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Monday, December 17, 2012

Poop Cookies





After figuring out how sick the Miralax was making Abby we HAD to figure out how to keep the plumbing moving without medications.

Blackstrap Molasses is a family home remedy. It works! IT is also loaded with gobs of terrific nutrition! But, most folks just are not going to want take a spoonful straight up- a very powerful flavor!

Sweet potato's have a nice bit of nutrition as well. And also help things move along.

Figs- just as powerful as raisins if not more so for Abby. Abby for whatever reason doesn't tolerate raisins but does better with dried figs.

We combined all these elements to make what we lovingly call "Poop cookies!" . They don't taste like poop but they do kind of look like it, and they sure make a tasty preventative! :-) The spices in these smell so holiday, I never mind making a fresh batch of these.

These freeze very well. We will just grab 1 or 2 frozen and let them thaw on the counter or zap in the micro for 15 and ready to eat!

Abby will eat 1 of these cookies with each meal throughout the day. Within 24-48 hours any blockage she has is resolved. When she is going through a spurt of back to back episodes of constipation she will just eat 1 or 2 of these daily for a few weeks until her system balances back out. She has never complained! :-) My oldest has severe constipation issues(10 plus day type) and she swears by these too!


INGREDIENTS:
1/4 cup spectrum palm shortening
3/4 cups white sugar(domino's or C&H)
2 eggs
2 Tablespoons pureed sweet potato(or skip and increase molasses to 1/3 cup)
1/4 cup unsulphered black strap molasses(Plantation Brand seems to be universally safest for corn allergy)
2 cups gf all-purpose flour( I did 1 1/2 cup gf all purpose and 1/2 cup teff flour)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground allspice
1 teaspoon ground ginger(we use 1 1/2 t but we like a lot of spice!)
1/2 teaspoon mace
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves( 1/8 is plenty)
(You can also add cinnamon but Abby is sensitive so we skip it, you would want about 1 teaspoon and then skip the mace and cloves)
dash of salt
3/4 cup diced dried stewed figs(or raisins)

1) dice black mission figs. Place in microwave safe bowl. Cover with water and add 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Microwave on 2 minutes(till boil). Place to the side and allow to soak in the vanilla water. Or if you are using raisins same thing, but you don't have to cut the raisins. Nothing worse then hard chewy raisins or figs that stick to your teeth, stewed they are sweet, tender and plump.

DIRECTIONS:


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease baking sheets(or use parchment paper).
In a large bowl, cream together shortening and sugar until smooth.Mix in sweet potatoes. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the molasses. Combine the gf flour, baking soda, and spices and salt; blend into the molasses mixture. Drain the figs or raisins well, caution they may be hot, I really press them to get as much fluid out as I can. Mix the drained stewed figs or raisins(or both?) Drop dough by tablespoonfuls onto prepared baking sheets.
Bake for 9-11 minutes in preheated oven, or until the center is set. Cool on wire racks.

You could also add 1/4 cup finely minced candied ginger. I have also in the past snuck in 2 Tablespoons of rice protein when Abby is struggling to get her protein.

1 comments:

Laura Cox said...

I am making some today! Regularity and blockages/motility seem to be a recurring problem in our house, so off to the store I go...

Laura

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