Christmas Gingerbread Cookies
It seems only right to share a quick little festive recipe with you all in the lead up to Christmas. This is my new favourite recipe when I am craving something sweet since it uses only a few simple ingredients that you are likely to have in your cupboard already. I love the warming Christmas spices and the distinctive taste of honey. They are a great addition to your morning coffee, or delicious with a cool glass of homemade almond milk.
I love how quickly you can whip these cookies at the last minute - you would never guess that they are healthy, I think they taste just like proper gingerbread, but they are so much better than the traditional version packed full of processed white sugar and flour.
I hope you all have an amazing Christmas with all your family and friends, and of course lots of delicious food!
180g spelt flour (plus extra for rolling)
0.5 tsp baking powder
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp ground ginger
100g extra virgin olive oil
Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees celsius.
Simply weigh out and mix thoroughly all the ingredients and roll the dough into a big ball. Place the ball on a lightly floured surface and roll out until its about 1.5cm thick.
Use Christmassy cutters to cut your cookies into your desired shapes and place on a lined baking tray, then bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes. You will need to watch them carefully to make sure they don’t burn, as I found that different shaped cookies caught at different speeds.
Leave them to cool before removing from the tray.