GINGERBREAD COOKIES (The Healthy Version)

Zee Chef
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup + 6 tbsp Whole Wheat Flour
  • 3/4 tsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground Cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 Salt
  • 2 tbsp melted coconut oil
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 tbsp Maple Syrup

FOR THE ICING

  • 10 tsp confectioner's sugar
  • 2 tsp dairy free mill
  • 10 tsp confectioner's sugar
  • 2 tsp dairy free milk

Instructions
 

  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and salt.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the coconut oil, egg, and vanilla extract. Stir in the molasses, and maple syrup.
  • Gradually begin to add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, stirring until all ingredients are well incorporated
  • Transfer the dough onto a large sheet of plastic wrap and shape into a tall rectangle. Cover the top with another plastic wrap and refrigerate the dough for at least an hr.
  • Keep the dough within the plastic wrap and start to roll it out in order to begin cutting out the cookies.
  • Press the cookie cutter into the dough and make sure that each shape lies as close as possible to its neighbor.
  • Peel the unused dough and re-roll to make more cookies.
  • Preheat your oven at 160 degrees Celsius, place the cut out cookies onto a baking sheet, and bake for 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Allow cookies to cool for 5-10 minutes before removing from your baking sheet.

TO MAKE THE ICING

  • To make the icing stir together the confectioner’s sugar and milk in a small bowl.
  • Spoon the icing into a zip-topped bag and snip off the corner in order to pipe the icing onto the cooled cookies.

Notes

Lots of cozy spices and irresistible sweetness, these traditional Christmas cookies are guilt-free with no added butter, refined flour or sugar!
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