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 Cookies

Yields 32

Ingredients:

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  • 1-1/2 tablespoons ground flax
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  • 5 tablespoons hot water
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  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
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  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
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  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
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  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
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  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
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  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
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  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
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  • 1/2 cup vegan butter
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  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar, divided
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  • 1/2 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
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  • 1/4 cup molasses
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  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Directions:

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  1. In a small bowl, combine flax and water. Set aside.
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  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, allspice, black pepper, and salt.
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  5. 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.
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  7. Add flour mixture to butter mixture and mix on low until well-blended.
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  9. 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.
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  11. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. and grease 2 large cookie sheets.
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  13. Lightly flour your hands and shape dough into 32 balls. Roll balls in remaining granulated sugar.
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  15. Place cookie balls 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheets. Bake for 12 minutes.
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  17. Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool.

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