It is no secret to my family and friends that I love everything there is about the fall season. It may or may not be because my birthday falls somewhere in there, hehee. But, seriously, one of the treats I look forward to all year long is the infamous Pumpkin Spice Latte that the coffee shops seem to have perfected over the last couple of years. Sipping on one of those, whipped cream coating my upper lip, mmm, yes, that is nothing short of flavor heaven in my book.
So imagine me, this lover of all things pumpkin and cinnamon and ginger, learning that gluten was not my friend. There are a lot of things that us gluten free folks must forgo, but letting go of my gingerbread cookies in the fall was one of the harder ones. That is, until I found a quite amazing recipe for Triple Ginger Sandwich Cookies! Oh, wow, these guys are fabulous, so full of flavor and warmth and even the white stuff in the middle is tempting and scrumptious. And, the fact that they are gluten free AND taste divine had my little heart beating a little faster. :-)
I will warn you, tho . . . most things we talk about here on Merry Stockings are of the simple variety. This recipe, mostly because of the mixture of different kinds of flours, is a bit more complicated. If you've been navigating the gluten free world for awhile now, this recipe, what with the potato starch and brown rice flour, etc., won't rattle you. For the newbies, it may be a bit more work to combine these flours, but the alternative is to never have sweet treats again. And, for most of us, that just isn't going to happen, right? Right.
The other really really great thing about this recipe is that it uses THREE forms of ginger: ground, fresh grated and candied. The flavor is deep and complex, so soo good. Your friends are going to be asking you how you made these, I promise. They are delightfully ginger-y through and through.
I wouldn't change a thing to this recipe, as so often when you are combining flours to mimic the gluten in all purpose flour, the quantities have to be exact. A big thanks to Gluten Free Canteen for going to all the trouble to kitchen-test this recipe so we can all look like master cookie chefs. I encourage you, if you are traveling this gluten free lifestyle with me, to check out her blog. She's got some other really tummy-happy pumpkin recipes that you are going to fall in love with, guaranteed.
So, Merry Gingerbread season!
P.S. Speaking of cookies, we just got the Bucilla Christmas Cookies Felt Applique Stocking Kit back in stock! Supplies are limited, so hurry over to the Merry Stockings website and order today. Price is currently listed at 17% off.