Ginger Molasses Cookies

Every year, my mom and I make hundreds of cookies to share and enjoy. I am glad to say that since I’ve moved into my own place during the past few years, I have kept this tradition going. This is the first of three to be featured tonight!

Ginger cookies are often seen as being snaps- thin, crunchy, and spicy. These are like little pillows of gingery goodness. They’re soft, covered in sugar, and really have that ginger bite. What more could you ask for?

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp ginger powder
  • 1 Tbsp fresh grated ginger
  • 1/4+ cup water (see notes)
  • 1/4 – 1/3 cup molasses
  • 1/3 cup Earth Balance, melted
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Lightly grease a baking sheet.
  2. Combine wet ingredients in a large bowl.
  3. Combine dry ingredients in a smaller bowl. Add the dry ingredients to the larger bowl.
  4. Take about a tablespoon of dough and roll it into a bowl.
  5. Pour some sugar into a bowl. Place the ball of dough into the bowl and swirl around so that the ball is completely covered in sugar.
  6. Place on baking sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes.

Note: If the dough is too dry, add a tablespoon of water at a time to the dough. Also, watch the bottoms of the cookies- they will burn easily!

Makes 18 cookies

Author: 2birds1scone

My name is Shayla and I talk about food. A lot. I live in Brooklyn, NY where I work as a data nerd in the startup world. As much as I wish I could say I've been a healthy vegetarian for the past 8 years, I can't. I started off as many veg's do: eating primarily processed soy products, pasta, and pizza. I also brought meat back into my diet when I started a job in catering. When I realized that cutting out meat didn't make me feel any better and I was still gaining weight, I decided I needed to make some major changes. I started experimenting and researching; I found that the fresher the food was, the more I enjoyed it. I believe we are what we eat. How we feel and what we eat is so profoundly interconnected. It's impossible to exclude factors like diet and lifestyle when you are trying feel better overall. I understand how difficult eating (or just finding) healthy food can be which brings me to this blog. I aspire to help people make healthy living easier. 2birds1scone is a place for suggestions, inspiration and shared information. It's about bringing healthier perspectives to every part of your life. Please feel free to submit your thoughts and recipes! Namaste. "One choice at a time, with intention and compassion for our selves and our planet, we can eat clean and live well." -Terry Walters

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