Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Gingersnap Cookies Recipe, Gluten Free

Gingersnap Cookies Recipe - Gluten Free

1/2 c. butter, 1 c. Crisco shortening
2 c. white sugar
1/2 c. dark molasses
2 eggs
3/4 c. tapioca flour
1 1/4c. potato starch (NOT potato flour)
2 1/2 c. rice flour
1 3/4 t. xanthan gum
4 t. baking soda
2 t. cinnamon
1 t. ginger
1 t. cloves

In medium bowl, cream butter and shortening, sugar, molasses, and eggs. In large bowl, mix all other ingredients. Stir into butter mixture. Refrigerate several hours (or not). Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Shape dough into 1/2 inch balls. Dip tops in granulated sugar.

Arrange at least 3 inches apart on baking sheet. Bake 13-14 minutes. Let cookies cool on pan before removing.

These cookies would have looked prettier if I'd actually followed the instructions and let the dough chill, then rolled them into balls. I didn't. I dropped them by spoonfuls onto the greased cookie sheet because I was eager to get a gingersnap. When I do refrigerate the dough, the cookies don't spread out as flat. But then, sometimes it matters and sometimes it doesn't. :-)

This recipe makes 48-60 cookies.

I doubt that anyone who isn't told would know that these cookies are gluten free. They are delicious!! But I wouldn't tell them. Kids (and an occasional adult) have a weird reaction to the word 'gluten' and don't seem to hear the word 'free.'

This post is linked to: Making the World Cuter Mondays and Something I Whipped Up Monday and  Motivate Me Monday and Making Monday Marvelous and Made from Scratch Tuesday and Delectable Tuesday and Anything Related Tuesday and Take a Look Tuesday and Tasty Tuesday  and Tempt My Tummy Tuesdays  and Wandering Wednesday and What's Cookin' Wednesday and We Did it Wednesday and Thrilling Thursday and Lisa's Gluten-Free Blog and Favorite Things Friday and I'm Lovin' it Friday and It's a Hodgepodge Friday  and Fat Camp Friday and Fun With Food Friday



Unknown said...

Love gingersnaps! They always remeind me of grandma...she always had gingersnaps in her pantry!

Mama Hen said...

Oh boy, we will be making these for sure! they look delicious! I hope you are doing well! Have a great day!

Mama Hen

Yenta Mary said...

I love love love gingersnaps! Anything ginger -- cookies, gingerbread, candied ginger, ginger sodas. Ginger ale and gingersnaps would be ideal!!!

Unknown said...

gingersnaps are one of my favorite cookies. I hardly ever make them because I could eat the whole batch! For now, I'll just stare and yours and drool! Thanks for linking up with Made From Scratch Tuesday!

Caution/Lisa said...

I've always loved Gingersnaps, but there's not another fan in this house. That's so sad!

Candace said...

I absolutely love gingersnaps and so does my husband. I have never made them from scratch though. With a little chocolate chip cheeseball shmeared on the top, they are even tastier! Thanks for sharing your recipe! I need to give those a try.

Empty Nester said...

Gingersnaps are my dad's favorite cookie! I'll have to try these for him!

Tiffanee said...

These are one of my favorite cookies! I hardly ever make them because I can never get them to turn out right. Now I gotta try out your recipe!! Thanks!!

Rachel said...

I love Gingersnaps! :) I might have to try this!!
Thanks for the prayers on my sister! I'll keep you posted with any new updates!


Judy S. said...

These sound quite like my Wisconsin recipe but with GF flour....I need to make some! At the moment I'm about done with the snake from "your" toy book. Instead of doing it flat, I used dpn because the thought of the huge seam scared me! And I recalled how much you loved sewing up the lamb. LOL

Rose Red said...

I was dying to try a gluten free recipe! I need to lose some pounds and I can't stop myself from the cookies! Thank you for the wonderful recipe!

Tabby Animals said...

Gluten free recipe!I am not a big fan of ginger cookies but I will try to bake some of this since I need a gluten free snack for my diet. Thanks.:)


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