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Friday, December 24, 2010

Gluten Free, Vegan Gingersnaps

Happy Holidays! Here is my version of gluten free and vegan gingersnaps...not only are they really good, they smell just like Christmas. I love that they are a snap to throw together - no chilling needed! The original recipe (which I modified slightly) can be found here. I have used prune butter to replace the egg (I love, love, love using prune butter in cookies!), but you may try applesauce - just omit the rice or coconut milk as the applesauce has more moisture than the prune butter.

2 2/3 cups GF flour blend (I used this one)
1 1/2 tsp. xanthan gum

1 tsp. ground cinnamon

3/4 tsp. ground ginger

1/2 tsp. ground cloves

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1/8 tsp. salt

1/2 cup palm shortening

1 cup sugar

1/4 cup molasses

1/4 cup prune butter
1 - 2 tbsp. rice or coconut milk
sugar for coating

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray, set aside.

Sift together the flour through the salt, set aside. In a separate bowl, beat together the shortening and the sugar. Add the molasses and beat well. Add the prune butter and 1 tbsp. rice or coconut milk beat until smooth . Beat in the dry ingredients until the dough forms large clumps and pulls away from the sides of the bowl - you may need to add another 1 tbsp. rice or coconut milk for more moisture. You do not want the dough to be too sticky or too dry - take a bit in your hand and roll it - if it does not stick to you and does not fall apart into bits, you are done.

Divide the dough in half. Place half the dough on a piece of waxed paper and roll with your hands into a log about 2 inches thick. Cut the logs into 1/3 inch thick slices. Repeat with remaining dough.

Press both sides of each slice into the sugar. Place on prepared baking sheet, spacing cookies 2 inches apart. Bake about 10 minutes, until the tops look crackly and the bottoms are lightly browned. Cool on baking sheet one minute before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

These cookies are soft when warm, and crispy when cool - simply perfect!

1 comment:

Sophie said...

MMMMMMMM,..tasty looking cookies!