I participate in a health group in my area every now and again, and every month I try to focus on one medicinal herb, what it does for your body, and how we can use it in our everyday food! So, this month's herb is GINGER, and these cookies are not your average ginger snaps!
Ginger is a great anti-bacterial herb, and you can use it in many ways! This is obviously ground ginger that we use in these cookies, but you can grate fresh ginger into your favorite chili recipe, or you can make ginger tea by boiling diced ginger in a pot for about 10 minutes and adding honey. Ginger tea is great for keeping colds and flu viruses away, and it works wonders for a natural remedy for strep throat!
These cookies are thick and chewy and VERY GINGERY! If you're looking for cookies with a kick, then these are for you! These cookies are also completely organic and refined sugar-free! They're sweetened with pure maple sugar, which means that they're sweetened with dried maple syrup which is filled with lots of minerals and nutrients!
3 cups whole wheat pastry flour
2 Tbs. ground ginger
2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 cup butter (room temperature)
1/2 cup palm shortening
3/4 cup organic maple sugar
1/4 cup molasses
*Use organic ingredients when feasible.
Welcome to My Kitchen!
Food is one of the greatest forms of science, art, medicine, and sustenance all at the same time! It's what feeds our lives and pumps through our blood. It's what connects us and what gives us energy to fulfill our purpose. It is for that reason that I have a deep passion for discovering, cooking, and eating only the most nutrient dense foods. In my kitchen, we only use organic, whole ingredients that feed the body, as well as the mind and soul. My hope is to inspire healing through healthy AND delicious food that feeds not only our stomachs, but also our hunger for connection and quality of life.