Spiced Blackstrap molasses cookies

Makes approximately 2 dozen small cookies.

Ingredients:

  • 4 oz of coconut butter
  • 1 cup of dried dates finely chopped or blended in food processor
  • ½ cup of organic blackstrap molasses
  • 2 tablespoons of chia seeds mixed with 6 tablespoons of water (substitute for 2 eggs)
  • 2½ cups of spelt flour
  • 1 teaspoon each of ground cloves, ground ginger, and ground cinnamon or allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon of unrefined sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • ½ cup of water

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 180/375 degrees. Mix chia seeds and water in a cup and leave aside to set.
  2. In a marie-bain or pot on very low heat, melt the blackstrap molasses and coconut butter together.
  3. Add the spices, baking soda and salt and mix, then add the chia seed and water mixture and beat until all is well-mixed. Add ½ cup of water and mix in with chopped dates.
    Add flour and mix to form a sticky dough.
  4. Use coconut butter to oil up 2 cookie sheets.
  5. Use a tablespoon to drop the mixture into the cookies sheets, and bake for 15 minutes.
  6. Allow the cookies to cool. before serving.

VARIATIONS: Add rind of organic orange, or ginger + lemon.

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