Monday, February 20, 2012

Soft Ginger Molasses Cookies

In terms of food, Jas and I are mostly main meal types. However, we do have a soft spot for good cookies. Actually, that is an understatement. We are human cookie monsters! I don't have a favorite cookie of all time because I like all sorts of cookies. However, we are health conscious and tend to limit our cookie intake to many pieces of 'healthy' cookies, or two pieces of 'bad' cookies. Most recently, our ration for Girl Scout Cookies (these are so bad for you, but they are delicious!) are two cookies every two days, and the ration is not cumulative. [Yes, we're so horrible that we need these really strict rules/rations.]

Here's a soft ginger molasses cookie that is incredibly healthy. I've halved the sugar intake and halved the butter used. Have more than two! :)

Ingredients (makes 30 large cookies)
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated ginger (3 tablespoons if you like it noticeably gingery)
  • 1 teasponn baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup sugar (this is a low sugar recipe)
  • 1/2 cup butter (this is a low fat recipe)
  • 1/4 cup apple sauce
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water

  • Add all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and stir until mixed. The cookie dough will be very sticky.
  • Using a spoon, scoop about one heaping tablespoon of cookie dough onto the baking sheet.
  • Repeat until all the cookie dough is used.

  • Bake the cookies in the oven at 375F for 8 to 10  minutes.
  • Serve warm.

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