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Saturday, February 22, 2014

Chewy Ginger Thin Cookies (Autoimmune Paleo)

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This is quite possibly the easiest cookie recipe ever. It's also one of the best tasting! Sweet and simple- but not too sweet. This cookie is chewy, with just enough ginger to warm your soul. Mmm, I love ginger! It only takes a few minutes to prepare, and requires only a few dishes; a blender, a cookie cutter (optional), and a baking sheet. This is a big plus for me, because washing dishes is not my favorite chore. I am extremely particular about not making a huge mess in the kitchen when I am cooking. What about you guys? My husband DESTROYS the kitchen when he cooks- or prepares anything for that matter. I get scared when I see him entering the kitchen.. knowing that he'll use every spoon, fork, knife, and cutting board we have just to heat up some soup (I love you, Jason!). Anyhow, I love this recipe because after you put them in the oven to bake, you don't have to spend a great deal of time cleaning up.

These little yummies are gluten free, grain free, dairy free, (refined) sugar free, egg free, Paleo, and Autoimmune Paleo. I have only ever attempted to sweeten these with dates, and I think that the dates really help to form a cohesive dough with the other ingredients. If you attempt to sweeten these with some other sweetener or dried fruit, let us know how they turn out! Makes 15-20 cookies.



     Ingredients

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Before you begin, your dates need to be softened. You can do this by soaking them overnight, or steaming them over boiling water for about 7 minutes. 

2. In a blender or food processor, cream your shredded coconut. This should reduce it's volume by about half. Your coconut should have a thick, oily consistency. 

3. Add ginger powder, arrowroot, and dates. Blend until mixture forms a thick dough. 

4. Roll out dough until it is about 1/4" thick, or slightly thinner. Cut cookies using a cookies cutter, and place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. 

5. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until cookies start to brown around the edges. Cookies will harden after cooling for 15-20 minutes.


Enjoy!

Open your heart, and accept the infinite love the universe has for you. 

-Tyler






11 comments:

  1. Just made these - totally delicious! And so simple to make :)

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    1. Yay! I'm so glad you liked them. I'm interested to know if anyone has tried a different flavor combination- like a carob "chocolate" cookies, or one with cinnamon "snickerdoodle" version. I'm thinking about just making a big sheet of them, and using them like graham crackers.

      Tyler

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  2. is arrowroot aipaleo? because tapioca is not. please reply back, thx

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  3. Eileen Laird says in moderation (http://www.phoenixhelix.com/2013/06/02/paleo-aip-grocery-list/) and so does the Paleo Mom. You don't actually have to put arrowroot in this recipe to make it work though; I make them without it all the time. Tapioca is just yuca, and tons of AIP bloggers use yuca. Tapioca is obviously a very concentrated starch though, so it should certainly be eaten in moderation. Good questions though! I use to follow the SCD, and wasn't aware that chocolate wasn't compliant for a while; I had to go back and fix all of my recipe! :D

    Have a blessed day!

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  4. I had to add an egg (I had doubled the recipe) in order to get a doughy consistency. Otherwise it was ay too crumbly.

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  5. can you use grated ginger root instead of powder?

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    1. Sure! That'd be great! Lauren over at Empowered Sustenance says that she freezes her ginger, and grates it fresh for each recipe. If you try to grate it without it being frozen, it can get kind of stringy. Let me know how it goes!

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  6. Tyler, I absolutely ADORE this recipe! I've made it several times already and amazingly, my daughter likes it too! I'm quite ill so I try and double recipes when I cook, same effort for double the result - this worked really well. I roll the mixture into two logs, chill in the freezer, then slice thinly and bake some when I need them. And the plus for me is that I can have something sweet, chewy and tasty that doesn't mess with my blood sugar. I'm not sure at this point whether I tolerate tapioca well, but as you said the recipe works without it I'll give that a try too. Thanks for freely sharing, and I hope your morning sickness improves soon!

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  7. Has any one tried adding protein powder to this recipe? Am i able to substitute a certain ingredient? Great recipe otherwise!!

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  8. Couple of questions - do you use a liquid in creaming the coconut? And do you use the liquid from soaking the dates, or drain them? Do you measure the dates before soaking or after? Thanks!

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  9. I'd love to make these, but the link didn't work for the ginger powder. Is ginger powder the same as ground ginger?

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