Molasses Cookies

Courtesy of Kathy Peterson I revised a recipe from Dr. Ornish's Reversing Heart Disease. The Molasses Cake on page 541 always came out gummy. I turned it into Molasses Cookies and everyone gave it the thumbs up.


1/2 cup molasses
2/3 cup hot water
1/2 cup seedless raisins
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 3/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour


Preheat the oven to 350 F. Combine the molasses, hot water, and raisins. Bring to a boil and let boil for 5 minutes. Now let the mixture cool to room temperature.

In separate bowl, sift the remaining ingredients together. Stir this into cooled molasses mixture until smooth.

Make spoonful size cookies on a cookie sheet sprayed with PAM or similar spray. Sprinkle top of cookies with brown sugar.

Bake 10 minutes. Each stove is different so you can determine what the best cooking time is for you.

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