DISCLAIMER: This is NOT medically proven. This is not medical advice, this is for entertainment and an old wives tale. I assume no responsibility for the consequences of eating these, or any health issues that may result. (which will probably not even be the ones they are SUPPOSED to cause)
OK, now that, that is all clear, lets get to the reason I made these to begin with. Shall we?
My poor, POOR daughter in law is so pregnant, that I think even her pregnancy is pregnant. She, due to other health issues will not be allowed to get past 37 weeks and she is so there. She is so ready that she will try about anything for a natural induction. ALMOST!!
She has tried it all, accept castor oil, she will NOT go that far. The things she reads and I find on the internet are hysterical. I have read anything from eating eggplant Parmesan to bumpy car rides, castor oil smoothies, and everything in between.
These cookies were just the icing on the cake and I HAD to amuse her and make them today! I don't recall where I got the recipes since I hand wrote it down but, if I find it again, I will post it. There was just no way I couldn't give them a shot. This poor girl can't tie her shoes, can't dress herself, and can barely drive!
Without further explanation let me give this recipe to you. She said they are good, but as you swallow them it has a kick from the red pepper! I might have added a WEE bit more red pepper. Don't judge, I want to meet my grandson too!
2 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
3/4 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp/ ground ginger
1/2 tsp. ground cloves
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
8 T butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar plus extra for rolling cookies in
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1/3 cup molasses
2 egg whites
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F,.
Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, salt and cayenne pepper in a medium bowl or the bowl of your standing mixer. Mix until combines. Add in softened butter, sugars, and egg whites. Mix until combined. The dough may seem a bit crumbly but no worries it will all work out.
Place your extra granulated sugar in a bowl. Roll dough into balls, about 3/4 inch balls and then roll in sugar and place on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Do this with all of your dough, molasses, and then bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown!
Enjoy the this fun wives tale and don't forget to BREEEEEATH!