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HiDee

Member Since 17 Oct 2007
Offline Last Active Mar 20 2013 10:39 AM
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Gingerbread Men Question

30 November 2012 - 10:24 AM

I volunteered to make gingerbread men for my son's kindergarten class and the teacher gave me a recipe to use. I told her I was celiac and would be making gluten-free cookies but I'm thinking I'll stick to the recipe as much as possible instead of finding a different one because I think the amount she needs is dependent on the recipe. The only thing is that I don't have or use xanthan or guar gum anymore but I'm thinking chia seed might be okay to help this recipe. And I imagine the molasses should help hold things together as well. I just wanted to run this recipe by the experts and see what you all have to say about converting it.

1 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 cup molasses
2 Tbsp. vinegar
5 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp. soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. cloves

I'm thinking it should be fine to sub gluten-free flour with maybe a tablespoon of ground chia seeds or something. Any thoughts?

P.S. I have no idea why the recipe doesn't call for ginger......