Gingerbread Eggnog Cookies (grain free)

Monday, December 9, 2013

There are a few select flavors that I always look forward to once the Christmas season is officially here.  The top contenders are eggnog and gingerbread.  I seriously can not get enough.  AND I just discovered that my local organic grocery store started carrying dairy free egg nog.  What?! I had no idea this even existed.  I may have done a happy little jig up to the counter because I was so excited about it. 

So let's just cut to the chase and let me introduce you to a cookie recipe that will make you feel like a Christmas party is happening in your mouth.  These cookies are moist, chewy and have the perfect balance between gingerbread and eggnog. 

What you will need:
  • 2 3/4 cups of almond meal
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon 
  • 1/2 tsp of ground nutmeg
  • 1/3 cup of melted ghee
  • 1 tsp of vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cup of coconut sugar
  • 1/2 cup of dairy free eggnog (if dairy is not a concern, you can also use regular eggnog)
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Combine the almond meal, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg in a bowl.
  • Combine the melted ghee, vanilla, coconut sugar and eggnog in a separate bowl.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix well.  
  • Drop tbs size amount of cookie dough onto a parchment lined baking sheet.  The dough will be very sticky and that is normal.
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until the tops are golden brown. *
  • Enjoy! 
*At the seven minute mark I took the cookies out of the oven and used the back of a spoon to slightly flatten them out and then put them right back in the oven.  You do not need to do this but it does make the cookies a little more attractive, which you may or may not care about.  BUT if you want to serve them to friends or take pictures of them like I do, use the spoon :)

You should make these as soon as you can because I think everyone should experience a true Christmas party in their mouth at some point or another.  Also, please come back and let me know what you think if you make these!


Unknown said...

These sound and look so good! I've been looking for a different cookie mix to try for gifts. I may need to try these!!

Danielle said...

What would you recommend as a substitution for the eggnog in this recipe if you are not particularly a fan of it?

They look super yummy!

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

Danielle- you can use full fat coconut milk instead :)

Alexa said...

Lindsay I don't have nearly as many dietary restrictions as you, but you always make me want to make your version...they always look so tasty, these are no exception! How's the holiday season going with the boys?

Danielle said...

Thanks Lindsay, I will have to give these a try soon :)

Unknown said...

Quick question... Do you think blanched almond flour would be okay instead of almond meal? And can I switch out the ghee for butter or coconut oil? I don't expect you to have tried this but I know you are much more experienced at baking than I am! Thank you!! Love your blog. :)

Unknown said...

PS. planning on making these tonight! Will let you know how they turn out. :)

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

Amanda- almond flour and butter could def be subbed :)

Unknown said...

Yippee!! Thank you! - My sister and I keep going back and forth trying out your recipes... She is currently obsessed with your pumpkin mug cake. ;) Keep up the great work!

Unknown said...

If you want a delicious, chewey, spicy and totally blow-your-socks off cookie, this is the one to try! I made mine with almond flour, regular eggnog and butter and they were fantastic. Even hubs who isn't totally grainfree loved them. Thanks so much for sharing! Will definitely be making these again!

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