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Ingredients

  • 3 cups spelt flour
  • 1/2 cup Hemp Hearts
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tbsp. ginger
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. cloves
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/3 cup + 1 tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup blackstrap molasses
  • 1 flax egg (add 1 tbsp. of ground flax to 3 tbsp. of water and let sit for 15 minutes)
  • 4 tbsp. applesauce
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract

Directions

  • Add all of the dry ingredients to a medium size bowl and stir until they are well combined.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together the wet ingredients.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir until they are well mixed and all of the flour has been worked into the dough.
  • Separate the dough into two equal balls and wrap in plastic wrap and place in the fridge for about two hours.
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Remove the dough from the fridge once it has been chilled for two hours and roll it out on a floured surface until it is 1/4 inch thick.
  • Using a cookie cutter, cut the dough into desired shapes and place them onto a parchment paper lined pan.
  • Bake the cookies for 10-15 minutes or until they are lightly browned around the edges. Remove from the oven and let cool on a rack.
  • Decorate if desired and store in an airtight container or tin.

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