Preheat oven to 350°. Combine oil, barley malt, maple syrup and hot water. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon and salt. Mix dry and wet ingredients together. Form the dough into four balls with floured hands. Lightly flour a rolling surface and roll out dough to about 1/4-inch thick. Lightly oil a cookie sheet. Cut the dough with cookie cutters and place on the cookie sheet. Repeat until all dough is rolled and cut. Bake for 10 minutes until the bottom of the cookies are slightly brown.
Yield: about 24 to 36 cookies depending on the size of your cookie cutters.
Per serving - 261 calories, 10 g fat (32% calories from fat), 4 g protein, 42 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 0 mg cholesterol, 211 mg sodium