Ginger Cookies

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Ginger Cookies
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Ginger Cookies

Course Dessert, Snacks
Cuisine American
Keyword cookie cut out, cookies, frozen concentrated apple juice, molasses
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Chill Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 42 minutes
Servings 32 cookies
Calories 110kcal

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

Calories: 110kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 101mg | Potassium: 130mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 60mcg | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg



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