Recipe by WicklewoodWench
I was so pleased with these tasty classic biscuits. The texture is just like that of a non gluten free Ginger Nut, and as any coeliac knows it's the texture that usually suffers in adapting recipes. The recipe calls for 1lb 4oz of flour, however, this system doesn't like mixing pounds and ounces,,,hence "20oz flour."For a more authentic touch sprinkle some sugar on the dough just before baking.
Top Review by drksecret
Awesome recipe! I use it as a base recipe to make gingernuts, spiced cookies (like with pumpkin spice), chocolate cookies. I have not had these fail yet.
I use a cookie-maker (might have to make the dough slighter wetter)
- 6 ounces butter, softened
- 8 ounces soft brown sugar
- 8 ounces granulated sugar
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 4 ounces molasses
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 20 ounces gluten-free flour
- 2 teaspoons xanthan gum
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons baking soda
- 2 tablespoons ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground cloves
- granulated sugar (for dredging) (optional)
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat the oven to 160°.
- Cream the butter and both sugars together until soft.
- Mix the eggs, molasses and cider vinegar together.
- Add to the creamed butter and sugar and blend well.
- Sieve the flour, spices, xanthan gum, and baking soda into the butter and molasses mixture and stir until the flour is just incorporated. ( do not over mix).
- With a teaspoon an a very clean finger, evenly place a heaped teaspoon full of the mixture on a lined baking sheet, approximately 1 inch apart.
- Flatten the dough slightly by gently patting with a palette knife dipped in water.
- Dredge the biscuits with a very light dusting of granulated sugar(Optional).
- Bake for 15 mins, they will still appear soft, but they do crisp up when completely cool.
- Leave to cool slightly before transferring to a cooling rack to cool .