Deck the halls, we’re only a week from Christmas! This year has flown by, I can’t believe it’s almost over. That said, in a lot of ways it hasn’t been easy, and I am looking forward to this next year. But before all the gifts are unwrapped and trees are taken down, we’ve got a few more treats to squeeze in.
Christmas cookies just have to happen, right? Every year, we get together and we just bake more cookies than anyone needs to eat. Well these molasses ginger cookies need to be part of your round-up this year! These are not gingersnaps, for sure. They’re big and chewy, and filled with all the warm winter spices. I think you’re going to love them!
These originally started as an experimental crust for little pumpkin pies. Well that was a big fail. The cookies baked up everywhere and the pumpkin stayed a mostly raw pocket in the middle. Appetizing, eh? Well that might not have worked, but fortunately the cookies had great flavor. So here they are, re-imaged as….well…. regular cookies.
So this holiday season, when all your people are in one places, and you trade real meals for snacks and bake all the treats, throw these in the rotation. They are simple to throw together, but taste just like Christmas when you bite into it. I hope you and your loved ones enjoy them.
Giant Grain-Free Ginger Molasses Cookies
1/3c avocado oil
1/2c almond butter
1/4c coconut sugar
3/4c almond flour
2T coconut flour
1T ground flax
1t baking soda
Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
In the bowl of a mixer, add the oil, almond butter, coconut sugar, molasses, vanilla, and egg. Beat it all together until well combined and caramely.
Add the remaining ingredients to the mixer and mix until a thick, sticky dough forms.
Scoop the dough into large, golf-ball sized balls and place on the lined baking sheets (about 8 cookies per sheet). Lightly press down on each to flatten it a bit.
Bake the cookies for 10-12 mins, then slide the parchment onto the counter for the cookies to cool.
If you make these cookies, snap a photo for me! Post your picture on Instagram, and tag me at #ideatthatfoodtoo. You can also Pin this picture so you don't forget to make these next time you need a treat!