Well, I am having a little face lift to my blog, (super exciting!) that is why I have not posted in a couple of weeks. I called in the big dogs to get help! I would love to be able to do it ALL, but alas, I am a busy working mum and had to raise my hand and say “help, please”. I was going to wait to write my next post until said face lift was complete and my site is looking as I would like it to look, then I made these ginger cookies that changed everything!
I have a recipe for ginger cookies that I very often get asked for after I have made for an event. It is an awesome recipe but I wanted to make them vegan and gluten-free in my own sort of style, so the testing began… I have deliciously accomplished my mission, if I do say so myself! Just for the record my 2 little loves have also given them the 2 thumbs up, or as Baya said “Mummy, you get ten fingers and ten toes up!” From my toughest critic this is very big!
The power of ginger cookies! It is incredible… I will actually jump straight to the recipe now because I think everyone should make them immediately :o) These little gems are vegan and gluten-free.
Double Ginger Delights
1 Cup ground gluten-free oats
3/4 Cup brown sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp cloves
a pinch of salt
1/3 Cup coconut oil (not melted)
1/4 Cup molasses
1 tsp vanilla
2 Tbsp ground flax seeds mixed with 4 Tbsp water.
Granulated sugar for rolling
– Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
-Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
-Mix the ground flax seed with the water and leave to sit for 10-15 minutes.
-Mix all of the dry ingredients together in the mixer.
-Add the Molasses, coconut oil and vanilla and mix for 3-5 minutes.
-Add the flax mixture and continue to blend. It may seem very dry but just keep blending and it will get to a great consistency for rolling in your hands.
-Add the chopped crystalized ginger and blend until well mixed
-Roll dough into balls (a bit smaller than a golf ball should do) and roll through the granulated sugar, place on the baking sheet and press down just slightly.
-Bake for 13 minutes
-Let cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring to cooling rack
-Make a cup of tea and try to stop at one or two… good luck!
I hope you enjoy them! And, don’t forget your fruits and veggies! These do have a healthy dose of sugar in them. A sweet indulgence.