SERVES 26 (1 to 2 cookies per serve)
These low FODMAP soft ginger cookies are perfect for the Christmas season and a great treat to leave out for Santa. These cookies are a treat food so make sure you only have one (maybe two) at a time.
FODMAP Note: Only small 1/2 tablespoon serves of golden syrup are low FODMAP. This recipe is low FODMAP providing you divide it into at least 8 serves. This means you can enjoy 1 to 2 cookies per serve.
Guar gum or xanthan gum help gluten free baking to stick together and rise. They are often found in the gluten free section of the supermarket or in a health food store.
Buy a gluten free plain flour or gluten free all purpose flour. The one I used contains these ingredients: maize starch, rice flour, tapioca starch, rice bran, & guar gum. Avoid flour blends that contain soy flour, chickpea/besan/gram/garbanzo bean flour, lentil flour, coconut flour, amaranth flour, or lupin flour.
Golden syrup is low FODMAP in 1/2 tablespoon serves. Be careful with your serving size as it does become high FODMAP in larger serves. If you are feeling concerned you can swap the golden syrup with pure maple syrup.
Herbs and spices are naturally gluten free, however they can become contaminated during manufacturing processes. If you are highly sensitive to gluten, check the dried herbs and spices do not contain a warning for trace gluten. If you are just on the low FODMAP diet you do not need to worry about this.
Use a dairy free spread or olive oil spread instead of butter. Butter is considered low FODMAP.