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Here in this household, we don’t cry over spilt milk… we sop it up with Ginger Pumpkin Spiced Sugar Cookies! I am very, very pleased with the outcome of these cookies. Growing up I use to love Ginger Snap Cookies dipped in milk. Just the kind that I
purposely accidentally dropped in the milk and had to fish out with a spoon. We never had them in our kitchen pantry but grama did, and I would make a beeline for them when ever I would visit.
These cookies are not hard and crispy like the Nabisco brand but the flavor is there and they hold up beautifully to a dousing in milk! Having a raw cookie dough that you can roll out, and since ginger snap cookies do come in all shapes, sizes, and textures, you can play around with cookie cutters and have a lot of fun.
To decorate mine this time around, I used chocolate in a piping bag that was fitted with a very tiny tip. This gave me pretty good control to decorate the cookies. I just needed a steady hand. Wonder if Amazon sells those. haha Before I let you go, I wanted to explain the texture of this cookie. I don’t know about you but when I follow recipes, there must be photos and a good description of the outcome. This comforts me in seeing and knowing that I am on the right track. So, these cookies are firm but not crunchy. They have a chew to them. They hold their shape and as I shared earlier they are perfect for dunking! And the warming flavors of Autumn spices are ever present, a perfect ginger cookie.
Ingredients: ENRICHED FLOUR (WHEAT FLOUR, NIACIN, REDUCED IRON, THIAMINE MONONITRATE [VITAMIN B1], RIBOFLAVIN [VITAMIN B2], FOLIC ACID), SUGAR, MOLASSES PRESERVED WITH SULFUR DIOXIDE, PARTIALLY HYDROGENATED SOYBEAN OIL, LEAVENING (BAKING SODA, CALCIUM PHOSPHATE), GINGER, SALT, SOY LECITHIN (EMULSIFIER).
Ingredients: RAW ALMOND AND OAT FLOUR, SALT, CLOVES, PUMPKIN SPICE, GINGER, ALMOND BUTTER, RAW AGAVE, RAW HONEY, COCONUT OIL, VANILLA EXTRACT.
Optional ~ Decorating with Chocolate:
I apologize for the blurry photos. I was really struggling with shooting around the plastic wrap.
No matter what I did, the glare off of it got the best of me.
I almost didn’t use them but I really wanted you see what I did so if you back up about 5 feet from your computer screen,
squint your eyes and hop on your left foot, it will come into focus. haha
Photo above ~ Spread plastic wrap on top of the counter top. Place the dough on top of that in the center.
Place a second piece of plastic over the dough and roll flat. I rolled mine to about 1/4″ thick.
Photo below ~ Gently pull the outer trimmings away from the cookie dough shape.
Photo below ~ Slide your hand under the plastic and carefully lift the cookie shape on to
your finger tips. Flip the cookie over into the palm of your other hand. Sorry, that hand was
busy pressing the camera button so I couldn’t show you, but I am sure you get the point. :)
Place the cookies on the mesh sheets that come with the dehydrator.
These cookies are perfect for creating special traditions that can be shared with your loved ones. Not only can you relax in knowing that you are making healthier choices to satisfy your sweet-tooth, you can pass times like these onto your children, grand-children or other loved ones. Some of my favorite memories in life were created in a kitchen. So keep the following things in mind..
It is way more enjoyable to have some helpers in the kitchen. Let little ones work beside you. Pull a step stool up to the counter and get them involved. With raw food, you don’t have to worry about them getting burned, just keep sharp objects out of their reach. Teach them about measuring spoons and cups. You can measure out the ingredients, but let them do the pouring.
Talk about each ingredient that is being used and what role it has in the recipe. Isn’t it a comforting feeling to know that not only can they pronounce the ingredients used, so can you! haha What happens if they spill some coconut oil? No worries, have them swipe it off the countertop with the palm of their hand and show them how to rub it into their skin to use a moisturizer! Taste test the ingredients by themselves and also along the way while building the recipe. The beauty with raw foods like this, is that you can eat the dough “raw”! Have fun!
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