Soft and Chewy Ginger Einkorn Cookies + A Jovial Giveaway!

It was like Christmas in August when I took my first bite of these soft and chewy ginger einkorn cookies. I allowed myself to stay in that moment of bliss for a few minutes.

Thoughts of cooler weather, less rain, less humidity, less “I-feel-like-my-skin-is-melting-off-of-my-body,” twirled around in my head. Thoughts of the new school year starting, Halloween, an “only child moon” trip to Disney for Andrew before our baby comes, our baby girl’s arrival (!!), and the holidays made my heart jump and dance for excitement.

Fall is coming and these cookies made me feel it. I’m excited about it and I feel no shame in saying it.

There is no denying that my love of einkorn flour runs deep (if you haven’t already, you’ll want to read this post on why I use einkorn flour) but these soft and chewy ginger einkorn cookies from the new cookbook Einkorn: Recipes for the Original Wheat made me fall even more in love. I have actually been craving some soft cookies and these hit the spot. I ended up leaving them out on the cooling rack all day and by the time I got around to putting them in a container, they were still chewy and soft — which says a lot about the recipe.

The Cookbook

To be honest, I’m not much of a cookbook person. I love the idea of them but there are only a few that I actually purchase and let take up space in my house. Jovial’s new cookbook Einkorn: Recipes for the Original Wheat is one that I am happy to have around. We’ve used einkorn in our house almost exclusively for the past few years but I don’t feel like I am an expert in einkorn baking. For the most part, einkorn can be substituted 1:1 in baked goods, but every now and then it needs a little more finessing (it benefits from long, slow methods like sourdough fermentation — I’m definitely not an expert in that) which is why I love the idea of a cookbook.

Carla (the founder of Jovial) has already taken the guesswork out it and created delicious recipes (the ginger cookies are definitive example of the pure yumminess that will come from this cookbook) using an ancient grain that many gluten sensitive people have been able to tolerate. I’m really looking forward to making the einkorn tortillas, parmigiano-reggiano crackers, sea salt crackers, and pizza dough.

The recipes are easy, delicious (these cookies are a testament of that), and perfected so you can enjoy baking with einkorn without having to experience any learning curves of this ancient grain.

The Giveaway

I’ve partnered up with Jovial to give one lucky Naturally Loriel reader a chance to win a gift basket containing awesome einkorn goodies! This is the perfect opportunity for you to get a chance to try einkorn if you’ve never tried it before and get a shot at winning the cookbook.

The goodies (worth $70)

How to enter

Entering is simple, just fill out the rafflecopter widget below.

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The giveaway runs until next Saturday, August 8, 2015. Winner will be announced via Naturally Loriel’s newsletter the following Tuesday, August 11, 2015. Eligible only contiguous US residents, (no AK or HI).

Everyone is a Winner — Save Now!

If you don’t want to take your chances on winning, I still have some great opportunities for you. When you pre-order the cookbook before August 3, 2015, you’ll receive a 25% coupon to save on any of Jovial’s products and free shipping on the cookbook. Pre-order via Jovial’s website here.

If you pre-order on Amazon (for only $12.38!) and have Amazon Prime shipping, you’ll receive your cookbook on August 4 when it releases or possibly a day after. You can still receive the 25% off coupon when purchasing through Amazon.

Lastly, if you’d rather try einkorn first, you can use the coupon code NATURALLYCB at checkout to receive 15% off your total purchase.

See, everyone is a winner!

…and now, time for these deliciously amazing cookies courtesy of Einkorn: Recipes for the Original Wheat.

5.0 from 7 reviews
Soft and Chewy Ginger Einkorn Cookies + A Jovial Giveaway!
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Serves: 16 cookies
  • 2 1⁄2 cups (300 g) all-purpose einkorn flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 10 tablespoons (138 g) unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
  • 1⁄2 cup (100 g) granulated sugar, plus 3 tablespoons for dusting
  • 1⁄3 cup (73 g) (packed) dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsulphured molasses
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 large egg
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In a second bowl, stir together the butter, the 1⁄2 cup granulated sugar, the brown sugar, molasses,ginger, and cinnamon. Add the egg and whisk together until well combined. Add the flour mixture and mix with a spatula until the dry ingredients are no longer visible. Let stand for 15 minutes to give the flour time to absorb the wet ingredients.
  4. Spread the remaining 3 tablespoons granulated sugar on a small plate. Roll 1 1⁄2-inch balls of dough between your hands and roll them in the sugar to dust completely.
  5. Place the balls 2 inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 16 minutes until the cookies have spread and are barely firm to the touch. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes,then transfer to a rack to cool completely.
  6. The cookies can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Reprinted from Einkorn: Recipes for Nature’s Original Wheat. Copyright © 2015 by Carla Bartolucci. Photos by Clay McLachlan. Published by Clarkson Potter, an imprint of Penguin Random House, LLC.

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  1. I have never heard of this interesting einkorn flour before, and I absolutely LOVE baking so it would be fun to try it out 🙂

  2. I have never heard of einkorn flour before. I am wheat-sensitive so was excited to read that this may be a good option for me to use. Thanks for blogging about this and for the opportunity to maybe win some goodies!

    1. Oh yes, you should definitely give einkorn a shot. I can always give you a cup or two of flour if you want next time I see you for you to try. 🙂

  3. I love einkorn and use it as my main grain! That being said, I would love a cookbook (and the other goodies!) to browse and such! 🙂

  4. Would love to try out the eikorn flour and the cook book. Your cookie recipe looks delish too, I love a good gingerbread type of cookie.

  5. Just preordered on Amazon! I’ve never tried Einkorn but I’ve been wanting to for several months…. How do I receive the 25% coupon?

  6. I have been reading a lot about the health benefits of einkorn flour, and it’s on my list of things to buy. Even more so now, since I’m crazy about ginger cookies! Thanks for the delicious recipe!

  7. I am most excited to try the bag of einkorn berries! I have a grinder and would to put it to use. I have never made my own flour. I haven’t baked with einkorn yet but have wanted to.

  8. This prize pack looks awesome. I am very interested in the Flax Linen Couche. I’ve never tried using something like that before.

  9. I have a lot of GF friends for whom I would love to bake something, and it would be interesting to see if this would work for them.
    And all the stuff that comes with the giveaway looks amazing.

  10. I love all the prizes! My favorite to win would be the flour! Have never tried it and don’t eat regular flour, hurts my stomach.

  11. I am excited to try all of the products…as I have not had the chance to use any. I would love if using this type of flour helps with some of my medical issues. Thank you for the opportunity!

  12. I would love to try the Einkorn flour…would love to see if that would work for those that are gluten sensitive in our family…

  13. I would love to try the flour. We don’t like whole wheat, and I have given up on it in most things. Those cookies look amazing too!

  14. I would love to try the cookbook. The ginger cookies look great and the recipes on the website look great. Thank you for showing me new ingredients to work with.

  15. I’ve been wanting to try the flour for some time now. My son keeps breaking out with eczema like patches, and I believe it’s from gluten products. I’d like to see how this flour does for him!

  16. I would be most excited to win the linen couche. Getting more into baking bread & I’ve seen this on multiple tutorials. Would love to try working with one.

  17. I made these cookies with whole grain einkorn, and they turned out just amazing. Just thought I’d share if anyone wanted to use all whole grain versus all purpose. Followed directions exactly even with subbing the flours and just amazing!

    1. Thank you! I was just scrolling the comments to see if this would work. I just finished milling a batch of grains. Thank you! 🙂

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