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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

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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