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Ginger Cookies (Grain-Free)

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It may be a little early to start thinking about holiday baking, but I can’t keep these cookies to myself any longer.

stack of ginger cookies with one broken in halfIf you ask me, these are exactly what ginger cookies should be like. Soft and chewy, and highly addictive.

Made with protein-rich almond flour and blackstrap molasses, these cookies are surprisingly loaded with iron, calcium, copper, magnesium, and potassium. Naturally sweetened with pure maple syrup, they’re also egg-free and dairy-free!

While I prefer my ginger cookies soft and chewy, if you’d like them more crispy, simply press them into flatter shapes before baking and increase the baking time.

Grain-Free Ginger Cookies
makes 12 cookies

Inspired by this recipe

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups almond flour
2 Tablespoons coconut oil, softened
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
1 Tablespoon blackstrap molasses
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda

Directions:

Combine all of the ingredients in a medium bowl, and mix until a thick batter is formed. Chill the batter for 30 minutes in the fridge, to make sure it’s nice and firm before scooping.

pressing a fork onto ginger cookiesPreheat the oven to 350F and drop the batter by rounded tablespoons onto a baking sheet lined with a Silpat, or parchment paper. Use a wet fork to flatten each dough mound, into your desired cookie thickness. If you’d like a sugar topping, try sprinkling a bit of low-glycemic coconut crystals over the tops before baking.

Bake for 8-10 minutes, until firm around the edges, but still soft in the center. Allow to cool on the pan for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

stack of ginger cookiesServe with a cold glass of homemade almond milk, and enjoy!

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Ginger Cookies (grain-free)

Made with protein-rich almond flour and blackstrap molasses, these cookies are surprisingly loaded with iron, calcium, copper, magnesium, and potassium. Naturally sweetened with pure maple syrup, they're also egg-free and dairy-free! While I prefer my ginger cookies soft and chewy, if you'd like them more crispy, simply increase the baking time and press them into flatter shapes before baking.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cookies, dairy free, grain free, paleo, vegan
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 123kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Combine all of the ingredients in a medium bowl, and mix until a thick batter is formed. Chill the batter for 30 minutes in the fridge, to make sure it's nice and firm before scooping.
  • Preheat the oven to 350F and drop the batter by rounded tablespoons onto a baking sheet lined with a Silpat, or parchment paper. Use a wet fork to flatten each dough mound, into your desired cookie thickness.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes, until firm around the edges, but still soft in the center.
  • Allow to cool on the pan for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 123kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 48mg | Potassium: 43mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 0.7mg
Calories per cookie: 123, Fat: 9g, Carbohydrates: 8g, Fiber: 1g, Protein: 2g

Reader Feedback: What’s your favorite type of holiday cookie? Ginger cookies are definitely my #1, but peanut butter balls and frosted sugar cookies are not far behind!

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Ginny

Holy cow these are some really good cookies. Better than gluten! I made a few changes: I used goat butter instead of coconut oil, I added a teaspoon of cinnamon, I used normal molasses (just what I had) and mmm it was so good! I can’t wait to make these again!! So yummy and the texture is crispy on the outside and soft inside. Perfect!

Nichole

I just put my dough in the fridge and am so excited to try them. I have a house full of small children today, so am happy I can give them a healthy treat instead of a sugar filled one that would make them feel yucky. Thank you!

Audrey

I don’t usually leave reviews, but I LOVE these cookies! For the past year, this has been my quick go-to cookie recipe. I try to eat mostly gf and processed sugar free, and these are perfect!

Melanie Smith

These are absolutely amazing! I cannot eat coconut so substituted avocado oil. I’ll have to make a double batch next time, they’re going fast!!

Jan Janzen

Last week I had a ginger cookie bake-off. I made these cookies, my old recipe with the white flour exchanged for healthier almond flour and a ginger cookie recipe made with coconut flour and tapioca starch. It was great fun testing the cookies.

Megan’s recipe was the favorite, however, it was missing two thing in our opinion. My old recipe was a very close runner up because it contained freshly grated ginger and chopped crystalized ginger and if you like ginger flavor, it was pretty spectacular..

So today I modified this recipe adding 3/4 tsp freshly grated ginger and 1/4 cup finely chopped crystalized ginger. They are a winner now in our household. I do miss the chewiness of my old recipe as I used coconut sugar but I know I won’t get that same chewiness with maple syrup.

However, I think that for a healthy ginger cookie, Megan’s recipe can’t be beat. Besides her recipe was the easiest to make with the least amount of dishes (YEAH) as I didn’t need to use an electric beater.

Samantha

WOW I just made these, and they are so delicious! I don’t like things that are too sweet, and I love ginger, so these are my dream cookies. The scent of them baking was enough to put me in a happy holiday mood. They’re like the adult version of the unhealthy chewy molasses cookies I used to make. My almond flour is a bit chunky, and I like the little nubs of almonds throughout the cookies. Excellent recipe, thank you!!

Collee

Best recipe hands down. I put extra molasses😍

Colleen

Added extra tbsp coconut oil and a bit more molasses and a smidge more maple syrup and flattened em and the putside was crisp while the center was goeey and perfect. OmG. Best cookie ove ever had

Audrey Turk

These are the only cookies I make over and over for my husband who cannot have dairy, wheat or sugar. And I absolutely love them too!! Ginger is so comforting to a sensitive stomach.

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