Welcome to the holiday season! I’m kicking-off December with Grain-Free Gingerbread men and a Gingerbread house. This dough is easy to work with: you don’t have to worry about it getting to warm and it shapes nicely.
You can use the dough to make cut-out gingerbread men or to build a gingerbread house with a template.
I don’t usually use powdered sugar in my baking, but I don’t know of any other way to achieve a true royal icing that will hold a gingerbread house together. Make sure to buy grain-free powdered sugar like this, since powdered sugar usually contains cornstarch.
If you’d like to let unleash your creativity and decorate the gingerbread men using a more wholesome frosting, check out my dairy-free icing recipe on page 271 of my new cookbook then grab some natural food coloring so your palette can match your holiday spirit.
Other holiday recipes you may want to check out in my new cookbook (and remember, there’s a dairy-free adaptation for each and every recipe, so you can enjoy these recipes no matter your dietary restrictions!):
Baked Pears and Cream
A subtly sweet, easy-to-assemble dessert. You can substitute with apples, add cinnamon, ginger or pumpkin pie spice or add a splash of amaretto or brandy just before serving.
Grain-Free Cinnamon Rolls
A soft but sturdy dough swirled with a sugary-cinnamon filling and topping with a white vanilla glaze. I’m making these on Christmas morning for the family!
Slice and Bake Cookies with Dairy-Free Icing
This is a recipe from the Kid’s chapter and is easy enough for the kids to make themselves. You can add chopped nuts or dried fruit to the dough for variations.