It just wouldn’t be christmas without a big batch of wonderfully fragrant gingerbread cookies in the house.
The heady scent of ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg wafting from the oven as these little babies bake is pure festive joy and I am delighted to be ending the year with this perfect baby led weaning holiday treat.
These cookies are not like most gingerbread biscuits, they are much softer, with a gorgeously chewy texture thanks to the use of almond meal instead of flour and are perfectly suited for little ones to nibble on with ease. The dates studded throughout the dough give the cookies sweetness along with the help of a little golden syrup. These cookies are also sugar and gluten free making them a great treat to have on hand for those with dietary requirements.
And in the midst of holiday madness I am so pleased to tell you these gingerbread christmas cookies are an absolute breeze to prepare and can easily be whipped up with a little one nestled by your side. The best part of this recipe for the kids is cutting out the cookies using an array of different christmas shapes. Today Miss G. and I went with the obligatory gingerbread man as well as a lovely little christmas tree and star. Miss G. loved pressing each cutter into the date flecked golden dough and was amazed to see the shapes appear.
After a short trip to the oven we decorated the golden gingerbread cookies with a little white chocolate and ate quickly after. We did however manage to save a few for Santa Claus.
As mentioned earlier this will be my last recipe for 2013. We are going to spend the holidays enjoying the sun, sand, beach, hot long balmy days and perfectly ripe mangoes. Thank you all so much for taking the time out of your very busy lives to visit my lovely little lunch box and share in our cooking and baby led weaning adventure. From the bottom of my heart I hope you all have a wonderful, love filled, peaceful and joyful holiday with your loved ones x
To create these wonderfully wholesome sugar-free gingerbread christmas cookies simply…