The Story Behind The Island Spice Cookie
Molasses, Ginger & Cinnamon
Do you ever hear a song and get transported back to another time in your life immediately? That is basically what any Beres Hammond song does to me. One play of “Rock Away” or “They Gonna Talk” and I’m immediately an 8-year-old child enjoying playing with my cousins at a huge family party.
Growing up in Miami, it was always pretty warm during the holidays so we hosted our parties both inside and outside on our back patio. After delicious food was eaten and everyone had made their rounds of hellos the music would start, with some cousin playing DJ.
Being an older elementary school-aged child meant I had the dexterity to be the gopher for any beverage an auntie or uncle might like. I was tasked with handing any adult who wanted their beer of choice, usually Red Stripe, Heineken, or Guinness.
As I dug into the cooler filled with ice-cold beverages I remember seeing ginger beer and deciding to confirm that it was not, in fact, actual beer and as an 8-year-old I could drink it without getting into trouble. Once I had my confirmation from an adult, I took my first swig. IT BURNED! I vowed never to drink it again.
Since that time my taste buds and palate have matured and now ginger is one of my favorite flavors to add to savory and sweet foods and even beverages. And every time I have it, I’m transported back to a different time. I hope that you have a bit of nostalgia with these Island Spice cookies. Ginger and Molasses together are warm and reminiscent of the holidays giving your taste buds a big hug!
INGREDIENTS: Organic unbleached wheat flour; organic virgin coconut oil; organic cane sugar; molasses; organic milled flaxseed; water; baking soda; cinnamon; ginger; cloves; nutmeg; and salt.
CONTAINS: Coconut, Wheat