Hello lovelies! How are you today? ♥ I've had extremely busy day for a day off, I've literally been bare faced and in gym clothes because I've had no time to dress up. But that's okay, because excitingly enough, I'm collaborating today with the lovely ladies from Nerdly Beautiful and Jenessa Michele to bring you all fun Christmas themed posts, so definitely go and check them out too, I absolutely love their blogs!
We're all doing Christmas recipes, and mine of course is gluten free one. I did traditional Finnish gingerbread as a gluten free version, and now you can do so too!
300 gr butter, room temperature
5 dl sugar
1 dl syrup
1 tbsp ginger
2 tbsp cinnamon
2 tsp cloves
2 tsp cardamom
2 tbsp baking soda
2 dl water
about 900 gr gluten free flour
Mix the butter and syrup into a paste, add sugar and spices, and mix again. Then, mix soda and water together and then mix them into the butter mix. Add half of the flour, mix it up, and then do the same with the other half. Put the dough for at least overnight into the fridge, and bake it into cookies by rolling the dough flat and cutting shapes out of it. Bake the gingerbread cookies on a pan with a baking sheet at 200 °C until the cookies get a bit color and look done. Let them cool before moving them away from the pan.
Notes: The gluten free dough doesn't get as much color as the regular one, so be careful with that. Also, it breaks easier at all the stages so you may want to either do a bit thicker cookies or be extra careful with them! And, I made a half of this batch, and that's more than enough for the two of us for the whole Christmas time, which you probably can guess from the amount of flour!
You can serve your cookies either with or without frosting, my hubby likes them better with more sugar, but I prefer them without, even though they look much cuter with decorations. So, any way you like it. These taste amazing with coffee, mulled wine and tea, but are also more than amazing as they are, without any drink. I snack on these more than I should but that will end after Christmas for about a year again.
What's your favorite Christmas recipe? Let me know in the comments!
Now, I'll go to bed, but tomorrow I'll have two girly posts for you, so stay tuned for that. Also, we will have a little date night tomorrow so I hopefully can get some footage to Instagram as well. I've been quiet on there because it's been quite a ride with some NYE preparations as well as some real life things, but I'm very keen on getting back to my usual 4 or more pics game soon. See you on the next post!
Have a fabulous weekend ♥