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Chewy Molasses Ginger Cookies

If you're looking for a treat that both children and adults will make disappear, you've hit the cookie jackpot. They may be small, but with their sugary molasses taste and a hint of cinnamon and ginger, a plate full of these cookies is a powerful thing.

Serves 48
Ready in 35 mins
Prep time 25 mins
Cooking time 10 mins
51 calories per serving


> Nonstick cooking spray
> 1/3 cup margarine, softened
> 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
> 1 tsp baking soda
> 1 tsp ground ginger
> 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
> 1 egg
> 1/4 cup dark molasses
> 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
> 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
> 1/4 cup granulated sugar
> 1 tsp ground cinnamon


Spray cookie sheet with non-stick spray; set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, beat margarine with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds.
Add brown sugar, baking soda, ginger and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon; beat until combined.
Beat in egg and molasses. Beat in as much of the all-purpose and whole wheat flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour with a wooden spoon.
Cover and chill in refrigerator for 1 hour.
Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Combine the granulated sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Roll balls in sugar/cinnamon mixture. Place 2-inches apart on prepared cookie sheet.
Bake in 350F oven for 10 minutes or until set and tops are cracked. Remove from cookie sheet. Cool on wire rack.

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