Vegan Gluten Free Gingerbread Men
Mama Bear 🐻.. Since Christmas is upon us.. Here's something you can make with the kiddos tonight to get everyone in the spirit..🎅 Vegan Gluten Free Gingerbread MenOnly takes 38min. to make & they will love you for them!! Happy Kiddos, Happy Mom right? 😘😘😘💋💋💋💋
Ingredients • 1 flax egg • 1/2 cup brown sugar • 1/4 cup almond butter • 3 Tbsp molasses • 1/4 cup vegan butter, softened • 3/4 tsp ginger • 1/2 tsp cinnamon • 1/4 tsp nutmeg (optional) • 1/4 tsp salt • 1/2 tsp baking soda • 1 1/4 - 1 3/4 cups gluten-free baking/pancake mix
Instructions 1 In a large mixing bowl, prepare flax egg by mixing flax and water and letting rest for 5 minutes. 2 Add softened butter, molasses, almond butter, brown sugar, salt, spices, baking soda and beat on a low with a mixer, or vigorously whisk. 3 Add gluten free flour to the wet ingredients and stir with a wooden spoon. Stir until well combined. Your dough should hold its shape when pressed, but not feel dry. I found that 1.5 cups was about the perfect amount, but this will depend on your blend. 4 Cover and chill dough for at least one hour, preferably overnight. 5 Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 6 Carefully roll out dough to a little thicker than 1/8 inch between two sheets of plastic wrap or parchment/wax paper, generously sprinkling the bottom layer and the top of the dough with white or brown rice flour before rolling. You don't want it too thin or they'll be too crisp. 7 Remove top sheet and, working quickly, dip your cookie cutters in rice flour and cut out shapes. Next, lift the plastic wrap (with all of the dough) and place it on a baking sheet or large plate and freeze for 5 minutes to let them firm up.. 8 Next, use a lightly floured spatula to carefully transfer the cookies to a baking sheet, working quickly. Leave 2 inches for spreading. 9 Bake for 8-10 minutes or until they appear only slightly browned on the edges. They'll continue firming up as they sit on the pan. Let rest on the pan for 2-3 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack. 10 Once cooled, decorate with frosting or sprinkle with powdered sugar.