Saturday, October 6, 2012

Yummy Molasses Crackles Recipe

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Whether it's for school or work, packing a lunch box can be a bit of a chore, but this collection will make it easier. The Lebanese Recipes Kitchen invites you to try Yummy Molasses Crackles recipe.Browse a wonderful collection of lunch box ideas both kids and adults will love!

Nancy Caverly gave her grandmother's recipe for ginger molasses cookies a little makeover—reducing the butter and adding crystallized ginger for a spicy jolt.

About 3 dozen cookies

Active Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 1 1/2 hours

Ingredients

1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup plus 1/3 cup sugar, divided
1 large egg, beaten
1/4 cup molasses
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
1/3 cup crystallized ginger, finely chopped

Preparation

Beat butter and 1 cup sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer until creamy. Add egg and molasses. Mix well.
Whisk flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, cloves and ginger in another large bowl until well blended. Stir in crystallized ginger.
Blend the flour mixture into the butter mixture a cup at a time, mixing well, until it is all incorporated. Chill the dough in the refrigerator until firm, 30 minutes to 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 375°F. Lightly coat 2 baking sheets with cooking spray.
Place the remaining 1/3 cup sugar in a shallow dish. Roll the dough into 1-inch balls and then roll in the sugar. Place 1 1/2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet.
Bake the cookies, in batches, until they crackle on top, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

Tips & Notes

Make Ahead Tip: Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

Nutrition

Per cookie: 79 calories; 1 g fat ( 1 g sat , 0 g mono ); 9 mg cholesterol; 16 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 0 g fiber; 106 mg sodium; 43 mg potassium.

Carbohydrate Servings: 1

Exchanges: 1 carbohydrate (other)
From EatingWell: November/December 2008  


More lunch Box Ideas from the Lebanese Recipes Kitchen:   
  

Macaroni and vegetable frittatas 
Vegie meatball sandwiches 
Peach & yoghurt slice 
Cheese and tomato muffins 
Creamy pasta salad 

Salmon sushi rolls

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