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Christmas isn’t Christmas without some gingerbread cookies, and if they’re gluten-free even better! They give off such a particular and intense aroma that the smell will automatically transport you to December. Plus, these gingerbread cookies are packed with benefits:
- Suitable for people with Celiacs Disease who don’t want to give up sweets during Christmas.
- No added refined sugars
These gingerbread cookies are perfect to prepare as a family with even the youngest members of the house.Your children can let their imaginations run wild as they choose what shape they want to make and how they plan to decorate them. Will they be snowmen, a christmas tree, a snowflake? The possibilities are endless!
For these gingerbread cookies to be as yummy as possible, you need to prepare the dough the day before so that it rests in the fridge overnight.
Gluten-free Gingerbread Cookies
- 75 gr Ground Almonds
- 75 gr Buckwheat Flour
- 75 gr Coconut Flour
- 75 gr Quinoa Flour (don’t worry if you’re missing one of these flours)
- 150 gr Tapioca Flour
- 150 gr Natural Athletes Vanilla Oatmeal
- 2 tbsp Ginger
- 2 tbsp Cinnamon
- 2 tbsp Cardamom
- 2 tbsp Clove Powder
- 2 tbsp zest of a bitter orange
- 1 tbsp salt
- 75 gr Coconut Sugar
- 75 ml Raw Honey
- 150 gr Natural Butter
- 150 ml Organic milk
- 75 gr Hazelnut Cream
Heat milk or water in a saucepan. When it is warm, add the spice mixture with the ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves powder and salt. Also add the bitter orange zest and the coconut sugar. Mix all the ingredients until combined well.
Next add the butter, honey and hazelnut cream, and stir until you get a uniform mixture.
Then add the flour mixture (buckwheat, coconut, quinoa, tapioca and vanilla oatmeal). Use tapioca flour to prevent the dough from sticking to the surfaces.
Once the flours have been added, add the ground almonds and stir. Now you will have a compact dark-colored dough.
Place the dough into the fridge and let it rest overnight.
Next Day: Preheat the oven to 180°C.
Take the dough out of the fridge and let it get close to room temperature . Next, spread the dough on a flat surface with the help of your hands and a rolling pin
Once you have the dough spread out, pick your favorite cookie cutter and start to make shapes. Don’t forget to take the scraps from the dough to knead them again and get more cookies.
Place the cookies on a cookie sheet with wax paper and bake for 10 to 15 minutes. Make sure they don't burn.
Once browned, remove them from the oven and let them cool. This last step is important because the cookies come out of the oven soft and that is when they cool and get crisp.
And finally, once they have cooled, decorate them however you like!
Did we win you over with these Gingerbread cookies? If so, then make sure to check out these other related recipes:
Gluten & Sugar Free Cookies with Almonds and Aniseed
Healthy Christmas Fudge
Healthy Banana & Coconut Flour Cookies
Homemade Gluten & Sugar Free Fudges