I made these on a complete whim this morning. A few days ago I caught this Molasses Cookie recipe post on Black Book Kitchen Diaries and the seed was planted. Molasses cookies! I couldn’t get them out of my head. I thought about them for days.
Of course I “Roni-fied” the recipe. I wanted to see how far I could stretch the idea of a cookie without butter or sugar (inside the cookie at least) and I’m happy to say these came out delicious! They, of course, didn’t spread and crack like traditional molasses cookies but the flavor was perfect. I know I’ve said this before but they are sweet without being too sweet (always my goal) and the touch of sugar crystals on the outside make them have more of an authentic feel.
Here’s what I did.
- 1/4 cup canola oil
- 1/2 cup applesauce (122g)
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup of molasses (84g)
- 1/4 cup honey (85g)
- 2 1/2 cups whole whole wheat white flour (300g)
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp of salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- About 1 tbsp of your favorite sugar for rolling (white, raw, organic, even splenda crystals should work)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a medium bowl, mix together the oil, applesauce, egg, honey, and molasses on medium speed until well mixed and smooth.
In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and ginger.
Add the flour mixture to the molasses mixture and mix thoroughly forming the dough. It will be thick.
Pinch a small amount of dough (enough to make a ball around 3/4 of inch in diamter) and roll the dough into small rounds. Roll the balls in a little sugar.
If you find the dough is starting to get hard to work with pop the bowl in the fridge in between batches. It helps to keep it cool.
Place cookies on baking sheets sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Bake for 10 minutes. Here’s a little before/after.
Here’s the best part… 2 cookies for a point! Not too shabby.. huh? :)
Little Guy came home from school, had one, and said, “MMMMmmmm MMMMMmmm these are AWESOME!” and I’m not even exaggerating. It made me so happy. :) The husband liked them, but he won’t eat any. *eye roll* I’ve given up on him. :)
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