Spelt Gingerbread Cookies

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Preparation Time 30 minutes Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12 large cookies Cost Per Serving $0.31
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2 1/2 cupsSpelt Flour
1/2 tspBaking Powder
2 tspGround Ginger
1/​2 tspGround Cinnamon
1/2 tspGrape Seed Oil
1 ​tspVanilla Extract
1/2 cupPrune Molasses (or use regular fancy molasses)
Prune Molasses
1 cupPrunes
2 tbspBrown Sugar
1/2 cupWarm Water


  1. Preheat to 350 degrees F.
  2. For the prune molasses, add the prunes, brown sugar, and warm water to a blender and blend until smooth. Add more water if necessary to get a pudding like thickness.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk eggs, molasses, oil, vanilla, and spices.
  4. Slowly add in the flour and baking powder, using a spoon to mix until everything comes together. Add a little more flour if necessary. The dough should be soft but not sticky.
  5. Wrap dough in cling film and refrigerate for at least 20 minutes.
  6. On a clean, floured surface, roll out the dough until it’s 1cm thick and cut into desired shapes.
  7. Transfer to a baking sheet lined with parchment. Bake for about 9 minutes. Let cool before adding any extra toppings.


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