Warm up with these allergy friendly, soft and chewy spiced cookies. Perfect for the fall and holiday season!
Allergy Friendly + Gluten Free + Vegan - Ginger Cookies Recipe
- For the Cookies
1/2 cup granulated sugar
½ cup brown sugar
2/3 cup crystallized ginger, store bought or homemade
3/4 stick plus 5 tablespoons allergy friendly butter replacer
4 tsp molasses
1 medium egg + 1 egg yolk, or 1 1/2 egg replacers
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
Granulated sugar and powdered sugar for rolling
- Homemade Candied Ginger (optional)
Prep Time: 20 minutesCook Time: 60 minutesTotal Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
- 1 pound fresh ginger, peeled, cleaned, and sliced into 1/8" thick slices
5 cups water
1 pound granulated sugar
In a food processor, puree the ginger with the granulated sugar and brown sugar until you get a paste. It's okay if there are small pieces remaining.
Melt the butter replacer over low heat.
Transfer the ginger/sugar puree to a stand mixer and slowly beat in the melted butter replacer.
Scrape the bowl down with a rubber spatula, and add the molasses and egg or egg replacers. Beat slowly until mixed in and scrape the bowl down again.
In a separate bowl, sift together the Hungry Harry's All Purpose Flour Blend, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ground ginger, and cinnamon. Add to the stand mixer and beat on medium until fully mixed. Scrape down the bowl one more time and transfer the batter to a clean bowl. Cover in plastic and refrigerate for an hour, until completely chilled.
Preheat your oven to 350F.
Set out two small bowls, one with granulated sugar, and one with powdered sugar.
Remove the cookie batter from the refrigerator and scoop into golf ball sized balls. Dredge them in the granulated sugar, then the powdered sugar, and arrange them 3" apart on a sheet tray lined with parchment. You should get 12 to 13 per tray. Press down on them lightly with your palm, flattening slightly.
Bake for 12 to 14 minutes, turning the tray halfway through.
Line a half sheet pan with parchment paper, and place a cooling rack on top of it. Spray the rack with non-stick spray, and set aside.
Bring the water to a simmer in a saucepan. Add the ginger and cook for 35 - 40 minutes, until tender.
Drain, reserving 1/2 cup of the cooking water.
Add the cooking water back to the pot, with the sugar and ginger. Cook on medium heat, stirring frequently, until the sugar is dried and is beginning to recrystallize.
Transfer the ginger to the cooling rack and spread apart to keep them from sticking.
Once cool, can be stored in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.