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Earth Mama's Badass Ginger-Molasses Cookies

What you need: 

all organic ingredients:
1 cup unbleached all purpose flour
1¾ cups whole wheat flour
1½ teaspoon ground ginger
1½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon sea salt (fine grain)
¾ cup melted Earth Balance
¾ cup Sucanat (adjust to your preference)-- personally this isn't too sweet, nor too bland
substitution for 1 egg, prepared. (I used bobs red mill egg replacer)
¾ cup unsulphured molasses
--optional-- Sucanat for sprinkling

What you do: 

Preheat oven to 350°Fahrenheit. Lightly spritz canola oil on surface of baking sheet.
In a bowl, whisk flour, ginger, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt together; set aside.
In a separate large bowl, beat Earth Balance and Sucanat until fluffiness occurs.
Mix in egg replacer and molasses.
Beat in dry ingredient mixture, half at a time.
Drop dough in balls of your preference onto the baking sheet(s).
Sprinkle with Sucanat if you plan to.
Bake about 10-12 minutes or until the edges are about set but the middle of cookie is still soft.
Let stand about 5 minutes on the baking sheet(s) before moving to wire rack to cool completely.
Try not to devour the entire recipe in one sitting, spread the cookie love around to everyone! Enjoy.

Preparation Time: 
10 minutes
Cooking Time: 
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SO HOW'D IT GO?

Okay, so these look great  :)
But I don't have egg-replacer, what can I use instead? Appelsauce?  :-\

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The dough is amazing I agree.
But something went wrong : (
I used spelt flour, and on tablespoon of flax seed blended with water for egg sub.
One point I was confused about was the "melted e.balance"- was the 3/4 BEFORE of AFTER melting point?
These turned out flat and not impressive.

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These are TOTALLY badass.

I probably should have halved the recipe, simply because I started to make them and realized that I was running out of some of the ingredients... I didn't have enough ground ginger, I only had about 1/2 teaspoon, so I increased the cinnamon and added some nutmeg.  Then I realized I didn't have quite enough molasses.  I had a little more than half of the 3/4 cup called for, so I subbed maple syrup for the rest.  I also used 1/2 cup of margarine and 1/4 cup applesauce and used flax as my egg replacer.

All that being said... these are WONDERFUL.  I made these for a friend who loves ginger cookies and was planning on giving her the whole batch... but I totally stole a bunch.

:)>>>

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yeah... so these didnt turn out so great for me. i used blackstrap molasses and i think that was where i turned bad. the molasses is SOOO overpowering. any suggestions on how much i should cut it down?

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spicey flavor, not as distict as "molasses cookies" like i remember the Trader Joes bagged ones tasting but whatever. They are not terrible, and i am not down for wasting food. but too crumbly of a batter. using the whole wheat might have effected mine.  maybe ill add tapioca starch if i ever make these again. not so sure i will though..

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these are yummy cookies! i had to use vegetable oil instead of margarine (was all i had), and i wasn't too careful about measuring things, but they still turned out fine.  the molasses was a bit overpowering for me, but the title gives fair warning.  I countered it by adding some choc chips to the second half of the batch and mmmm so good!!

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These cookies rock like a hurricane!  :-D I substituted spelt and rice flours to make them wheat free and also used Sucanat for the sweetner. Though they were sort of flat, they were delicious!  Took them to my yoga studio and everyone there loved them, too.  I'll definitely be making them again. 

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I did half the batch b/c we're trying to cut down costs, and I knew we would eat them all very quickly either way....but now I'll just have to make another 1/2 batch soon!

LOL. Me, too.  They were so good I just kept thinking, "Dang it why didn't I make a full batch!!!"  They are fab dunked in soymilk or hot tea...mmm... need... more... cookies....

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I HAD to try these after seeing VS's pictures/review. These are possibly my favorite cookies...ever? That seems crazy..I dunno..but they are FABULOUS. I halved the recipe (thanks for the idea, VS!), but I got 12 bigger cookies. I added the rest of my ground ginger, and then grated some more fresh in. I used all whole wheat pastry flour, and did 1/4 c EB and 1/4 c applesauce (about)...I also tried to do 1/2 an egg sub! I used 1/2 cup Florida crystals..and probably about 1/3 cup blackstrap mollasses. I had to bake mine maybe close to 15 minutes b/c they were so big..and I forgot to sprinkle on the F.C. until near the end.......but these are so perfect! (my husband agrees) I also loved the batter!!  :)>>>

I did half the batch b/c we're trying to cut down costs, and I knew we would eat them all very quickly either way....but now I'll just have to make another 1/2 batch soon!

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These were basically perfect.  I had craving for some molasses cookies and found this recipe.  I made half a batch and got exactly 18 cookies.  Between me and my kids, they didn't make it through 24 hours...

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