Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Molasses Crinkle Cookies

Molasses Crinkle Cookies
This is a family recipe that I got from my mom that both of us have changed around from it's original version. We used whole wheat flour to add fiber and I also used almond butter in place of some regular butter to add in healthy fats and protein.  Of course like most cookies this has a decent amount of sugar, but it also has healthful spices and is far better for you than anything you could buy in a store.  Plus some of the sugar is molasses which is a nutrient rich sweetener that is high in manganese, copper, iron and calcium, just to name a few.

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Molasses Crinkle Cookies

2 1/4 C. organic whole wheat pastry flour
2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ground cloves
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. ground ginger
1/2 C. organic unsalted butter, softened
1/4 C. almond butter
3/4 C. dark brown sugar
1 organic egg
1/4 C. molasses
a few spoonfuls of organic white sugar

Sift together the flour, baking soda, salt, cloves, cinnamon and ginger. Thoroughly mix together the butter, almond butter, brown sugar, egg and molasses. Add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture and stir to combine. Chill the dough if necessary. Heat the oven to 375F. Roll the dough into balls the size of large walnuts and dip the tops in sugar. Place sugared side up 3" apart on baking sheet. Bake for 10 - 12 minutes.

dry and wet ingredients

ready to bake

ready to eat!!

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