Molasses Crackle Cookies

Most molasses cookies are loaded with butter and have way too much sugar, but you can treat yourself to one or two of these crackle cookies without guilt. (Hint: they’re low in fat!)

Christmas cookie recipes - Molasses crackle cookiesPhoto: Taste of Home
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
2-1/2dozen 20minutes + chilling 10minutes per batch
Servings Prep Time
2-1/2dozen 20minutes + chilling
Cook Time
10minutes per batch
Portions: dozen
Portions: dozen
  1. In a small bowl, beat sugar and oil until blended. Beat in egg and molasses. Combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, ginger and cloves; gradually add to sugar mixture and mix well. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°. Shape dough into 1-in. balls; roll in confectioners' sugar. Place 2 in. apart on baking sheets coated with cooking spray; flatten slightly. Bake 7-9 minutes or until set. Remove to wire racks to cool.
Recipe Notes

1 cookie: 77 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 106mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fibre), 1g protein.

Diabetic exchanges: 1 starch.

Originally published on Taste of Home.