Soft Gingerbread cookies (GAPS/Paleo)

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gingerbread cookies

I tried making gingerbread cookies using “date molasses“, but  Alaina  tasted them and said they were NOT yummy :(.

So we tried making a batch using honey instead. They’re a little too good!

These are NOT cookie cutter cookies.  You will have to make the shapes like you’re playing with playdough.


*2 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened (or ghee)

*1/2 cup honey

*1 pastured egg + 1 egg white, room temperature

*2 Tbsp coconut aminos, room temperature

*2 3/4 cups almond flour ( I use Honeyville)

*1-2 Tbsp ginger (we used 2 and they were very gingery, the way we like them)

*2 tsp cinnamon

*1/4 tsp cloves

Cream together room temperature butter or ghee and honey. Add the egg and coconut aminos. Mix well. In a separate bowl, mix almond flour and spices. Mix wet and dry ingredients and refrigerate (at least 1 hour).

When dough is chilled, shape the dough any way you like. Alaina made Mike Wazowski :)Try to keep the shapes an even thickness of 1/3″ to 1/2″. Decorate with raisins (or pieces of raisins). Place on a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 14-16 minutes on the top rack of the oven (to prevent burning the bottom of the cookies). Let cookies cool before removing them from the cookie sheet. I’ve found that these are even better the next day.

Have fun! I can’t quit eating these!!!

This post was shared on Healing with Food Friday.

7 thoughts on “Soft Gingerbread cookies (GAPS/Paleo)

    Kumu said:
    October 31, 2013 at 3:51 am

    These cookies look so lovely 🙂 Love it when someone writes “You will have to make the shapes like you’re playing with playdough.”…I can imagine my daughter jumping with joy 🙂 Must try ones for me..this holiday season….

      Debbie responded:
      October 31, 2013 at 6:31 am

      I hope you and your daughter have fun :).

      You are such an encouragement to me! Even saying the cookies look lovely with the photo not turning out the way I wanted :). Be blessed!

        Kumu said:
        November 3, 2013 at 11:16 pm

        Ha ha…she had a great time helping me with all the mish mash this Diwali…we got our hands dirty and made the kitchen dirty too, but was great fun..
        These cookies are great for Christmas daughter -mom bonding time..i’m so looking fwd to it.
        And I love what you make Debbie..and you always inspire me 🙂

        Debbie responded:
        November 4, 2013 at 7:31 am


    All Seasons Cyclist said:
    October 31, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    I can’t wait to try this — I’ve forwarded a link to this post to my personal chef (my dear wife).

      Debbie responded:
      October 31, 2013 at 5:09 pm

      Yay for the personal chef! I hope you enjoy them 🙂

    Jennifer at Purposeful Nutrition said:
    November 8, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    Yum. Really interesting idea to you coconut aminos. I would not have thought of that. Thanks for sharing this at Healing With Food Friday.

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