AIP Gingerbread Cookies:
This AIP Gingerbread Cookie recipe was made by Chené who is our recipe and social media manager from South Africa. I love this recipe, and I think you guys will really enjoy it!
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AIP Gingerbread Cookies
Yield 10—12 Cookies
1/2 cup coconut flour
2 tbsp. arrowroot flour
1 tsp. gelatin
1/4 tsp. baking soda
Pinch of sea salt
1 tsp. ground ginger
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp. ground cloves
3 tsp. melted coconut oil
3 tsp. applesauce
1 Tbsp. + 1 tsp. blackstrap molasses
1 Tbsp. raw honey
3 Tbsp. water
Step 1: Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Step 2: In a bowl, mix the coconut flour, arrowroot flour, gelatin, baking soda, sea salt, ginger, cinnamon, and cloves.
Step 3: Make a hole in the center of the dry ingredients and add the melted coconut oil, applesauce, molasses, and honey. Stir to combine well (can be done by hand or electric mixer).
Step 4: Add the water and continue to stir for about one minute; the dough will stiffen as your stir.
Step 5: Divide the dough into two balls. Roll out the dough to 1/4 inch thickness between two sheets of parchment paper. Cut one or two cookies at a time and carefully transfer to the prepared baking sheet with a thin spatula OR form 1 tbsp balls and flatten with palm of your hand if you are not using a cookie cutter.
Step 6: Reshape dough, continue to roll, cut, and transfer until dough is used.
Step 7: Bake for 12 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely for ten minutes before removing to a wire rack.
Serving Size 1 cookie
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 2 g
Total Carbohydrates 7 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Sugars 2 g
Protein 1 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
These cookies are the perfect gingerbread texture and we guarantee the whole family will love them. Feel free to make gingerbread man shapes with a cookie cutter if you’d like. If you are using a standard sized cookie cutter, the cookies should only take about 12 minutes in the oven. For smaller cookies, reduce cooking time to 7–10 minutes. If your dough is too crumbly, feel free to form into 1 tbsp balls and press down with the palm of your hand as the cookie cutter shape will make it harder to form if your dough is not perfect. Either way these cookies are a winner for an AIP recipe.
You can also make these ahead of time, by making the dough and freezing until use. Store your baked cookies in an airtight container for up to 1 week.
Dr Jockers Comments
This AIP gingerbread cookie recipe is a great tasting recipe that uses ingredients that are well tolerated by people with autoimmune and chronic inflammatory conditions. Your family will love the great flavor of these cookies.
The AIP or autoimmune paleo diet is a specific food elimination based nutrition plan that removes gluten, grains, processed sugar, dairy, eggs, corn, soy, nuts, seeds, and nightshade vegetables. Many people with chronic inflammatory- and autoimmune diseases have seen great improvements using this very restrictive nutrition plan.
Unfortunately, it can be hard to find tasty recipes, especially dessert recipes that are AIP approved. This recipe uses coconut flour, applesauce and arrowroot flour which are all AIP approved as well as cinnamon and nutmeg which are great antioxidant-rich spices to support healthy blood sugar levels.
For individuals following an AIP diet, I would recommend using a high quality activated enzyme complex with most meals and especially with these gingerbread cookies to help improve digestive health and avoid unwanted gut inflammation. Fully activated HoloZyme reduces occasional gut related complaints including gas, bloating, loose stools, undigested foods, tummy pain, and cramping.