Make These Healthy(ish) Strawberry Peach Sugar Cookie Cups Recipe
- 1 1/4 cups unbleached flour
- 3 tablespoons vegan butter
- 3/4 cups sugar
- 1 tablespoon ground flax seeds + 3 tablespoons water (you can substitute with one egg for the non-vegan version)
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 can full-fat coconut milk, chilled for at least 4-6 hours
- 2 tablespoons vegan butter (you can substitute with coconut oil too!)
- 1 cup (roughly) powdered sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon arrowroot powder (optional)
- 1 container strawberries
- 2 small peaches
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Mix ground flax seeds and water in a small bowl, and set aside for 5-10 minutes. Let it thicken to the consistency of a raw egg.
Cream your butter, sugar and flax egg until your mixture is smooth.
Add in your dry ingredients, and mix well until you have a doughy consistency.
Put the dough in the fridge for approximately 20 minutes to stiffen.
Roll the dough into small balls, and place them in mini cupcake tins.
Bake for 10-13 minutes.
Set aside and let cool. While they are cooling, you can start your cool whip.
Pour can of coconut milk into a mixing bowl. You can omit some of the liquid if you want more of a frosting-like consistency.
Add softened butter, and mix well with a hand mixer.
Slowly add powdered sugar one tablespoon at a time until you reach the consistency desired.
Add arrowroot powder to stiffen the cream a bit (optional).
Mix in vanilla extract.
Top each cookie cup with a dollop of coconut whipped cream, and put strawberries and peaches on top!
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!