Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Healthy Ginger Cookies
These are a great treat at Christmastime. Molasses is high in B vitamins and iron plus agave has one third the glycemic impact of sugar, yay!
¾ C coconut oil
1 C agave
¼ C molasses
2 eggs (organic and free-range)
3½ C whole-wheat flour, finely ground (preferably soft white wheat)
1½ tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. sea salt
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground cloves
3 tsp. ginger (plus, optionally, freshly grated ginger root)
1 tsp. nutmeg
Cream together the coconut oil and sweeteners, then add the egg and mix well. Add all the dry ingredients and mix well. Roll into walnut-sized balls and bake at 375° for 6 min. I rolled mine lightly in evaporated cane juice because my boys love the crunch.
This is a great healthy alternative to the processed sugar and fat counterpart.
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