Gingersnap [Un]Cookies

I joke that my only real addiction in this incarnation is espresso.  But if one were to examine my life a little closer another addiction would become apparent… one perhaps a little less likely.  That other addiction is… drumroll please… Gingersnaps.

My favorite gingersnaps are from Trader Joe’s: they’re the Triple Ginger Snaps and my mouth waters just thinking about them.  I could eat the entire container in one sitting without thinking about it.  Growing up my mother bred my sister and I on an unprocessed diet featuring whole foods, low sugar, and virtually no junk food.  As an adult I mirror that lifestyle so I got to thinking maybe I could feed my gingersnap addiction and not have to ingest all the processed sugar and white flour.  I’ve done a lot of “raw baking” in the past few years and  I did a little more raw research and came up with what turned out to be, in my humble gingersnap-addicted opinion, excellent raw gingersnaps with all natural ingredients.  And the best part was I got my sister Marlie to make them with me and we made them into gingerbread men and women!  I love doing things with my sister.  Growing up we did everything together but now we live on opposite coasts so I rarely get to do things like make cookies so this was very special.

My sister is a master at calligraphy and penned this beautiful recipe out for me after we finished!

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Processed with VSCOcam with g3 presetI made the entire batch in a food processor.  I slowly added the ingredients and melted down the coconut oil to a liquid to make it process easier.  When the ingredients were broken down into a dough like substance, I hand whisked the dough to the texture I wanted then kneaded the dough by hand.

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I then let the dough sit in the freezer for 30 minutes to solidify.  I took it out and we rolled it with a rolling pin.

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Once the dough was rolled out we took cookie cutters to it!

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Next step: enjoy!!!

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I wish I could make cookies with my little sister doll every day!!

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Let me know if you try my recipe and how they come out 🙂 Cheers!

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