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Cinnamon spiced & only things nice gingerbread men

These cookies sit proudly at the top of the nice list when it comes to treats, made only from natural ingredients, free of gluten &...
Cinnamon spiced & only things nice gingerbread men

These cookies sit proudly at the top of the nice list when it comes to treats, made only from natural ingredients, free of gluten & refined sugars. These gingerbread men ran straight off the plate when I asked the kids to taste test them & I bet they won't last very long when you whip up a batch. 

Akin to a gingerbready fruit mince pie with the crumble of a short bread. I don't think you could get a more Christmassy treat !!!

As with everything we do, these cookies are made with ingredients that arnt on the naughty list. So you wont mind when they magically run off the plate, well except if you do get to try one then you will definitely mind…




Ingredients:

70g grass fed butter, soften

1 ½ cups gluten free or white spelt flour, sifted

½ cup almond meal

¼ cup whole earth brown sugar replacement (find this monkfruit sweetener at countdown or new world)

⅓ cup apple syrup (my go to is chantal organics)

1 ½ tsp ground ginger

2 tsp ground ginger

¼ tsp cardamom

¼ tsp nutmeg

Pinch of celtic salt



Method:

Place butter & monk fruit sweetener in the bowl of an electric mixer (or a large mixing bowl if you're going old school with a handheld mixer). Cream together for 4-5 minutes or until creamy & light, scrape down the sides if necessary. Add the spices, apple syrup & salt to the mix & beat again for a minute or until well combined. Add the flour, almond meal & Baking soda & mix until the dough just comes together to form a smooth dough.


On a piece of parchment paper roll the dough out until 5mm thick & refrigerate for 30 minutes. 

Preheat the oven to 160° (325 °F) while the dough chills. Once the dough is firm remove for fridge & Dust your cookie cutters with flour & cut into shapes re roll any remind dough as needed. Place cookies on a large, lined baking sheet & bake in the oven for 12 minutes. Remove for the oven & let cool on the try for 5 mins then move to a cooling rack to cool completely. Once cool dust with cinnamon & enjoy.


Cookies will keep for 2 weeks in an airtight container, if there not gobbled up quickly.


Makes 24ish



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