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Gluten-Free Gingerbread Cookies

Gluten-Free Gingerbread Cookies

Perfect gluten-free gingerbread cookies are a quintessential part of any (gluten-free) holiday. Spicy, crisp, sweet-but-not-too-sweet treats just make the house feel perfectly wintery. In fact, you can make the house feel wintery all month long. The dough keeps very well sealed in a zip-top plastic bag in the fridge (assuming you can keep *ahem* curious fingers out of it). Last year, we made a double batch at the beginning of December and literally kept baking cookies clear through till Christmas. If you make the dough with real egg instead of a flax egg, note that its refrigerator life decreases to a week or less. For thoroughness, I tested 10 (TEN!) different iterations of these cookies, so they would be juuuuust right. With many thanks to my humble taste testers, clear conclusions were made... READ MORE

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Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies (vegan/dairy-free options)

Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies (vegan/dairy-free options)

When I first went paleo, there were a few things I missed: bread, of course, was the primary thing…but my mom’s chocolate chip cookies made a close second. When I started re-introducing different foods, I sought a good recipe for paleo chocolate chip cookies, but most of them required almond flour and eggs—two foods that I don’t tolerate well. But then…this magical recipe came up in my endless googlings. Nut-free, grain-free, and easy enough to make egg-free, with the added promise that it would be just like the real thing. I carefully measured and mixed and scooped and said a little prayer as I put them in the oven. And, 15 minutes later, I popped one hot off the sheet and took a bite. Warm, buttery, melty goodness—“These taste just like my mom’s chocolate chip cookies,” I breathed. I almost cried. READ MORE