Chocolate Gingerbread Men

Decided to mix up the basic gingerbread man recipe and spice it up with chocolate. Honestly I do this with most recipes because anything with chocolate added is even better than the original. So let’s get to it!


  • 2 cups smooth almond flour

  • 1/4 cup and 3 tsp arrowroot starch

  • 2 tsp cinnamon

  • 1 tsp nutmeg

  • 1 tsp ginger

  • 2 tsp cacao powder

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1/2 tsp baking powder

  • 3 tbs chocolate honey*

  • 2 tbs applesauce

  • 1 tbs vanilla

  • Optional: 1/2 chocolate bar to decorate

*If you don’t have chocolate honey, just add an extra 2 tsp cacao powder and add 3 tbs regular honey or maple syrup


  1. Mix dry and wet ingredients separately and then slowly add them in together. The dough will start out crumbly, but the more you mix it, the smoother it becomes

  2. On a non stick surface, roll the dough out until you have the right thickness for a gingerbread cookie

  3. Use a cookie stencil to press out as many cookies as you can fit

  4. Place on a non stick baking sheet and bake at 350 until golden brown. It took mine about 15 minutes to cook all the way through

  5. Let them cool and melt 1/2 bar chocolate in order to decorate the cookies. Use a Ziploc bag and cut a little corner to use as a piping bag. Do this slowly since chocolate can be on the softer side unlike frosting. You can also use frosting to decorate! I have a Vegan Cashew Vanilla Frostingrecipe or a Avocado Chocolate Frosting