Chewy Molasses Cookies
Molasses is rich in iron – more iron for fewer calories than meat. It is also rich in vitamin c, calcium, potassium, manganese, copper and magnesium.
It is a very dark brown thick liquid – buy it in a jar from health food shops and some supermarkets.
150g wholemeal spelt flour (or half wholemeal and half plain wheat flour works well)
¾ tsp ground ginger
½ tsp ground cinnamon
¼ tsp bicarbonate of soda
75g butter, melted
4 tablespoons molasses
1 large egg
Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 4/180°C/350°F. Stir flour, spices and bicarbonate together in a small bowl. Mix melted butter with sugar and molasses in a large bowl.
Lightly beat the egg and stir it into the butter mixture, then gently stir in dry ingredients. Rest mixture for half an hour - it will be easier to work with.
Line 2 large baking sheets with tinfoil and place heaped dessertspoonfuls about 2 inches apart. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Cool for a few minutes then transfer to wire racks.