Christmas Spice Cookies with No Refined Sugar

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November 26th, 2018
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These Christmas Spice Cookies is made with gluten free flour, coconut sugar and dates. They are the perfect healhty festive cookie!

Christmas Spice Cookies

Christmas Spice Cookies

These Christmas Spice Cookies will get you through the holidays.  It’s very easy to put together and you can even bake ahead and store the baked cookies in the oven until you are ready to box them up.

Christmas Spice Cookies

These are the list of ingredients that you will need.  The exact measurements is in the recipe card at the end of this post, but at least this will get you started by looking in your pantry if you have these ingredients already.

Make the Christmas Spice Cookie Dough

To make you mix the spices in the melted butter until it’s fragrant and then add in the coconut sugar, date syrup and salt.  Let the mixture cool down to room temperature before you add in the egg.

In a separate bowl mix the flour, baking powder and soda and add that into the butter spice mixture.  Keep stirring until you see no traces of flour.  At this point it will still be a little wet.  Divide the dough into four portions and flatten to a disk.  Wrap individually and let the dough rest in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.

Roll It Out

After an hour prep your space by lightly flouring your surface and take one of the disks out to roll out.  Take off the wrap and dust the top with flour.  If you want crispy Christmas Spice Cookies roll out the dough to 1/8 of an inch.  If you want more chewy cookies roll them out to 1/4 of an inch. Cut out the cookies using the cookie cutter of your choice.  Lay them out on a lined baking tray.

Christmas Spice Cookies
Photo by: Rachel Radcliff

Gather the off cuts and press them together and roll it out again to cut out more cookies.  Repeat with the rest of the disks.

Christmas Spice Cookies
Photo by: Rachel Radcliff

Let’s Bake

Pre-heat the oven to 350F and bake for 5 minutes and then flip the tray and bake for a further 3 minutes. Cool on the baking tray for about 5 minutes and then transfer on a wire rack to cool completely before decorating or storing.

Christmas Spice Cookies
Photo by: Rachel Radcliff

Freezing the Christmas Spice Cookies

You can do it two ways.  One ways is to freeze the dough as disks.  Just make sure that they are fully wrapped so that the dough does not get freezer burn.  The second way is to bake off all the cookies and cool them.  Then wrap them in foil and store in a zip lock bag until you need them.

You can store both in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Decorating

I actually like my cookies unadorned.  You can really taste the spices and feel the crunch of the cookies.  As gifts I simply tie them with some festive twine and box them up.

Christmas Spice Cookies

Christmas Spice Cookies
Photo by: Rachel Radcliff

Christmas Spice Cookies

Christmas Spice Cookies
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Christmas Spice Cookies

These Christmas Spice Cookies is made with gluten free flour, coconut sugar and dates. They are the perfect healhty festive cookie!

Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, Gluten Free
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 6 Dozen Cookies
Author Rezel Kealoha

Ingredients

  • 8 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter
  • 1 Tablespoon Ground Ginger
  • 1 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 Teaspoon Ground Cloves
  • 1/2 Cup Coconut Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Date Syrup
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 Cups Gluten Free Flour
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Baking Soda

Instructions

  1. Melt the butter on low heat and then add in the spices until it’s fragrant (about 15 seconds).  Take off the heat then add in the coconut sugar, date syrup and salt. Let the mixture cool down to room temperature completely before you add in egg.

  2. In a separate bowl mix the flour, baking powder and soda and add that into the butter spice mixture. Keep stirring until you see no traces of flour. At this point it will still be a little wet. Divide the dough into four portions and flatten to a disk. Wrap individually and let the dough rest in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.

  3. After an hour prep your space by lightly flouring your surface and take one of the disks out to roll out. Take off the wrap and dust the top with flour. If you want crispy Christmas Spice Cookies roll out the dough to 1/8 of an inch. If you want more chewy cookies roll them out to 1/4 of an inch. Cut out the cookies using the cookie cutter of your choice. Lay them out on a lined baking tray.

  4. Gather the off cuts and press them together and roll it out again to cut out more cookies. Repeat with the rest of the disks.

  5. Pre-heat the oven to 350F and bake for 5 minutes and then flip the tray and bake for a further 3 minutes. Cool on the baking tray for about 5 minutes and then transfer on a wire rack to cool completely before decorating or storing.

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