The nonhydrogenated shortening is available at health food stores and some supermarkets.
- Portion size 28 servings
- Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: February 2008
MethodIn 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
- Iron 6.0
- Folate 10.0
- Calcium 2.0