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?
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.
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.
Makes approximately 25-30 cookies
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!