Vegan Molasses Cookies
One of my fondest memories of my grandmother were her molasses cookies (and doughnuts). They were of course not vegan. Here is a close approximation and I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed my grandmother's.
- 2-1/2 C All Purpose Flour
- 1 tsp Baking Soda
- 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp Ginger
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- 1/2 C Vegetable Shortening (I use Earth Balance Baking Sticks)
- 1/2 C Brown Sugar packed
- 1/2 C Molasses
- 1 tbsp ground Flax Seeds mixed with 3 tbsp Water place refrigerator 15-30 minutes
- 1 tbsp Water
- 1 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
With an electric mixer, place all of the ingredients in a bowl and mix until combined.
On a floured surface, roll dough to 1/2" thickness.
Place cutouts on a parchment lined baking sheet.
Bake for 7-10 minutes. Allow to cool for 2 minutes on the cookie sheet before transferring to a cooling rack or plate.