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Christmas Cookies #HealthyRecipe
I had fun making these with my kids getting into the Christmas Spirit. The kids wanted to make them for Santa as well as themselves 💕 So I wanted to find a recipe that was reasonably healthy.
My stories show us going through the steps 😍 💫
It’s the most magical time of the year 🎄🎅🏻💓 #Christmas2018
1 cup Almond Flour (2 cups GF)
1 cup whole meal flour
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup unsalted butter (coconut oil as an alternative)
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp almond extract
1. Whisk together the dry ingredients in a large bowl. In a separate smaller bowl, whisk together egg, honey, vanilla and almond extract. Add the butter/coconut oil and wet ingredients to dry and mix together with a sturdy spoon. You can also use hands to knead the dough.
2. When you are fine you will have a ball of dough that you can wrap in plastic and refrigerate for 1-2 hours.
3. Preheat 160 degrees Celsius fan forced or 180. Line a cookie sheet with baking paper.
4. Remove from refrigerator, remove plastic and roll out between two pieces of baking paper until about 2.5cm thick.
5. Use cookie cutter to cut shapes. Remove excess dough from around the shape and with your hand gently remove from the parchment paper. Put the cookie on a separate sheet. Place cookies about 2cm apart.
6. Decorate as you please. My kids choose mini freckles.
7. Bake for about 8 minutes. Being careful not to let the edges or bottom turn brown. Slightly burned almond flour can taste bitter. Let cool removing from pan. .
My mum and I have a love and hate relationship, she definitely made sure that I knew that she was the boss. She would often remind me that I will appreciate all the yelling, advice, discipline and of course her once I become a wife and mother. Well mum, 'I DO'. The day I left my parents care I thought 'life is easy' , 'I got this'.
I was very wrong, I had to learn to be independent and mature very quickly. Growing up, mum worked to provide for all 7 of us whilst dad focused on his ministry. I used to question why my mum was never around, she never attended any of my school activities or even watch me graduate through school and uni. I never considered that she had 7 kids to provide for. Out of all your kids I think I have tested your patience to the max. Mum I appreciate you. You have taught me how to become strong minded. People often question where I get my work ethic from, well now you know.
I could go on and on about how greatful I am for having you as my mother. You have shown me how to conquer any challenge that I have to go through in life, being loyal and tough love. .
"Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all" - Proverbs 31:29 Keep pressing forward, you are courageous and the shining example of a strong leader in yours and dad's ministry and in our family. Happy 50th birthday mum. We love you always and forever.