I'm about a week from my due date, and any mama who is or has been here knows what that means. I'M READY TO GET THIS BABY OUT OF ME!!! Since 38 weeks, I've tried about every thing to get the labor ball rolling. From rockin' and rollin' on a exercise ball (for a week straight now), walking, eating pineapple like it's going out of business, sex (literally only for the sake of jump starting this birthing process, because right now sex is the last thing on my list of things I wanna be doing), and even dousing everything in hot sauce. I know, I know, she will come when she is ready, but I'm just giving her a lil' nudge, a lil' hint, an eviction notice per say. Yesterday a friend gave me a suggestion that I haven't tried yet; Labor-Inducing Cookies. Yes, cookies that supposedly help bring on the onset of labor. I mean, I dunno about y'all but she had me at "cookies", real talk. I figured I'd give it a shot. Nothing to lose and cookies to gain, am I right?! I made some changes to the original recipe to make it a little cleaner, gluten-free and dairy-free, but just as yummy!
Mama Sana Labor-Inducing Cookies
2.5 cups all-purpose gluten-free flour
1.5 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 TBS coconut oil
1/3 cup of agave
1 cup coconut sugar
1/3 cup of molasses
2 egg whites
-Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
-Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, salt, and cayenne pepper in a bowl and mix well. Set aside.
-In a larger bowl, blend coconut oil until softened, then slowly stir in coconut sugar and agave.
-In the same bowl, add molasses and egg whites. Stir well.
-Finally, add dry ingredients to your mix, stirring well.
-Roll 3/4 inch balls on a lightly greased, or parchment paper lined, cookie sheet and bake in oven for 10-12 minutes until browned.
Yields: about 25 cookies.
These cookies taste better than I'd expected. They're like a fluffier, spicier version of a ginger snap, or gingerbread cookie. Not too too spicy, but have a glass of water on hand. I wil let y'all know if they work! ::fingers crossed:: I would love to hear if any of y'all have success with these cookies, too. Hopeful laboring, mamas!