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Gluten Free Gingerbread Christmas Tree with 0g Added Sugar

Are you looking for a healthier alternative to the traditional Gingerbread house? Our Gingerbread Christmas tree is tasty and completely no sugar added!

This Gluten Free Gingerbread Christmas Tree post was sponsored by Stretch Island as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

Every time my girls see the gingerbread house kits at the store, I see their eyes light up. Very quickly my stomach starts to turn because I know just how much fun they'll have fun making a gingerbread house – and just how upset their tummies will be if they eat it.

I came across these really cool cookie cutters that allow you to create a Gingerbread Christmas Tree. So I decided to try my hand at making a Gluten Free Gingerbread Christmas Tree with 0g added sugar.

Gingerbread Christmas Tree cookie cutters

Instead of the traditional gum drops and other candies that are used on gingerbread houses, we decided to only use treats like Stretch Island Fruit Snacks that have 0g added sugar.

We've been buying the Stretch Island Fruit Strips for years, so I was really excited about the Stretch Island Fruit Bites. They taste really great!

Stretch Island fruit snacks and fruit strips

Best of all, Stretch Island Fruit Leathers and Organic Fruit Strips contain 0g added sugar.* The sugar you'll find in Stretch Island fruit snacks is from all natural fruit puree concentrates and fruit juice concentrates.

These yummy snacks are made with 100% fruit ingredients and they're Non-GMO Project Verified, vegan and gluten free as well. The Fruit Strips and Fruit Bites are USDA Certified Organic. They've been made this way for 40 years!

They were the perfect choice to use as decorations for our gluten free Gingerbread Christmas Tree with 0g added sugar! We had a really great time decorating it.

Do you want to make your own Gluten Free Gingerbread Christmas Tree using Stretch Island Fruit Snacks? Follow this simple tutorial!

How to Make a Gluten Free Gingerbread Christmas Tree with 0g Added Sugar

Are you looking for a healthier alternative to the traditional Gingerbread house? Our Gingerbread Christmas tree is tasty and completely no sugar added!

Ingredients and Supplies

Cookie Ingredients

  • 4 cups almond flour
  • 1 cup Swerve Sweetener (granulated)
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon Real salt
  • 2 large pastured eggs
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Royal Icing Ingredients

  • 8 ounces powdered Swerve Sweetener
  • 2 tablespoons meringue powder
  • 1 tablespoons matcha green tea powder (for coloring)
  • 2 teaspoons arrowroot powder
  • 1/4 cup room temperature water

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 225˚F
  2. Line two baking sheets with unbleached parchment paper.
  3. Add the almond flour, sweetener, coconut flour, ground ginger, ground cinnamon, baking powder, xanthan gum, ground cloves and sea salt to a large mixing bowl and stir until well combined.
    Mix the dry ingredients
  4. Add the dry ingredients, eggs, melted coconut oil, molasses and vanilla extract to your food processor with dough attachment to blend the ingredients. If you don't have a food processor, you can work it with your hands, but it will take a lot more time.
    Dough after it went through the food processor.
  5. Once the dough comes together, divide dough in half. Set one half aside, then place the other half onto a large sheet of parchment paper. Place one more piece of parchment on top of the dough, then roll it out until it's about 1/4″ thick.
  6. Use the Christmas Tree cookie cutters to cut one cookie for each cutter if you want to make the same size tree I did. If you want a larger tree, you'll want to do two cookies from each cookie cutter.
    Roll out the dough and cut out your stars.
  7. Gently transfer the cookies onto your lined baking sheets. Try to group the larger stars on one pan and the smaller stars on the other pan. Continue to re-roll the scraps until you're out of dough, then repeat this process with the other half of the cookie dough.
  8. Place the baking sheet in the oven, and bake for about 60 minutes or until golden brown and just firm to the touch (they will firm up as they cool). You may have to bake the pan with the larger stars for a bit longer than the pan with the smaller stars. Keep an eye on them.
    Place your cookies into the oven.
  9. Once they're done, remove the baking sheets from the oven and allow them to cool for about 5 minutes on pan, then transfer the cookies over to a wire rack so they can cool completely.
    Allow the cookies to cool completely on a wire rack.
  10. While the cookies are cooling, place the powdered Swerve sweetener, meringue powder, matcha green tea and arrowroot powder into a medium sized mixing bowl and stir until well combined.
  11. Add the water to the mixing bowl, and continue stirring until the mixture is smooth. Continue adding 1 teaspoon of water until you reach your ideal consistency.
    Matcha green tea frosting.
  12. Once the cookies are cool, you're ready to assemble your tree. Starting with the largest star on the bottom, stack them in order, using Royal Icing to “cement” them together.
    Use the royal icing as cement
  13. When you're happy with the tree assembly, allow it to set for 30-60 minutes before proceeding.
    Assembled gingerbread Christmas tree
  14. Next, it's time to decorate! Use the icing to turn the tree green.
    Ice your gingerbread Christmas tree
  15. Once you're happy with the icing, we get to add the Stretch Island Fruit Snacks as decorations. The fruit snacks make great ornaments, and you can cut the strips into shapes to look like garland, lights, ornaments or a star. I like to use a little bit of icing to cement the Stretch Island fruit snacks to the tree.
    Add the fruit snacks to the tree with icing.
  16. Use any additional decorations you want to add to your gingerbread Christmas Tree.
  17. Let the icing set for at least 30 minutes, then you're ready to display (or devour) your gluten free Gingerbread Christmas Tree with 0g added sugar!

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Gluten Free Gingerbread Christmas Tree

Are you looking for a healthier alternative to the traditional Gingerbread house? Our Gingerbread Christmas tree is tasty and completely no sugar added!

Are you looking for a healthier alternative to the traditional Gingerbread house? Our gluten free Gingerbread Christmas tree is tasty with 0g added sugar!

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Ingredients

Cookie Ingredients

  • 4 cups almond flour
  • 1 cup Swerve Sweetener (granulated)
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon Real salt
  • 2 large pastured eggs
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Royal Icing Ingredients

  • 8 ounces powdered Swerve Sweetener
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons meringue powder
  • 1 tablespoons matcha green tea powder (for coloring)
  • 2 teaspoons arrowroot powder
  • 1/4 cup room temperature water

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 225˚F
  2. Line two baking sheets with unbleached parchment paper.
  3. Add the almond flour, sweetener, coconut flour, ground ginger, ground cinnamon, baking powder, xanthan gum, ground cloves and sea salt to a large mixing bowl and stir until well combined.
  4. Add the dry ingredients, eggs, melted coconut oil, molasses and vanilla extract to your food processor with dough attachment to blend the ingredients. If you don't have a food processor, you can work it with your hands, but it will take a lot more time.
  5. Once the dough comes together, divide dough in half. Set one half aside, then place the other half onto a large sheet of parchment paper. Place one more piece of parchment on top of the dough, then roll it out until it's about 1/4″ thick.
  6. Use the Christmas Tree cookie cutters to cut one cookie for each cutter if you want to make the same size tree I did. If you want a larger tree, you'll want to do two cookies from each cookie cutter.
  7. Gently transfer the cookies onto your lined baking sheets. Try to group the larger stars on one pan and the smaller stars on the other pan. Continue to re-roll the scraps until you're out of dough, then repeat this process with the other half of the cookie dough.
  8. Place the baking sheet in the oven, and bake for about 60 minutes or until golden brown and just firm to the touch (they will firm up as they cool). You may have to bake the pan with the larger stars for a bit longer than the pan with the smaller stars. Keep an eye on them.
  9. Once they're done, remove the baking sheets from the oven and allow them to cool for about 5 minutes on pan, then transfer the cookies over to a wire rack so they can cool completely.
  10. While the cookies are cooling, place the powdered Swerve sweetener, meringue powder, matcha green tea and arrowroot powder into a medium sized mixing bowl and stir until well combined.
  11. Add the water to the mixing bowl, and continue stirring until the mixture is smooth. Continue adding 1 teaspoon of water until you reach your ideal consistency.
  12. Once the cookies are cool, you're ready to assemble your tree. Starting with the largest star on the bottom, stack them in order, using Royal Icing to “cement” them together.
  13. When you're happy with the tree assembly, allow it to set for 30-60 minutes before proceeding.
  14. Next, it's time to decorate! Use the icing to turn the tree green.
  15. Once you're happy with the icing, we get to add the Stretch Island Fruit Snacks as decorations. The fruit snacks make great ornaments, and you can cut the strips into shapes to look like garland, lights, ornaments or a star. I like to use a little bit of icing to cement the Stretch Island fruit snacks to the tree.
  16. Use any additional decorations you want to add to your gingerbread Christmas Tree.
  17. Let the icing set for at least 30 minutes, then you're ready to display (or devour) your gluten free Gingerbread Christmas Tree with 0g added sugar!

Have you ever made a Gluten Free Gingerbread Christmas Tree?

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Are you looking for a healthier alternative to the traditional Gingerbread house? Our Gingerbread Christmas tree is tasty and completely no sugar added!

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*Please see nutrition panel for calorie and total sugar content

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