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Ginger Cookies

Ginger-spiced cookies are a must-eat during the holidays when the cold weather draws you to warm flavors. These cookies are perfect for serving holiday guests, wrapping into a gift for a neighbor, or setting out for Santa.

Ginger-spiced cookies are a must-eat during the holidays when the cold weather draws you to warm flavors. These cookies are perfect for serving holiday guests, wrapping into a gift for a neighbor, or setting out for Santa.
Ginger-spiced cookies are a must-eat during the holidays when the cold weather draws you to warm flavors. These cookies are perfect for serving holiday guests, wrapping into a gift for a neighbor, or setting out for Santa.

Ginger Cookies

Yields 32

Ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 tablespoons ground flax

  • 5 tablespoons hot water

  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger

  • 2 teaspoons baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice

  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 cup vegan butter

  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar, divided

  • 1/2 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar

  • 1/4 cup molasses

  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


Directions:

  1. In a small bowl, combine flax and water. Set aside.

  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, allspice, black pepper, and salt.

  3. In the bowl of a stand-up mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Combine butter, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, and all of the brown sugar. Beat until well-combined. Add molasses and beat until well combined. Beat in vanilla. Beat in flax mixture.

  4. Add flour mixture to butter mixture and mix on low until well-blended.

  5. Dump dough onto a lightly floured surface and use your hands to shape into a flat disk. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.

  6. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. and grease 2 large cookie sheets.

  7. Lightly flour your hands and shape dough into 32 balls. Roll balls in remaining granulated sugar.

  8. Place cookie balls 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheets. Bake for 12 minutes.

  9. Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool.


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