It’s a wonderfully rainy day up in the Redwoods, perfect for tea, cookies and snuggling. Today I have my heart set on making the best Gluten Free spicy, “pick me up in a warm blanket of goodness” cookies ever! Of course, I have only made GF cookies a few times before but I am completely confident, at least I’m courageous enough to try!
Years ago, when I first gave up sugar and white foods, flours, milk, sugar, etc, I started making healthy, happy baked goods. Winters in Michigan are made for baking and I delighted in making amazing and healthy goodies for students and friends. Since I’ve been GF (Gluten Free) for the past year, I have to admit, I’ve been a little intimidated by the chemical complexity required in creating GF cookies. There are so many BAD GF cookies out there, I mean, really. Bad cookies are depressing, so I have renewed my commitment to creating amazing GLUTEN FREE COOKIES to warm your heart and blow your mind! I’m ambitious, I know. I’m a Capricorn:)
Here is today’s experiment. Patrick says they are ,”the BEST gluten free cookie ever!” Enjoy!
Cranberry Orange Spice Cookies
1 cup coconut oil
1 cup coconut milk
2 t vanilla extract
½ cup molasses
1 ½ cup raw sugar
2 t orange zest
- Cream together these ingredients & set aside.
2 cups brown rice flour
2 cups sweet rice flour
1 tsp. xantham gum
½ tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. each of powedered cinnamon, ginger, Ancho chili
½ tsp. sea salt
- mix together well breaking up any lumps.
- add 1 ½ cups Certified Organic Gluten Free Oats & 1 cup dried organic cranberries
- optional additions for extra yum: walnuts pieces or pumpkin seeds, ½ cup.
Mix together the wet & dry ingredients & refrigerate while the oven heats to 350.
Roll spoonfuls of dough into balls & place on cookie sheets 1-2 in. apart. Bake for 15-17 min.
Serve with orange zest sprinkled over top & hot tea for a sweet moment of heaven.