I hope this Christmas morning finds you snug with those you love, rejoicing in the greatest gift we’ve ever received… the salvation and redemption of our hearts and minds through the welcome of Jesus.
(And I hope there are cookies!)
If you don’t know Him personally, it’s my prayer that today, you’ll be drawn by all the lights and celebrating, gift-giving and laughter, to look for the deepest cause of true Joy – the saving love of the God who made us. And if, for you, it’s a quiet kind of day, then I pray through the stillness, you’ll be drawn to contemplate the true Love that was born in a stable, and offers us true Hope.
And because for me, celebrating almost always involves delicious food shared with people I love, I’m sharing this recipe for grain-free Christmas cookies – pfeffernusse. It’s my dad’s favorite cookie, made over for healthier ingredients. I better get baking – he’s going to want some. Merry Christmas!!!!
- 3 cups pecans or pecan pieces
- 1 teaspoon dried orange rind
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
- ¾ teaspoon cardamon
- ½ teaspoon nutmeg
- ¼ teaspoon ground clove
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon anise extract
- 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
- 2 eggs (room temperature)
- 3 tablespoons molasses
- ¾ cup coconut sugar
- ⅓ cup coconut flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- generous pinch sea salt
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
- Process pecans in food processor until they form a "butter" (a grainy texture like almond butter), stopping several times to scrape sides of bowl.
- Add molasses, egg, and coconut sugar and process again until well blended (about 45 seconds), scraping bowl again.
- Add spices and flour, soda, and salt.
- Process for an additional 30-45 seconds, or until well blended.
- Use two spoons to round dough and drop by medium sized tablespoons onto cookie sheet (mixture will be very sticky).
- Bake at 350 degrees for 9-11 minutes, or until top has just set.
- Sprinkle, if desired, with all-natural powdered sugar.
- Originally shared by Angela Sackett at DancingWithmyFather.net.
Inviting the greatest love of all,
This recipe for gluten-free Christmas cookies was first shared at Dancing With My Father.
Looking for more grain-free dessert recipes? Try this delicious apple frangipane tart. 🙂
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