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Labor-Inducing Cookie Recipe

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These cookies are said to induce labor!

Are you past your due date and looking for an alternate method to {maybe} induce labor? This recipe is said to induce labor for those who are triggered by spice! Even if they don’t, at least you have an excuse to eat some cookies! You can read stories of how this worked to induce labor here! This recipe comes from the Food Network’s Gale Gand.

Although it’s not in the original recipe, I like to throw in some chocolate chips. Because chocolate.

Here are some health benefits of dark chocolate:

A 100 gram bar of dark chocolate with 70-85% cocoa contains (1):

  • 11 grams of fiber.
  • 67% of the RDA for Iron.
  • 58% of the RDA for Magnesium.
  • 89% of the RDA for Copper.
  • 98% of the RDA for Manganese.
  • It also has plenty of potassium, phosphorus, zinc and selenium.

Another study revealed that eating chocolate 2 or more time per week lowered the risk of having calcified plaque in the arteries by 32%. Eating chocolate less frequently had no effect. See? Science!!

Total Time: 30 min

Prep: 20 min

Cook: 10 min

Yield: 60 cookies

Level: Easy

Labor-Inducing Cookie Recipe

Labor-Inducing Cookie Recipe

Yield: 15-20 cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes


  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger, or more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 8 tablespoons cool unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar, plus extra for rolling
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/3 cup molasses (not blackstrap)
  • 1/4 cup egg whites (from about 2 eggs)


  1. Combine the flour, baking soda, and spices in a mixing bowl and set aside. Cream the butter until smooth and fluffy in a mixer fitted with a paddle attachment (or using a hand mixer). Add the sugars and mix. Add the molasses and mix. Add the egg whites in 2 batches, mixing to combine after each addition.
  2. Add the dry ingredients in three batches, mixing to combine after each addition. Heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spread a few tablespoons of granulated sugar on a small plate.
  3. Roll the dough into 3/4-inch balls, then roll each ball in the sugar until lightly coated. Transfer to parchment lined cookie sheets, leaving 1-inch of space between the cookies. Bake until browned, 8 to 10 minutes. Let cool on wire racks and store in an airtight container.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 20 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 227Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 211mgCarbohydrates: 40gFiber: 1gSugar: 24gProtein: 3g
Each individual's dietary needs and restrictions are unique to the individual. The reader assumes full responsibility for consulting a qualified health professional regarding health conditions or concerns, and before starting a new diet or health program.




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