Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Ginger spiced gluten-free and vegan Christmas cookies

Yay it's Christmas already! I love everything about Christmas - it just makes me feel all energetic and happy. And since I was feeling Christmassy, I decided to bake. After a lot of pondering I thought of making something healthy and something which everyone could enjoy this festive season, so I attempted these lovely gluten-free and vegan ginger spiced cookies. 

I added some cranberries in keeping with the theme of Christmas,  but you can add anything you like - chocolate, candied ginger or other dried fruits.



Ingredients

2 cups ground almonds
2 and 1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 tbsp pure smooth almond butter
2 tbsp apple sauce
Handful of dried cranberries (optional)
1 & 1/2 tbsp of pure coconut oil
2 tbsp pure maple syrup
1/2 tsp baking powder
Pinch of salt

Method

Preheat the oven to 170 C

In a bowl, add all the ingredients together and combine to form a soft dough. If you are planning to cut into shapes, leave out the cranberries while mixing the dough and put them on the shape later to stop them from breaking. 

Flatten the dough on a clean surface to about 1 cm thickness and cut into desired shapes. Alternatively just make small balls of the dough and flatten them. 

Place the shapes on a lined baking tray and bake for 12 - 15 minutes until they just start to brown.

Decorate the cookies as you like.





Wish you all a wonderful Christmas!



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