Better for You - Soft Molasses Cookies

Total Time
40mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

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!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In small bowl combine flour, salt, baking soda, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, ginger, allspice and nutmeg, set aside.
  3. In another small bowl combine 2 Tablespoons white sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon, set aside.
  4. In large bowl, cream brown sugar and butter, stir in egg whites and molasses.
  5. Fold in flour mixture, adding more flour if necessary to reach a scoopable consistency.
  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. Sprinkle lightly with reserved cinnamon sugar mixture.
  8. Bake 8-10 minutes.
Most Helpful

5 5

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.

4 5

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.

4 5

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