Recipe: Gluten-Free Ginger Cookies


27 Sep Recipe: Gluten-Free Ginger Cookies

I kid you not. These ginger cookies are gluten-free and chewy. Truth. I swear to you on my Aunt Hilda’s marble rolling pin. Don’t believe me? If you live in or near the bustling metropolis of Guelph, ON, pop down to The Bookshelf on Saturday, October 2nd between 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM and try some. Dan The Bookseller is baking up bunches of these gluten-free cookies from GEMS of Gluten-Free Baking for you to sample. While you’re nibbling, pick up a complimentary copy of Off The Shelf and read my book review. Like the cookies and concept? Pick up the book itself. Dan’s arranged for extra copies on hand.

For those who can’t take advantage of Dan’s baking skills, I’m giving away two copies of GEMS of Gluten-Free Baking by Wendy Turnbull. Two copies. Two ways to enter. Here’s how.

1) Sign up for my newsletter. I’ll pick one NEW subscriber at random.

2) Already subscribed? Post a comment, or use the handy Tweet, Share or Like buttons at the bottom of the post to spread the word. I will pick the most creative comment / tweet / Facebook status.

I’ll announce the winner bright and early on Monday October 4th.

In the meantime, here’s the recipe. Not feeling like sweets? Check out the Gluten-Free Focaccia Bread.

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  • Cari
    Posted at 11:01h, 27 September Reply

    Would love to make these for my girlfriend who can not have gluten! Love all the new gluten free cookbooks available but haven’t seen this one! I am a subscriber! :-)

    • Charmian Christie
      Posted at 09:43h, 05 October Reply

      @Cari, your generosity is rewarded. You won a copy. Congratulations!

  • Amy Proulx
    Posted at 13:02h, 27 September Reply

    Well, any recipe that has 3 types of ginger wins my vote, even if it is gluten free. 1/3 cup of crystalized ginger should make for a splendid zinger of a cookie.

    • Charmian Christie
      Posted at 09:44h, 05 October Reply

      @Amy Proulx, as a fellow ginger addict, the triple ginger approach won me over. I also love that she didn’t wimp out on the candied ginger. These cookies have zing! Just the way I like them.

  • Dan
    Posted at 16:33h, 02 October Reply

    Hey pals,

    I made a double batch of these gorgeous ginger treats for the store this morning after burning my first batch while reading the new Sheila Heti book, “How Should A Person Be?” (it’s just that good — even my smoke detector couldn’t bring me back to earth).

    The cookies, you’ll be glad but not surprised to know, were a hit. Now, I’ll admit I was advocating like a carnie (“step right up!”), but everyone who tasted them was adamant that there was no “chewing on sand” taste, and that “yeah, uh, I guess they’re pretty,… um… good.” Which is high praise for an on-the-spot affair.

    Thanks for advocating for this; thanks again for your great review in Off The Shelf; and to all of your readers — if they came down to the store today, thanks for the support and the visit, and if they’re reading from afar… this recipe represents about 180 pages of really good stuff. Check out Wendy Turnbull.

    Happy chomping!

    • Charmian Christie
      Posted at 09:46h, 05 October Reply

      @Dan, that must be one good book! It takes a lot to distract me from baking cookies. I’m too eager to sample them.

      Thanks for stepping up the cookie plate on this one. I’m sure your customers were thrilled to be able to sample before they bought.

  • Sophie
    Posted at 05:14h, 03 October Reply

    Hello my friend!
    These ginger gf cookies look just the best!! I got to make them soon!
    Thanks for another great gf recipe!!

    I made a few times your gf foccacio & my friends & family loved to savour them. They loved it & so did I!

    • Charmian Christie
      Posted at 09:47h, 05 October Reply

      @Sophie, glad to know you liked the focaccia. Hope the cookies are as popular. I liked them a lot and my gluten-free friends adore them.

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