{ Gluten Free - Gingerbread Molasses Cookies }

*** A Little Note: the first time I made these cookies, I used non-melted coconut oil at first - just packed it into the measuring cup, and then the next time, I melted the oil first, so I wouldn't have to pack the coco shavings into the messuring cup. 

           This made a pretty big difference in the cookie consistency - so .... I suggest using the oil melted from the start, so it's easier to measure out. And in that case, use 1/2 cup melted oil ; ) They're good both ways, but with 1/2 cup, they come out fluffier ; )

alOha everyone!

   I find it funny that the first recipe I finally post on our blog is for coOkies ... because I honestly never make coOkies. Recently, my acupuncturist told me that I'm super Iron deficient and that I should eat black strap molasses and ever since (he swayed me) I've been salivating over the idea of making molasses coOkies ... so I finally did! When he first told me to eat molasses I said, "no thanks, I don't eat sugar." he replied saying, "don't think of it as sugar, think of it as medicine." Molasses is actually very rich in minerals. It's the dregs of sugar ... When they process sugarcane they strip all of the nutrients out, and molasses is everything that's been removed. It's rich in Iron, Calcium, Copper, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium & Zinc & is alkalizing to the body ; )

   So ... after not having eaten sugar in almost three years ... I started consuming molasses and I love it ; ) It tastes very metallic, definitely rich in iron, and almost bitter, and sometimes we just eat it by the spoonful for a mineral/ energy boost. We also love to make dessert milk, stirring it up with maple syrup & a touch of vanilla extract. 

   In place of conventional flour I used my very own homemade almond flour. Every time I make a batch of almond milk, filtering the thick, frothy milk through a fine mesh bag, I crumble the pulp out onto a plate and stick in it the dehydrator ; )  

   I can't even begin to explain how good these coOkies are! You'll just have to make them for yourself to find out ; )

I'll have to post a fresh almond milk recipe/ tutorial soon !!! ... oh, and cream-top coconut tOo!


p.s. feel free to email me if you want a copy of the recipe. pollenarts (at) gmail