Vegan & Paleo Gingerbread Cookies

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups almond meal

1/4 cup arrowroot flour

1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 pinch of ground cloves

1 pinch of ground allspice

1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

2 Tablespoons melted butter (or coconut oil or vegan butter)

1/4 cup pure maple syrup

1 tablespoon blackstrap molasses

Extra arrowroot or tapioca starch, for rolling & cutting

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350F.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Combine the dry ingredients: almond flour, arrowroot flour, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, allspice,  salt, and baking soda and stir to combine. Add in the melted butter, maple syrup and molasses and stir again until a sticky dough is formed.

Place dough in the freezer for about 30 minutes wrapped in parchment paper.   Remove from freezer, and place the dough in the center of a large piece of parchment paper and sprinkle it with a bit of arrowroot flour OR put another piece of parchment paper on top of the dough and roll overtop of the parchment paper.  Using a rolling pin to roll the dough into a flat sheet, about 1/4-inch thick before cutting shapes out with your cookie cutters.  

This dough was one of the easiest gluten free gingerbread doughs I have ever worked with.  I did find that it would get a little too soft if left out at room temperature for longer than 30 minutes, but overall this was a fantastic recipe and will definitely use it as my new go-to.  Taste and texture is very similar to the gluten laden versions of gingerbread.

Thank you @Detoxinista!