Spiced Christmas Cookies

this dough is a bit more fragile than the stuff with wheat flour, so be delicate

this dough is a bit more fragile than the stuff with wheat flour, so be delicate

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.

if you've kiddies, they can help too!

if you’ve kiddies, they can help too!

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.

yeah, I didn't even bother with the misshapen snowman - trees and stars are much prettier

yeah, I didn’t even bother with the misshapen snowman – trees and stars are much prettier

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
  1. Stir together the almond flour, spices and coconut flour.
  2. Cut in the butter and knead until it comes together.
  3. Stir in the eggs, honey and vanilla to make a dough (note: this is not like normal dough, it’s a bit more moist).
  4. 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.
  5. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes.

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9 thoughts on “Spiced Christmas Cookies

  1. I am a firm believer in no Christmas until AFTER Thanksgiving haha those cookies looks great – I love decorating the ones we make for family and friends :)

  2. Ooh, these look great! My daughter is no longer considered nut-allergic so I think we’ll be making these! I love using cookie cutters for the holidays. Thanks for sharing!

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