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Gluten Free + Low Carb Gingerbread Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups Blanched almond flour
  • 1 tbsp Cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tsp Ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp Ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp Nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp Gluten-free baking powder
  • 1/4 cup Erythritol
  • 1/4 cup Butter (softened)
  • 1 large Egg
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. In a medium bowl, stir together the almond flour, cinnamon, ground ginger, ground cloves, nutmeg, and baking powder.
  2. In a large bowl, use a hand mixer to beat the butter and erythritol for 1-2 minutes, until fluffy. Beat in the egg and vanilla extract. Beat in the almond flour mixture until a dough forms.
  3. Form the dough into a ball and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, or until ready to bake.
  4. Preheat the to 350 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  5. Place the ball of dough between two large pieces of parchment paper.
  6. Roll out to 1/4 in (.6 cm) thickness. Use a cookie cutter to cut out cookie shapes and transfer them to the parchment paper.
  7. Bake for 10-15 minutes, until golden on the edges. Cool on the cookie sheet before handling.

NUTRITION FACTS:

Serving size: 1 large cookie (4.5 inch tall gingerbread man)

Total Carbohydrates: 6g

Fiber: 3g

Protein: 6g

Fat: 16g  

 

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(1) Exchange Snacks:
For those of you whose young children who are on shots, one of the hardest tasks is coming up with creative (1) exchange snack ideas. Here is a list created by some of our moms:

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  • 1 piece of toast (low carb.)
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  • small box of raisins
  • small apple
  • small banana
  • 4-6 crackers
  • 2-3 cups popcorn
  • 3/4 cup blueberries
  • 17 small grapes
  • 1 1/4 cups cubed watermelon
  • 1 cup light yogurt
  • 12 cherries