Paleo Gingerbread Cookies

Posted on December 18, 2016 by PBC Admin | 0 Comments

Paleo Ginger Bread Cookies

Is the holiday season really complete without gingerbread cookies? We certainly don't think so.

Paleo Baking Company is here to make your lives a little easier, by providing a simple and delicious new recipe for these festive holidays treats.

Whether it be the sweet aroma of cinnamon and spice that brings you right back to mom's kitchen, or their adorable frosting decor that draw you in, gingerbread cookies are a holiday classic.

But have you ever tried a Paleo gingerbread cookie?

 

Paleo Gingerbread Cookies

Paleo gingerbread cookie dough cut into shapes

While this recipe isn't particularly complicated, this is a slightly sticky paleo cookie dough which makes rolling out the dough and cutting the shapes a bit tricky. The key is to chill the dough in the refrigerator for at least thirty minutes before rolling it.

After removing the dough from the fridge, roll it out between two pieces of parchment paper. This will keep the dough from sticking to the rolling pin. When cutting the gingerbread shapes, be sure to press the dough down and shake the cookie cutter from side to side to ensure a clean separation from the rest of the dough. You'll want to use a metal spatula to loosen all of the edges before transferring the gingerbread man to its baking sheet.

 

How to Make Paleo Gingerbread Cookies

Paleo gingerbread cookies on a cookie sheet

Once your delicious paleo gingerbread cookies have baked and cooled, you can decorate them with a couple of different frostings. One option s our famous paleo vanilla frosting recipe, which is creamy and sweet. This frosting is best for smoothing out over the top of a cookie, or filling in decorated frosting lines. If you want finer decorating work you can add a few tablespoons of tapioca flour/starch to the recipe when you're mixing the frosting to stiffen it for piping.

Another beautiful and sweet paleo frosting option is this coconut sugar icing from Detoxinista. This elegant-looking paleo icing has a lovely, golden caramel color that will give a bit of class to your gingerbread men.

As with most paleo frostings, these frosting recipes can melt at room temperature. You will want to refrigerate your cookies as soon as possible after they have been decorated. Remove the cookies from the fridge shortly before you would like to serve or enjoy them.


Paleo Gingerbread Cookies

Decorated paleo gingerbread cookies

Paleo, gluten free, dairy free, and refined sugar free

Makes approximately 25-30 cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 bag Paleo Spice Cake and Muffin Mix
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 3/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon arrowroot powder
  • 1 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon molasses

Directions:

  1. PREHEAT oven to 350 degrees.
  2. COMBINE all dry ingredients in large mixing bowl (mix, ginger, sugar, salt. arrowroot powder). 
  3. In separate bowl, combine wet ingredients (coconut oil, eggs, molasses).
  4. POUR and mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until dough falls away from the side of the bowl.
  5. LINE a baking sheet with parchment paper and dump dough onto the paper.
  6. CUT another piece of parchment paper and place it on top of the dough. Flatten the dough with your hand by smoothing it over the parchment-lined dough. Use a rolling pin or the bottom of a glass and flatten the dough to 1/4".
  7. CHILL flattened dough on baking sheet in the refrigerator for approximately 30-45 minutes.
  8. REMOVE the baking sheet from the refrigerator and remove the top layer of parchment paper. Use a cookie cutter to carefully cut out cookie shapes. 
  9. TRANSFER cookie shapes to a non-stick baking sheet (it may be helpful to line a baking sheet with parchment paper).
  10. BAKE cookies for 13-15 minutes. Keep an eye on the cookies so they don't burn.
  11. Optional: If decorating cookies, be sure to let them cool completely before adding your favorite frosting.

These paleo gingerbread cookies will take a little bit of work and time, but they are definitely worth the effort! We hope you enjoy sharing these cookies with your friends and family as much as we did!

Check out our other delicious paleo recipes here!

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