Christmas Spiced Cookies

These delectable and adorable spiced cookies have a hint of chai spice and are topped with coconut butter and honey glaze! They will make your Xmas season special and definitely healthier. You'll love them!




Ingredients


2 cup Almond Flour

1 large egg

1/3 cup Coconut sugar

1/4 tsp Salt

1/4 cup Butter, unsalted (or ghee)

1 tsp Vanilla extract, pure

1 tsp Cinnamon

1 tsp Ginger, ground

1/4 tsp Cardamom, ground

1/8 tsp Ground cloves

1 dash Black pepper

1/3 cup Coconut butter (for icing)

1 tbsp Honey or maple syrup (for icing)

1 tsp Coconut oil (amount depends on desired thickness of icing; add an additional tsp if needed)


Instructions


Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Step 2: In a large bowl mix the almond flour, salt, cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, cloves, and black pepper. Step 3: In a small bowl mix the egg, butter, and coconut sugar. Step 4: Add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until combined. Step 5: Roll the batter into a large ball, then place the ball of dough onto a sheet of parchment paper on a cookie sheet. Flatten the dough with your hands, place a sheet of parchment on top, and roll out the dough. Step 6: Place the cookie sheet with the rolled out dough (between 2 sheets of parchment) into the freezer for 15 minutes. Step 7: Remove the dough and the top layer of parchment paper. Use your selected cookie cutters to make your cookies. Place the cookies directly onto a cookie sheet. If the dough becomes too soft, stick it back into the freezer for a few minutes, then work quickly to cut the remaining cookies. Step 8: Bake for 10-12 minutes, remove when edges just begin to brown. Step 9: While the cookies are baking, prepare the icing:

  • In a double boiler (or in a small saucepan within a large saucepan that contains some water) heat the coconut butter, honey, and coconut oil until smooth and melted. Do not overheat. Add more coconut oil if needed to thin out the icing. 

Step 10: Remove the cookies from the oven and let cool before icing.


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