I've made this recipe every year for the last 5 years. I really like them.
Jenny Herl | "The world has enough for everyone's need,
jlherl@xxxxxxxx | but not enough for everyone's greed."
University of Illinois |
Urbana-Champaign | --attributed to Mahatma Ghandi (1869-1948)
* Exported from MasterCook II *
Recipe By : The New American Diet
Serving Size : 1 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Cookies
Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1/4 cup applesauce
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 cups dark molasses -- (blackstrap gives a
-- tart taste & is FULL
-- of IRON - don't use
-- more than 1/3 c)
1/2 cup cold water
3 cups white flour
3 c whole wheat flour
2 tsp allspice
2 tsp ginger
2 tsp cloves
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp vanilla
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp cold water
Mix the applesauce, brown sugar and molasses together thoroughly. Stir in
1/2 cup cold water and vanilla. Mix together dry ingredients. Add to the
dough. Add 1 T cold water. Mix well. Cover bowl and chill dough (for at
least one hour.) Preheat oven to 350. Roll out dough thick (1/2 inch).
Cuts with small glass (1-2 inch diameter). Place on lightly oiled
(sprayed) cookie sheet. Bake about 10 minutes (until no imprint remains
when touched lightly with finger). Notes: This recipe is from Sonja and
William Conner's The New American Diet (pp. 365).
Posted to the Fatfree Mailing List by fry26@xxxxxxx (Fred Yaeger) on Dec
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NOTES : From the Yaegers: Here is the recipe that my SO and I have used
for the past 3+ years. We have made it at least 10-15 times with good,
consistent results. It makes a fairly dense, chewy style of cookie - just
what we like.
My notes: I use Christmas cookie cutters. For gingerbread men/women, use
currents or raisins for eyes, nose, etc.