Paleo Iced Gingerbread cookies are definitely worth putting on your holiday baking list. I am not a gingerbread fan, but these are a favorite of mine.
They taste like ginger snaps but softer. These were great with or without the icing too. These are paleo with dairy-free and lower-carb versions.
These are versatile too. You could make them the easy way by flattening them with a fork, or the fancy way by rolling out the dough and using cookie cutters.
I made a few the fancy way, and all the rest the easy way. I prefer the easy way unless I’m entertaining.
I did not have traditional gingerbread man cookie cutters. And strangely enough, I did have a turkey cookie cutter and a leaf one.
Probably because I know you are dying to see a gingerbread turkey cookie. Only one made it to the photo, though, as my husband must prefer a turkey-shaped cookie!
Bonus, your house will smell amazing while these are baking!!
RECIPE AND DIRECTIONS BELOW
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Paleo Iced Gingerbread Cookies
- ½ cup coconut flour sifted.
- ¼ cup almond flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda.
- ½ cup Sweetener of choice: ½ cup organic coconut sugar for paleo or ½ cup erythritol sweetener for low carb option.
- ¾ teaspoon ground ginger.
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon.
- ⅛ teaspoon ground cloves.
- ⅛ teaspoon cardamom * optional can omit.
- ⅛ teaspoon sea salt.
- 2 eggs beaten.
- ⅓ cup butter melted, or coconut oil, melted
- 2 tablespoon organic molasses.
- Optional Icing:
- 2 tablespoon coconut butter where to buy coconut butter., or can use 2 tablespoon regular butter or coconut oil
- 2 tablespoon unsweetened almond or coconut milk.
- ¼ teaspoon lemon juice.
- ⅛ teaspoon vanilla extract.
- 2 ½ teaspoon honey for paleo or for low carb use 11 drops liquid stevia.
- Dash ground cinnamon *optional
- Preheat oven to 350 F, and line two baking sheets with parchment paper or grease baking sheets.
- In a large mixing bowl combine: ½ cup coconut flour, ¼ cup almond flour, ½ cup sweetener of choice, 1tsp baking soda, ¾ teaspoon ground ginger, ½ teaspoon cinnamon, ⅛ teaspoon ground cloves, ⅛ teaspoon optional cardamom, and ⅛ teaspoon sea salt. Mix together thoroughly.
- Add to flour mixture in bowl: 2 eggs, ⅓ cup melted butter or coconut oil, and 2 tablespoon molasses. Combine thoroughly.
- The easy way: Form cookie dough into 24 balls, and place on baking sheets. Use a fork to press each ball down a little flatter.
- The more elaborate way: If you are feeling spunky or have a special occasion, you could put dough between two pieces parchment paper and use a rolling pin to roll out dough and use cookie cutters. use cutters, then peel off top paper. Don't remove cookies from bottom paper, just peel or scrape away excess dough around cookies, and place parchment paper with cookie shapes onto baking sheet (can freeze dough for 10 to 15 mins before rolling if dough is sticky, I didn't but it was cold when I made them).
- Bake in oven for 10 minutes or until bottoms of cookies are browned.
- Let cookies cool completely before moving or handling, as they are very fragile until they are cooled off.
- Now you could make the optional icing if you desire, or serve without icing. They are great either way!
- In a small sauce pan over medium low heat, warm all icing ingredients until melted. If too thick add more milk of choice. It should be a thick glaze but not a paste (like a glaze texture).
- Once cookies are cooled, spread a little icing on each cookie. Let icing cool on cookie until icing dries. Could place cookies in fridge to speed up the drying process. Icing will go from liquid to somewhat solid.
- Store uneaten cookies in container in fridge.