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