檝e got holiday sweets with personality that everyone will love, and they won鈥檛 be too hard on your waistline.

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Ingredients:

Makes 22 cookies

  • 8 Tablespoons unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
  • powdered sugar

Tools:

  • stand or hand mixer
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Instructions:

1. Heat up a nonstick waffle iron and spray it with nonstick cooking spray. Cream the butter and brown sugar in a stand mixer bowl, then add in the eggs and vanilla and mix until combined.

2. Add the pastry flour, cocoa powder, salt, canola oil and mini chocolate chips to the mixer bowl and continue mixing until fully combined.

3. When the waffle iron is hot, scoop one tablespoon of the boot track cookie mixture into each of the four sections. Close the iron and cook until the cookies have fluffed up.

4. Remove the cookies from the waffle iron and place them on a wire rack to cool. When they鈥檙e cooled, dust them with powdered sugar.

5. Take a healthy bite out of Santa鈥檚 sweet boot tracks, and get excited that he鈥檚 about to drop some gifts underneath your tree!

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Heat up a nonstick waffle iron and spray it with nonstick cooking spray. Cream the butter and brown sugar in a stand mixer bowl, then add in the eggs and vanilla and mix until combined.

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Add the pastry flour, cocoa powder, salt, canola oil and mini chocolate chips to the mixer bowl and continue mixing until fully combined.

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When the waffle iron is hot, scoop one tablespoon of the boot track cookie mixture into each of the four sections. Close the iron and cook until the cookies have fluffed up.

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Remove the cookies from the waffle iron and place them on a wire rack to cool. When they鈥檙e cooled, dust them with powdered sugar.

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Take a healthy bite out of Santa鈥檚 sweet boot tracks, and get excited that he鈥檚 about to drop some gifts underneath your tree!

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A healthy, chocolatey treat for the holidays鈥 #thankyousanta

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Better get to steppin鈥 before all these cookies have walked off the plate :).

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