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    Tender and Spicy Molasses Cookies

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    27 mins

    15 mins

    12 mins

    Elie de Combys's Note:

    This is a highly modified version of Old Fashioned Ginger Cakes by Rachel-Snachel . It is interesting because it uses no milk or eggs, and is devoid of refined sugar. This recipe's flavours are equilibrated for Blackstrap molasses, if you use regular molasses you might have to reduce the spices. This is a very nutritious, flavorful and comforting recipe on cold winter nights.

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    Serves: 3-7



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    1. 1
      Preheat the oven to 350°F and have a large cookie sheet ready, greased or lined with parchment paper (if not a non-stick sheet).
    2. 2
      In a small saucepan, bring the water and the raisins to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook 5 minutes. Take off the stove and let cool. (You can put the pot in a sink with a couple inches of cold water to hasten the process.).
    3. 3
      Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, salt and spices.
    4. 4
      Then, in a large bowl, put the molasses and the oil, and mix until smooth.
    5. 5
      Add the vanilla, and the cooled water and raisins, and stir a couple times.
    6. 6
      Next, you put the flour in the molasses and prepare to act quickly : if you don't, your cookies will delfate.
    7. 7
      Using a rubber spatula to scrape the sides of the bowl, stir and stop as soon as it is well mixed.
    8. 8
      Then, drop the batter by tablespoonfuls on the cookie sheet, about 1 inch apart from eachother.
    9. 9
      Cook for 10-12 minutes, they will be soft when you get them out of the oven, but when cooled they will have a nice crisp on the outside and a soft cakelike texture on the inside.
    10. 10
      You may have enough dough to make a second batch.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 23, 2013


      These were great! I mixed them a little differently than the instructions said, I simply mixed the dry and wet separately and then put them both together (I didn't even wait for the raisin mix to cool). The dough was a little stiff so my kids made them into balls and then we flattened them with a fork peanut butter cookie style :) They cooked up perfectly and were delicious! Thanks for this recipe, we will definitely make them again.

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    • on April 16, 2010


      Thoroughly enjoyed making these great little tasties & will definitely be making them again! Took 2/3 of them to share at a life drawing workshop I attended (students smiling & appreciative), while the rest were devoured right here at home! Great aroma when they were baking & wonderful tasting ~ I particularly liked the use of whole wheat flour AND the raisins! {Made & reviewed for an adoptee in this Spring's round of Pick A Chef]

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    Nutritional Facts for Tender and Spicy Molasses Cookies

    Serving Size: 1 (84 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 3

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 607.6
    Calories from Fat 141
    Total Fat 15.7 g
    Saturated Fat 2.1 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 535.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 113.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 9.2 g
    Sugars 46.1 g
    Protein 10.1 g

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