If the Spice Girls were cookies, Sparkle Spice woud be the sixth member. These are also pretty nice to eat around the holidays, if that's your thing.
2 cups oat or all-purpose flour (all-purpose
gluten-free works, too)
2 tsp baking soda
1.5 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground cloves or allspice
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1 egg or 1 flax egg (see notes)
1/2 cup margarine or butter (make sure vegan if needed)
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1/3 cup molasses
granulated sugar for rolling
1. Place racks in lower and upper thirds of oven and preheat to 375°F. Whisk flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cardamom and salt in a small bowl. Whisk egg of choice, butter or margarine, granulated sugar, molasses and brown sugar in a medium bowl. Mix in dry ingredients just to combine.
2. Place rolling granulated sugar in a shallow bowl. Scoop out dough with a spoon and roll into balls. Dough may be sticky (if too sticky, chill for 20 minutes in fridge). Roll in granulated sugar and place on two parchment-lined baking sheets, spacing 1 to 2 inches apart.
3. Bake cookies, rotating baking sheets halfway through, until cookies are puffed and cracked, about 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool.
Published in Volume 75, Number 12 of The Uniter (December 2, 2020)