Now that it’s February, it only means nothing has changed much in the weather department and we’re trying to find ways to get excited about another month or two of winter. I’m tempted to say that February only offers us the excuse to indulge in all the chocolate our hearts desire…. But that’s not how we’re going to think about things.
Let’s change the idea of February. It’s chilly enough to treat ourselves to some really special flavors.
What’s one of the best things about the winter season? It’s the magical weeks before the holiday season. Those weeks we are actually excited about the first snow fall and wearing our adorable mittens and scarfs. We enthusiastically pin Christmas decorations, winter outfits and hot drink recipes. We embrace wintery baked goodies that contain cinnamon, molasses and cloves.
Let’s bring this magic back! These cookies are warm and moist and will have you feeling cozy and snug. No one really enjoys warm spiced cookies on a blistering hot day, do they? Let’s stay warm and snug with freshly baked spiced cookies. Seize the moment. Bake away and enjoy!
Molasses Oatmeal Spice Cookies (egg free)
1 1/2 cups Spelt Flour
3/4 cup Rolled Oats
1 cup Coconut Sugar
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
1 teaspoon Ginger
1/2 teaspoon Cloves
1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/2 cup Butter, melted and cooled
1/4 cup Applesauce
1/4 cup Molasses
2 Tablespoons Coconut Sugar, optional
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
In a mixing bowl, whisk the first 7 ingredients together until well mixed and there are no lumps. Add the melted butter, applesauce and molasses and mix until just combined. Spoon rounded tablespoons of dough onto two parchment lined baking sheets. Gently press the balls down to form little fat disks. For a more crisp and slightly sweeter cookie, sprinkle an extra 2 tablespoons of coconut sugar over the cookies. Bake in the oven for 8-9 minutes. Allow to cool for 5 minutes before enjoying.
Yields 26-28 cookies.