Ginger is a refreshingly sweet scented and potent root that you can use in everything from hot tea to stir-fries. It’s also been shown to have many medicinal benefits, such as preventing and treating motion sickness and nausea, boosting the immune system and relieving menstrual cramps and indigestion—not to mention that it’s delicious in cookies.
Almond Ginger Cookies
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups vegan margarine or
3 Tbsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup almond milk
1 tsp almond extract
2 Tbsp grated fresh ginger
5 cups whole-wheat pastry flour
1/2 cup slivered almonds
1/2 tsp salt
- Cream the sugar and vegan margarine together with an electric mixer.
- Stir in the baking powder, baking soda and salt and mix thoroughly. Add the almond milk, almond extract and fresh ginger and mix.
- Slowly stir in the flour until well blended. Roll the dough into a log shape about 2 inches wide and place on a plate. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours or overnight.
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Cut the log into 1/4-inch-wide slices and place on a cookie sheet. Top with the slivered almonds and bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until golden.
- Let cool and enjoy.