Gingersnaps. What’s Christmas without them? I much prefer gingersnaps over gingerbread. I still continue to make Healthy Gingerbread Cut Out Cookies each year as the girls love to decorate them. But I still prefer the chewiness of gingersnaps. Traditionally gingersnaps are a hard cookie, hence the ‘snap’ in the name, but I grew up with chewy gingersnaps, so that’s always how I’ve made them and prefer them that way.
These really (I mean really) hit the spot if you’re looking for a chewy and healthy gingersnap cookie recipe. They are light, crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. It was an experiment that went totally right! I was inspired by Elana’s Pantry recipe but its actually an adaption of the recipe my Mom used from Company’s Coming – Cookies.
This recipe is gluten-free as it uses oat flour and almond flour, but if you’re celiac make sure your oats are uncontaminated. This recipe can also be made dairy-free by swapping out the butter for a vegan style margarine.
- 1 cup oat flour (just grind oats to flour in blender)
- ½ cup almond meal (just grind raw almonds in blender)
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- ¼ tsp sea salt
- ¼ cup Krisda stevia baking formula (or 6 packets of stevia)
- ¼ cup sucanat or coconut palm sugar (or brown sugar)
- 2 Tbsp molasses
- 3 Tbsp butter, softened (if you need it dairy-free, use vegan margarine, but butter will produce a better result)
- 2 Tbsp unsweetened applesauce
- 2 egg whites (I used ¼ cup carton egg whites)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a large bowl, mix together all the dry ingredients (from oat flour to sucanat).
- In a smaller bowl, mix together all the wet ingredients (from molasses to egg whites) with a whisk. The butter will look curdled, but that's ok.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and stir very well with a wooden spoon. The batter won't be thick as typical cookie dough.
- Drop by the teaspoonful onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Bake for 10 minutes. Its difficult to tell when they are done as they remain the same color, but they will be slightly firm around the edges.