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Friggin' Gingersnaps 3.0

November 11, 2018

Okay, I realize that I haven’t written a blog post in nearly a year.  And I'm kind of thinking that the last post was a recipe for gingersnaps.  Which may make it seem rather questionable that this post should be… a recipe for gingersnaps.

 

You will understand when you make them. 

 

This particular gingersnap adventure began at an organic farm/yoga and meditation retreat centre in Vermont where I was lucky enough to spend some time working, playing, loving and learning this summer.

 

The food there was - amazing.  I brought home a whole stash of new recipes, including this surprising (and need I say fabulous) 5 ingredient cookie.  5 ingredients, people!  It was 4 until I sneaked in the cinnamon.

 

Metta Earth Cardamom Cookies

 

2 C almonds ground into a coarse meal (do this in your blender or buy almond meal if you don’t have a blender) 

1/3 - 1/2 C maple syrup

1/4 t cardamom

1 t fresh grated ginger

1 t cinnamon

 

Preheat the oven to 350.  Combine all of the ingredients and form into about 20 balls.  Press gently onto a prepared cookie sheet, and stick a whole almond in the centre.  Looks kinda nice that way.  

 

Bake about 15 minutes, but check after 12.  Their little bottoms burn in a hurry.

 

I shared some of these babies with my latest Total Detox gang, and folks were all amazed at how they satisfied just like a “real cookie."  At which point they elevated it from something wholesome to real cookie status.

 

My pal Kristen raves about them - “those friggin’ cookies!!!”  She and I were especially friggin’ loving how the friggin’ texture is just like a chewy friggin’ gingersnap.  And then the little light-bulb appeared.  They friggin’ actually would be friggin’ gingersnaps if we changed things up just a teeny friggin' bit!  Bam!  Enjoy :)

 

Friggin’ Gingersnaps 3.0

 

2 C almonds ground into a coarse meal (do this in your blender or buy almond meal if you don’t have a blender) 

1/4 C maple syrup***

1/4 C blackstrap molasses***

3 T (yep, that’s tablespoons!) fresh grated ginger

1 t cinnamon

1/2 t nutmeg

1/4 t cloves

 

***you can adjust the proportion of maple to molasses to suit your tastes.  I like it 1:1, but I'm not surprised that my kid suggests a higher proportion of maple.  But of course, Lucy.   

 

 

 

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