I decided to make some ginger cookies this year. They will of course be paleo and easy. There is reason I usually don’t do baking recipes on the blog. I hate baking. It’s too precise, measured and times for me. I like my cooking to be freestyle. I searched around the web for a paleo ginger snap type cookie to base the recipe on and in the end decided to make it up completely. I based it on my paleo bread recipe I did last year. I like it because it’s so easy to make without strict recipe structure. So let’s once again start baking.
If you’ve read many of my recipes you will know I like to use the fewest ingredients possible. Usually with baking the opposite is true. In most all my baking recipes I use a nut butter as a base and this is no exception. I prefer to use a nut butter over flour for many reason but I’ve had better turnouts with it.
For the Cookie
- 1 jar or almond butter
- 5 large eggs
- 1/4 cup Honey
- 2 tbsp of Ginger
- 1/2 tsp All Spice
- pinch of salt
- coconut butter (manna)
- Ginger and All spice mixed together
Nothing difficult here. Empty your Almond butter into a large bowl, add in the eggs, honey and spices. Having a mixer here is a life saver or at least an arm saver. Mix ingredients till you have a smooth consistency. I realized that after I had my batter mixed I didn’t have a cookie sheet anymore. My former roommate tossed it out for “looking” rusty. Not one to let something like that stop me I used the mini muffin tin I have. I greased the muffin tin and filled it with the batter. Pre heat the oven to 350° and bake for about 12~15 minute or until a toothpick comes out clean. Even without using baking soda these things rose considerably, about a half inch. I cut them into four cookie slices. I next heated up the coconut butter and drizzled it over the cookies. In a baggie I mixed ginger and all spice and sprinkled it over them.
I tried these straight out of the pan and liked them. They had a soft dense bread like texture and not a hard cookie one. I don’t care for hard cookies anyway. The batter tasted plenty sweet to me with the 1/4 a cup of honey. I never use sugar so a little goes a long way. After baking it had lost some sweetness, so you might want to increase it. The magic happened when I added the coconut butter. The cookies went from being pretty good to down right tasty. Be very envious of the ladies at work who I’m taking these to.
Do you do any Holiday Baking? Do you keep it healthy or cheat? Let me know in the comments!
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