Gluten and Dairy Free Gingerbread Christmas Cookies

Xmas Cookies 081215These little beauts are the perfect pick me up with a cuppa, and are sweetened with just one tablespoon of honey per batch (of 12). 

Using ground almonds and spices, these moreish treats are so easy to make that my 6yo daughter can pretty much knock them up all by herself.

There really is no excuse to not get yourself in the kitchen, and whip up some healthier indulgences over the holidays. Even if it’s just to have a change from celebrations and quality street!

Ingredients for 12 cookies

150g ground almonds 
2 tbsp coconut oil 
1 tbsp honey 
1-2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp cinnamon  
1 tsp vanilla
small free range egg

GF, DF, RSF gingerbread cookies ready for the ovenMethod

– whisk together the coconut oil, honey, egg and vanilla in a bowl 

– add the ground almonds and spices, and combine well with a spoon 

– once a dough starts to form bring it together into a ball with your hands

– wrap it in greaseproof paper, and refrigerate for 30 mins

GF, DF, RSF gingerbread man Christmas cookies – when you are ready to take the dough out of the fridge, preheat your oven to 170C

– carefully roll out the dough on a baking sheet or the greaseproof paper, and make your shapes with cookie cutters

– once they are all cut out bake in the oven for 10 mins

– serve immediately or store in a biscuit tin

Enjoy!      

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9 Comments

  1. amy fidler
    December 23, 2015 / 9:27 am

    Thanks for sharing this recipe x

  2. mummytries
    Author
    December 9, 2015 / 12:42 pm

    tee hee, we are like one mind! We baked salt dough decorations at the start of the month, just like this, and painted them with nail varnish and glitter xxx

  3. mummytries
    Author
    December 9, 2015 / 12:41 pm

    πŸ™‚

  4. mummytries
    Author
    December 9, 2015 / 12:41 pm

    She’s loving that Denise, if only we could spend the whole day baking treats and she would be in her element πŸ™‚

  5. December 9, 2015 / 12:04 am

    They look beautiful, and what a great thing to teach P to make. Hope she is appreciating that part of home schooling.

  6. Jo Hutchinson
    December 8, 2015 / 11:35 pm

    Lovely cookies.

  7. December 8, 2015 / 10:51 pm

    That’s my kind of cookies! These babies would look great on your tree πŸ™‚ Just make a hole with a straw before cooking then you can put a piece of ribbon through (when cooked and cooled, obvs), and voila: homemade decorations you can eat! xxx

  8. mummytries
    Author
    December 8, 2015 / 7:43 pm

    Thanks so much Vicki, great compliment coming from you πŸ™‚

  9. December 8, 2015 / 2:40 pm

    These look delicious! Great recipe Renee. I will be doing something similar for the kiddies this Christmas to try and keep the sugar levels low!!!

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