Saturday, December 5, 2009

GFCF Gingerbread cookies

So, it is that time of year again, baking time! When my son's kindergarten teacher asked for volunteers to make the Gingerbread Men for their annual hunt for the Gingerbread man I immediately volunteered. I like for him to have what "everyone else is having" as much as possible. I don't like for him to always have his "special" treat. So whenever I can do something gluten, casein and soy free that I know everyone will love, I like to do that. This recipe, in my opinion, tastes just like traditional Gingerbread made from wheat. We used this last year and the kids loved it. This year was no exception, the kindergarteners loved them, so did the teacher and the other parent helper.

¾ cup Ghee
¼ cup molasses
1 cup brown sugar
3 cup gluten-free flour mix*
1 teaspoon xanthan gum
1 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon baking powder
2 teaspoon ground ginger
¼ teaspoon ground cloves
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
½ cup water
Rice flour for rolling

Cream margarine and sugar. Beat in molasses. Sift dry ingredients into separate bowl. Stir into creamed mixture alternately with water (I did not need all of the water, I just added until the dough started to pull away from the side in one big clumo). Mix thoroughly once everything has been added. Dough should be soft and will be sticky. Refrigerate dough for at least one hour. Using rice flour, roll portions of dough on parchment paper to about ¼. Cut and decorate as desired. Bake in 350F oven for 8-20 minutes depending on size. Cookies should just be getting browned. Bake longer for crispier cookies. Cool slightly on sheet before removing to rack to cool completely. Store in airtight containers.

* the GFCF mix I used was:

6 cups rice flour
2 cups potato starch
1 cup tapioca starch


Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for sharing your recipe! Your cookies look perfect!

Kristy Treible said...

thanks Terri!

Kristy Treible said...

oh, I use brain child nutritionals, How do you like your supplements? Looking into a change for my 5 yr old<

Terri Burges Hirning said...

Thank you!

Kristy, I love, love, love Syndion!! As soon as I started it with my son I saw an immediate difference in clarity and focus and when we missed a couple of days, boy could I tell. It is a comprehensive multi-vitamin, multi-mineral, antioxidant, and it helps support and normalize the methylation and sulfation pathways. It has inositol and biotin too which help with OCD behaviors. I have never used the brain child but heard good things about them too. We've tried a few different ones and I swear by Syndion now! I hope that helps. Oh, they do sell "trial" bottles too so you don't have to buy a big bottle!