So... we made a gingerbread house tonight! And no, not the crazy vegetable one that's floating around social media! Although that's pretty cool looking, we had a normal, ol' store bought, SUGARY, extremely fake gingerbread house! haha
So here's how it went down. [Let me preface for anyone that's new around here, this January I will have been sugar free for 3 years! NO REFINED SUGAR IN MY HOME, or for my kiddos, so there's that....]
My son has been asking to make one since we've been seeing them around the store, and since his Mimi was visiting we decided this was a great time for it. So we got it, and I already thought...if he asks, I'll give him like 1-2 pieces of candy. (I let him have some sugar at my discretion....ex: they give kids 1 piece of candy after gymnastics...I don't love it, but I don't take it away either)
So...we get started, and there's no word of wanting candy. To him, it's just decorations, which makes sense, since literally he's never eaten any of those candies before.
My 1 year old wanted up to the table a licked a piece once or twice.
So I'm thinking..."WOW, this is amazing! #MomWin !!!!!!"
Then as soon as we finish, he says..."CAN WE EAT IT NOW!????" So excitedly.....hahahahaha
Guess we weren't doing as well as I thought. I immediately followed that with. "No, [calmly] but we can make some of our own ginger cookies! And we can make them into designs too!"
So that's exactly what we did, and these cookies that I've been making all the time, turned out amazing, even rolled out and using cookie cutters on!
Also, did I mention, they are the quickest ginger cookies you will ever make! PLUS GLUTEN, EGG, DAIRY, SUGAR FREE!!! What!?!?!
- 2 cups almond flour
- 1/4 cup MOM FUEL Plant & Collagen Protein Powder (vanilla)
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
- 2 tsp coconut oil
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp nutmeg
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Put all ingredients into a mixture and mix until combined
- Put mixture between two pieces of parchment paper and roll out
- Use your favorite cookie cutters to cut
- Bake 8-10minutes
*You can also roll into 1-1.5 inch balls and then flatten them out with a fork (kind of like you do with peanut butter cookies! I do this on a normal basis, this time we just made them special!
REMEMBER: tag me in a pic if you try the recipe! I love seeing your creations!