Gingerbread cookies are a classic holiday cookie and are a must to any cookie platter. This gluten free gingerbread recipe is flavorful and stable. Use any of your favorite cookie cutters. I like to make little gingerbread men, however decorated snowflakes or stars are beautiful.
A stress and mess free way to roll out cookie dough is to use plastic wrap or parchment paper. Simply place the chilled dough between two pieces of plastic wrap and roll out the dough with your rolling pin. So easy and clean up is a cinch!
- 1/2 cup melted butter
- 1/2 cup honey
- 3/4 cup almond flour, packed
- 1/3 cup coconut flour, packed
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ginger
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- Whisk together melted butter and honey.
- Add dry ingredients and mix well to combine.
- Chill dough for at least 1 hr.
- Preheat your oven to 350.
- Take about half of the cookie dough out, leaving the rest in the fridge (it is better to work in batches)
- Roll out the dough and make shapes with cookie cutters.
- Place on lined cookie sheets and bake for 8-10 minutes, until golden brown.
- Remove from oven and let sit on tray for another minute to firm up a bit. Carefully remove cookies onto a cooling rack. (They will firm up upon cooling)
- Allow cookies to cool completely before decorating.
Easy “Royal Icing”
- 1/4 cup coconut oil, liquefied
- 2 tablespoons honey
- Whisk together the coconut oil and honey until smooth.
- Then to thicken, simple place over an ice bath (bowl with a little bit of ice and water) And whisk simultaneously until the mixture thickens into a smooth and creamy frosting.
- Place frosting in a ziplock bag and snip the corner with scissors.
- Decorate cookies.
So a few notes on this frosting… it’s not perfect. As you know, coconut oil starts to liquefy at 76 degrees. So these cookies need to be stored in the fridge or a cool spot and not brought to a warm place :/…. If these conditions don’t work for you, then simply use another royal icing recipe that better suits you! For example, if you live close to the equator, this would probably be a tragic disaster… For me this is perfect, a healthier option that is stable enough… we live in MD, so it’s not going anywhere near the 70’s! And I keep my house at 68, so we’re good. My kids really enjoyed the nice light flavor of the frosting, which compliments the gingerbread nicely.
Guess where we found Bobby today?? In the fruitbowl… silly Bobby.