Ginger Cookies


Today I share with you the recipe to best ginger cookie that is unbelievably allergy friendly.  This recipe is one that no one has a clue that it is missing some ‘mainstream’ components.  I was craving, one day, a ginger cookie as I’ve been in a desert with my allergies. This is the type of cookie that is crisp on the outside and completely airy soft on the inside.  It is coated in sweet sugar to contrast the bite of ginger as this, as I like it, is quite heavy on the ginger. I really love ginger, so this cookie is heavy with it.

It was funny, because I totally made this cookie for my craving, quite late in the evening  – but the smell was so tempting that it drew out the family and most of it was gone by the evening! They had no idea how allergy friendly the cookie was; it was an instant hit with request to immediately make more!

I can barely stop talking about this cookie, since it was such a gingery cloud of yum, but I shall to share the recipe!


Serves: 12

(This household simple can’t eat just one cookie!)

Time: 1 hr and 20 minutes

Free of the Top Eight Allergies


  • 2 1/4 cups of Pantry Flour (or any flour)
  • 1 tbsp of Baking Power
  • 1 tsp of Baking Soda
  •  3/4 tsp of Guar Gum (or Xanthan Gum)
  • 1 tbsp of ground ginger
  • 12 tbsp of Earth Balance Soy Free Butter (or any butter)
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1/4 cup of molasses
  • 1/4 cup of unsweetened applesauce
  • Sugar for rolling.


  1. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, guar gum.
  2. In another bowl, create the sugar, ginger, and butter until fluffy.  Beat in the molasses and applesauce.
  3. Slowly, mix in the flour mixture till well-incorporated.
  4. Chill the dough for at least 1 hour.
  5. Once the hour or longer is up, preheat the oven to 350 F.
  6. Roll dough into 1 1/2 inch balls and roll in sugar.
  7. Place on an ungreased baking sheet and bake until the edges just start to brown, which is about 12 to 15 minutes.
  8. The centers will be soft, so make sure you let the cookies cool a bit on the baking sheet or it may fall apart if not careful, then remove to a cooling rack to cool completely.



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