Gingerbread cookies are a delightful and delicious tradition during the Christmas holidays. Our twist on a classic features all organic ingredients, is gluten-free, AND tastes amazing!
Step 1: Gather Your Ingredients
Are you ready to reinvent your relationship with the holiday season's classic gingerbread cookies? Let's start by sourcing organic, gluten-free ingredients that not only taste delicious but also nourish your body. Here's what you'll need:
- 2 cups of organic, gluten-free flour
- 1/2 cup of organic coconut sugar
- 1/4 cup of organic molasses
- 1/2 cup of organic coconut oil
- 1 organic egg
- 1 tablespoon of freshly grated ginger
- 1 teaspoon of gluten-free baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt
- 1 teaspoon of organic ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon of organic ground nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon of organic ground cloves
Step 2: Prep the Dough
Who said healthy can't be hearty and heavenly? In a large bowl, combine your flour, coconut sugar, baking soda, sea salt, and spices. Now, add the coconut oil, molasses, egg, and fresh ginger. Mix until the dough forms - it's as simple as that!
Step 3: Chill Out
Patience is key to perfecting these wholesome treats! Wrap your dough in plastic wrap and let it chill in the refrigerator for at least two hours. Why rush when relaxation can lead to such rewarding results?
Step 4: Roll and Cut
Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Roll out your dough on a floured surface until it's about 1/4 inch thick. Now comes the fun part - cutting out your cookies! Use your favorite holiday shapes to make these cookies truly your own.
Step 5: Bake to Perfection
Place your cutouts on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for about 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown. Can you smell the sweet scent of success?
Step 6: Cool and Decorate
Allow your cookies to cool on a wire rack. While they're cooling, why not whip up some organic icing for decoration? Mix organic powdered sugar with a little water and natural food coloring.
Are you feeling the holiday spirit yet? These health-conscious gingerbread cookies are a testament to the fact that delicious can also mean nutritious. Remember, the journey to a healthier, more mindful lifestyle is made one step at a time – or in this case, one cookie at a time! So, what are you waiting for? Let's make some memories, and let's make them wholesome!