Gluten Free Ener-G Cinnamon Cookies

Health Values: Gluten free, wheat free, dairy free, egg free, nut free, soy free

One of my favorite homemade cookies is a recipe given to me by an English friend. It’s a cinnamon sugar shortbread cookie that you form into small oblong shapes, bake, then let cool just to the point that you can roll them in a cinnamon-sugar mixture. If you didn’t wait long enough and the cookies were too hot, the mixture would melt onto the cookie; wait too long, and the cookies were too cool to hold the cinnamon-sugar wouldn’t adhere.

Needless to say, between forming dozens upon dozens of small oblong shapes, getting the timing right for the cinnamon-sugar immersion, and then rolling them quickly enough (yet thoroughly enough) so that all two dozen or so pieces are immersed and coated at the same point of cooling – it could be a somewhat hectic and stressful affair.

I haven’t had time to make those cookies in years, but now it seems I don’t have to, because Ener-G has these wonderful cinnamon cookies that taste so close to those English shortbread-cinnamon-sugar cookies that I can get that delightful flavor without all the work. And without all the butter (there was a lot!) or flour either.


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Ener-G’s cookies are light and crisp, absolutely perfect with a cup of tea. They have just enough cinnamon flavor so it’s not overwhelming but carries all the way through, not just in the first bite. And I just love that delicate cookie crunch!


They’re a little high in calories – 160 calories in two cookies – but still well worth it. You can also crush them and use them as pie crust; the Ener-G website has a few recipes for that.



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