Christmas Recipe Countdown Day 22: Paleo Gingerbread Cookies


Welcome to my Christmas Recipe Countdown, where each day leading up to Christmas, I will be sharing recipes from some of my Friday Foodies, as well as a few from myself.

Be prepared for healthy, mouth watering recipes that will help you to cater for all your festive season parties, dinners and get togethers. Each recipe is gluten, dairy and refined sugar free.

On day 22 of my countdown, I am featuring Paleo Gingerbread Cookies from Emma + Carla Papas aka The Merrymaker Sisters.

Emma + Carla featured as my Friday Foodies back in March, which you can check out HERE.


Ness x

P.S. You can check out more Christmas recipes HERE


Paleo Gingerbread Cookies

Serves 20

Prep Time: 40 min

Cook Time:25 min

Total Time: 1 hr 5 min


  • 300g almond meal
  • 1 tbs. ground ginger
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder (gluten free)
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil melted
  • 2 tbs. raw honey
  • 1 tsp. 100% vanilla extract
  • 1 egg


  1. Preheat oven to 160 degrees celsius.
  2. In a large bowl mix the almond meal, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, baking powder. Leave this for now.
  3. In a food processor (we use our Vitamix), whiz the coconut oil, raw honey, vanilla extract + egg until combined.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the food processor + whiz to form a dough (the mixture will be quite moist).
  5. Take out the mixture + knead a little to form a ball.
  6. Place the mixture between 2 pieces of baking paper + roll out to 3mm thick.
  7. Place this into the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  8. Once refrigerated, cookie-cut into desired shapes (like gingerbread men, stars + chrissy trees!) + place carefully onto a lined baking tray (you will need 2 trays).
  9. Place into the peheated oven + bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown.
  10. Allow to cool + enjoy!

Note: spices can be adjusted to suit taste



We're Emma and Carla Papas, ‘The Merrymaker Sisters’ (also real life sisters!). We're health and happiness advocates, online entrepreneurs and passionate health coaches on a mission to merrymake over the world! We're the founders where we inspire hundreds of thousands of people around the world with real food recipes, positive mindset advice and ways to find and follow your bliss. We believe that living a healthy lifestyle should be fun, easy and delicious, we're here to show you how to make changes for life. 







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