There’s TWO DAYS left until Christmas! I wanted to make something different this year so I made a clean gingerbread Christmas tree – and I think I might make it a tradition. The original recipe is one I made with Fernwood Fitness and I tweaked it a tiny bit for this dessert.
For this recipe you’ll need a different sized stars – mine are from Coles.
- 3 1⁄4 cup wholemeal our
- 2 tsp ground ginger
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 3⁄4 tsp salt
- 1⁄2 tsp ground cloves
- 1⁄2 tsp nely ground black pepper
- 1⁄2 tsp baking soda
- 1⁄4 tsp baking powder
- 1⁄2 cup melted coconut oil
- 1⁄4 cup organic maple syrup
- 1 cup rice malt syrup
- 1 large egg
Icing (not clean)
• 1⁄2 cup icing sugar
• 2 tbsp water (measurements may change dependant on consistency)
- Blend 1 cup cashews with 3/4 cup rice malt syrup + 1/2 cup coconut
- In a medium mixing bowl,combine the ginger, cinnamon, salt, cloves, pepper, baking soda and baking powder. Whisk until blended.
- In a small mixing bowl, combine the coconut oil and maple syrup and whisk until combined. Add the rice malt syrup and continue whisking until blended. Add the egg until combined.
- Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and pour the liquid mixture into the dry and fold through.
- Divide the dough in half, about 1 inch thick and wrap it in plastic wrap. Place both halves in the refrigerator and chill until cold—about 1 hour, or up to overnight.
- Preheat oven to180°C. Line two large baking trays with baking paper. Lightly flour your working surface and roll your dough out until it’s 1⁄4 inch thick.
- Use star cookie cutters to cut out different star shapes, leaving about 1⁄2 inch of space around each one. Repeat until you have used up all of your dough.
- Place cookies in the oven for 8 to 11 minutes. The cookies will further crisp as they cool. In the meantime, mix icing ingredients in a small bowl until a thick consistency is formed.
- Once the cookies have cooled, decorate them with the icing. Then put together your Christmas tree, with the largest tree at the bottom, and work your way up. Enjoy!