Seasonal, Sweet Treats

Buckwheat Sugar Cookies: 2 Ways {Gluten and Dairy Free}


Buckwheat sugar cookies finished

My weird and wonderful body has decided to throw a hissy fit (and by that I mean have an auto-immune flare up – eczema, joint pain and nausea this time around) over All Purpose Gluten Free flours (guessing it’s the emulsifiers and thickeners).  I attempted and then tweaked a Buckwheat Sugar Cookie recipe I found over on this blog and I wanted to share the recipe with anyone else gluten free who either reacts to blended gluten-free flours or would just rather a shorter list of ingredients in their baked goods.

I’m fortunate that the buckwheat flour I found at our bulk food supplier is a light buckwheat flour and therefore a much milder flavour than buckwheat flours I’ve bought in the past.  The author of the blog linked above blended up her own buckwheat groats for her flour, so check out her post for details.  Some find the buckwheat flavour a little bitter (and by ‘some’ I mean we are a household divided on this one, 2 of 5 of us find it bitter)…so keep this in mind.  Everyone enjoyed these cookies, but our buckwheat flour is on the milder side.

If you don’t need to be dairy free, I imagine butter would work just fine in this recipe (but I haven’t tested it).

I made two varieties this time around, a ginger cookie and a vanilla sugar cookie.

closerBuckwheat sugar cookies finished

Buckwheat Vanilla Sugar Cookies

(makes 12 cookies)

Ingredients:

1 and a half cups of buckwheat flour

1/2 cup of coconut oil (softened…or in my case I had to put my coconut oil in the fridge for an hour to firm it up some since it’s the middle of summer here)

1/2 cup of coconut sugar (you could use regular sugar if you prefer)

2 eggs

1 tsp of vanilla extract

1 tsp of baking powder

a pinch of salt


1/ Preheat your oven to 180 Celsius or 350 Farenheit and line your tray with baking paper

2/ In a bowl with an electric hand mixer, cream together your coconut sugar and your coconut oil.  Add in the eggs and vanilla and mix until combined

3/ Add in the flour, baking powder and salt and mix until it holds together into cookie dough

Buckwheat sugar cookies batter

4/ Scoop out heaped teaspoons of dough and roll into balls, placing onto your lined baking tray

5/ I then squished flat each of the balls with my fingers

Buckwheat sugar cookies place in oven

6/ Bake in the centre of your oven for 10 to 12 minutes, remove from the oven and allow to cool a little before moving your cookies onto a cooling rack

Buckwheat sugar cookies finished



Gingerbread Buckwheat Cookies

(makes 12 cookies)

closerginger buckwheat cookies place in oven

Ingredients:

1 and a half cups of buckwheat flour

1/2 cup of coconut oil

1/2 cup of coconut sugar (or use regular sugar if you prefer)

2 eggs

1 Tablespoon of Molasses (Treacle)

3 tsp of ginger powder

1 tsp of baking powder

a pinch of salt

a little grated fresh ginger (optional)


1/ Preheat oven to 180 Celsius or 350 Farenheit and line a baking tray with baking paper

2/ In a bowl with an electric hand mixer, cream the coconut sugar and coconut oil.  Add in the eggs and the molasses and mix until combined

3/ Add in your grated ginger and dry ingredients: flour, ginger powder, baking powder and salt and mix with your electric mixer until it comes together as cookie dough

ginger buckwheat cookies batter

4/ Scoop out heaped teaspoons of dough, roll into balls and place on your lined baking tray.

5/ Squish down with your fingers or a fork

ginger buckwheat cookies place in oven

6/ Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, remove from oven and allow to cool a little before placing on a cooling rack

ginger buckwheat cookies finished

 

Recipe is adapted from this Dish by Dish Recipe.

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