Date: Wed, 22 Dec 93 08:54:40 EST
From: email@example.com (Fred Yaeger ph=3556)
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.
1/4 cup applesauce
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 cups dark molasses (blackstrap gives a tart taste & is FULL of
IRON - if you use it, dont use more than
1/3 cup of blackstrap)
1/2 cup cold water
3 cups white flour
3 cups whole wheat flour
2 t allspice
2 t ginger
2 t cloves
2 t cinnamon
2 t vanilla
2 t baking soda
1/2 t salt
1 T 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
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
This recipe is from Sonja and William Conner's The New American Diet (pp.