It’s that time of the year when the Christmas fun starts and that includes baking. I absolutely love baking. It’s one of my all time favorite things to do during the holiday season. I find that many recipes are full of sugar and butter. I love making cookies each year, and have a really great recipe to add a more healthy spin on your cookies.
One of my all time favorites are gingerbread cookies. I love the taste, and the best part of all is decorating them afterwards. One of the best substitutes you can use is spelt flour. I feel the consistency stays pretty strong and it does have a good taste. It seems I wait all year long to make gingerbread Christmas cookies because I love them that much. These are perfect to make and give as a little treat to your friends and family.
These cookies are pretty much made with Whole Foods which makes it such a great healthy staple. I love to add a bit of nutmeg and a tad bit of cinnamon to them. The things you will need are:
–1/4 cup vegan butter ( really doesn’t matter which brand as long as it’s vegan .
–1/4 cup organic maple syrup– this is a perfect addition to these cookies as it gives them such a great texture.
-1 tsp nutmeg
-2-3 tsp ground cinnamon
–2-3 tsp ground ginger
-1/2 tsp baking soda
-1tablespoon ground chia seeds
–1/2 cup coconut sugar
–a dash of salt
-1/2 cup coconut butter
-1-3 tbsp dairy free milk
I start by throwing in all the ingredients into a big bowl. You want the consistency so add more flour as needed. Line your cookie tray with parchment paper. Put your dough aside and put in fridge for 1 hour until it’s firmed up.
Once you’re ready to roll out the cookies, preheat the oven to 180. Roll out the dough and pick out your favorite Christmas cookie cutters and start shaping your cookies. Bake the cookies in the oven for 15 min, or until they are golden. Allow the cookies to cool.
You then want to make your frosting and make sure its consistency is thick., You can add more butter if you want to thicken it. Get a fine tipped bag to decorate your shaped cookies how you want.
I hope you enjoy these as much as I do! Happy baking!