What better way to induce labor than by eating cookies, and lots of them. This recipe is intended to help get things moving in the right direction during the latter weeks of pregnancy.

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During both of my pregnancies, I was miserable in the last few weeks. I was so uncomfortable to the point that I would do almost anything to give birth as soon as the doctor said it was safe. I was not aware of the different home remedies out there during my first pregnancy, but this year, I had to give a few a try.

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I do not recommend eating these prior to your 37th week and I do not guarantee that you will give birth right after eating these but eating these made me feel like I wasn’t just idly waiting for the big day. My son’s birth was at the end of September, exactly a week after making my batch of these delicious cookies so I would like to think that they did make a difference even if by only a day. I had to share with a friend of mine by making her her own batch. She is currently going through exactly what so many of us moms go through and is overly excited to welcome her baby girl into the world. I’ll let you know if they work for her! 

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Labor Inducing Cookies
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
15 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
15 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 1/2 cups flour
  2. 2 tsp baking soda
  3. 1 tsp cinnamon
  4. 1 tsp ground ginger
  5. 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  6. 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  7. 1/4 tsp salt
  8. 1/2 cup butter (softened)
  9. 1/2 cup sugar
  10. 1 cup dark brown sugar (packed)
  11. 1/3 cup molasses
  12. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  13. 2 egg whites
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, spices, & salt) and set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and both sugars until light and fluffy. Add molasses, extract, and egg whites to batter and mix. Mix dry ingredients in to batter in thirds until just combined.
  4. Using a scoop, scoop out 1 inch balls of dough on cookie sheet making sure to space at least 2-3 inches apart. Bake for 8-10 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven and let cool on cookie sheet for 5 mins. Transfer to cookie sheet and finish cooling.
Adapted from Mess Makes Food
Adapted from Mess Makes Food
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