27 November 2011

Gluten Free Gingerbread Cookies


Gluten Free Gingerbread Cookies
adapted from Bites and Bites


Ingredients:

2 cups brown rice flour
1/4 cup tapioca starch or cornstarch
1/2 cup sugar or sweetener
1/8 cup molasses
1 large egg or alternative
1/4 cup butter, oil, margarine etc.
1/2 tsp grated lemon peel
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp xanthan or guar gum
(optional - used to help bind)
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp sea salt



Directions:
A. Preheat oven to 350 Fahrenheit 
B. Mix the dry ingredients together in a large bowl
C. In a separate bowl, beat an egg before mixing the other wet ingredients together
D. Slowly combine wet mixture into dry mixture, folding lightly with a spatula
D. Scoop 2-3 heaping tablespoons of batter onto a non-stick cookie sheet or baking 
pan lined with parchment paper
E. Sprinkle extra sugar on top before placing cookies into the oven
F. Bake for 12-15 minutes, then allow them to cool for 5 minutes


Yields: 6-10 cookies, depending on the size 


Most gingerbread cookies do not add baking powder so that
 the dough becomes malleable so that one can roll it out. This
 method is similar to the Ginger Men Cookies I made last year

The reason I added baking powder to this recipe is because I want to place
 emphasis on the 'bread' in GingerbreadI like gingerbread cookies puffed up and
fluffy; A thick and airy dessert to warm the heart and keep you light on your feet :)

9 comments:

lizzyj1305 said... [reply]

YAY gingerbread!! I am loving Molasses on/in everything right now...even coffee :) I enjoy bread-y baked goods more than dense, so I always add baking powder to my gingermen's as well!! I hope you've been having a wonderful weekend! xoxo!

Heather Iacobacci-Miller said... [reply]

Oh awesome. I can practically smell those. Definitely need to try this one out.

Sarena Shasteen - The Non-Dairy Queen said... [reply]

I love gingerbread and am so looking forward to this season. These sound amazing!

Mary @ Bites and Bliss said... [reply]

Thank you for trying them!! They look amazing. I love the addition of baking powder and making them ultra puppy like actual gingerbread. So glad they turned out great for you!

Sara Grambusch said... [reply]

Yum! Looks like a great recipe. I keep molasses around all year, love it!

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said... [reply]

Gingerbread are my hubby's favourite, but I don't think I have ever made them for him!

Sarah@The Flying Onion said... [reply]

These sound delish! I'm going to try making them vegan/gluten free for my brother and his girlfriend this Christmas. :D

Emily Malloy said... [reply]

Amazing cookies!

Kelly | Eat Yourself Skinny said... [reply]

Mmm these look so delicious, what a great recipe! :)

Post a Comment