Prep 2 hrs
Cook 15 mins
This recipe was taken from "Eating Well" magazine. These cookies do require a lot of preparation, however, they are worth it!
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1⁄4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 large egg white
- 1 1⁄4 cups granulated sugar
- 1⁄4 cup canola oil
- 1⁄4 cup molasses
Fruit Puree Fat Replacement
- 2 medium ripe but firm pears, well washed
- 2 medium apples, well washed
- 3⁄4 cup water
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon lecithin granules
- In a medium bowl; whisk flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves and ginger.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk egg white, 1 cup sugar, fruit puree, oil and molasses.
- Add dry ingredients and stir gently until combined.
- Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm at least 2 hours or overnight.
- Preheat over to 375°F.
- Coat 2 baking sheets with nonstick spray or line them with parchment paper.
- Place remaining 1/4 cup sugar in a shallow dish.
- Scoop out dough by the scant tablespoonful and, with lightly oiled hands, roll into 1-inch balls.
- Roll balls in sugar and place 2-inches apart on prepared baking sheets.
- Bake cookies, 1 sheet at a time, for 10-15 minutes or until golden on the bottom.
- Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
- (The cookies will keep for up to 4 days in a tightly covered tin. Freeze for longer storage.)
- Fruit Puree Fat Replacement: Cut fruit into eighths (do not core); place in a heavy medium saucepan.
- Add water, lemon juice and lecithin and bring to a simmer.
- Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer, stirring and mashing fruit occasionally, until mushy, 35-45 minutes.
- Let cool slightly.
- Press through a fine sieve (or food mill fitted with a fine grate) into a bowl. (It will have an applesauce-like texture).
- Let cool completely.
- (The fruit puree will keep, covered, in the refrigerator for up to 4 days or in the freezer for up to 6 months).
- Makes about 1 3/4 cups.
very good cookies ..everyone loves them ...cant make enough ..they disappear in a flash