Gingerbread Cookies

Nothing says it’s the holidays like baking gingerbread cookies! These cookies are slightly crispy on the edges, soft and chewy in the middle, perfectly gingery with a touch of cinnamon and molasses flavors. The key to getting the perfect texture is in the oat flour. This recipe calls for a mix of GF flour and oat flour using Bakery On Main Rolled Oats.

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup Bakery On Main Rolled Oats
  • 1 cup Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tbsp Flaxseed Meal
  • 3 tbsp Water
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Cashew Butter
  • 2 tbsp Molasses
  • 1/4 cup Vegan Butter
  • 1 tsp Ginger, ground
  • 3/4 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp Nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp Salt

Icing:

  • 2 cups Confectioner’s Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1-2 tbsp Almond Milk

Instructions: 

  1. Add water to flaxseed meal to make “flax egg”. Mix well and set aside for at least 5 minutes.
  2. Add flax egg, molasses, brown sugar, cashew butter, softened vegan butter, salt, spices, baking soda to a large bowl and beat with a mixer on low setting or whisk by hand until well incorporated.
  3. Blend oats for oat flour if you haven’t already. Add oat flour and GF flour to the mixing bowl. Stir in with wet ingredients until well combined.
  4. Dough should hold its shape but not be too sticky or feel dry. Cover and chill dough for 1 hour.
  5. Preheat oven to 350 F (176 C). Begin rolling out dough to a thick sheet of cookie dough that is about 1/8 of an inch. Use extra flour as needed to prevent from sticking.
  6. Use cookie cutter to cut out shapes and carefully remove to prevent ripping of the dough. Transition to baking sheet covered in parchment paper and bake for 8 minutes. Baking time might change depending on how thick your cookies are. If they appear slightly browned around the edges they are ready to be taken out.
  7. Cool cookies for at least 15 minutes. Whole they are cooling make icing by whisking together confectioner’s sugar, vanilla extract and almond milk.
  8. Add icing to an icing bag to decorate cookies and enjoy!