These vegan gingerbread cookies are not only wonderfully soft, chewy, and perfectly spiced but are made with almond flour and naturally sweetened with coconut sugar. The result? Paleo-friendly, refined-sugar-free, grain-free, dairy-free, and gluten-free gingerbread cookies this Christmas!
About 1tbsp wateror less/more, depending on which sugar you use
You can watch the video in the post for visual instructions.I recommend using the metric measurements. Add all dry ingredients to a bowl and mix with a spoon.
Pour in the wet ingredients (starting with 1 tbsp cold water) and mix again, then knead with your hands until a dough forms. If the dough is too dry, add more water (or coconut oil), 1 tsp at a time. If it's too wet, add more flour.
Wrap the dough into cling film and chill it in the fridge for 20-30 minutes.
Place the chilled dough between 2 layers of wax paper (or parchment paper) and roll it out with a rolling pin. It should be about 0.6-0.7 cm thick (1/4 inch).
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees Celsius) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Use your favorite cookie cutters to cut out the cookies. You can dip your cutter in a bowl of powdered sugar (or tapioca flour) between cutting the cookies. This will help prevent the dough from sticking to the cutter.
Transfer them to the prepared baking sheet and bake in the oven for 8 minutes. Depending on the thickness of your cookies, the baking time may vary by a few minutes. Let them cool completely.
Meanwhile, make the glaze by mixing icing sugar (I used powdered Erythritol) and water in a small bowl until it's a creamy paste. If it's too thick add a little more water and if it's too thin add more icing sugar. Decorate the cooled cookies and let them dry. Enjoy! Store cookies in a cookie tin in a cool place for up to 2-3 weeks.
Almond flour (ground almonds): You can use any other finely ground nuts or seeds of choice.
Tapioca flour: Any other starch will probably work too.
Vegan Gingerbread Cookies
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.