Ginger Cookies

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Ginger Cookies

Ginger Cookies

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Chill Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 42 minutes
Course: Dessert, Snacks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cookie cut out, cookies, frozen concentrated apple juice, molasses
Servings: 32 cookies

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup molasses or sorghum
  • 1/3 cup softened butter or Spectrum Spread
  • 1/4 cup apple juice frozen concentrate; thawed
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons powdered ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon powdered cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon orange zest grated

Glaze

  • 1/4 cup apple juice frozen concentrate thawed

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Mix the molasses, butter, apple juice concentrate, and vanilla together in a large bowl. Beat the egg whites in a separate bowl for 3 minutes, and then whisk them into the wet ingredients.
  • Mix all the dry ingredients together, including the orange zest, in a separate, large bowl. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, using a wooden spoon to mix everything together until the dough becomes stiff. Knead the dough with clean hands for a couple of minutes, and then divide it in half.
  • Flatten each half into 2 round disks, wrap them in plastic wrap, and put them in the freezer until they are completely chilled, at least 2 hours, or overnight.
  • After the dough has thoroughly chilled, roll it out on a floured surface. Sprinkle the dough with a little more flour. Roll it out into 1/8-inch-thick slabs, and then cut it into shapes with a cookie cutter. Using a pastry brush, lightly brush the cut cookie shapes with the apple juice concentrate.
  • Smear the baking sheet with 1/4 teaspoon of butter and arrange the cookies on top. Bake for 10 - 12 minutes until they turn a light golden brown. Remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool for a few minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
  • Makes about 32 cookies (3 inches each)

Notes

Nutritional values listed may vary from final results depending on actual measurements and brands used to prepare the recipe.
Nutrition Facts
Ginger Cookies
Amount per Serving
Calories
110
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
2
g
3
%
Saturated Fat
 
1
g
6
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Cholesterol
 
5
mg
2
%
Sodium
 
101
mg
4
%
Potassium
 
130
mg
4
%
Carbohydrates
 
21
g
7
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
9
g
10
%
Protein
 
2
g
4
%
Vitamin A
 
60
mcg
7
%
Vitamin C
 
1
mg
1
%
Calcium
 
22
mg
2
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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