Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Chewy Molasses Ginger Cookies

The Menu:
Chewy Molasses Ginger Cookies

The Original Recipe:
I found this in a small booklet from a local store. I knew immediately that I wanted to make them for our yearly cookie exchange for church. Of course I had to make a test batch and -- Oh yum! I got 3 1/2 dozen out of the single batch that we made, and they are G-O-N-E all ready!! These are for sure "Santa's" new favorite cookie! I couldn't stop eating them until I finally put the last 4 cookies in my hubby's lunch for today... I cannot wait to make more of these to share!


Chewy Molasses Ginger Cookies
Ingredients


Nonstick cooking spray

1/3 cup margarine, softened

2/3 cup packed brown sugar

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon ground ginger

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 egg

1/4 cup dark molasses

1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup whole wheat flour

1/4 cup granulated sugar

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions

1. Spray cookie sheet with nonstick spray; set aside.



2. In a large mixing bowl beat the margarine with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add the brown sugar, baking soda, ginger, and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon; beat until combined. Beat in egg and molasses. Beat in as much of the all-purpose and whole wheat flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour with a wooden spoon. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour.



3. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Combine the granulated sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Roll balls in sugar-cinnamon mixture. Place 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheet. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 10 to 11 minutes or until set and tops are cracked. Remove from cookie sheet. Cool on a wire rack. Makes about 4 dozen.



Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe about 4 dozenCalories50, Total Fat (g)1, Cholesterol (mg)4, Sodium (mg)42, Carbohydrate (g)9, Protein (g)1, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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