Gluten Free Grain Free Gingersnaps

Gluten Free Grain Free Gingersnaps Recipe

I’ve been a little concerned about Santa Claus. After all, the man works hard! What with that hectic schedule of making lists, checking them twice, organizing thousands of elves, producing millions of toys, feeding reindeer, and taking long midnight rides, he is one busy man. And let’s face it; his diet leaves a lot to be desired. Cookies, milk, hot chocolate – it’s a wonder he is able to keep up with all his activities.

I say we help Santa out a little. When you leave out cookies for him on Christmas Eve, how about leaving him some cookies that are low in carbs as well as being gluten free? I mean, let the man have his cookies, he deserves them. But he also deserves to have someone looking out for his health, don’t you think?

This Gluten Free Grain Free Gingersnaps recipe is just the ticket – leave out a plate this Christmas Eve and you may find a few extras in your stocking.

Recipe notes: I used Wholesome Sweeteners organic honey, molasses, and turbinado raw cane sugar and Honeyville Almond Flour in these cookies. If you can eat dairy you can use organic melted butter instead of oil, it gives the cookies a little extra richness. I always recommend using freshly grated nutmeg – it is worth the extra 5 seconds of effort!

Gluten Free Grain Free Gingersnap Cookies Recipe

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Gluten Free Grain Free Gingersnaps
Gluten Free Grain Free Gingersnaps Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 96 kcal
Author: Carol Kicinski
Ingredients
  • 2 cups blanched almond flour
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 4 tablespoons grapeseed oil or melted butter
  • ¼ cup organic honey
  • 2 tablespoons organic molasses
  • ¼ cup candied ginger finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon turbinado sugar
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicon baking mats.
  2. Whisk together the almond flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. Add the oil, honey, and molasses and combine well. Stir in the candied ginger.
  3. Roll tablespoons of dough into balls and place on the prepared baking sheets spacing about 2 inches apart. Flatten the cookies and sprinkle with some turbinado sugar.
  4. Bake for 12 – 15 minutes or until the cookies are firm and starting to brown around the edges. Let cool for 10 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Grain Free Gingersnaps Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 96 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Sodium 72mg 3%
Potassium 28mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 6g
Protein 2g 4%
Calcium 2.4%
Iron 2.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Cari
    December 18, 2014

    I really like these. I don’t add the candied ginger. Thank you, Merry Christmas!

  2. Tebu
    March 10, 2015

    I made these for a colleague who is dairy and gluten free. It is perfect for people watching carbs or with diabetes. The cookies are slightly nutty and on the mild side for ginger. In my oven, they baked for 10 min. Perhaps I flattened them more than the photo above.
    I got 23 cookies and calculated 108 calories per cookie with 8 g carbs, 6 g sugar, 8 g fat, 2 g protein, 71 mg salt.
    Thanks for a very satisfying recipe!

  3. Patty
    December 14, 2015

    Have you made a version of this recipe without NUT flours? I need a gluten-free, tree nut-free, peanut-free recipe. The link for the flourless chocolate cookie is not working.

    1. Carol Kicinski
      December 18, 2015

      Hi Patty,
      If you’re looking a ginger flavor, I would make my Gingerbread People recipe and just not shape them like men. :)
      xo,
      Carol

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