Gluten Free Gingerbread Cookies- No Refined Sugars
Gluten Free Gingerbread Cookies are so easy to make! You will absolutely LOVE THEM!
Want to learn how to make a healthy version of gingerbread cookies? Dr. Holly and I have found such a fun recipe online that we have slightly tweaked to our taste. We want to give credit where credit is due, so here's where we found the recipe: https://paleoglutenfree.com/recipes/easy-paleo-gingerbread-cookie-recipe/
It has become a fun family tradition of ours to make this recipe because you don't feel icky after eating it since it's not loaded with all of the sugar and gluten. Frankly, you won't even miss it because the flavor is so real and fresh and the texture of the cookie is perfect. The cookie has a lovely texture where it's hard just like you would expect a gingerbread cookie to be, but it's not break-your-tooth hard. It has a very lovely chew and the perfect essence of the fresh ginger. It has just the right amount of sweetness as well as a slighlty salty bite to balance out the sweetness. It's one of our favorites.
2. In a food processor, add both dry and wet ingredients.
3. Pulse all of the ingredients in the food processor until the dough reaches a wet sand texture. You may think it won't come together, but we need to knead it afterwards and it'll come together :)
4. After the ingredients are fully mixed in the food processor, place mixture on a piece of parchment paper.
5. Grab the sides of the parchment paper and bring them over the dough as though you are wrapping the dough like a present. Press on the dough and "knead" the dough using the parchment paper to help you along the way. Once the dough is fully combined and it's no longer feeling or looking crumbly or sandy, you are ready to roll the dough out.
6. Place a second sheet of parchment paper on top of the dough. Begin to roll out the dough until it's about 1/4" thick.
7. Use cookie cutters to cut out the fun gingerbread man shapes :)
8. Place cut outs of dough onto a baking sheet that has been lined with parchment paper. The cookies don't spread very much if at all.
9. Bake in the oven for about 12-14 minutes or until golden brown.
10. Remove from oven and let cool to harden and ENJOY!
*TIP: If you would like to frost and decorate these cookies, you can always melt some Lily's White Chocolate Chips and use that as the white frosting. We just keep ours plain because we love them that way.
Adding all ingredients to food processor
Place dough mixture onto parchment paper to knead and fully combine
Press dough with parchement paper to combine
This is what the dough should look like once fully combined and really to roll out
Place parchment paper on top of dough and roll out until 1/4" thick
Cut out shapes with any cookie cutter you wish! This is the fun part :)
Once shapes are cut out, bake cookies in the oven at 350F
Here are the beautiful cookies all bakes and ready to eat!