Yes, vegan, gluten free, and easy are synonymous
For starters, I should mention that I do not have a big sweet tooth. I am much more of a savory person and the word umame is way more exciting than anything that includes ice cream, whipped cream, candy ... you get the idea.
But that said, I am a texture person and I love food that is small and easy to carry. IDK, maybe because I am short and small all over that little foods appeal to me. So these cookies are perfect at about 2" in diameter and, packing the perfect crunch to chewy combo, they are really a hit for me.
As stated sweet sweet is not my combo. But rich and savory sweet is totally my thing. These cookies are only sweetened with maple syrup and Blackstrap molasses. In fact, the recipe calls for a 1/2 cup of the syrup, but I'll make with less all the time without concern. Adding a bit more molasses or oil fills in the liquid gap just fine.
These cookies are also a nutrient powerhouse.... not that I am suggesting you eat the entire dozen and call it breakfast, but you can feel good all meals of the day with these at the ready. They also scream FALL!! Totally spiced up, these cookies expect a crunchy apple (see last blog post) at the ready and a cup of tea on the side on a cool day.
I am completely GF but not vegan, just FYI. I have celiac's dis-ease and have been diagnosed for 20 full years. I do not look for GF alternatives to desserts, breads, pastas or otherwise. I simply eat a naturally GF diet that is nearly all vegetarian/pescatarian, and relies heavily on all close-to-the-earth foods. If I am going to bake, I am going to use all my recipes that call for coconut/almond/cassava/millet flours, not bagged GF flour which is mostly starch. I wouldn't eat that way if I didn't have to avoid gluten, so I am not going to eat that way now.
Lastly, these cookies are so easy to make, I encourage you to double prep and bring to a spicy lovin' friend.
Please be sure to observe the CHILL step (lol) so that the cookies bake to perfection and not to pancake burnt.
Might I also suggest that you enjoy these cookies with a steamy mug of StayWell Tea?
What can I make for you?
Stay well friends,
GINGER SPICE COOKIES - makes 1 dozen
1 cup almond meal
1/2 cup millet flour
1/4 tsp salt
1+ tsp cinnamon
2 tsp ginger
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 TBSP melted coconut oil
1/2 cup Maple syrup
1 TBSP blackstrap molasses
1/4 tsp almond extract
Hand mix everything together.
chill in fridge for 15+ minutes
bake at 350* for 10 minutes
cool fully before eating for the ultimate crunch!