gingerbread men cookies

Paleo Gingerbread Men Cookies

Dessert, Seasonal

My favorite holiday cookies to indulge in are Gingerbread Men! I created a paleo, low carb, low sugar, gluten free kind that everyone will love! They are semi- sweet cookies (depending on how many topping and decorations you put on them) that are deliciously chewy on the inside and firm on the outside.. Just the way I like them. Today’s Type Happy Holiday Challenge is to make some of your own and decorate them with your own designs! Add silly faces to them, make them wear fun clothing, etc.. Let your imagination take over!


  • ½ cups unsalted butter
  • ½ cup molasses
  • 2 egg whites
  • 3 cups blanched almond flour
  • ½ cup coconut flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp allspice
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp cloves
  • Mini chocolate chips, dried fruit, and/or white and black icing for decorating (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Place all ingredients (except decorations) in a bowl and mix until thoroughly combined
  3. Let the dough sit for about 10-20 minutes before rolling out. Room temperature is okay. I put mine in the refrigerator to chill it
  4. Pour dough onto a rolling mat or piece of parchment paper. Roll out to ¼” thick
  5. Cut with cookie cutters and use spatula to move cookies onto a cookie sheet
  6. Repeat until all your dough is used up. If your dough is being difficult, try chilling it before rolling. If decorating with candies or dried fruit, do so before putting in the oven
  7. Bake for 10 minutes
  8. Remove to a cooling rack as soon as they are out of the oven.
  9. If you want to decorate with icing or melted chocolate, do so after the cookies have fully cooled

Makes about 16-20 cookies

Happy baking!

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