Desserts, Food

Ginger Cookies

Autoimmune Paleo (AIP), Dairy-free, Egg-free, Gluten-Free, Nut-free, Paleo, Vegan

If you have allergies or dietary restrictions, you know how hard it is to go to a social gathering or party and not to be able to eat any of the delicious desserts that people make. Or, to have to wonder if those gluten-free cupcakes someone made especially for you are really gluten-free. From experience, you know it’s usually just better to bring your own treats.

This recipe for ginger cookies is the best because it eliminates multiple common allergens, making it a great dessert choice for daycares and kids’ birthday parties. These allergy free cookies are:

  • dairy-free
  • egg-free
  • gluten-free
  • grain-free
  • and nut-free

Unfortunately these soft, gingery cookies are not calorie-free. (Sorry!) But they are still a delicious choice for an autoimmune paleo, paleo or vegan ginger cookie.

A Note About Ground Ginger

If you want your ginger cookies to taste amazingly fresh and zingy, make sure that you purchase a high quality ground ginger with a recent production date! Expired ground ginger, or lesser quality ground ginger, tastes like cardboard in my opinion. I never used to be picky about my spices until I started buying spices online in bulk to save money. We bought a 1 lb bag of Anthony’s Organic Ground Ginger Root recently and I was blown away by the quality and freshness. Never again will I be buying the Job Lot brand (or McCormicks for that matter!)

Allergy-Friendly Ginger Cookie Recipe


1/2 cup coconut flour
2 TBS tapioca (flour) starch
1 TBS ground ginger
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/3 cup filtered water
1/4 cup coconut oil
3 TBS honey (or molasses)


Mix the dry ingredients together.

Add the water, coconut oil, and honey and mix until fully combined.

Scoop 1 TBS sized balls onto a cookie sheet and flatten slightly.

Bake at 375 degrees F for 12-14 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack after 2 minutes to cool.

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allergy-friendly ginger cookie recipe

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