Coconut Ginger Molasses Cookies. Vegan. Gluten free.

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Ahhh ginger molasses cookies may be my favorite.  Yes, I’m rushing the holidays.  Sorry about that but when you live a life as a blogger, I’ve been working on food jobs for Christmas for the past 3 months.  I honestly feel late in posting this recipe.  This cookie is tender yet crunchy.  It’s not overly sweet but packed with ginger & molasses which screams holiday season.  These freeze perfectly & make a wonderful cookie to share with friends & family.  Totally vegan and gluten free so no worries about food allergies.  Plus, I’ll be honest – these make your house smell like coming home for the holidays.

Ingredients:

1/4 cup coconut oil, melted (I used Nutiva)
1/4 cup coconut sugar
3 tbl black strap molasses
1 flax/chia egg or flax egg
1.5 cups of almond meal
1/3 cup coconut flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
2 inch nub of fresh ginger, peeled and roughly chopped
1/8 tsp salt

Method:

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line your baking sheet with a Silpat or parchment.  Set that aside.  In a small bowl blend 1 tbl of flax/chia meal or flax meal with 3 tbl of water.  Stir and let that thicken up for 3 minutes.  In a small mixing bowl, blend your flax egg, coconut oil and molasses.  Whisk to combine.
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In the meantime, add your almonds to your food processor and blend down to a ground flour (see photo).  Then add your coconut flour, soda, ginger and salt.  Pulse several times then add your wet ingredients.  Blend until combined (see pic).

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Your batter will be sticky but that’s perfect.  Scoop out the dough with a tiny scoop and place the dough onto your baking sheet.  I flattened the cookie with the palm of my hand to flatten a bit.
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Bake for 13 minutes or until golden around the edges (each oven temperature varies so watch past 12 minutes).  Remove and place the cookies on a cooling rack.
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Once cooled, enjoy!  Store in an airtight container.
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fitness_update
Sunday: 9 outdoor miles running
Monday: 60 elliptical, 30 tm incline walking, weightlifting shoulders/legs
Tuesday: 10 outdoor miles

Nothing terribly exciting happening with my workouts.  Planning on taking 2 rest days this week – one prior to my long run as it seemed really beneficial last week.  Learning as I go with my recovering knee. 🙂

Make it a great day!
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— Knead to Cook

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  1. I just made these and they were so good, luckily I have a great deli up the road that stocks lots of healthy and delicious ingredients. xoxo