18 cookies (1 cookie per serving)
cup coconut oil
Tbsp. brown sugar
Tbsp. egg whites
- 1 1/3
cup almond meal or flour
tsp. baking powder
Tbsp. ground cinnamon
tsp. ground ginger
tsp. ground cloves
coconut oil spray
STEP 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, combine the molasses, melted coconut oil, brown sugar, and egg whites until well mixed.
STEP 2: In a medium bowl, combine the remaining ingredients and stir. Mix into the molasses mixture until well combined.
STEP 3: Form a ball with the dough, then flatten into a disk. Wrap with plastic wrap and freeze for 1 hour.
STEP 4: Unwrap dough. On a lightly-floured surface, roll out until 1/4-inch thick. Use cookie cutters to form each gingerbread man. Place on a cookie sheet sprayed with coconut oil.
STEP 5: Immediately put cookies in the oven. The colder the dough is when you first put it into the oven, the better the shape of your gingerbread man.
STEP 6: Bake for 8-10 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool for at least 10 minutes before decorating.