Gluten and Sugar Free Gingerbread Snowmen

Gingerbread man 1

Are you ready for Christmas?  Is the Christmas tree up and decorated?  Are all your gifts wrapped?  I can guarantee that your Christmas will not be the same without some gingerbread snowmen!  There is still time to make a batch ready for Christmas.  You could even make extra and use as Christmas tree decorations! This recipe accommodates everyone as it is a gluten free and sugar fee version.   

Gingerbread 5 Ingredients:- 

 ½ cup melted unsalted butter
½
 cup malt rice syrup

¾ cup almond flour
 cup coconut flour
 ½ teaspoon baking soda
1½ teaspoons ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon
 ¼ teaspoon nutmeg

Method:-

  1. Prepare a baking tray by lining with greaseproof paper.
  2. Whisk together the melted butter and rice malt syrup.
  3. In a separate bowl, sift the almond flour and coconut flour ready to be used. 
  4. Then add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix into a dough, the dough will be slightly softer than normal cookie dough for this recipe.
  5. Chill the dough for 1 hour.  I put the dough in the freezer for about 20 mins to speed up the process. However, you must keep an eye on it if you are putting it in the freezer as you do not want the dough to be frozen. 
  6. Preheat your oven to 350F (or 176C).
  7. Take half the dough out of freezer (leave the rest in the fridge as you will find the dough will start to soften as soon as you remove it from the fridge).
  8. Roll out the dough, cut out with a gingerbread man cookie cutter and place on the prepared baking tray. 
  9. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.
  10. Remove from the oven and let them sit on the tray for 5 minutes to firm up a bit.  I was too impatient and broke my first two gingerbread men as they were not firm enough to come off from the baking tray easily. 
  11. Once the cookies have cooled down, you can let your imagination run wild. 
Leave the gingerbread man to cool down completely before taking them off from the baking tray.  Otherwise....

Leave the gingerbread man to completely cool down before taking them off from the baking tray. Otherwise….

In relation to decorating your snowmen, you can simply mix ¼ cup coconut oil (melted) and 2 tablespoons of  rice malt syrup, chill the mixture for 30 minutes in the fridge and whisk it until you reach your desired texture.  Put the mixture in a piping bag and decorate the gingerbread.

Coconut oil and rice malt syrup icing

Coconut oil and rice malt syrup icing

Alternatively, you may wish to make some traditional royal icing.

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