Gluten-Free Gingersnap Cookies

One of my favorite books when I was a young child was a holiday themed “scratch and sniff” book, The Sweet Smell of Christmas.  I remember vividly my sisters and I huddled together on the couch, toasty warm in our Lanz of Salzburg flannel nightgowns (a la Big Love–sure do miss that show!). Passing the book back and forth between the three of us, we would scratch the candy cane picture and inhale deeply to enjoy the invigorating peppermint scent. Then there was the fragrant orange, so powerful it would make my mouth water.  A whiff of the hot chocolate mug would send me running to the kitchen for my own warm treat. Each of us had a favorite scent and mine was the gingerbread man. Sweet cinnamon, ginger and cloves dazzled my little olfactory bulb to no end.  To this day, that gingerbread aroma promises all that is wonderful about the holidays–reuniting with loved ones, delicious feasts, the joy of giving.  Baking these gingersnap cookies will infuse your home with the same glorious scent and you will, no doubt, be intoxicated with cheerful enthusiasm for the coming season.  Just try it–you’ll see! Continue reading