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Spiced Chai Ginger Bread Protein Cookies

Serves 27 90 minute prep time

By Vega on December 3, 2018

Spiced Chai Ginger Bread Protein Cookies

Holiday cookies that fuel you with all the power of plants at the same time! Impossible? Not for us. We’ve found a way to infuse classic gingerbread cookies with Vega One® Botanical Blends which features reishi extract. Red Reishi is a renowned herb that has been used in traditional Chinese culture for over 2000 years. These cookies taste delicious and provide greens, vitamins and minerals, Omega-3 ALA, and probiotics, and the legendary mushroom, reishi, which was curated for the ability to support vitality and wellness.

 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 scoop Vega One® Botanical Blends Spiced Chai
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground cardamom
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 whole flax egg (1 Tbsp ground flax meal + 2.5 Tbsp Water)
  • ¼ cup cup nut butter (e.g. almond)
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • ¼ cup vegan butter (softened)
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Preparation

  • For the flax egg, mix ground flax-seed and water together and let it sit for 15 minutes while it thickens.

  • Sift together flour, Vega One® Botanical Blends, baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, and nutmeg. Set aside.

  • Cream butter, almond butter, molasses, sugar, and vanilla.

  • Add flax egg.

  • Add dry ingredients to wet mixture.

  • Mix until combined.

  • Cover and chill dough for at least 45 min or preferably overnight.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  • Divide dough in half. Rewrap one half and refrigerate, place other half on floured parchment or waxed paper; roll out 1/8 inch thick. Freeze dough (on paper) until firm (15 minutes)

  • Loosen dough from paper and cut out shapes, transfer to baking sheets

  • Bake for 8-10 minutes or until slightly browned on edges. Please note, they will continue firming up when cooling down

  • Feel free to decorate as desired using sprinkles, dried fruits or nut, or vegan icing

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