Ginger Crinkle Cookies


molasses 

Ingredients:

  • 2/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 1/2 cups turbinado sugar*, divided
  • 1 large egg
  • 4 tablespoons molasses
  • 2 cups sifted whole-wheat pastry flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix oil and 1 cup sugar in a large bowl until combined. Beat in egg until combined. Stir in molasses until evenly incorporated. Sift flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger and salt over the wet ingredients and stir until just combined.
  3. Put the remaining 1/2 cup sugar in a small bowl. Roll the dough into 1-inch balls and roll each ball in the sugar before placing 2 inches apart on an un-greased baking sheet. Do not flatten.
  4. Bake the cookies until set but still soft when gently touched, 10 to 12 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

*Turbinado sugar is steam-cleaned raw cane sugar. It’s coarse-grained and light brown in color, with a slight molasses flavor. The coarse texture adds great crunch when used in baking. Find it in the natural-foods section of large supermarkets or at natural-foods stores.

Yield:

34 cookies

Adapted from:

Eatingwell.com 


 
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  • Nutrition Tip

    Molasses is an excellent source of magnesium. Magnesium is a mineral present in our bones, muscles, soft tissue and body fluids. Its functions include: breaking down carbohydrates, proteins and fats to energy; building proteins; making pathways for genetic material within cells; relaxing muscles; conducting nerve impulses; and preventing tooth decay.

    For some cancer patients undergoing cancer therapy, magnesium levels can decrease in the blood. Episodes of vomiting or diarrhea can also lead to low magnesium levels. When magnesium blood levels are low, nausea, muscle weakness, muscle tremors and irritability can occur.

    It's important to note that while molasses is a good source of magnesium, it is also high in sugar and calories so it should be consumed in moderation.


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