Healthy yet tasty gingersnaps are a deliciously addictive traditional holiday cookie. My gluten free, grain free version contain a good dose of anti-inflammatory ginger. I’m passionate about creating desserts that please the palate and contain super foods as well –a win-win situation for myself, my family and my readers.
These cookies are one of those rare vegan, yet primal friendly treats. These nutritious cookies are the perfect primal friendly treat. I won’t call them Paleo as I believe many peeps will take the opportunity to point out that this is not a perfectly Paleo cookie recipe –pretty close though.
My children and I have been baking quite a lot of gluten free, grain free cookies lately. I find this ginger cookie recipe especially easy to make and so do the boys. That’s why I will be preparing these cookies live on Colorado’s “Everyday” Show. The program will broadcast on our local FOX affiliate KDVR, tomorrow, Tuesday, December 6th, 2011 at 10:45am (MST).
- 2 cups blanched almond flour (not almond meal)
- 2 tablespoons arrowroot powder
- ¼ teaspoon celtic sea salt
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- 2 teaspoons ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 3 tablespoons palm shortening (I use Spectrum shortening)
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- ½ cup coconut sugar for dipping
- In a large bowl combine almond flour, arrowroot, salt, baking soda, ginger and cinnamon
- In a smaller bowl, combine shortening, honey and vanilla
- Stir wet ingredients into dry
- Scoop 1 tablespoon of dough, and roll into a ball
- Briefly dip ball into a small bowl of water
- Roll wet ball in coconut sugar to coat
- Place ball on parchment paper lined baking sheet
- Flatten ball with palm of your hand
- Bake at 350° for 7-8 minutes
- Cool and serve
I went on Twitter last night asking folks a few questions about the holidays. You see, I’m Jewish and was having trouble deciding which cookies are appropriate for Christmas. The verdict was that my Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies are indeed a Christmas treat. I want to thank everyone who responded to my religious-culinary inquiry.
In the next couple of weeks I’ll be tweeting a lot about what I’m making for the holidays this year –feel free to join the conversation.
Update: here’s the video for aforementioned above!