Grain Free Pfeffernusse
Oh yeah baby it’s cookie season!! One of my all time favorite Christmas cookies are Pfeffernusse. Even if I might mispronounce the name. I just love these small cookies that are packed with spices and coated with powdered sugar! They had some at Trader Joe’s around the holidays for years but I never saw them last year and haven’t seen them this year – a travesty. BUT luckily we put together a healthier grain free version that is out of this world delicious and makes an incredible replacement!
The cookie part of this recipe is all Paleo but I am not calling them paleo as they are covered with powdered sugar!! It’s just such a necessary part of this cookie, I couldn’t dare leave it off. If you are in the cookie season mood, head to the store to make some of these babies while you decorate for the holidays… if you haven’t done so already! I started decorating a couple of weeks ago but we are waiting until today to put up our tree. Just had to save something to make the kick off to Christmas special. I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and have the best December to close out the craziest year of our lives!!
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- 3 1/2 cups almond flour
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1/2 cup ghee room temp
- 1 cup coconut sugar
- 1/4 cup molasses
- 1 egg
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup confectioner’s sugar
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a bowl mix together almond flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, allspice and pepper.
- In separate bowl mix the room temp ghee and coconut sugar and mix until combined. Add molasses, egg and vanilla mix to combine.
- Pour the wet ingredients in to the dry and stir until evenly combined.
- Scoop small 1 inch balls onto cookie sheet.
- 350 degree oven for 13-15 minutes or until small cracks form on the top.
- Let the cookies cool completely, then place them in a large ziplock bag with the powdered sugar and shake to coat.