What better way to ease into this fresh new year than to settle in with some fresh baked gluten-free ginger cookies? I am always thrilled when the holidays arrive, grateful for the quieting of the world, and then, after a minute or two (okay, maybe a couple of days) I am ready to get back out there and play.
And play I did! At long last, my cookbook edits are done (for now, at least) and with that out of the way, I can get back into the kitchen and create anew. I thought it might be nice to offer you a sweet and simple recipe, best enjoyed with a dairy-free elixir or a steaming hot cup of tea, or perhaps eaten alone – in total and complete silence. Imagine that kind of luxury?
baking gluten-free ginger cookies
As you may know by now, I don’t consider myself a baker. Baking requires careful measuring and precision. I am more of a torrent in the kitchen. Happily so. Not once have I ever gotten out my knife and smoothed off the top of the cup to ensure I’ve measured just the right amount of flour. That’s just not my thing.
The benefit to my ways, however, is that the abundance of baked goods I share with you are pretty forgiving – kind of how we’d like our lives to be. You don’t need to be an expert baker to make them work.
I used mainly fresh grated ginger to give these gluten-free ginger cookies the real ginger kapow, but if you were going to use dried, just cut the amount of ginger you use in half.
And so as we ease into 2015, I invite you to do so with kindness, presence, gratitude, a deep breath, the best intentions and a vision for your life that enables you to find the happiness each and every day. Find that the goodness in the simple things. Smile often. Laugh a whole lot. Try new things.
And most of all…
Do all you can to be the most awesome version of yourself!Print