Friday, April 6, 2012

Ginger Cookies

Ginger cookies are my FAVOURITE!!!  This recipe is so easy and so good. Mmmmmm I'm in my happy place.

  • 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp Earth Balance buttery stick
  • 1/2 cup organic white sugar
  • 1/4 cup blackstrap molasses
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • Flax egg (1 tsp ground flax + 4 tbsp almond milk)
  • 1/2 tsp Himalayan sea salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp freshly grated ginger
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2.5 cups spelt flour

  • Directions: Preheat oven to 350F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Mix flax egg in small bowl and set aside. In a large bowl, beat together the Earth Balance and sugar until combined. Now add the molasses, maple syrup, flax egg, and vanilla and beat for another 60 seconds or so. In a medium sized bowl sift together the dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, sea salt, optional cloves). Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet while beating with a mixer to combine. Beat until smooth and mixed well, about 20-30 seconds. With slightly wet hands, shape the dough into 1-1.5 inch balls and place 2 inches apart on the cookie sheet. Carefully flatten ball slightly with bottom of a drinking glass dipped in sugar. Bake for no longer than 10 minutes at 350F. Cookies will slightly firm up after removing from oven. Makes 26 small cookies.

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