There’s something extra special about baking during the holidays. Making Christmas cookies is a tradition in many families and it’s something I enjoy tremendously. It’s fun to bake (and eat!) cookies with family or make them and share them with friends and neighbors.
So a couple of weeks ago when my youngest brother sent me a text and said he wanted me to make some gingerbread cookies over the holidays, I said, “Why don’t you come over and we’ll make some together?” And that’s what we did Monday night.
I’ve collected a few different Paleo gingerbread cookie recipes, but I decided to try Danielle Walker’s (Against All Grain) recipe from her new e-book Joyful. I highly recommend it. The dough was easy to work with and the cookies taste great! It also made a good bit. Most Paleo cookie recipes only produce about 12-15 cookies at a time. The e-book is only $1.99 on Kindle and I think it’s well worth it just for that recipe alone (and there are others that look delicious as well!).
After our cookies cooled, I made some Paleo vanilla icing and we decorated our cookies with it along with some Enjoy Life mini chocolate chips and raisins. Mmm! They were delicious! We shared them with the rest of the family and they didn’t last long!
I intended to make a cookie recipe to share with you this Christmas, but somehow it just didn’t happen. I’ll be sure to remedy that next year. However, as I noted at the beginning of this post, I’m a big believer in making Christmas cookies and I don’t believe it has to be sacrificed in a healthy lifestyle.
We’re coming up on the last weekend before Christmas and it’s a perfect time to make some cookies with your family. So I rounded up 20 good-looking Paleo Christmas cookie recipes from other blogs (some I’ve tried and some I haven’t) and made them into a list to share with you!
Real-Deal Chocolate Chip Cookies – Against All Grain (I highly recommend these!)
Peppermint Chocolate Macaroons – Against All Grain (if you’re a chocolate mint lover like myself, you’ll appreciate these!)
Snickerdoodles – The Urban Poser (the first Paleo cookies I made — simple and delicious!)
No-Bake Cookies (time savers!)