I know. Still no cake. Haha. But I am not kidding with you, even with 5 kids in the house, I still have more of the cake from Sunday. You just need a little to feel satisfied. This “Paleo Gingerbread Cookies” recipe I modified from one I found at Primal Palate. It’s important to note that you DO NOT want to overbake these cookies. I did a test batch at first and they didn’t look quite done, so I gave them 2 minutes and they were way too over done. Did those go un-eaten? Of course not! But the next batch was much better. My husband and I both decided that we would have liked more ginger and that dash of pepper you generally use in gingerbread cookies, but it was still a nice cookie. They were a bit crumbly, but they don’t have egg…. I am thinking that I need to try these again. Plan, Do(Eat), Review. Right?
Here’s my version of the recipe…
- 1/4 cup Molasses
- 1/2 cup Date Paste(Homemade) – I will put up a recipe soon
- 3 Tbsp Palm Oil Shortening, Organic
- 1 Tbsp Coconut Milk(Canned)
- 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
- 1/2 tsp Cinnamon, ground
- 1/2 tsp Cloves, ground
- 1/2 tsp Ginger, ground
- 1/2 tsp Nutmeg, ground
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 3 cups Blanched Almond Flour
- 1/3 cup Coconut Flour
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- In a sauce pan, heat molasses to a boil.
- Add date paste, palm shortening, and coconut milk to sauce pan.
- Stir ingredients until combined, then remove from heat.
- In a small bowl, combine all dry ingredients.
- Pour dry ingredients into wet, and stir until batter is fully blended.
- Refrigerate dough for 1 hour.
- Roll out dough on parchment paper, or dust flat surface with coconut flour and roll out.
- Cut batter with cookie cutters of choice.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes on a parchment-lined cookie sheet.
- Let cool, decorate as desired, and enjoy.
We used date paste, just because it tastes a lot like sugar and I don’t get a big insulin response and food cravings when I have it.
The next batch is going to have some fresh grated ginger and some freshly ground pepper. Spice of life, baby!
I hope you enjoy!
The cookie dough.
The dough with a bit of coconut flour. It was a bit too wet.
Zane picking out the cookie cutters.
Zane cutting out the shapes.
Zane Mad, because he can’t take the pan out of the oven!
Our burned test batch….
Our second batch. Much better!