Ginger and spice cookies

CHICOPEE, Mass. (Mass Appeal) – Halloween isn’t just for the kids, adults need treats too! The organic Gourmet Leslie Cerier, from LeslieCerier.com, shared some healthy treats you don’t have to feel guilty about eating!

Ginger and Spice Cookies

Ingredients:
1 tablespoon Organic Chia Seeds
3 tablespoons water
1 Organic egg
2 cups Organic brown rice flour
1/3 cup Nutiva Organic Shortening, or extra virgin coconut oil, melted
½ cup Organic Coconut Sugar
¼ cup Organic maple syrup
1 ½ tablespoons Organic ground ginger powder
1 teaspoon Organic ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon sea salt
¼ teaspoon Organic ground allspice

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
In a separate small bowl, put the chia seeds and water and set aside. In a large mixing bowl, whisk the egg, and then add 1 ¾ cups rice flour, shortening, coconut sugar, maple syrup, ginger, cinnamon, salt, allspice, and chia/water mixture.
Stir well to form a cookie dough.
Sprinkle ¼ cup brown rice flour on a pastry board, roll out the dough and then using a cookie cutter or a glass, press out cookies and place them on a lightly oiled cookie sheet.

Ginger Coconut Sugar Topping
1 Tablespoon Organic coconut sugar
1/2 teaspoon Organic Ground Ginger

Directions:
Put the coconut sugar and ground ginger in a coffee grinder or blender. Blend to a finer powder.
Sprinkle ginger coconut sugar topping onto each cookie.
Bake for 10 minutes or until slightly golden brown. Remove from the oven and cool before eating.

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