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Recipes » Desserts » Homemade Gingerbread Cookies
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Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Cooking Tips

  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. To make this recipe gluten-free, substitute a gluten-free flour for the white whole wheat flour.
  • 4. You can make your own date paste at home using this recipe.

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