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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)
tsp ground ginger
tsp ground cinnamon
tsp bicarbonate of soda
75g butter, melted
50g sugar
4 tablespoons molasses
1 large egg

Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 4/180C/350F. 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.


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