Gingerbread Cookies

Serves: 6

Happy Thursday! I am really excited today because the boyfriend and I are going to pick up our Christmas Tree tonight so we can decorate it on Saturday! I love walking around trying to find the ‘perfect’ tree! I have had the furniture moved and the tree skirt out since Sunday! Yes, I’m a little excited! I figured, why not kick off this great day with a simple and delicious cookie that reminds me of all things Christmas! Gingerbread is one of my favorite desserts, but these cookies take that to a whole new level! The best part is there is no eggs, flour, sugar and can be made paleo by subbing apple sauce for the yogurt! I hope you enjoy! 🙂

Fit Ingredients

  • 1c (112g) almond flour
  • 1tbs (15g) psyllium husk
  • 1/2c baking stevia (adjust to desired sweetness level)
  • 1tbs baking powder
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4c sugar free maple syrup (or regular) (or molasses)
  • 1c (226g) greek yogurt (or apple sauce for paleo version)
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

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  • baking sheet
  • parchment paper

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Directions

1. Pre heat your oven to 375 degrees.

2. Line your baking sheet with parchment paper.

3. In a bowl combine your dry ingredients: almond flour, psyllium husk, stevia, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cloves.

4. Add your wet ingredients: maple syrup, greek yogurt and vanilla extract to your dry ingredients. Mix well.

5. Divide your batter into 6 cookies.

6. Bake for about 25 minutes or until just set.

7. Allow the cookies to cool*

*The cookies will seem very soft at first, but they will set more while they are cooling.

So how did they turn out? Holy delicious!! These are up in my top favorite winter recipes so far! They were soft and chewy and tasted exactly like gingerbread! Plus there are no eggs or sugar! And they can easily be made into a paleo version by subbing the greek yogurt for applesauce! I gave the boyfriend one to taste test and he loved them….and I might have kept the other 5 all for myself because I couldn’t stand to share another one! 😉

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Nutrition: (per 1 out of 6 cookies)

Calories: 146.0, Protein: 7.9g, Carbs: 10.2g, Fat: 9.5g (1g Saturated), Sodium: 33mg, Fiber: 5g (Net Carbs: 5.2g)

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22 Comments
  • I need these in my life PRONTO. What a perfect cookie to make for santa! :D
    November 29, 2012
  • Anna
    Just found your blog. LOVE IT! It'll help me get through the holidays eating healthy "desserts" instead of baking double chocolate chocolate chip dulce de leche cookies!
    November 29, 2012
  • Kimber
    Hi Sarah, Your blog is wonderful! I'm so happy that I stumbled upon you! Can you tell me what psyllium husk is? This is something that I've never heard of before. Where can I get it? Thanks!
    November 29, 2012
  • I am in love with gingerbread!!!!!!!!!!!!! Do you need the 1tbs (15g) psyllium husk? I have no idea what that is.. Also, can you substitute another flour for the almond flour or is that what helps with the flavor? Just curious.. trying to bring the fat down so I can eat more of them! ;)
    November 29, 2012
  • Yummy!! I love gingerbread, so a recipe to make it healthy is a dream come true!!
    November 29, 2012
  • These gingerbread cookies look delicious. I am so excited for you & the man to decorate your tree this weekend. Pleaseeee take a picture and send me it!! I'd love to see just how beautiful it turns out :)
    November 29, 2012
  • Gingerbread and molasses cookies are two of my favorite during the holidays :D And I am totally envious of your Christmas decorating plans- since Ryan is a gimp I'm on my own... I’m planning to decorate minus the tree, I need to find a man with a truck ASAP!
    November 30, 2012
  • Seriously, when can we get together and cook? Gingerbread is one of my all-time favorite things. And cookies ARE my all-time favorite thing. You know, outside of family and friends and stuff like that ;) I'm getting a fake tree this weekend--but I'm equally excited. I've made room for it already!
    November 30, 2012
  • Hi Sarah! I just featured these cookies over here: http://moderngirlnutrition.wordpress.com/2012/12/26/holiday-desserts-roundup/ Hope you had a great holiday!
    December 26, 2012
  • sally
    Do you have another sweetener instead of baking stevia? What is that anyway? can you use the real stevia plant? or the stevia concentrate that is not refined? I try to stay away for all things refined. Also what is sugar free maple syrup? How can maple syrup be sugar free? is this a sugar substitute? what is is made out of? where does it get it's sweetness from? My kids are sugar free and i was hoping this would be a recipe they could have but they are sensitive to chemicals and refined products too. Thanks for your help! I hope we can use this recipe!!
    November 21, 2013

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