It’s the most wonderful time of the year. And it’s easy to think you have to skip out on holiday treats if you’re sticking to a lectin-free diet, but you don’t. That’s why we came up with these warm, soft, and yummy winter cookie wonders!
Seriously, Dr. Gundry’s spicy ginger gluten-free cookie recipe is just right for the holiday season.
Whether you’re hosting a party or leaving a healthy dessert out for Santa, these gingersnap-inspired sweets are spicy and super-flavorful.
Now, ginger has been a major player in the realm of natural medicine for thousands of years.1
In fact, though we seem to see a lot of it in the fall and winter months, it’s a year-round staple of Indian and Chinese cuisine. Turns out, the edible part of the plant is actually the stem – and it forms its roots underground.
But, just what is ginger good for?
Deck the Halls with Ginger’s Health Benefits
Now, ginger’s been known to have several benefits, including:
- Helping to alleviate nausea2
- Anti-inflammatory action and a possible reduction in muscle pain (sometimes up to 25 percent)3
- Curbing symptoms of asthma
- Helping to lower blood pressure
- Improving cognitive function4
Given all of these potential benefits, it seems these ginger cookies could be the perfect gift for your loved ones.
Now, lots of folks assume ginger is only a delicious addition to savory dishes, but it gives a spicy kick to great sweets and baked goods.
Dr. Gundry’s Spicy Ginger Cookies are classic holiday goodies. So check out the recipe below (or click here to bake along with the video) to warm your kitchen and tummy with these good-for-you, great-tasting, gingery cookies.
Spicy Ginger Cookies Recipe
What You Need –
- ¼ cup unsalted grass-fed French, Italian or buffalo milk butter (or coconut oil), melted
- 1 cup erythritol (like Swerve)
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups almond flour
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 2 teaspoons ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon fresh minced ginger
- ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
- ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon ground allspice
What To Do –
1. First, preheat your oven to 350F.
2. Then, whisk together the flour, salt, baking soda, ginger (fresh and dry), nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, and allspice in a large bowl. Set the mixture aside.
3. Next – in a measuring cup – whisk together the butter, erythritol, egg, and vanilla extract.
4. Add your wet ingredients to your dry ingredients, and mix until they’re all well combined.
5. Line your sheet tray in parchment. Then, spoon out little tablespoon-sized cookie balls onto the tray. Place it in the oven and bake for 12-15 minutes, or until set.
6. Finally, let your cookies cool to room temperature and serve them up!
It’s the Holiday Season
There are so many wonderful traditions that surround the holidays. And so often, the treats you spring for are – to be frank, not that great for you. But you can turn that trend around. Serve these tasty, lectin-free, good-for-you cookies, and you’ll not only be spreading holiday cheer – you’ll be getting your friends and family well on their way to a happy, healthy New Year!
Want help stocking your pantry with Gundry-approved foods? Visit the online grocery shop for Dr. G’s personally curated products for the lectin-free lifestyle. Click the image to shop now:
Like this recipe? Try out Dr. Gundry’s other gluten-free, sugar-free cookie recipe!