There is nothing that screams “CHRISTMAS” more than the smell of ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg in the kitchen. Good ol’ Gingerbread Cookies are a staple of the festive season, and we have the tastiest recipe to get you into that Christmas spirit.
Slightly sweet and a little spicy, they get you in the mood from the first bite. Gluten free and filled with some of our finest ingredients including our Organic Blackstrap Molasses, these are sure to be a hit for the young and old around the tree.
- 2 1/4 cups gluten free all purpose flour*
- 2 tsp Organic Times Baking Powder
- 2 1/4 tsp guar gum**
- 2 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 80 grams Organic Times Salted Butter (softened)
- 2/3 cup Organic Times Rapadura Sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 tbsp Organic Times Blackstrap Molasses
- 1 tsp vanilla bean extract
- Preheat oven to 180ºC (356ºF) and line a baking tray with parchment paper, set aside.
- In a mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, guar gum, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt together. Set aside.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
- Add egg, beat well.
- Add molasses and vanilla, beat until smooth and well combined.
- Add flour mixture into creamed mixture, beat until well combined into a light dough.
- Using your hands, pick up 1 tbsp. of mixture, roll into tight balls.
- Place onto prepared baking tray, 3-4 inches apart. Leave them as round balls, do not press down.
- Bake for 6-8 minutes or until lightly golden and cracks begin to appear on top.
- Let cool on pan for 5mins.
- Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Serve and Enjoy!
- Store in an airtight container, in the pantry, for 1 week - 10 days.
- *Gluten free flour can be substituted 1:1 with regular all-purpose flour. Be sure to omit the guar gum if substituting flour.
- **Find guar gum at any health food store. Use xanthan gum as a suitable alternative.
- When forming cookies, ensure to leave and bake them as round balls and not to press down on them as you traditionally would. This is because the balls will melt, spread and rise into cookies.
- Ensure to leave enough room between each cookie ball to allow for spreading whilst baking, 3-4 inches apart.