Oh, I definitely want all these recipes!!! Here are mine (If you want the nutritional info, just ask, it's a bit long to post all of it here, I think!)Heavenly Ginger Spice Cookies
(makes 4 dozen small cookies)
3/4 cup butter, softened
1 cup raw sugar
1/2 cup blackstrap molasses
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup water
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
3 tsp. ground ginger
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. ground cloves
1 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp. sea salt
raw sugar for rolling them in
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar together mixer until creamed together.
3. Add the molasses and mix well.
4. Mix the water with the baking soda, then add that and mix well.
5. Sift (or mix together with a whisk really well) the flour, salt, and spices.
6. Add dry ingredients to wet, and mix well.
7. Shape dough into walnut-sized balls (roll between palms of your hands) and then roll in raw sugar (in a bowl). If they're too sticky to handle, add a little flour.
8. Place on cookie sheet covered with a piece of parchment paper (makes for SUPER EASY cleanup, which we all love!) about 2 inches apart. If you want thin and crispy cookies (snaps) flatten slightly, otherwise leave in balls to make small, fat, soft cookies.
9. Bake for about 10 - 12 minutes.
Makes a little over 4 dozen small, or 3 dozen medium cookies!
...Healthy No-Bake Cookie Balls
(makes 24 walnut-size balls)
3 tablespoons milk
1/3 cup sugar
1 heaping tablespoon cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1/3 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup wheat germ (heaping)
1/4 cup ground flax seeds
1 cup quick oatmeal
1. Heat milk, sugar and cocoa powder over high heat until boiling, stirring constantly.
2. Take off heat and stir in vanilla and peanut butter; stir until peanut butter has melted completely.
3. Stir in wheat germ and oatmeal.
4. Drop by large spoonfuls onto wax paper or eat immediately.
For these, it's best to make small balls, a bit smaller than a walnut, and refrigerate them to set them up, and keep them in refrigerator to keep them firm. When they're that small, you can just pop them in your mouth so they don't fall apart at all. You can easily substitute a nondairy milk or use other nut butters, too, btw.