Last week, in search of a delicious way to make gingerbread cookies sans wheat flour, these bad boys were inspired by a recipe from The Food Lovers’ Primal Palate.
They are DANGEROUS, let me warn you, and SO moist. Even freezing and serving them at a later date has no effect on the consistency and taste.
I do prefer freshly ground ginger for added zing that permeates the cookies; you can find it in the produce section at your local grocery store. And feel free to get creative with gingerbread man cookie cut-outs and whatnot, too. Enjoy!
Gingerbread Spice Cookies (Gluten-Free)
2 c almond flour
1/3 – 1/2 c coconut flour (depending on desired consistency)
1/2 c molasses
1/4 c organic maple syrup
3 tbsp butter
1 tbsp coconut milk or coconut oil
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger (or use freshly ground ginger!)
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Heat molasses, maple syrup, butter, and coconut milk to a sauce pan.
3. Stir ingredients and heat until it boils, and then remove from heat.
4. Pour the ingredients into a bowl with all the other ingredients, and mix under blended.
5. Line a cookie sheet with baking paper, and spoon batter out to desired cookie size.
6. Bake for 10-15 minutes, until firm but moist!
Along with ginger, oranges are another notorious Christmas food!
Growing up, my mother and father would put a juicy orange at the bottom of my and my sisters’ stockings, and we would snack on them in between opening our presents and prior to cooking a huge brunch. Such good memories!
Craving a fresh drink with oranges, I turned to experimenting with simply whole foods (rather than orange juice concentrate).
Creamy Orange Julius (Dairy-Free)
3 – 4 medium-sized oranges, peeled/de-veined/de-seeded
1 can of coconut milk (full fat)
1 tbsp vanilla
2 tbsp honey
1. Peel, de-vein, and de-seed the oranges.
2. In a blender, add all liquid ingredients and blend until smooth. Then, add as many ice cubes for desired consistency, and blend. Serve with an orange wedge in a glass, if you’d like!
Finally, don’t forget my Candy Cane Macadamia Fudge holiday recipe from my post here as well!
Here’s to creating new memories and savoring these delicious concoctions with friends and family!