Posted By Elana Amsterdam On January 20, 2009 @ 12:55 pm In cookies,desserts | 84 Comments
In a break from all inauguration news all the time, I present you with these chewy, yet crispy ginger cookies!
This recipe is based on Heidi’s “Triple Ginger Cookies” from 101Cookbooks. I’ve made them gluten-free, dairy-free and turned them into “single ginger cookies” as well. Basically, I’m just too impatient to use three types of ginger. Though I bet Heidi’s cookies are every bit as amazing as they look in her photograph and well worth the effort.
You could also call these gluten-free gingersnaps.
Update: In response to many of the comments I’ve received thus far, I haven’t tried making these without yacon, though feel free to experiment; just be sure to stop back here and let us know how your version turns out :-) I use the yacon in place of molasses (it’s a pre-biotic that aids in digestion). Yacon gives these cookies their dark, rich flavor.
Per the questions regarding the type of ginger called for in this recipe, I use dried ground ginger, the kind you can purchase in a bottle at the supermarket in the spice section.