Gluten Free Bacon Molasses Ginger Cookies – Good for Gingerbread Men and cut out cookies!

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Save your bacon fat to make these delicious old fashioned Molasses cookies.

Bacon Molasses Cookies
Ingredients
1/2 cup bacon fat  room temperature
1/4 c . butter room temperature
3/4 cup granulated sugar plus extra for rolling the cookies in
1/4 c . brown sugar packed
1/4 cup molasses
1 large egg
1/2 tsp . vanilla
2 1/2 cups gluten free all-purpose flour mix – at this link
1 teaspoons  salt
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

Place bacon fat, butter, sugar and brown sugar in
mixing bowl.  Mix well.  Mix in molasses and egg.
Sift dry ingredients together and mix into butter sugar mixture.  Form into 1″ balls.  Place on parchment lined baking sheet.  Flatten with fork.  Bake at 350* for 10-12 min.  Cool before removing.

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same recipe used for cut out cookies/gingerbread men.

Gluten Free Bacon Molasses Ginger Cookies

one cookie flattened with fork, second cookie not flattened.

“Sugarless” Sloppy Joes

I wanted to make Sloppy Joes without sugar or tomato sauce. The tiny bit of ketchup is imageoptional.   I use carrots and onions in this recipe to add a little natural sweetness. This is a recipe that will serve approximately 20 adults. Freezes well.

For those with Celiac Disease serve over gluten free buns/dinner rolls.

Sugarless Sloppy Joes

4 1/2 lbs lean ground beef
2 large onions, diced  
2 tbsp. butter  
4-5 carrots, medium
2 tbsp. chili powder
2 tbsp. mustard
2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
1/4 cup ketchup optional
1 can 796 ml crushed tomatoes

Cook carrots in water until soft.  Drain.  Mash or puree.  Set aside. In large sauce pan caramelize onions in the two tablespoons butter.  Add the ground beef.  Fry until ground been is browned.  Add remaining ingredients including the mashed carrots.  Simmer for 15 – 20 minutes until thickened.  If you need to thicken it up you can mix 1-2 tablespoons cornstarch in a little water and add to mixture.  Simmer for a few minutes after adding cornstarch and water.  Serve over buns.