Orange Ginger Crinkle Cookies

This is another recipe from mintgreenapron.blogspot.com which Minoo shared in the South Arm Multicultural Community Kitchen.

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The Orange ginger Crinkle Cookies have a distinct flavour from the molasses. According to Minoo, molasses is a good source of iron. Pregnant women and vegetarian who miss out iron from red meat can benefit from eating food made with molasses.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar (plus additional for rolling)
  • 3 tablespoons neutral flavoured oil like grapeseed oil
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons finely grated orange zest (or 1 teaspoon natural orange flavouring)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla

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Source: mintgreenapron.blogspot.com who adapted the recipe from The Joy of Cooking: All About Cookies


Instructions

010Preheat oven to 375F  degrees.In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, ginger, cloves and salt.
017Using a stand mixer or beater, beat sugar, oil and butter on medium speed until blended.
024Add orange zest or flavouring, egg, molasses and vanilla and beat until well combined.
026Add flour to the liquid ingredients.

Mix gently until smooth.

036Roll into balls and roll in sugar.
037Place on a parchment lined baking sheet or greased baking sheet and use a fork to lightly flatten the ball.

Bake for 8 to 10 minutes.Transfer to wire rack to cool.

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