Spicy Ginger Date Cookies

Spicy Ginger Date Cookies

Spicy Ginger Date Cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour spelt flour can also be used
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 cup one stick butter
  • 1/2 cup dark molasses
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh peeled ginger (from about a 2″ piece)
  • 1/2 cup natural cane sugar
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 cup chopped dried dates
  • 1/2 cup turbinado sugar for rolling

Instructions

  • Mix together the flour, baking soda, salt, and ground ginger in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  • In a medium saucepan, melt together butter, molasses, natural cane sugar, and fresh ginger. Allow to cool for a bit, and whisk in the egg. Stir in the dates.
  • Add butter mixture to flour mixture, stirring to just combine.
  • Refrigerate dough for at least 30 minutes.
  • When ready to bake, line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Put the turbinado sugar in a small bowl.
  • Using a small kitchen scoop or spoon, get small portions of the dough and roll into no bigger than 1-inch balls.
  • Coat each ball in turbinado sugar and place on prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake each batch for 7-9 minutes. Allow to cool on a cooling rack.

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