While some people like to make fancy desserts for Christmas, I like to keep it quick and simple. I have enough stress without having to worry if my cheesecake is going to crack or if my layer cake is going to look perfect. So? Cookies it is! Lots and lots of cookies.
After making these whole wheat soft and chewy chocolate gingerbread cookies last year, I knew I had to make a gluten-free version. What I didn't expect is that the gluten-free version would be even more delicious! These gluten-free chocolate ginger cookies are puffy, zingy and so deeply chocolaty. They're probably tied for my favorite gluten-free cookie recipe to date, along with these gluten-free cardamom cookies!
I used both ground ginger and candied ginger in these chocolate ginger cookies. They're plenty sweet without the candied ginger but it adds such a nice touch that I couldn't help but add it. By the way, if you love ginger, try this gluten-free gingerbread. It's really moist and irresistible!
So we've got two types of ginger and also two types of chocolate in the form of melted chocolate and cocoa powder. I always used Dutch-process cocoa powder in my chocolate recipes because I prefer the deeper, darker chocolaty taste. And I definitely recommend using it in these cookies!
I tried making some other buckwheat goodies with regular, natural cocoa powder the other day and you could taste a hint of buckwheat. I'm not a fan of buckwheat's taste, so I always try to hide it. Even if you like the taste, I think it'd be a little unusual paired with ginger. If you don't have Dutch-process cocoa powder at your local store, try Hershey's Special Dark cocoa powder! I've heard that it's very similar in taste.
What's your favorite gluten-free Christmas cookie recipe? Feel free to leave links! I'd love to try something new.
Cuisinart Stand Mixer
KitchenAid Stand Mixer
Demarle Silpat Non-Stick Baking Mat
Le Creuset Jelly Roll Pan
Adapted from Vegan Chocolate Cookies.