Ginger Cookies, Gingersnaps

One thing that I missed (among others) this Christmas was gingersnaps. I can eat an entire batch/box of them in one sitting (and be completely miserable for the rest of the day) ! I got to thinking today, I bet I could make some that would be good and not make me miserable the rest of the day. Low and behold, I found a recipe!

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Ingredients:

1 cup sorghum flour
1 cup tapioca starch/flour
1/2 cup Rice Flour
1 cup light brown sugar
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp fine sea salt
1 1/4 tsp xanthan gum
1 tsp baking soda

I combined all in our new standing mixer and let it go on low the whole time.

Add in:

3/8 cup Pure Canola Oil
1/4 cup unsulphured molasses

Again, added to the standing mixer on low and let mix while I added ingredients.

Add to mixer one tablespoon at a time:

5 T Almond milk

Divide the dough in half. Put one in the fridge to chill while you work with the other half.

Place the dough on a well oiled (use pure Canola or Olive oil) cookie sheet and flatten. Cut a piece of plastic wrap to cover the dough and lay it on top. Use a rolling pin, roll out the cookie dough evenly.

Use cookie cutters to cut shapes into the dough. Try not to move the shapes as they will fall apart.

Carefully pull away the pieces of dough surrounding the cookie shapes, leaving the cookie shape itself.

With the remaining dough, either re-roll and cut more shapes or (like I did) split into several smaller balls and place on pan then flatten to desired thickness to make ginger cookies.
Bake on the center rack for 8 to 10 minutes.

NOTE: These gingersnaps crisp as they cool. If you like a chewy, only bake for 7 to 8 minutes. If you prefer them crunchy, bake them at least 8 minutes, up to 9 minutes

When the cookies have firmed up and are cooled enough to handle, remove them to a wire rack to continue to cool and crisp up.

Repeat the process for the remaining cookie dough.

Makes 3 to 4 dozen cookies, depending upon the size of the cut-outs.

Adapted from: http://glutenfreegoddess.blogspot.com/2010/12/gluten-free-gingersnaps-and-star.html#ixzz1AlZS2yTa

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About Brad

Education California State University, Chico, CA Bachelor of Science, Computer Information Systems, with Minor in Business - May 2005 3.429 GPA Emphasis in Networking and Internet Experience Oroville Hospital, Oroville, CA Hospital Information Systems Technician I • Served as helpdesk team member fielding calls and educating users on AS400 and PC based applications and peripherals • Executed server backups and Saves using Backup Exec, and tape rotations and storage measures • Designed and implemented web-based, multi-user helpdesk software in PHP and MySQL on a Linux server • Conducted data transfer of billing information and maintenance utilizing HBOC and Cirius group Software • Monitored servers including RAS (Remote Access Server), Exchange server, Domain controller, and AS400 • Performed optical processing from OS400 system Next Step Computers, Oroville, CA Owner/Technician – www.NextStepComputers.net • Implementation and troubleshooting of networks with 802.11b, 802.11g, and Ethernet • Implementation of static and dynamic IP addressing, and network address translation • PC hardware installation, including DSL/Cable installation and configuration, and HD partitioning • PC software installation, including OS installation/re-installation with Linux, Windows and multi-boot systems • Implementation and monitoring of security measures including firewall, IDS, port forwarding and IP masquerading • PC troubleshooting including spy-ware / ad-ware removal, virus removal, and registry cleaning • Design and maintenance of PHP based web sites, with MySQL database backbone • Implementation and administration of servers on Linux and Windows platforms including Apache 1.0 and 2.0, PHP 4.2, MySQL, SSH, FTP, SaMBa Community Involvement Boy Scouts of America, Oroville, CA Eagle Scout – Awarded March 19, 2000 • Positions held include Senior Patrol Leader, Assistant Scout Master, Quartermaster, and Scribe • Awarded Bronze Eagle Palm Chapter Chief – Order of the Arrow (Honor Society) – Spring 1999 – Spring 2000 • Master of Ceremonies and task master at gatherings: Assistant Senior Patrol Leader for Camp-o-ree (Competition) Webmaster – Maidu Chapter, Order of the Arrow – Spring 1999 - Summer 2002 - www.gec-bsa.org/maidu

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