Day 7 - Bio Buttery Chocolate Gingerbread Men

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Spread the festive cheer with these smiley gingerbread men. The only thing that could possibly make regular gingerbread ANY better is knowing that they’re entirely nasty-free, nut-free and chocolatey! Personalise these as gifts, prepare them for yourself OR get your family and friends involved in the creative process - win, win, win!

Makes 30 gingerbread men

Ingredients

240g (1 cup) Bio Buttery, softened

80g (1/2 cup) coconut sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

Pinch sea salt

240g (2 cups) buckwheat flour

60g (1/2 cup) cocoa powder

1/2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp ground cinnamon

Decorations of choice

Method

  1. Combine your Bio Buttery, coconut sugar, vanilla extract and sea salt into a mixing bowl and beat well for 5-8 minutes, or until light and creamy in consistency.

  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together you buckwheat flour, cacao, baking powder and cinnamon.

  3. Add your dry ingredients into your wet bit-by-bit until combined. Ensure you scrape down the sides of your mixing bowl throughout this process.

  4. Sandwich your dough between two pieces of baking paper and roll out until a thin slab (or two) is formed. Place onto a baking tray and allow to chill in the refrigerator for half an hour.

  5. Cut the cookies into your desired shapes and return to the refrigerator for 5-10 minutes. This will ensure your gingerbread men maintain their shape in the oven.

  6. Bake for 20-30 minutes or until the cookies are cooked through.

  7. Remove the cookies from the oven and allow them to cool completely on your baking trays.

  8. Transfer to a cooling rack to decorate!