Homemade Gingerbread Cookies
What You'll Need
3 cups all purpose white whole wheat flour
1 tsp allspice
2 tsp ginger
1 tsp cloves
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda
¼ tsp sea salt
2 Tbsp applesauce
¼ cup date sugar
¼ cup dark molasses
½ cup date paste
1 flax egg
¼ cup cold water
1 tsp vanilla
1-2 Tbsp cold water
How to Make It
1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2 Mix together dry ingredients. Set aside.
3 Mix the applesauce, date sugar, date paste, molasses, and flax egg together.
4 Stir in ¼ cup cold water and vanilla.
5 Add the dry ingredients to the bowl containing the wet ingredients and mix well. Add cold water (1-2 Tbsp) until dough holds together.
6 Roll out dough into a ¼ inch thick layer. (See cooking tips).
7 Cut out shapes with a cookie cutter and transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet.
8 Bake 15 minutes. Allow to cool.
To avoid having trouble rolling out the dough since it is a little sticky, place a sheet of plastic wrap on the rolling surface and another sheet around the rolling pin and roll it out that way.
To make the flax egg, whisk together 1 Tbsp of ground flax seeds and 2 ½ Tbsp of water. Set aside in refrigerator for 10 min before using.
To make this recipe gluten-free, substitute a gluten-free flour for the white whole wheat flour.
You can make your own date paste at home using this recipe.
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