Guys, only 2, I repeat 2 days until Christmas!
If you happen to be reading this any other time of year, this doesn’t really apply to you. But props to you for making healthy gingerbread cookies during a non-gingerbread time of year! You go, glen coco!
For everyone else…..CHRISTMAS IS IN 2 DAYS!!!! I may possibly be too old to be this excited about Christmas. However, it doesn’t seem like I’m ever going to grow out of it. This truly is the best day ever! Family, friends, Jesus, traditions, food….everything good! And these healthy gingerbread cookies are so fun!
My sweet, sweet husband decorated one of these for me. Can you guess which one it is?😂
I love him so much.😂❤️
I have something to admit. As I often do. The day I made these….we ate them ALL. ALL. ALL! Don’t worry, it wasn’t just me. I took them over to my in-laws for our Christmas gathering, and between the 4 of us (+ 2 kids, so that counts too….right?) we devoured them. These little things are addicting and I could eat
100 a million of them!
This recipe was inspired by 2 things. 1) The most adorable cookie cutters ever. 2.) Making Gingerbread French Toast and Gingerbread Loaf sent me on this gingerbread CRAZE that has gotten out of control in our household. I. Can’t. Stop. I will tryyyyyyy to stop after Christmas. Try. Don’t make me stop!
I also need to talk about this icing. I’m not even going to lie, this icing was used with one intention only: To give the gingerbread men eyes and mouths and clothes and to give the snowflakes character 😉 It is not a healthy icing! However, I used very little of it on each one. For me, a small splurge like this every once in awhile is ok! As long as I eat healthy 80-90% of the time. If you don’t want to use this icing, you can always make a Cashew Icing!
For the icing, I simply mixed together 1 cup of powdered sugar and 1 Tbsp of water. That’s it! In my attempt to make this recipe ever so slightly better-for-you, I used an organic powdered sugar. Here’s the recipe for Healthy Gingerbread Cookies:
Healthy Gingerbread Cookies
- 1/4 stick butter softened
- 1 Tbsp liquid coconut oil
- 1/4 cup coconut sugar
- 1 packet stevia
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 Tbsp molasses
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp ginger
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- pinch of salt
- Set aside 1/4 cup of flour.
- Mix the dry ingredients (except for the 1/4 cup of flour) and liquid ingredients separately.
- Combine all of the ingredients in a mixer or blender with a dough maker (like this one).
- Roll the dough into a ball and place in sandwich bag. Freeze for 20 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Roll the dough out, using the set aside flour to continually keep the dough from sticking to the counter top or wax paper.
- Cut out the desired shapes, then bake for 15-20 minutes.