My dear friend, Susi, first introduced me to these natural-tummy-ache-calming cookies back when I was pregnant with my daughter and very sick ALL the time! Ginger has a calming effect on the GI system…plus they are just plain YUMMY! I just made some for a friend who was expecting a baby and froze a few of the extras…they are so yummy to warm up in the microwave and have with some tea, especially now that the weather is a bit cooler!
Susi’s recipe came originally from here…but I have modified it now to include “baby-stepified” ingredients!
- 2 3/4 cups WHOLE WHEAT FLOUR
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon ORGANIC cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ORGANIC ginger
- 1 cup ORGANIC brown sugar, packed
- 3/4 cup ORGANIC rBGH free butter, softened
- 1 egg (Cage Free, ORGANIC)
- 1/4 cup light molasses (un-Sulphured)
Combine flour, soda, and spices in a bowl and set aside. Cream sugar and butter. Beat in egg and molasses until light and fluffy. Stir in flour mixture just until blended. Chill for 2 hours or more. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.Shape dough into 3/4-inch balls, roll in granulated sugar, and place on lightly greased baking sheets about 2 inches apart. Flatten each ball with the bottom of a glass dipped in sugar. Bake about 8 to 10 minutes, until set.