Picture a Day #351 – Cookie Time Again

The holidays are a time for cookies, cookies, and more cookies. I wanted to take a favorite from my childhood and give it a personal twist, so I looked up the Betty Crocker recipe for Molasses Crinkles.

In the interests of reducing my fat and sugar intake, I substituted grated apple, which is something I do quite often. This made a less rich cookie, but it is still a spicy delight!

Molasses Apple Cookies

Mix together 1 grated apple (about 1 cup),  1/4 cup vegetable oil, 1/2 cup packed brown sugar, 1/4 cup molasses, and 1 egg.

Molasses Apple Cookies 1

Add 2 and 1/4 cups unbleached flour, 2 teaspoons baking soda, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1 teaspoon ginger, and 1/2 teaspoon cloves.

Molasses Apple Cookies 2

Cover and chill at least 2 hours.

Molasses Apple Cookies 3

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Oil a cookie sheet. Shape the dough into balls, dusting with a bit of flour (dough will be sticky). Dip tops in granulated sugar and place sugar side up on cookie sheet, a couple of inches apart. Bake 8-10 minutes, depending on size. Cool on a wire rack.

Molasses Apple Cookies 4

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About J M Naszady

I am an observer of the world around me, a student of nature with the eyes of an artist, and a teacher. My interests have taken me into the water, across the meadow, through the forest, along the cliffs, and up the mountain. My latest journey has plunged me into the virtual world of words and images.
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