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    Better for You - Soft Molasses Cookies

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    dukeswalker's Note:

    This was adapted from the Soft Molasses Cookie recipe, #63981...I fell in love with that cookie, along with the rest of recipezaar...and since I was eating these weekly I felt like I needed to make them a bit more healthy. The result was AWESOME - The cookie now stays a little puffier yet still chewy. The wheat flour is a nice addition I used 1/2 regular whole wheat flour and 1/2 pastry whole wheat flour - actually giving it more taste...If anyone can figure out how to cut down the butter - let me know!! Hope you like!

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    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    2. 2
      In small bowl combine flour, salt, baking soda, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, ginger, allspice and nutmeg, set aside.
    3. 3
      In another small bowl combine 2 Tablespoons white sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon, set aside.
    4. 4
      In large bowl, cream brown sugar and butter, stir in egg whites and molasses.
    5. 5
      Fold in flour mixture, adding more flour if necessary to reach a scoopable consistency.
    6. 6
      Drop onto cookie sheet using small cookie scoop, or by rolled & rounded tablespoons onto lightly greased cookie sheet or one that is lined with a Silpat.
    7. 7
      Sprinkle lightly with reserved cinnamon sugar mixture.
    8. 8
      Bake 8-10 minutes.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 07, 2014


      I made these and took them along on a family vacation, and everyone gave them rave reviews! I left out the nutmeg, which I can't tolerate. They turned out perfect, not too strong on the spice side. You can taste just the smallest tang of baking soda, like you do in snicker doodles. Delicious! Updated review: Even for a 'healthier' cookie, these are sooo good! I think 3/4 cup butter is a lot for a healthy cookie, so I wanted to sub 1/4 cup this time. I used apple and orange pulp from my juicer. The cookies are WonDerFull! I don't taste even a hint of fruit, and they are not rubbery like when I substitute applesauce.

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    • on July 31, 2011


      First, this recipe was super easy and the bake time is only 8-10 min! I liked the simplicity of the ingredients with lots of spices instead of so much sugar, and the whole wheat flour is a bonus too. They are definitely not "mom's" molasses cookies. They taste like a cookie on a diet, which they sort of are. But all in all, they took about a half hour from start to finish and are doing the trick.

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    • on July 26, 2008


      This is a very tasty cookie. I did not have any alspice but it tasted great without it. To be better for you I suppose you could forgo the sugar and cinnamon on the outside but it sure adds to the taste. A very good cookie

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    Nutritional Facts for Better for You - Soft Molasses Cookies

    Serving Size: 1 (24 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 36

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 92.1
    Calories from Fat 36
    Total Fat 4.0 g
    Saturated Fat 2.4 g
    Cholesterol 10.1 mg
    Sodium 174.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 13.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.0 g
    Sugars 6.3 g
    Protein 1.3 g

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