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gluten free chewy ginger cookies

2 1/2 C gluten free flour  •  1/2 C light brown sugar, packed
1/2 C sugar  •  2 tsp baking soda  •  1/3 C molasses 
1 tsp cinnamon, ground  • 
1/2 tsp nutmeg, freshly grated
1 tsp ginger, ground   •  3/4 C butter, room temp  •  1 egg
raw sugar for dusting (I used Demerara sugar)

gingerbread cookie

A hint of spice and oh so chewy … these cookies are a sure win for your special Valentine this year! Instead of stopping at the store to pick up a treat, why not make these mouth-watering cookies? Your Valentine will LOVE that you did, and so will you.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Prep cookie sheets by lining with parchment paper and set aside. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the gluten free flour, sugar, brown sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and set aside. In a large mixing bowl beat together the butter and sugar together, once fluffy beat in the egg and molasses. Finally, add in the gluten free flour mixture until combined, wrap with plastic and refrigerate for an hour or until the dough firms up. Once the dough is firm enough to separate without being sticky, using a tablespoon measure out mounds of dough and roll in the palm of your hand. Grease the bottom of a drinking glass and partially flatten rolled dough onto parchment sheets, spacing cookies about 2 inches apart. Sprinkle with course sugar and bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until cookies are lightly golden and set.
Cool on a baking rack and enjoy or store in an air tight container for up-to a week.

Makes about 3 dozen

Notes: The dough will be slightly sticky when handling, if it is too sticky to handle then you can add a bit more flour before refrigerating. Refrigerate until you are  able to roll the dough into a ball in the palm of your hand. You can also serve these cookies as an ice cream sandwich with your favorite ice cream flavor.

… wishing you and your sweetheart a Happy Valentine’s Day!

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