Primal Gingerbread Men

Primal Gingerbread Men

Mr and Mrs Joy by Fiona

It starts with a leg then the arm then the other leg then the other arm can’t leave the head and the torso looks all wrong by itself next thing you know you’ve eaten the whole family and added some leftover frosting with each new bite.  These things are addicting good thing we bake them once a year.

KLee’s Primal Gingerbread Men, Women and Children

(recipe adapted from Epicurious: New England Molasses Gingerbread Cookies)

1/4 cup butter

2 TBL Palm oil shortening

1/2 Cup Blackstrap Molasses

1/3 Cup Coconut Sugar

1 small egg

2 TBL Buttermilk

zest of 1 Lemon

2 Cups Almond Flour

1/4 Cup Tapioca Flour

2 TBL coconut Flour

1/2 Tsp Baking Soda

1/4 Tsp Salt

1 Tsp Ginger powder

2 Tsp Cinnamon

1/2 tsp Cloves

Mix the butter, shortening, egg, buttermilk, and sugar in stand up mixer.  Mix flours and rest of the ingredients in a small bowl and add to the wet ingredients.  Let the dough set up in the fridge for 30 minutes or more.  Roll out the dough between 2 pieces of parchment paper it will be sticky you can use a bit of coconut flour or tapioca flour to dust the parchment.  Cut out your shapes.  Bake @ 350 for 8 minutes or until the dough is set up and brown around the edges.  Let cool and Frost (recipe below).

Frosting (barely Primal but if you tolerate Dairy very delicious)

1 8oz package organic cream cheese room temp.

1/4 organic whipping cream or coconut cream

1 TBL vanilla

1-2 TBL maple syrup or to taste

Whip the cream into firm peaks add the softened cream cheese and whip until smooth add the vanilla and maple syrup.  Frost your cookies.

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