These cookies were my first attempt to “healthify” Christmas cookies, and they are by far my favorite one. Although they are completely gluten free, plant based and refined sugar free, they taste just like regular Gingerbread cookies. A mixture of buckwheat and oat flour prevents them from being crumbly like most gluten free cookies and the mixture of spices makes them taste just like traditional Gingerbread cookies.
Making gingerbread cookies is so festive and brings back so many wonderful childhood memories that I was in such a good mood all day when I made these. I am also very happy that all of my friends love baking Christmas cookies, and none of them thinks that doing so is childish. We need to cherish the memories that we made as kids, and making Christmas cookies is a way to remember those carefree and happy times, don’t you agree?…
I normally don’t post on Mondays, but today is different because tomorrow is the first December, and I wanted you to have a healthy Christmas cookie recipe in case you wanted to bake some this week. In Germany we have a wonderful Christmas tradition called “Christmas calendars” where you open a door every day from December 1st until December 24th. Christmas calendars are traditionally filled with chocolate, but over time, people have made a very big deal out of them, so now they are usually stuffed with little gifts, baked goods, pictures or whatever else comes to your mind. It’s a wonderful tradition and I wanted to share a nice Christmas calendar filling idea for the very late ones of you: Healthy Almond and Cinnamon Christmas Stars. These traditional German Christmas cookies not only make your kitchen smell incredibly Christmassy, they are also really good for you! I’ve conducted my usual healthy kitchen swaps: I used coconut sugar for normal, white sugar, chia eggs instead of eggs, and powdered them with a little xylit instead of powdered sugar….