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Twelve Days of Christmas Recipes – Day 11

The countdown has begun. It’s day 11, which means another recipe to enjoy. I will try to post a variety of recipes, not only desserts. For today, it’s all about almonds!

Remember the Halloween Almond Choc Chunk Balls that I posted in October? Of course you do (not?)! Well, I used the same recipe to make Christmas cookies.  Only this time, I didn’t add any chocolate, and also, used a cookie press to give the plain round cut-outs a Christmassy feel.  Take a look.

This is the recipe I posted for Halloween:

https://gfchopstix.wordpress.com/2014/10/26/almond-choc-chunk-balls-now-thats-a-mouth-full/

Almond Christmas Cookies (gluten free, dairy free, oat free, soy free, egg free)

Almond flour Christmas cookies
Almond flour Christmas cookies

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups of Almond flour (ground almonds)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 Tablespoons of honey (if you like them sweeter, add more)
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla essence
  • 1/4 cup of oil (I used sunflower)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 180C/355F
  2. In a medium sized bowl, mix the almond flour and salt
  3. Add the honey, vanilla essence, and oil
  4. Mix together with a spoon to form a smooth dough
  5. Refrigerate for 30-40 minutes
  6. Remove from refrigerator and working quickly, pull pieces of dough from the ball and place into your palm. Roll into smaller balls
  7. Place on a baking sheet
  8. Using a cookie cutter, or glass (which is what I did), cut-out the circles
  9. Either leave like that, or use a cookie press to make a design on the cut-out
  10. Bake at 180C/355F for 6-8 minutes, until lightly browned
  11. Watch them, because once they start to brown, they can quickly burn!
  12. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack
  13. Dust with icing sugar or munch on them as they are

Enjoy with a glass of milk or your favourite winter tea or coffee.  Hmm, perhaps this should go to Justine’s Tea Time Party?

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