Tested till perfect Spicy Molasses Cookies

Spicy Molasses Cookies

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

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: February 2008

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  • Portion size 28 cookies


  • 3/4 tsp 3/4tspbaking soda
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspwater
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupnonhydrogenated shortening or butter
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupgranulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cuppacked brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupfancy molasses or cooking molasses
  • 2-1/4 cups 2-1/4cupsall-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspsalt
  • 1-1/2 tsp 1-1/2tspcinnamon
  • 1-1/2 tsp 1-1/2tspginger
  • 1-1/2 tsp 1-1/2tspallspice
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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 Information Per cookie: about

cal 101 pro 1g total fat 4g sat. fat 1g
carb 16g fibre 0 chol 0mg sodium 58mg

% RDI:

calcium 2 iron 6 folate 10
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