Aloha and Merry Christmas! It’s so exciting to share some of my favorite recipes for celebrating the season without sacrificing good nutrition. And these scrumptious and festive grain-free gingerbread cookies are certainly a delightful and fun way to experience the joys of healthy gluten-free holiday baking.
This recipe was developed specifically so my kids (and yours too) could enjoy making gingerbread men (or “gingerbread boys & girls” as we call them) without the use of refined or processed ingredients. So not only are the cookies themselves wholesome, but I also have a fun tip for healthier decorating … Instead of decorating them with sugary icings and candies, we like to use dried fruits and nuts (see photos below).
We hope you and your family enjoy these special little cookie friends too – they truly are as fun to make as they are to eat!
Oops-Free Tip: Placing the cut-out dough in the freezer for a few minutes to allow the cookie cut-outs to harden a bit will help you to be able to get the gingerbread men off the parchment paper without losing their shape, or dismembering them – ouch!
You don’t need sugary icing to have fun with cookie decorating! Simply use your favorite nuts and dried fruits. My Dairy-Free Cookie Icing also makes a delicious, healthier way to decorate your favorite holiday cookies, cakes and other desserts.
This delightful recipe is just one of more than 100 irresistible grain-free, dairy-free recipes in my new cookbook – Everyday Grain-Free Baking!
From breads, biscuits and muffins to savory snacks and decadent treats, you’ll find step-by-step instructions, beautiful color photographs and helpful tips & tidbits to make all of your GF baking adventures a delicious success!
Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas! Joyfully serving HIM, Kelly