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Oh, Gingersnap: A Sorghum Cookie Recipe


What feels like a beautiful, crisp fall day more than a gingersnap?  

Fall is here and it is getting to be gingersnap and oatmeal bread kinda weather! The smells coming from the warm oven fill the house with an aroma that sooths our hearts during this season of non-stop holiday action.

Since I was pregnant with my first son, now fifteen years ago, I have known ginger to be a tummy-settler. If a stomach is anxious, or nauseous, try a gingersnap. I use sorghum in place of molasses to make my gingersnaps, which adds extra nutrients to this yummy cookie. Another benefit of this recipe is the use of oil instead of a hydrogenated fat, any oil of your preference may be used.


3/4 cup oil 

1 cup sugar 
1/2 cup sorghum (or molasses) 
1 egg 
2 cups flour 
2 tsp baking soda 
1/4 salt 
1 tsp cinnamon 
2 tsp gingerbread 
1/2 tsp cloves 

Mix together all wet ingredients. Sift together flour and all other dry ingredients and stir into wet mixture. On a greased cookie sheet or cookie sheet lined with a silicone mat, use a small cookie scoop to form cookies, placing them two inches apart. Press each cookie slightly with a cup or jar dipped in granulated sugar. Bake in a preheated oven at 350 degree F for 10 minutes or until set in the center. 

Photo credit:  Alice Leverich (my sunset addicted mother)