Stephanie Achar Recipe: Nordic Ginger Biscuits
A healthy, festive ginger biscuit recipe to share with friends and family from Culture Whisper's resident foodie
NORDIC GINGER BISCUITS
In an ideal world, I would have baked some healthy cookies as a gift for friends and family. In reality, I've been too busy, but still hope to bake cookies with my children during the holidays. This recipe has little unrefined sugar and is packed with nutrients so go ahead and enjoy the Christmas festivities!
250 g ground almonds
1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
½ tsp ground ginger
½ tsp ground cloves
½ tsp ground cardamom
pinch of ground allspice
½ tsp orange zest
3 tbsp of coconut oil
4 tbsp date or maple syrup
pinch of sea salt
Preheat oven to 180 C.
Mix all the ingredients together to form an even dough.
Roll out the dough with your fingers and use cookie cutters to cut your desired shapes. You want the biscuits to be quite thick so they remain moist.
Bake for 10 min until the edges are slightly brown and the centres remain soft. Remove from the oven and leave to cool.
The biscuits will harden. Enjoy!
Dust lightly with icing sugar if, like me, you can’t resist the Christmas look. If you want a healthier (less refined) version of icing sugar make your own by simply pouring coconut sugar into a blender until it is fine and fluffy.
Vegetarian; vegan; free from gluten dairy and refined sugar
Stéphanie Achar: Simple and Healthy
Stéphanie Achar is a qualified nutritional therapist and health coach based in South West London. She is collaborating with Culture Whisper to create a series of seasonal, wholesome and nutritionally balanced recipes.
Find more recipes or book a free nutrition consultation with Stéphanie on her website, www.simpleandhealthy.com