I renamed ginger snap cookies, cinnamon cookies so that my son Taylor, when he was little, would try these. At the time he has just recently been diagnosed with food allergies/sensitivities (which he has outgrown! Yay!). It’s funny to me sometimes what we do to convince our kids to eat. My kids are so picky they turn their noses up at dessert! Crazy! I hope you enjoy this recipe. We really love these with flaxseed instead of eggs. They turn out “fluffier”. And fluffy cookies are yummy! So even now that my son can eat eggs, this is one recipe I always make with flaxseed.
13 TBSP butter (almost 1 Cup- 3TBSP less), softened
1 C brown sugar
1 TBSP flaxseed + 2 TBSP water, mix and let stand 2-3 min. OR 1 egg
1/4 C molasses (I usually do slightly less)
2 1/2 C flour
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ginger
*Sugar for dipping*
In a Bosch mixer with the cookie dough paddles, cream the butter and sugar. Then add flaxseed and molasses. Mix.
In a separate bowl, combine the flour, salt, baking soda, cloves, cinnamon, and ginger. Stir to mix evenly. Add to mixer and mix. Any time you are using flaxseed, you might need to add just a tiny bit more water. So as I’m mixing in the dry ingredients, I have about 1-2 tsp of water handy to pour in as the mixer is still going. You want to add only enough water to get the dough to form. If you add too much, the cookies will not be “fluffy”. Or you can just add one egg in the previous step with the molasses and not flaxseed at all.:)
Pour about 1/2 C sugar into a bowl. I use a pampered chef small scoop, and then roll the balls in sugar. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake at 350º for 9 minutes. (I’m here in Utah, so baking times may vary where you live). I always bake two cookie sheets at a time, so I bake for 5 minutes, then switch and bake for 4 more.
These cookies will appear soft still. You want them only slightly browned on the edges. They harden as they cool. So I cool them on the pan for about 1 minute, then remove them to a cooling rack.
My kids gobble these up! I have had several neighbors also say these are delicious. I hope you enjoy them too. Have a wonderful weekend! And if you are heading up to Brigham City for Peach Days, I hope to see you there!
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