Shannon here: Kathy Harris shares a recipe for Almond Flour Gingerbread Cookies, plus a chance to win a signed copy of her latest Romantic Suspense, Deadly Connection, U.S. only. Comment or answer the question in this post to enter the drawing. Deadline: Dec 25th, 11:59 pm central time. Here’s Kathy:
Almond Flour Gingerbread Cookies
Gluten Free, Dairy Free and Vegan
This version of gingerbread cookies is not only healthier than ordinary gingerbread cookies, it’s delicious! Great as a dessert, a snack, or with coffee in the morning.
2 cups blanched superfine almond flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup granulated coconut brown sugar
½ tsp cinnamon
½ tsp nutmeg
½ tsp ginger
½ tsp allspice
1 large egg
1/4 cup plant-based butter softened
1 tsp vanilla extract
In a mixing bowl, combine dry ingredients and mix well until combined.
In a large bowl, whisk together the egg, softened butter, and vanilla extract. Carefully fold in the dry ingredients and mix well. Using your hands, gently knead the dough and form a ball shape.
Cover the ball of dough completely in plastic wrap. Press down to flatten. Refrigerate for 45 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 350F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
Place a large sheet of parchment paper on a flat surface. Put the ball of dough on top of the parchment and remove the plastic. Place a second sheet of parchment paper on top of the dough. Using a rolling pin, roll out the dough until about 1/4 to 1/2 inch in thickness. Cut out cookies and place them on the lined baking sheet.
Bake the cookies for 12-15 minutes, until the edges just begin to brown. Do not over bake. Remove from the oven and let cool completely before frosting.
I frost my cookies with Miss Jones Organic Vanilla Buttercream Frosting. Delicious!
About Kathy: Kathy Harris has worked as a marketing director in the Nashville music industry for more than 30 years. Her first professional writing job was freelancing entertainer biographies. Later she wrote and co-wrote news stories and columns for various music publications, eventually contributing to anthologies for Thomas Nelson, Tyndale House, and Chicken Soup for the Soul. Kathy’s debut novel, The Road to Mercy, was released in 2012 by Abingdon Press. Deadly Connection, her second book in The Deadly Secrets series, released from Iron Stream Fiction in October. The third book follows next year. Kathy has regularly hosted music and literary guests on her Divine Detour blog since 2010. Learn more & connect:
About the book – Deadly Connection:
After fending off a would-be abductor, 27-year-old singer-songwriter Hannah Cassidy hides behind a car in the half-empty parking lot behind Pancake Pantry in Nashville. From there, she watches in horror as her attacker grabs another woman and pushes her into a nearby car. Within seconds, the vehicle speeds away.
TBI Special Agent Jake Matheson may have planned a quiet day off and a date with Shannon—the only name her online profile revealed—for an introductory lunch, but after pulling into a parking space on 21st Avenue South, he hears a scream. He races to the back of the building and finds a frightened young woman bent forward and gasping for breath.
Thrown together by uncanny circumstances and driven by the whys and what-ifs of secrets yet to be revealed, Hannah and Jake set out to find the connection between them before it becomes deadly.
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