According to a tradition (which I invented), there is no mention of Christmas in my house until December 1st.
All that anticipation and festive fever gets pent up until then and, consquently, I always go a bit mad on that date.
This time around, December 1st found me putting up the tree, stringing tinsel everywhere, wrapping presents, singing along to The Pogues and making these awesome cookies.
Hubs bought me a cookie set last year and I dug it out to make Christmas trees, stars, stockings and something that is supposed to be a snowman but looked more like a guy who’d suffered an industrial accident.
Spiced Christmas Cookies (makes 18)
*adapted from L.Michelle
- 2/3 cup coconut flour, sieved
- 2/3 cup almond flour (I just ground some sliced almonds very fine)
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup plus 2 tbsps butter, softened
- 2 tbsps honey
- 1/4 tsp allspice
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp ginger
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Stir together the almond flour, spices and coconut flour.
- Cut in the butter and knead until it comes together.
- Stir in the eggs, honey and vanilla to make a dough (note: this is not like normal dough, it’s a bit more moist).
- Roll out the dough (I found it easiest to roll between two sheets of greaseproof paper) to about 1/4 inch thick. Cut into desired shapes. It made 18 cookies for me, but obviously that depends on what shapes you’re using.
- Bake at 350 for 15 minutes.
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