I feel like Christmas is well and truly upon us (even though we are still in November!). All the shops have their decorations up, Christmas recipes are filling the internet and I am starting to stress about Christmas shopping!
I made these ginger cookies last Christmas and popped them into glass jars with red ribbon around the top and gave them to my family. I thought it was such a cute idea and biscuits stayed nice and crunchy for over a week - that was without the icing though.
The icing is a cute addition but totally optional. If you make the icing I suggest you store the cookies in the fridge as the coconut butter/oil mix will soften at room temperature. I had a little trouble with the icing where once I added the matcha powder the coconut butter turned lumpy! The addition of a few teaspoons of coconut oil turn it back to liquid :)
Christmas Ginger Cookies
- 2 cups ground almonds
- 2 Tbsp ground ginger
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 Tbsp ground flaxseed
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 4 Tbsp coconut sugar
- 2 Tbsp coconut oil
- 2 Tbsp pure maple syrup (or other sweetener such as honey, rice malt syrup etc)
- 2 Tbsp water
- 1/4 cup coconut butter
- 1 tsp maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp matcha powder
- 2 tsp coconut oil, melted - only add this if your coconut butter turns lumpy.
- Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees.
- To make the biscuits add all of the ingredients to a bowl and mix well.
- Using a rolling pin roll out the dough flat and cut it into shapes. You can use cookie cutters or simply cut using a knife.
- Place the cookies on a baking paper lined tray and bake for 15-17 minutes until the edges are starting to brown. If you prefer the cookies softer then bake for 12-15 minutes.
- Let the cookies cool down on a cooling rack to further crisp up.
- To make the icing mix together the coconut butter, maple syrup and matcha powder. If the mixture turns lumpy then stir in coconut oil 1 teaspoon at a time until it comes together again.
- Spoon the icing into a snap-lock bag. Cut off the corner and carefully pipe it onto each cookie. Place the cookies in the fridge for 20 mins to allow the icing to set.
- Store the cookies in the fridge if they have the icing on them otherwise they will keep in the cupboard for up to a week.
Makes 20-25 cookies
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