Holiday Food Adventure: Gluten Free Gingerbread Cookies!


December 24, 2014 by Zuri

I hope everyone is having a decent time leading up to the holidays.  I had been planning all month to make gluten free gingerbread cookies, and now the time is upon us!  Sadly, I forgot the last ingredient I needed until today, the 24th, and traffic was ridiculous going to the store to get baking soda.  Did I happen to mention that most of the traffic lights on the street leading straight from my house to the store were out?  Ugh. Awful.

Anyways, here’s the recipe I used, care of Gluten Free on a Shoestring:

I don’t have cookie cutters so I had to stick with your basic round cookies.  I used my Ninja electric mixer with the plastic paddle and the dough setting to mix together the dough – SUCCESSFULLY!  How unlike me!  The dough actually came together perfectly, I was worried it wouldn’t blend completely.

The rest of the recipe I followed exactly.  Here’s what I came up with:

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My comments on the cookies:

They came out a little bit cakey, which I don’t mind, but I was expecting something a little more dense.  Also, it really needs more ginger, there was only a hint of ginger flavoring.  I did have to substitute allspice for cinnamon due to an allergy.  I’m really pleased with how these turned out.  Usually with cookies I have a tendency to over or under cook them, but these came out perfect, didn’t stick and hold their shape well.  Definitely recommending this recipe to my other gluten free friends!

Here’s hoping you all have a happy, healthy and safe holiday.  Make sure your family and friends know how much you mean to them.  Be well!


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