Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Soft Ginger Cookies

I love about any type of ginger cookies.  At Christmas time when we are making gingerbread houses, i always make extra for cookies...and they never last long in our house.  Well I had some extra fresh ginger, and thought maybe it was time that I tried making ginger cookies with fresh, instead of ground ginger.  I'm so glad I did, these cookies are so good, and so easy, too!

Soft Ginger Cookies
3/4 cup palm oil shortening
1 cup coconut sugar
1/4 cup molasses
2 eggs
2 tablespoons fresh grated ginger
3 cups GF flour blend
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
turbinado sugar (optional)

Preheat oven to 350F and line two large cookie sheets with parchment paper.

In a large mixing bowl, cream together the shortening and the coconut sugar.  Add in the molasses, eggs, and grated ginger and mix well.

In a separate bowl, combine the flour blend, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.  Slowly mix the dry ingredients into the shortening mixture.  This mixture should be slightly more sticky/wet than regular cookie dough, but you should still be able to work with it.

Take spoonfuls of the dough and roll them into ~1" balls and roll them in the turbinado sugar.  Place them 2" apart on the prepared cookie sheets and bake for about 12 minutes.

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  1. These look great! I absolutely love ginger cookies. Glad to have found you at Vegetarian Mamma's party!

  2. Cool! But in case you don't have fresh ginger on hand how much regular ground would you recommend?

    1. It'll take some playing around, I've seen anywhere from 1/4 teaspoon to a 1 teaspoon ground ginger for every tablespoon of fresh ginger. Maybe start on the low side and add in more as needed.

  3. Hello - Just wanted to let you know that your cookies are featured today on Allergy Friendly Lunchbox Love as the most-viewed link from last week's party. Congrats!

    Lisa @ Allergy Free Vintage Cookery