Look no further for a lovely recipe for Holiday Ginger Snap Cookies! These will no doubt become a new favorite you will crave from time to time…
Holiday Ginger Snap Cookies
The holiday themed recipes continue on The Bikini Experiment! Last week I shared a recipe for herb & honey green beans which I think make the perfect side dish for any seasonal dinner. Green and chock full of nutrients. The unexpected flavor twist provides a pop of taste.
Nice and all, but I am sure Santa and his elves are going to be more excited about this creation. A jolly sweet treat that is actually good for you! It’s just our secret ok…we are not going to clue the reindeer in on this one.
Ginger Snaps are one of my seasonal favorites! This variation is of the chewy variety. With some easy ingredients swaps I managed to perfect a recipe that you can enjoy without any guilt. There is also a surprise extra here! A dash of cayenne pepper gives these cookies an extra snap for sure.
The molasses provides such a great flavor that the need for other sugars is minimal. Santa will never know!
Health Benefits of Ginger:
- It reduces pain and inflammation.
- It has a warming effect and encourages stimulation.
- It can inhibit rhinovirus which causes the common cold.
- It will inhibit the growth of bacteria.
- It has been reported that it improves digestion.
- It may prevent stomach ulcers.
You can ingest ginger in whatever form appeals to you! This ease of use makes it simple to enjoy ginger’s healing effects.
- 1 Cup Blanched Almond Flour
- ¼ Cup Coconut Flour
- 2 Tablespoon Tapioca Starch
- 1 Tablespoon Coconut Sugar
- ½ Teaspoon Baking Soda
- Pinch of Himalayan Salt
- 1 Teaspoon Ground Ginger
- 1 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
- ½ Teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
- Dash of Cayenne Pepper
- 2 Large Pasture-Raised Eggs
- 2 Egg Whites
- ¼ Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- ¼ Cup Molasses
- 1 Tablespoon Coconut Oil (melted)
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Cover a large cooking sheet with parchment paper and put aside.
- In a large mix bow, blend together all of the dry ingredients.
- In a smaller bowl, blender together all of the wet ingredients.
- Gradually pour the wet ingredients into the dry until the batter is thoroughly mixed. Allow up to 5 minutes for the coconut flour to absorb into the mixture.
- Use a spoon to make small balls (about 1 Tablespoon) of dough and place about 2 inches apart on the parchment paper.
- Bake for 15 minutes.
- Cool for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack.
Sweet treats are important for your soul. You have to be able to enjoy some of your favorite foods here and there. Finding simple recipes that are mindful of healthy ingredients allows you to indulge from time to time.
Hide the cookies…I think I hear Santa on the roof!
Check back next Thursday for another seasonal classic – I have been testing my recipe for butternut squash soup!
Enjoy your ginger snaps.