Further Food Nutritionist Commentary:

These Gingerbread men cookies are perfect for holiday parties/dinners because they will cater to EVERYONE's dietary restrictions around the table: vegan, gluten free, dairy free, egg free, paleo, ....I dare anyone to say they can't have one! For those watching their carbs this holiday season, these cookies have 4g of net carbs and only 3g of sugar and at only 150 calories per cookie, you can also enjoy that eggnog guilt free!

By Liz Lederman

Healthy Gingerbread Men Cookies (GF, DF)

  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Servings: 12-14

Ingredients

1 3/4 cups almond meal
2 tablespoons coconut flour
2 teaspoons ground ginger powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon all spice
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
3 tablespoons maple syrup (or coconut nectar or honey)
Organic dried fruit to decorate

Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine all dry ingredients. Add melted coconut oil and maple syrup and combine well.
  2. Transfer dough to a flat surface lined with baking paper, shape and cover with another piece of baking paper. Using a rolling pin roll out to 1/2 cm thick.
  3. Transfer to refrigerator for 1 hour or until firm (this helps cut shapes with a cookie cutter).
  4.  Pre-heat oven to 350 F.
  5. Using a cookie cutter cut shapes into the dough and gently pop out the cookie shape onto a lined baking tray. Repeat until all dough is used up. (Return flattened dough to refrigerator if needed to cut easily into shapes).
  6. Decorate with organic dried fruit, (I used dried cranberries, goji berries and currants) gently pushing into the dough. Bake in oven for 10 minutes or until golden. Allow to cool.
In a mixing bowl, combine all dry ingredients. Add melted coconut oil and maple syrup and combine well. Transfer dough to a flat surface lined with baking paper, shape and cover with another piece of baking paper. Using a rolling pin roll out to 1/2 cm thick. Transfer to refrigerator for 1 hour or until firm (this helps cut shapes with a cookie cutter).  Pre-heat oven to 350 F. Using a cookie cutter cut shapes into the dough and gently pop out the cookie shape onto a lined baking tray. Repeat until all dough is used up. (Return flattened dough to refrigerator if needed to cut easily into shapes). Decorate with organic dried fruit, (I used dried cranberries, goji berries and currants) gently pushing into the dough. Bake in oven for 10 minutes or until golden. Allow to cool.

Nutrition Information

Per Serving: Calories: 153; Total Fat: 13 g; Saturated Fat: 5 g; Monounsaturated Fat: 0 g; Polyunsaturated Fat: 0 g; Cholesterol: 0 mg; Sodium: 25 mg; Potassium: 13 mg; Carbohydrate: 6 g; Fiber: 2 g; Sugar: 3 g; Protein: 4 g

Nutrition Bonus:

Vitamin C: 0%; Vitamin A: 0%; Iron: 4%; Calcium: 5%

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