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Healthy GIANT Ginger Snaps

Lots of ginger and spices in these snaps that will leave an impression you won’t forget. We use olive oil instead of butter and organic ingredients including flaxseed to make them even more healthy and satisfying. Takes 15 minutes to mix and 15 minutes to bake. Easy to make and the dough does not need to be cooled in the refrigerator or freezer before shaping!

Ingredients

1st Bowl – Large
    • 1 cup packed brown sugar
    • 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
    • 1/2 cup organic, unsulfured molasses
    • 1 egg
2nd Bowl – Medium
    • 3 cups unbleached, all-purpose flour
    • 2 teaspoons baking soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 2 teaspoons ground cloves
    • 4 teaspoons ground ginger or 1/4 cup fresh grated ginger
3rd Bowl – Small
    • 1/3 cup organic cane sugar for coating
  • 2 tablespoons organic flaxseed for coating

Flaxseed contains omega-3 fatty acids, protein, antioxidants and may even help fight cancer and diabetes!

How to Make and Bake

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the brown sugar, olive oil, molasses, and egg.
  3. In another bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, salt, cloves, cinnamon, and ginger.
  4. Add the flour mixture to the molasses mixture and blend.
  5. Roll dough into balls (bigger than a golf ball for large cookies).
  6. Roll in sugar and flaxseed mixture.
  7. Place on ungreased cookie sheet at least 1 ½ inches apart. DO NOT press flat.
  8. Bake for 15 minutes (for large cookies) and cool on wire racks.

Ginger cookie recipe for kids soft and hard

VARIATIONS
CHOCOLATE! Dip half the cookie in dark chocolate or drizzle your favorite chocolate on top.
BERRY CRAZY: Add cranberries on top before cooking.
SWEET THING: Use white, raw sugar or the coarser versions of sugar for the coating, e.g., pearl sugar or sanding sugar.
DOWNSIZE: Make smaller cookies and cook for 10-12 minutes. Yields about 32 small cookies.
NIX THE FLAX: Omit the flaxseed in the coating.
CHIA: Add two or three spoons of chia seed to the mix.