Making and Eating Gingerbread People Cookies {a first}

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Today’s advent calendar activity was baking our first ever batch of gingerbread people cookies together.  We woke up to a dreary, rainy day, so it couldn’t have been more perfect {rainy days always make me want to bake}.  We got out of bed, ate a quick breakfast, and set straight to work making our gingerbread dough using this recipe {but subbed pure date syrup for molasses, pure unrefined coconut sugar for the brown sugar, and used all wholewheat flour}.  With it tucked safely in the fridge to chill, we headed downstairs to stomp and play in the rain before coming back up to roll, cut, and bake our gingerbread people.  They turned out so great, and let me tell you, we have had more than our far share of healthier cookie fails!  {Somehow replacing sugar with honey or pure maple syrup and cutting the amount in half doesn’t equal cookies that actually have a real cookie texture?!  Hmm.  Weird. ☺   Thankfully I’m now willing to use pure date sugar or coconut sugar for special baking projects… Much better results!}


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One thought on “Making and Eating Gingerbread People Cookies {a first}

  1. May I ask where you get pure date and coconut sugar from? And what about the pure date syrup? Do you make that at home or buy it? Isn’t molasses natural anyway?

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