Sunday, 4 January 2015

We just love Molasses Cookies

Molasses cookies have a huge spot in my heart. Not only are they delicious, but I remember my Nana baking them alot when I was younger.  For the life of me I have never been able to get one to taste exactly as she  made.
I was given an oil to try from Alpha Health Products through Social Nature and I decided to use the oil and  create my own recipe, utilizing the oil.

 This oil is made from Organic Camelina oil ( flax variation), organic fair trade Coconut oil, certified sustanible and orangutan friendly Palm oil, organic pressed flax seed and chia seed .It has a very distinct , slightly nutty kind of taste. The color is very yellow as well.

3/4 c. Alpha Balance Oil
1 c. White sugar
1c Brown sugar
1/2 c. Molasses
2 eggs
4 c. Flour
4 tsp baking soda
3 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
All ingredients can be switched out for the healthier option of the ingredient

Yield approx 75 cookies

Add oil and sugars stir well , add both eggs and stir well
So this is the top ingredient's together, just showing the yellow color.
Add molasses to to these ingredients and stir well.
In a separate bowl, add all dry ingredients and sift together well.
Slowly add to wet ingredients in portions , stirring well. Use your clean hands to mix the dough so that all the ingredients are mixed well together , your dough will not be sticky .
Compress into a ball as much as you can then cover bowl and chill in the fridge for 2 hours.
Bring out and use a teaspoon amount of dough and roll into a ball then roll into some white sugar then place on a greased cookie sheet ( they do spread a slight bit) , and flatten with a fork .Cook in a 375 oven for 8 min. These cookies are meant to be a hard cookie.For the record my Nanas were soft and almost a black color lol.

 I also used the oil in stuffing at Christmas dinner , and in my homemade Cinnamon buns where I switched out any oil product incl the butter with the Alpha Blanace. The nutty taste was an excellent addition to the cinnamon buns .

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