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Put the wet ingredients ( the olive oil, molasses, egg, and vanilla) into a food processor and mix. Add the dry ingredients ( almond flour, coconut sugar, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and baking soda) to the food processor and mix until a dough forms.
Remove the dough from the food processor and form into a ball shape with your hands. It can help to use a rubber spatula and put the dough into a bowl and then, grab it and form it into a ball. Put the ball into a bowl, cover the bowl in cling wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with a silicone mat.
Sprinkle some tapioca flour on a piece of parchment paper. Cut the dough in half ( put the other back in the fridge) and put it on the parchment paper with tapioca flour on it. Sprinkle tapioca flour on top of the dough. Then, roll the dough out between the 2 pieces of parchment paper with a rolling pin, until ¼ inch thick. Cut the dough with gingerbread man cookie cutters. Note: If the dough is too sticky and sticks to the cookie cutter, wet the cookie cutter. If the dough sticks to the parchment paper, sprinkle a little tapioca flour onto the parchment paper. I noticed that using metal cookie cutters was easier than plastic ones.
Repeat with the other half of the dough. Once all the gingerbread shapes are cut from the dough, take the dough scraps and form into a ball and roll it out again. Keep doing this until all the dough is used up and cut into shapes. Note: you may need to put the dough in the fridge or freezer in between rolling it out to harden it a bit.
Place the gingerbread men shapes onto a lined cookie sheet. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until edges of cookies are set and just begin to brown. Cool on the cookie sheet for 1 - 2 minutes. Remove and put on wire racks to cool. Decorate cookies once they are cooled.
This recipe yields 15 cookies, using a 9 x 3 inch gingerbread man cookie cutter.