ginger cashew cookies

Cashew ginger cookies (gluten & dairy free)

Think christmas cookies, full of flavour and happiness. Full of Ginger spice (and I am not talking about the one of the Spice Girls) and full of cashews. You gonna wanna make these cashew ginger cookies!

What do you need?

For 6 cookies

  • 1/2 cup of cashews
  • 1/2 cup of buckwheat flour
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp honey or maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp ginger
  • 2 tsp cinnamon (or pumpkin spice or ‘speculaaskruiden’)
  • 1/4 tsp himalayan salt
  • dash of baking powder
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How do you make the cashew ginger cookies?

  • Soak the cashews in a bowl of water for at least 30 minutes
  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees
  • When cashews are ready, discard water and put into a kitchen aid or blender to pulse to tiny pieces
  • Add all the other ingredients to the blender en blend until you get a nice cookie mixture
  • Divide the mix into six bits and roll into a ball and cookie
  • Place the cookies on baking paper
  • Bake for 10 to 15 minutes until cookies are golden

These cookies are golden! And perfect for especially winter season, but to be fair you can eat them any time you miss Christmas or want to have a homey smell in your house. I used the Dutch ‘speculaaskruiden’ to really create that winter smell, but the combination of just cinnamon and ginger really creates the same thing as well.

And if you need a good reason to make these fairly healthy cookies, here is mine. I had a little bit of nausea and muscle pain related to my hormonal inbalance due to my low thyroid and PCOS and I was looking for a natural way to heal. That’s ginger ya’ll! Also when you are dealing with a cold and sore throat, ginger is definitely the way to proceed due to it’s anti-inflammatory benefits. And for the ladies who have sugar cravings and/or menstrual pain, ginger may help with that as well. It’s just too good to be true, can’t take my eyes off of you, you’d be like heaven to touch, oh I wanna eat you so much!

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Okay cookie monster, let’s get to business and make these medicinal cookies as I now call them, because with so many benefits it is definitely worthwhile to make and eat them! For that, you want to soak the cashews first in a bowl of water for at least 30 minutes. You can also do it overnight or, if you are really lazy, you can also use cashew butter as well. Then preheat the oven to 180 degrees.

When the cashews are soft, you can discard the water and put the cashew in a blender or kitchen machine. They are really soft so it should work in a blender, it does so in mine! Pulse the cashews so they will get small and buttery, but if it doesn’t happen fully, that is okay too. It gives an extra bite and crunch to the cookies. Then add in all the remaining ingredients and blend until you get a nice cookie batter.

Divide the batter in 6 sections and roll them into balls. Flatten them and place the cookies onto baking paper in an oven tray. Place and bake the in the oven for about 10 to 15 minutes until they are nicely brown and crunchy. In the meantime, enjoy the gorgeous smell of winter aroma coming into your house :).

Serving your inner cookie monster more? Then try:
Chickpea cookies
Protein chocolate berry cookies

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