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Raw and Vegan Christmas Treats

Raw Christmas cookies???

Oh poor Santa! He’s in for a surprise when he stops at my house ;).
(Anyone see the movie, The Santa Clause? I love when the little girl gives Santa soymilk.)

In honor of Christmas, I figured a cookie-themed post was needed. But my blog is teeming with so many cookie recipes that, in order to not overwhelm you—or Santa—I’m breaking the feature into two posts, raw and baked cookies. Starting with the raw cookies:

raw snickerdoodles

Raw Snickerdoodles

raw chocolate chip cookies

Raw Chocolate Chip Cookies

Artisana coconut butter melties

Coconut Melties

raw macaroons

Raw Macaroons

vegan raw gingerbread men

Raw Gingerbread Men

vegan chocolate peanut butter balls

Raw Buckeyes

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More Raw Cookies:

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Question of the Day:
When did you stop believing in Santa?
Or maybe you still believe? I was in fourth grade, and some mean girl told me. But we still put cookies out for Santa… just in case ;).
P.S. I’m playing “Guess that Christmas Quote” on Twitter today. Play with me?

Katie is the baker, photographer, and author of the popular blog Chocolate-Covered Katie. Her favorite food is chocolate, and she believes in eating a balanced diet that includes dessert every single day. More about Katie—> 
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  1. I never believed in Santa — my parents never did that. Gifts were from Mom and Dad, not Santa. And to be honest I really don’t remember having friends who really believed in Santa either.

    Now when we exchange gifts, any “joke” or gag gift is from “Santa”. After Jason and I got engaged, his mom gave me lingerie for Christmas (yes she did!!!) — and it was from “Dirty Santa”. ha!

    Merry Christmas Katie!

    1. LOL oh my gosh, hilarious! Now I want to have a dirty santa party. Maybe next year. Theme party!!! :)

  2. Jennifer JCD says:

    (Looks like I have internet today too… last day of work until 04 January – yay!)

    Haha, I love when Santa gets soymilk too – priceless! And that’s a brilliant kid!

    I don’t remember when I learnt who Santa was, but it doesn’t really matter. Even after I found out we would always put out cookies and carrots for Santa and his reindeer. We still get presents from Santa… and why not? Santa is all about fun and making people smile and nothing says adults cannot enjoy that part of Christmas too. This year I asked Santa for a colouring book, so we’ll see if there’s one under the tree on Saturday.

    1. We put carrots out too! And now I know why: my dad LOVES raw carrots. (On the flip side, I will tell my children that santa’s reindeer only like cooked veggies. I can’t stand raw carrots! Or maybe I’ll just hafta marry a raw-carrot-eater.)

  3. I believed in Santa till about 3rd grade. I was suspicious, so I set out a questionnaire for Santa to answer. It was my Grammy’s handwriting. Busted! :)

    1. Aww boo :(. I found a receipt once, but my mom said santa asked her to help with the shopping. LOL I bought it; I was so gullible!

      1. Ha, I was gullible too! I asked why Santa had the same wrapping paper that we did, and my mom said Santa had ALL the wrapping paper and coordinated it with each house. I accepted that as fact for a few years! :)

      2. Ohmigosh I asked that too! My mom said she wrapped the gifts to save santa time. She was always ready with an answer lol!

  4. Yummy cookies!!!!!
    I believed in Santa for the longest time…..I even threw reindeer food on our lawn because I was worried that the reindeer would be hungry after their trip!

  5. i just opened up like 5 backlinks…LOL. I had forgotten about some of these goodies! YUM! And yes, Xmas themed holiday posts are the best…all kinds of cookies, balls, doughs, and wonderful stuff…all in once place! Thanks for making this compilation!

    Santa. Oh, I still am a believer. I believe that I went to a hot, gross, random store here on the island in order to stock up on some Santa presents. After all, Santa doesnt skip little girls who are traveling and away from home :)

  6. Gloria says:

    I don’t ever remember believing in Santa :( I was afraid of him when I was a baby and everytime my parents would talk about Santa I would cry. So they had to tell me it was just a fun story. But come on, the thought of a big jolly old man sneaking into your house in the middle of the night and eating all your cookies is scary!! I don’t care if he leaves me presents or not – don’t take my cookies :)

    On a happier note… I thinned out the gingerbread butter with some almond milk and poured it over my oatmeal this morning. Gingerbread butter blanket – divine! Maybe you could even mix in some coconut butter and make a gingerbread magic shell for vanilla ice cream??

    1. Ahh gingerbread magic shell??!! Woah, that is taking it to a whole new level. Nirvana much?
      As for you being scared of santa… lol I can’t stop laughing, but your explanation is so true! Why aren’t more kids scared of him? You’re right: he breaks in, steals your cookies, and never lets you see him? Sounds scary to me, now that I think of it. I guess you were wise beyond your age :).

      1. Gloria says:

        I don’t know about that… I used to be afraid of the vacuum cleaner too!! hahaha but that’s another story…

  7. Kiersten says:

    If I was Santa, I think your raw cookies would be a nice change from the usual baked cookies everyone else puts out. I stopped believing in Santa sometime around the 3rd or 4th grade. I was always a skeptic, so I figured the truth out pretty quick.

  8. Brandie says:

    I love the soymilk part in the Santa Clause too! And I like Kiersten’s comment, maybe I’ll make some raw babies with Junior to leave out for Santa this year,as a nice change… and, Soymilk too! lol
    I did believe in Santa and I actually have no idea how old I was when I stopped. My parents used to leave ‘evidence’, like footprints in white powder (flour I think lol), etc.. so we had a good time with it as kids :) And I remember one year, one of the gifts from “Santa” neither of my parents had any idea where it came from! Or so they said…… 😉
    Merry 1 Day left Before Christmas Katie!

  9. I love that movie! :) Those cookies all look awesome!

    I can’t remember exactly what year it was when I found out….I think 3rd or 4th grade. I kept it a secret from my parents that I knew though because I felt bad for finding out hahahah…what a wierd kid I was.

  10. omg i was in 4th grade too! a 6th grader on the bus told me :( i was so upset when i got home haha. now who cares if santa exists if i can eat those raw cookies!

  11. Katherine says:

    Gah I wish I had the means to make this stuff it all look absolutely amazing!
    And ya, as for Santa I always was very suspicious and never really believed even as a little kid. My brother, who is two years older than me, believed long after I solidified my belief that he couldn’t actually be real.

  12. Hey, I still believe in Santa! 😉
    And I HAVE MY FIRST COCONUT MELTIE IN MY FRIDGE RIGHT NOW! 😀
    P.S Your comment was in the Spam queue! Silly WordPress! But thanks for the heads-up! :)

    1. And now I just pulled YOU outta spam. Jeez, wordpress, get a grip!
      Love you, Emma!

  13. Stefanie says:

    I was either in the 3rd or 4th grade when my parents told me Santa was not real. It is ok with me because Santa gave me nightmares on Christmas eve night. For some reason I like the movie The Santa Clause though. I’m weird like that. All of those cookies/treats look great. If I wasn’t so cheap I would be making them. :) Have a nice Christmas.

  14. Namaste Gurl says:

    If I was good ole’ Saint Nick, I’d definitely be one happy camper to get some of your fudge babies and coconut melties! :-)
    As I got to 5th grade, I started to sense santa’s handwriting looked quite similar to my dad’s….

  15. Alexandra says:

    I don’t remember when it was that I stopped believing, but I remember finding the Christmas paper that was used to wrap “Santa’s presents” in the garage. But I still put out cookies, too. :)
    I love the Santa Clause movie! I’m hoping to watch it today……
    I really want to try your fudge babies with some peppermint extract or crushed candy canes – Yum!

    1. Christmas babies!! I was thinking maybe peppermint extract and chopped goji berries. But candy canes would probably look even better :).

  16. Tori says:

    Some girl in 2nd grade told everyone at the lunch table he didn’t exsist! (She was a Jahovah’s witness!) And we all REFUSED to believe it, and said she didn’t know what she was talking about! Haha! We were soooooo serious about Santa being real! 😉

  17. Stefanie says:

    This is just an all-around delicious post! I think I was in 3rd grade when my older sister dropped the Santa bomb! I still tried to act like he was real though! :)

    1. LOL I was the older sister, but I wanted my little sister to keep believing, because it made me feel all “special” that I knew and she didn’t. Yeah, I was a weirdo! 😕

  18. LAH says:

    Wait……what?? There’s no Santa???

  19. Is it weird that I never believed in Santa? My sister and I pretended we did, but we never told each other that we didn’t! I felt really guilty for not believing…

  20. Ann Claire says:

    Yum! I really need to try some raw cookies. Hmm I really can’t remember when I stopped believing in Santa. Having 3 older siblings, I think I was pretty young. But I think I just kind of figured it out over time, there was no definite moment when I realized.

  21. I don’t know that I ever really believed in Santa, but I acted like I did, because it was fun. And I got a present from “Santa” every year until I moved out! =)

  22. whitney says:

    I’ll take those raw buckeyes off your hands….

    Whitney :)

  23. Claire says:

    I probably stopped believing at about 7 or 8, the disillusion would have been thanks to one of my friends. His parents never told him about Santa, one day he got rather overconfident and told the entire year level that Santa was just mum and dad 😛 He was in a great deal of trouble from the school. Quite funny in hindsight. When did you learn about the Easter bunny and the Tooth Fairy?

    Have a wonderful day tomorrow Katie!!

    1. It was the same day! After I got over the santa thing, I started thinking, and suddenly it hit me: Wait, what about the Tooth Fairy?!?
      Not a good day lol.

  24. Santa will be lucky to stop at your house with all those goodies!

  25. Kit-Kat says:

    There IS a santa!
    I’m a Roman Catholic, and St. Nicholas is real. There are miracles to prove it (not magic). He may not be the old story book kind of santa clause kids are used to seeing, but all the same, there is a “santa” in the form of St. Nicholas!
    No, I never stopped believing.
    Yes, he comes to our house still, too! And we leave Soy-nog and home-made cookies for him, and a carrot for his horse, Rudolph.