Christmas In A Cookie

These are scrumptious crunchy Christmas cookies with a soft squidgy orangey spice sensation inside. Oranges, allspice, and almonds will fill your kitchen with all the wonderful smells of Christmas!

Full of Magnesium, Vitamin C and tummy soothing spices, these cookies bring all the joy and taste of a delicious treat without the hit of refined sugar and white flour.

Naturally egg-free, soya-free and dairy-free, easy to make gluten-free by switching the spelt to a gluten-free flour blend or sorghum flour or gluten-free oat flour. Suitable for all ages, even weaning babies from 6 months.

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Christmas In A Cookie

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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Baking, Snacks & Treats
Servings 15 biscuits
Suitable for Special Diet (or adaptable) Dairy-free, Egg-free, Gluten-free, Low-sugar, Nut-free, Sensory, Vegan, Vegetarian



  • Preheat the oven to 180°C, 160°C fan or gas mark 4, and line a baking tray.
  • Mix together all the dry ingredients and the orange zest.
  • Add maple syrup, melted coconut oil, vanilla extract and orange blossom water and stir.
  • Using clean hands create a big compact dough ball.
  • Flour the work surface and roll out the dough to roughly 3mm thick. If the dough is too sticky, sprinkle more spelt flour over before rolling.
  • Cut out the cookies, using Christmas cookie cutters and place on the lined baking tray.
  • Pop in the oven for 10 minutes until they are lightly golden. 12 minutes to make them crunchier.
  • Cool before eating or decorating. If you can wait 😉


  • Gluten-free: substitute the spelt flour for sorghum or ground-up gluten-free oats (oat flour).
  • Nut-free: swap ground almonds for ground sunflower seeds.
  • Store in a cookie tin for up to a week, or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
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  1. Great texture though I had to do a few subs – I changed the Spelt Flour for Wholemeal Flour and the All Spice for Ginger so I could make them into Ginger Bread Men. Probably because of the wholemeal flour, it needed a splash of milk to bring it together.

    My two year old and I loved baking them together, decorating and eating them . Thanks Lucinda.