Friday, June 23, 2006

RECIPE ~ Spice Drop Cookies

If you've ever had Jamaican spice cookies, you'll know what this is all about. Soft, round, raised cookies with not much in them but some sweet spices and a touch of molasses. Generally spices are too much for Pittas, but a cookie or two won't kill you -- Vatas and Kaphas, go nuts! Pictured here using chickpea flour and maple syrup.

2 cups flour*
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp ginger powder
1/2 tsp allspice
1/4 tsp salt

1 egg
1/4 cup syrup*
2 Tbsp molasses
2 Tbsp olive oil*
2 Tbsp milk*

Combine all the dry ingredients in a large bowl. In a smaller bowl, combine all the wet ingredients, then add to the bowl of dry ingredients. Mix well. The batter will be quite wet, but if it's soupy add a touch more flour and if it's stiff add a touch more milk.

Spray a cookie sheet with olive oil and drop batter onto it by the heaping tablespoon. Bake at 325 for 12 minutes. They will be a bit puffed and lightly golden on the bottom. Makes about 15 cookies.

OPTIONAL: I bet it would taste really nice with the grated rind of 1 orange... give it a try!

VATAS choose quinoa or wheat flour, olive oil, rice syrup, and cow's milk or almond milk
PITTAS choose spelt or wheat flour, olive oil, maple syrup, and cow's milk or soy milk
KAPHAS choose spelt or chickpea flour and sunflower oil; for syrup choose fruit concentrate; for milk use plain soymilk or diluted yogurt


Lilli said...

Looks yummy! Thanks for sharing.

Happy pitta season :)

veronika said...

You really are the queen of cookies!

Frannie said...

That's cuz I'm the Cookie Lady!! Thanks for your comments, Lilli and V, I'm sure there will be many more cookies in Fran Life's future : )