Spicy Molasses Cookies

Spicy Molasses Cookies 150 Author: Canadian Living Credits: Spicy Molasses Cookies 150

The nonhydrogenated shortening is available at health food stores and some supermarkets.

  • Portion size 28 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 cup nonhydrogenated shortening
  • 1/2 cup nonhydrogenated butter
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup fancy molasses
  • 1/2 cup cooking molasses
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon allspice

Method

In small bowl, dissolve baking soda in water; set aside.

In large bowl, beat together shortening and granulated and brown sugars; blend in molasses and soda mixture.

In separate bowl, whisk together flour, salt, cinnamon, ginger and allspice; stir into shortening mixture until combined.

On lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/4-inch (5 mm) thickness. Using 2-1/2-inch (6 cm) round cutter, cut out shapes. Place, 1 inch (2.5 cm) apart, on greased rimless baking sheets.

Bake in centre of 375°F (190°C) oven for 8 to 10 minutes or until tops spring back when lightly touched. Transfer to rack and let cool.

Nutritional facts Per cookie: about

  • Sodium 58 mg
  • Protein 1 g
  • Calories 101.0
  • Total fat 4 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Saturated fat 1 g
  • Total carbohydrate 16 g

%RDI

  • Iron 6.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 10.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 2.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 0.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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