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I am a London based vinyasa and yin yoga teacher obsessed with food and all things healthy, sharing my favourite recipes from my healthy plant-based kitchen. 

Serena x

Christmas Gingerbread Cookies

Christmas Gingerbread Cookies

Christmas Gingerbread Cookies | The Herb Diaries

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.

Christmas Gingerbread Cookies | The Herb Diaries
Christmas Gingerbread Cookies | The Herb Diaries

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!

Christmas Gingerbread Cookies | The Herb Diaries

Ingredients:

180g spelt flour (plus extra for rolling)
0.5 tsp baking powder
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp ground ginger
100g honey
100g extra virgin olive oil

Method:

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.

Christmas Gingerbread Cookies | The Herb Diaries
Christmas Gingerbread Cookies | The Herb Diaries
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