My sister in law suggested we try Labor Cookies. Uh what the heck? I had never heard of such a thing. But a quick google search I found that they are basically a ginger snap with a kick. Well…we tried everything else why not. While visiting our friends (the Sanow's) friday night Sam and I whipped out a batch of Labor Cookies. You see…Not only was the 22nd my day for the baby pool it was also Sam's. So it was a good investment for her! ha ha! I realize the cookies obviously did not work for me but they are kinda tasty and even Jon and Dan kept eating them (although no labor pains for them!). I think if I made them again I would omit the cayenne pepper. They taste pretty good but the cayenne is a little hot for my taste and it sounds like its the ginger that is supposed to help anyway. Or if you are not trying to induce labor they may taste better without it.
Here is the recipe:
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper 8 tablespoons (or 1 stick) margarine 1/2 cup granulated sugar (will also need extra sugar to roll cookie dough in) 1 cup light brown sugar, packed 1/3 cup molasses 2 egg whites
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, salt and cayenne pepper in small mixing bowl. Set dry ingredients aside.
Then blend margarine in large mixing bowl. Stir in brown sugar and granulated sugar slowly. Add the molasses, then the egg whites. Finally, add the dry ingredients to your mix.
Roll dough into ¾ inch balls. Roll cookie balls in sugar to lightly coat each cookie. Place balls on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake in oven for 8-10 minutes or until cookies are golden brown.
(original post can be found HERE)