Healthy Living Library with Charisse Marei

Gingerbread People Recipe
Posted on Monday, October 5, 2015 at 6:48 PM

Ginger essential oil is a great substitute for powdered ginger in recipes.

As a general rule, you can use 1 drop for every teaspoon of powdered or grated ginger.

Check out this fun, easy recipe for gingerbread people that the kids will love decorating with icing, candies, and sprinkles:

Gingerbread People

3 cups flour of your choice (may substitute Gary’s True Grit Einkorn Pancake and Waffle Mix)

1 tsp. baking soda

¼ tsp. fine sea salt

2 drops Ginger essential oil

1 drop Cinnamon Bark essential oil

¾ cup butter or coconut oil

¾ cup firmly packed brown or coconut sugar

½ cup molasses

1 egg or vegan egg substitute

1 tsp. vanilla extract

Instructions: 

In a medium bowl, whisk together dry ingredients; set aside.

In a larger bowl, beat together butter or coconut oil and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in remaining wet ingredients.

Gradually add flour mixture just until dough forms; be careful not to over mix. Press dough into a flat disk, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate overnight or at least for 4 hours.

When you are ready to bake:

Preheat oven to 350°F. Roll dough to ¼ inch thick on a clean and lightly floured countertop. Use cookie cutters to cut out desired shapes. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 8–10 minutes or until edges are just beginning to brown. Cool completely before decorating.

   
 

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