Dessert, Holiday

Chewy Almond Gingersnaps

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVE to all of you who celebrate, and happy Sunday for those who don’t! Either way, I bet you love cookies.

I made an easy gingersnap recipe you can make just in case your low on cookies for Santa and need a last minute batch! These are especially good for gluten free, grain free, dairy free, & refined sugar free Santas 😉

Chewy, light, and subtly sweet!


CHEWY ALMOND GINGERSNAPS (makes 17)

1 cup justins almond butter

1 egg

1/3 cup & 1 tbsp maple syrup

1/4 tsp vanilla

1/4 tsp salt

1/2 tsp baking soda

3 tbsp + 1 tsp coconut flour

4 tsp ginger powder


Mix wet ingredients until well incorporated (this takes some elbow grease!). Add dry ingredients. Let mixture sit for 5 minutes, or place in the fridge for 5 minutes. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Roll balls of dough, place on baking sheet. Finally, flatten cookies with the back of a fork.

Bake at 350 for 17 minutes, makes about 17 cookies.

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Merry Christmas, & Happy Sunday folks!! Wishing you and your loved ones a wonderful day, week, and end of the year.

Best,

Alexis

 

BLOG UPDATE POST CHRISTMAS:

I hope you all had a Merry Christmas! Since I already posted a recipe (early this week) I am just updating my blog for the week, no new recipe- sorry! The holidays are busy man.

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For Christmas Eve dinner, my mom and I made Fed & Fit’s tamale pie! We altered it a little, adding in some olives, onion powder, & green chillies. It was DELISH! Washed it down with some no-sugar-addded red wine of course.

Note: this all happened in ONESIES… my mom bought us all one. Mine was a Christmas tree but my brother Carter one-upped it with a a gift of a Dinosaur onesie, which I stayed in.

Afterwards, charades & an early bedtime were much needed.

Then Christmas morning, we had coconut milk/honey hot chocolate (which I used as a coffee creamer hehe), with pasture raised eggs, bacon, spinach, guacamole, grain free banana blueberry muffins, salsa… and LOTS of butter 😉

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All in all it was a Merry Merry day! Opted for two helpings of a dairy free ice cream sundae instead of wine, because I should probably give my liver a rest day…. Holidays, home, family, friends, and being 23 isn’t super helpful nor healthful… but its fun!

As for some food-related gifts I got an immersion blender and some chocolate molds to help with projects moving forward, yippee!!

It was nice this morning to sleep in, however, and get a good sweat with my Momma at our favorite hot yoga studio. It was especially tough since I ran for 15 minutes yesterday and am SORE. Shows you how often I run O.o haha.. not my favorite way to stay active.

Any who, I hope you are enjoying the last few days of 2017, friends!

-Alexis

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