Gingerbread Men Cookies | PALEO

I am so excited to have my friend Hannah here sharing on the blog today!  She's here with the most adorably delicious Paleo-friendly Gingerbread Men cookies- you are going to love them, and her!  Enjoy!

It's the most wonderful time of the year... truly!

Hannah here from Whole Hannah to share this fun holiday treat of Gingerbread Men (& Women!) cookies with all of you!

I know there is so much tradition around baking cookies and other treats for the holiday season.  It's a time where everyone comes together, that I know you certainly don't wan to miss out on.

If you are like me, though, and follow close to a Paleo diet full time, typical treats like these may not leave you feeling your best.

That's why I've made these fun Paleo Gingerbread Men cookies that are made with simple, grain-free ingredients that are still delicious enough for even the non-Paleo eaters to enjoy!

These are so fun and simple to make- you've got to schedule these into your holiday plans at some point!  Get everyone involved to help decorate too!

I know my sisters and I are looking forward to baking these together. 

You really can't go wrong with these and your whole house will smell amazing too! Win- win!

For other Paleo & Whole30 recipes like this and more, go check out my website here!

Makes about 16 gingerbread cookies.

For the Cookies
  • 1 1/2 cups almond flour
  • 1/4 cup arrowroot powder
  • 2 Tbsp coconut flour
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 cup light colored honey
  • 2 Tbsp palm shortening
  • 2 Tbsp coconut sugar
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract

For the Frosting

  • 1/2 cup palm shortening (I use Nutiva)
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 1/2 tsp honey
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup + 1 Tbsp arrowroot powder

  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
  2. Combine the almond flour, coconut flour, arrowroot powder, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, and baking soda in a stand mixer bowl.
  3. In a saucepan, melt the palm shortening, honey, coconut sugar, and vanilla extract and mix together.
  4. Once the wet ingredients are melted, turn your mixer on low and gently pour the wet ingredients in, mixing to combine.  NOTE:  If your dough feels too sticky to handle, add a tablespoon or two of coconut flour to the mix.
  5. Lay the dough down between pieces of parchment paper and roll out into a thin layer of dough.
  6. Cut out your gingerbread cookies with a cookie cutter and place on your baking sheet.
  7. Bake for 8-10 minutes.
  8. While the cookies bake, start to make the frosting by placing the room temperature coconut oil and palm shortening in the mixer.
  9. While those are mixing, slowly add in the honey, vanilla extract, and arrowroot powder.
  10. Add frosting to a piping bag, or you can simply put it into a plastic bag and cut a small hole for the frosting to pipe through.
  11. Let the cookies cool completely before you frost them.
  12. Enjoy!

I hope you all love these cookies, and take a minute to go check out Hannah!

Happy Holidays,

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