Bear-y Christmas!!!!!!!!

It’s that time of year! Time to begin baking Christmas cookies!

This year, I tackled something I have never before attempted, roll out Gingerbread cookies! They are Gluten Free, Vegan, and whole grain. I began with this recipe and morphed it into my own… because that’s how I roll!
…no pun intended…

Gingerbread Bear Cookies (Gluten Free and Vegan)


Ingredients:
– 1/2 Margarine
– 1/4 cup Coconut Oil
– 1/2 cup Sugar
– 1 tablespoon Maple Syrup

– 1/4 cup Brown Sugar
– 1 tablespoon Agave Nectar
– 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
– 2 tablespoons Cool Water

– 2 1/2 teaspoons Ginger
– 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
– 1/2 teaspoon Nutmeg
– 1/4 teaspoon Cloves

– 1 1/4 teaspoons Baking Soda
– 1/2 teaspoon Salt
– 1 1/4 teaspoons Agar Powder
– 1/2 cup Quinoa Flour
– 3/4 cup Buckwheat Flour
– 1/2 cup Brown Rice Flour
– 3/4 cup Tapioca Starch

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine Margarine through Syrup in a mixer. Beat until fluffy.
Add Brown Sugar through Water and beat until combined.
In a separate bowl, whisk together dry ingredients.
Add dry ingredients, in batches, to the wet ingredients.
Mixture will be a bit crumbly. Finish kneading dough by hand.


Sprinkle counter top with a little Brown Rice Flour and roll out dough.
Cut out shapes using a cookie cutter.
Place cookies on a parchment lined baking sheet.


Bake 8-10 minutes, until slightly puffed up and the edges are golden.


Allow to cool 10 minutes on the pan before moving to a cooling rack. (I decapitated many a Gingerbread Bear before learning this!)


Store in an airtight container.

I LOVE these cookies. Not too sweet and not too hard, they are a delicious treat for both children and adults.

In other news: Check out this awesome giveaway at Pure2Raw.

…AND… Here is a pic of GF Guy and myself at the Opening Night Gala for Wonderland. I look a little too excited in this picture! hahaha


Are you planning on making Christmas cookies this year? What kind?

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7 thoughts on “Bear-y Christmas!!!!!!!!

  1. These are so cute! I've never made any gluten free cookies before, so I'm planning on trying a bunch of recipes this year. Maybe I'll add these gingerbread bears to the list!

  2. Oh! They look adorable! I usually don't make Christmas cookies, maybe this year I will start with this gingerbread cookies, YUM!What a cute pic of you and GF guy! You both look fantastic:)

  3. Hi, these look so cute, perfect for all the family at christmas, thanks for posting! I'd love to make these, but I;m not familiar with 1 1/4 teaspoons Agar Powder, is it like xanthum gum? Also, I don't have all the flours that you use, could I try with a commercial GF flour mix, and would I use a plain version rather than self raising, I presume?Thanks again & of course, Seasons Greetings to you Charlotte X

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