Home-baked Ginger CookiesLuke Coutinho
An all-time favourite, crispy baked delicacy with a hint of love, gratitude, and happiness for this Christmas!
Who doesn’t love ginger cookies? Well made ginger cookies with the perfect zing of ginger is such a classic Christmas delicacy relished by many. As much as we love them, most store-bought commercial varieties have overly processed and refined ingredients. All you get are empty calories, with little to no nutrition.
Keeping up with the spirit of Christmas, here is a healthier version of ginger cookies that bring out the same traditional flavours but without any refined flour or sugar!
In fact, these cookies are protein-rich, full of antioxidants and fibre as well! Too good to be true for something like a cookie, right? Try it.
Time: 20 minutes
Serves: 12 to 14 cookies
- 1½ cup coarsely ground almonds (badam)
- 4 tbsp of sattu flour
- 15 dates (khajur)
- 1 banana
- 6 to 8 tbsp of ethically sourced A2 milk, coconut milk, or almond milk (preferably homemade)
- ½ tbsp of ground ginger (adrak)
- 2 tsp of Srilankan cinnamon (dalchini) powder
- 1 tsp of pure vanilla extract
- Preheat the oven to 180 – 250 degrees Celsius.
- Blend banana, dates, A2 milk or coconut milk, cinnamon powder, ground ginger, and vanilla extract.
- Mix until smooth, using a food processor or a blender.
- Add ground almond and sattu. Mix until all ingredients are well combined.
- Use a cookie cutter and make any desired shape or simply make tiny balls or flat circles out of it.
- Prepare a baking tray and grease it with a few drops of A2 ghee.
- Spread the cookies.
- Bake for about 10 – 15 minutes. The cookies will be soft and slightly golden at the bottom.
- Leave the cookies to cool on the baking tray.
- Once cooled, they will harden.
- Store in airtight containers.
These cookies stay fresh for 4 to 5 days.
- These cookies can be enjoyed by kids as well as senior citizens.
- Ginger and cinnamon spice mix adds antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties.
- These are perfect spices for keeping us warm through the winter season too.
- Almond flour is nut flour, which is free from gluten and consists of ground and blanched almonds. It is rich in vitamin E, a key vitamin for skin and eye health.
- These cookies are also great for nausea or morning sickness.
- Explore baking with kids by getting them involved in it. It is the best way for kids to learn nutrition.
- Let them shape and cut the cookies as per their desire.
- Dates add iron to the cookies. Make sure you soak them in hot water, if they are hard.
- Enjoy, relish, and let the goodness of the cookies rich in nutrients sink in this festive season.
Download PDF: Home-baked-Ginger-Cookies
Also try: Healthy Christmas Cakes
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