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Kick-Ass Molasses Cookies

What you need: 

1 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup canola oil
1/4 cup molasses
3 tablespoons Ener-G egg replacer
2 1/4 cups unbleached all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons sugar

What you do: 

1. Heat oven to 325 degrees F. Mix brown sugar, oil, molasses, and egg substitute in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium. You can also mix with a spoon, but it's better when it's really whipped up.
2. Stir in the rest of the ingredients except the vegan sugar. Make tablespoon sized balls of dough and roll in the sugar.
3. Place cookies 1-2" apart on ungreased sheet.
4. Bake for 13 to 16 minutes or until set (appears dry). Let cool for 1 to 2 minutes and place on wire rack or a plate is fine as well.
Enjoy!!!!!!

Preparation Time: 
10 min
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SO HOW'D IT GO?

After rolling them in sugar (really not needed if you want to skip it...), you just leave them in balls and they flatten while cooking. 

I don't know about replacing the egg replacer with applesauce.  I thought that applesauce usually replaced oil in a recipe- that is how I use it.  I have not tried modifications on this recipe, but I would try the flaxseed replacement for an egg.  Also, maybe swap out some of the oil for applesauce.  But, I love the original recipe :-)

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This recipe is the same as the one handed down to my from my grandmother, who kept them in a kitchen drawer for her grandchildren.  She used lard instead of canola oil.  I think that she dipped the balls of dough into cold water, before rolling them in the sugar.  We tried to imitate what we remembered. I also remember that her cookies were large, and, in fact her recipe is twice the size.  Perhaps a 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg, and half the ginger would be the only changes for this half recipe.  My aunt used, with this size recipe, more like an egg and a half (3 eggs double recipe) for some reason; Grandmother used 2 eggs for her double recipe.  They are good, and thanks for the recommendation for using canola oil, which is always in the cupboard!

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these look really good! can you use applesauce for egg replacer in this?  i dont have the powder egg stuff... either that or flax seed. if someone could let me know how much to use (or applesauce or flax and water) that would be awesome!  also one last thing... after you roll them in the sugar, do you flatten them, or leave them in balls?  thanks! cant wait to try these!

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I have made these twice.  The first time I was not sure how much powdered egg replacer/water to add.  The second time I added 1 T powdered egg replacer and 2 T water.  It worked out well.  Yummy cookies!

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