Cookie Swap Coming Up? Make Up A Batch of These Paleo Gingerbread Cookies

December 14, 2017

Snow. It's here. And the first flurries fell last Saturday as everyone in the magical land of Jersey geared up for a cozy day in. Taking full advantage of the opportunity to be hygge, I delved into this paleo gingerbread recipe and ultimately, fell in love. They're soft and chewy, make your home smell like a fairy tale, and best of all, they're so simple. Besides, you barely even have to feel guilty about them now that we know about the health benefits of ginger! Whip a batch and bring them to a cookie swap, wrap them up for some friends, or just eat them all yourself (we won't judge).

 
Ingredients
  • 1 egg PLUS

  • 1 egg-yolk

  • 2/3 cup smooth almond butter stirred prior to adding

  • 2 Tbsp organic coconut oil solid but softened

  • 1/4 cup blackstrap molasses

  • 1/4 cup organic coconut sugar

  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

  • 2/3 cup organic coconut flour

  • 1 tsp baking soda

  • pinch sea salt

  • 1 tsp cinnamon

  • 1 tsp ground ginger

  • 1/4 tsp allspice

  • Extra coconut sugar for sprinkling - optional

 
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper

  2. In a large bowl, whisk (or use an electric mixer to combine) the egg, egg yolk, almond butter and coconut oil until smooth. Add the molasses, coconut sugar, and vanilla and continue to mix until smooth.

  3. In a separate bowl, combine the coconut flour, baking soda, salt and spices. Add the dry mixture to the wet ingredients until fully combined - the dough will be sticky. Chill dough in the freezer for 5-10 minutes until it thickens and can be easily scooped.

  4. Use a cookie scoop or rounded spoon to scoop the dough in heaping tbsps on the parchment paper, then gently flatten and sprinkle with coconut sugar if desired.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 8-10 minutes until tops crack, don't overbake - cookies will become firmer and chewier as they cool. Cool completely on wire racks and enjoy!

Recipe from Paleo Running Momma

Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Please reload

Archive
Please reload

Search By Tags
Categories
Please reload

Copyright © 2018 Zest Eats, LLC. All rights reserved.

  • Grey Facebook Icon
  • Grey Instagram Icon