Monday, December 15, 2008

Ginger Cookies

At 3:30 on Saturday, I was fine. At 3:31 I came down with a horrendous cold. It really did happen that fast. Bill and Kay have been battling colds since September but I've somehow managed to avoid catching them - until now. I knew it was too good to last!

Kay is at school right now but I really wanted to record what she did last night. As I was dieing on the couch, she asked me if ginger was good for colds. I think I said yes.

An hour later, she had made these cookies AND cleaned up the kitchen! These cookies are the delicious result of teaching her to follow a recipe!!!

She used the recipe in Vegan with a Vengeance (have I mentioned how fantastic every single dessert is in this book?) but she rolled them in cinnamon sugar instead of demerrara sugar. I can tell they are very good even with my cold-ravaged taste buds.

Ginger Cookies

2 cups flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

2 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

1/2 cup canola oil

1/4 cup molasses

1/4 cup soy milk

1 cup sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

cinnamon sugar for rolling

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Sift together the flour, baking soda, and spices. In a separate large bowl, mix together the oil, molasses, soy milk, sugar and vanilla. Pour the dry ingredients into the wet and combine well. Roll into 1 inch balls, flatten into a 1 1/2 inch diameter disk, press the cookie tops into the cinnamon sugar and place 1 inch apart, sugar side up, on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Bake 10 -12 minutes. Let cool slightly and transfer to a cooling rack.

The recipe says it makes 24 cookies but Kay got 55 out of this recipe.


Veggie said...

Oh, these look yummy! I think I'll try these out for Christmas this year.

Champsleeve said...

I've really been enjoying them and my cold is getting better so the ginger must be working!


Mickle in NZ said...

Well done Kay, they look crisp and very scrummy.

Dana - good you're feeling better, Kay came up with a brilliant rememdy

Champsleeve said...

I am feeling better but just to make sure, I brought a handful of cookies to work with me today!!

She sure is strange! said...

They do look tasty!! I'm in a baking mood so I'll be sure and try them this weekend!!!

Molly, who is not a chocolate chip cookie lover(gimme a snickerdoodle)

Champsleeve said...


My husband's favorite is snickerdoodles too. Personally, I say you are both crazy!


She sure is strange! said...

I made these tonight(Christmas Eve) and they are scrumptious!!! I'm wondering if I could cut back a bit on the sugar and oil though, they were way sweet and a tad greasy. I'll experiment next time around and see what happens. They are definitely worth making again!

Merry Christmas!


Champsleeve said...


I almost always cut the sugar in half. This is the recipe straight from the book so I'm sure you could easily cut it back. I don't know about the greasy part though. Ours turned out very crispy almost like they needed extra moisture!