Alaska Molasses Cookies

Alaska Molasses Cookies Recipe
Becky Luigart-Stayner; Lydia DeGaris-Pursell

If you can't find whole wheat pastry flour, increase the all-purpose flour to 1 3/4 cups and use 1/4 cup whole wheat flour. Martina Webb, Sterling Heights, Michigan.

Yield:

32 cookies (serving size: 1 cookie)

Recipe from

Cooking Light

Nutritional Information

Calories 88
Caloriesfromfat 25 %
Fat 2.4 g
Satfat 1.4 g
Monofat 0.7 g
Polyfat 0.1 g
Protein 1.2 g
Carbohydrate 16 g
Fiber 0.7 g
Cholesterol 12 mg
Iron 0.7 mg
Sodium 141 mg
Calcium 16 mg

Ingredients

1/2 cup applesauce
1 1/4 cups sugar, divided
6 tablespoons butter, softened
1/4 cup dark molasses
1 large egg
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
Cooking spray

Preparation

Spoon applesauce onto several layers of heavy-duty paper towels; spread to 1/2-inch thickness. Cover with additional paper towels; let stand 5 minutes. Scrape into a bowl using a rubber spatula.

Combine applesauce, 1 cup sugar, and butter; beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended (about 3 minutes). Add molasses and egg; beat well.

Lightly spoon flours into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flours and next 5 ingredients (flours through cloves), stirring well with a whisk. Gradually add flour mixture to sugar mixture, beating until blended. Cover and freeze dough 30 minutes or until firm.

Preheat oven to 375°.

With moist hands, shape dough into 32 (1-inch) balls. Roll balls in 1/4 cup sugar. Place 3 inches apart on baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Bake at 375° for 8 to 10 minutes. Cool on pans 5 minutes. Remove from pans; cool completely on wire racks.

Note:

September 2002
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