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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Gingerbread Cookies (with no refined sugar)

First posted two years ago, this beloved recipe from long ago is an all-time favorite among kids of all ages--particularly, but not exclusively, during this time of the year.

Original post:
Everyone agrees that this whole wheat cookie recipe is extremely tasty. And every time I eat them I wonder why anyone would ever make another kind of gingerbread cookie--and why some people think frosting is necessary.

They are particularly appropriate around the Christmas season, of course, but we would love to eat them year round with milk, if I made them that often.

Gingerbread Cookies

1/3 c. butter
1/2 c. honey
1 egg
1/3 c. molasses
2 3/4 c. flour (more or less, depending on whether you're making round or cookie cutter cookies and how stiff you need the dough)
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. ground ginger

Cream butter and honey. Add egg and molasses; mix well.

Sift and stir in dry ingredients. Blend thoroughly.

Chill dough (optional, but does tend to make it easier to use cookie cutters). Drop by teaspoons on lightly greased sheet 1" apart, or roll out on floured table and use floured cookie cutters.

Bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes.


Carolyn said...

Wow pretty interesting with no sugar. I'd love to get a taste of these!

Anonymous said...

molasses is pretty much sugar

Katrina said...

There is a big nutritional difference between molasses and refined sugar.


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