22 Dec Healthy Gingerbread Sugar Cookies
Festive and fun healthy gingerbread sugar cookies that are paleo, grain-free, and gluten-free. This easy low-carb sugar cookie recipe yields light, soft gingerbread cookies perfect for a healthy Holiday dessert! Plus they are ready in 20 minutes.
The Best Ever Healthy Gingerbread Sugar Cookies
Are you a fan of gingerbread?! I have to admit, there is simply nothing better than freshly baked gingerbread. The smell is to die for! That is why I am so obsessed with these healthier sugar cookies. They not only taste and smell like gingerbread, but they are light, paleo, and the perfect balances between chewy and soft.
I’m seriously still dreaming of these very merry gingerbread sugar cookies. Each bite takes me back to my childhood when I would spend hours making the gingerbread houses. These cookies seriously bring a smile to my face! Not only are these perfect for the Holidays, but I know I’ll be baking these fun, healthy gingerbread cookies all winter long! They truly make me want to curl up on the couch with a blanket and some hot cocoa.
Safe to say, these grain0free gingerbread cookies are truly magical and are going to be your new favorite low-carb, healthy cookie recipe for the Holidays!
Ingredients Used for Grain-Free Healthy Gingerbread Sugar Cookies
You’ll only need a handful, simple ingredients to get this easy dessert recipe going! You probably have most of these ingredients in your pantry already. For this paleo, easy recipe, you’ll need some maple syrup, almond flour, coconut flour, and, of course, lots of gingerbread spices!
- Maple syrup
- Vanilla extract
- Coconut oil, melted
- Coconut sugar
- Almond flour
- Coconut flour
- Ground cinnamon
- Ground cloves
- Ground ginger
- Baking soda
Substitution Options for Low-Carb Gingerbread Sugar Cookies
If you find yourself missing an ingredient or two, try these! I recommend substituting no more than 1-2 ingredients.
Almond flour – swap 1 for 1 with regular all-purpose flour or gluten free flour.
Coconut sugar – I recommend trying light brown sugar or regular granulated sugar here!
Maple syrup – Swap out for your favorite liquid sweetener (like honey or monk fruit)!
What You’ll Need to Make Healthy Paleo Gingerbread Cookies
For this easy gluten-free recipe, you’ll only need a couple of kitchen tools making the clean up super easy! Plus you only need a few things to get you going, including a mixing bowl, banking tray, and an oven. This healthy dessert recipe could not be any simpler!
- One large mixing bowl
- One large baking tray
- Parchment paper
- Stirring utensil
- A fork
- Measuring tools: 1/4 teaspoon, 1/2 teaspoon, 1 Tablespoon, 1/4 cup, 1/3 cup, and 1 cup
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How to Make the Gingerbread Sugar Cookies
This recipe is so simple and really easy to make. You’ll be in and out of the kitchen in less than 25 minutes! And all you need is baking sheet, parchment paper, a mixing bowl, and an oven.
Here, I’ll walk you through the steps to make these delicious, healthy chewy gingerbread sugar cookies!
First, preheat your oven to 350F and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, whisk egg. Then add in maple syrup, vanilla extract, melted coconut oil, and coconut sugar. Mix with a spatula until fully combined.
Now, add in almond flour, coconut flour, ground cinnamon, all-spice, ground cloves, ground ginger, and baking soda. Again, mix with a spatula until fully combined.
Wet your hands and form 16 – 20 balls (about 1.5 Tablespoons of dough) and evenly space them across the lined baking tray. Gently press down to form a cookie shape.
Bake and enjoy your delicious low-carb gingerbread sugar cookies!
I highly recommend storing them in an airtight container at room temperature for 5 -6 days!
How to Store Extra Healthy Gingerbread Sugar Cookies
Make extra chewy healthy gingerbread sugar cookies? No worries, I love to save my extras in a sealed airtight container at room temperature for 4 to 5 days or in the fridge for 5 to 6 days!
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Festive and fun healthy gingerbread sugar cookies that are paleo, grain-free, and gluten-free. This easy low-carb recipe yields light and soft Holiday cookies.
- 1 egg, room temperature
- 1/4 cup 100% pure maple syrup
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
- 1/4 cup coconut sugar *
- 1 + 1/3 cup almond flour **
- 2 Tbsp coconut flour
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp all-spice
- 1/4 tsp ground cloves
- 1/4 tsp ground ginger
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- Preheat oven to 350F and line baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk egg.
- Add maple syrup, vanilla extract, melted coconut oil, and coconut sugar. Mix with spatula until fully combined.
- Add in almond flour, coconut flour, ground cinnamon, all-spice, ground cloves, ground ginger, and baking soda. Mix with spatula until fully combined.
- Using your hands (I recommend wetting them with a little water), form 16 – 20 balls and evenly space them across the lined baking tray. Gently press down to form a cookie shape.
- Bake for 10 – 12 minutes, until a light golden brown.
- Let cool & enjoy!
* Substitute coconut sugar with light brown sugar or white sugar.
** Substitute almond flour with any gluten-free or all-purpose flour.
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Oven
- Cuisine: American
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