I believe little indulgences are a part of life, and cookies are one of mine. While a cookie will always be a cookie, made with sugar, butter, and eggs, all cookies are not on equal standing. Some of these sweet treats contain less butter, sugar, and eggs than others, and this ginger molasses cookie falls into the healthier category. I know it's still just a cookie, but since it's packed with a spicy flavor and a snappy crunch, one cookie easily satisfies your sweet craving. Plus it makes a great dessert with sliced pear. Make these for the big game tomorrow or for your sweetheart and friends for Valentine's Day.
Check out the recipe and see how I tweaked it when you read more.
2 cups all-purpose flour Makes 42 cookies.
1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground clove
1 cup granulated sugar
8 tablespoons unsalted butter (1 stick), at room temperature
3/4 cup dark molasses
1 large egg, at room temperature
2 cups all-purpose flour
Makes 42 cookies.